Updated: May 15, 2017
What information we collect
We collect four kinds of information:
- Personal information that you directly provide to us, which includes information you supply when you register an account with us and save items to your profile.
- Non-personal information that's automatically gathered as you use iBiology.org or YouTube, which includes tracking information for our site.
- Cookies, to help us understand what areas of the site are most useful and interesting to our audience.
- Information you provide directly to us
When you register an account with us, we ask for basic information such as email, name and password, and give you the option to provide other information.We also collect activities you generate by favoriting, saving or watching talks.
Non-personal information collected automatically
This type of information relates to how many views are associated with each iBiology talk, how many times talks are saved or favorited, and/or other areas of iBiology that automatically store non-personal information about the iBiology’s usage, popularity or positive or negative impact. We perform statistical analyses of users of the site, and their viewing and participation patterns, for our own analysis and to present to our funders.
We may collect non-personal information about the computer, mobile device or other device you use to access iBiology, such as IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language and other transactional information.
Information collected with cookies
We use various technologies, including Google Analytics, to manage iBiology and track use of the content we provide, including:
Standard web analytics information
Aggregated data about email click-through rates and video viewing
Information collected through HTML cookies, Flash cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies
Demographics and other details that are provided to iBiology to help us customize the site based on your preferences
Cookies provide a mechanism for us to understand how you use the site over time so that we can provide you the best user experience according to your expressed preferences. We do not sell this information to any third party, but may provide information to partners that assist us in updating, managing or maintaining our websites.
We may collect and use information about your location (such as your country), but we don’t collect any exact data of you or your device. You can change the settings on your computer or mobile device to prevent your location information from being shared with us. In case you wish to opt-out of the tracking and cookies, please feel free to manage your settings on your browser in privacy, or select other ways to opt-out so that the cookies and/or ad features are turned off.
How we use this information
We use your information for iBiology purposes and do not sell it to any third parties. Specific uses are defined below.
Providing requested services
We may use the information that we collect to fulfill your requests for services and information. For example, using your contact information to respond to your email requests, or to enable registration for services on our website.
We use the information we collect to send email newsletters (if you have signed-up for this information). We may also use the information that we collect to send you e-mail communications, such as information about your account or changes to the site.
In addition to the uses identified above, we may use the information that we collect for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or pursuant to your consent.
Steps we take to protect your privacy
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information, we put in place reasonable physical, technical and administrative controls to protect your information. Please note that no method of transmission over the internet is 100% secure.
Remember, when visiting a third-party site from iBiology, we do not control the privacy policies of other parties, so please check before browsing on those sites to ensure you agree with their terms.
Children under the age of 13
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected any personal information from a child under the age of 13 without verifiable parental consent, we will delete that information from our database as quickly as possible. If you believe that we may have collected information from a child under 13, please contact us.
Deactivating your account and managing privacy settings
You can request that your account be deactivated at any time by contacting us. When your account is deactivated, your user profile and all public activities (such as comments) will be hidden. To unsubscribe from our newsletters, click on the link at the bottom of a newsletter you have received.