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Collection of Web-traffic Information
Personal Data

GigaDB has implemented appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of security which we deem appropriate, taking into account the categories of data we collect and the way we process it.

For the purpose of monitoring and improving online services, planning and scientific review, GigaDB will keep its own records of usage and may use services provided by other organisations. GigaDB may make information about the total volume of usage of particular software or data available to third party organisations who supply the software or databases without details of any individual’s use.

In interacting with us through our website, you may choose to give us personal data. We will keep your personal data confidential and use it for purposes connected to our mission.

GigaDB will hold your personal data on our systems for as long as is considered necessary for the purpose(s) for which you provided us with your details, or as long as required by applicable legislation. If you cancel your user account we will ensure that your personal information is either deleted or will no longer be visible to others. When you contribute scientific data to a database through our website or other submission tools, this information will be released at a time and in a manner consistent with the scientific data publication and we may store it permanently. If you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on or to our websites or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on any of our services, we may use your personal information to stop such behaviour. Where we reasonably believe that you are or may be in breach of any applicable laws, we may use your personal information to inform relevant third parties about the content and your behaviour.

Collection of Web-traffic Information

GigaDB will record the visits to the website by using cookies and page tagging without collecting any personal identifiable information of users. A cookie can be used to identify a computer, it is not used to collect any personal information. In other words, it does not have the function of identifying an individual user of the website. Cookies are used to collect statistics about the number of visits of users to GigaDB and the users’ preference of websites and online services offered. You may choose to inactivate your browser’s cookies. If you inactivate the cookies, you will not be able to use some of the functions of GigaDB.

Personal Data

The Personal Data we may collect from you could include:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Affiliated institute
  • Connection information (e.g. IP address, web cookies, host information, approximate host location, pages visited, services used)

We may use your Personal Data:

  • To provide you with information about our services, activities or our online content by offering to subscribe you to newsletters, publications, event announcements, etc.
  • To personalise the way our web content is presented to you
  • To use IP addresses to identify your location for statistical reporting purposes and if necessary to block disruptive use
  • To analyse and improve our websites by examining statistical usage information
  • To generate statistical reports as to how our website and services are being used

We may disclose your Personal Data:

  • To service providers processing your information on our behalf or as part of scientific collaborations which are required to keep your information confidential
  • In statistical reports to external organisations (e.g. funding bodies or scientific collaborators) or appointed review committees
  • In forming part of the scientific record of data submitted to our data archives
  • To your employer, university, law enforcement or other government bodies, in exceptional circumstances where your activity is disruptive or may be illegal under your local laws

We may use your Personal Data to contact you:

  • When you have asked us to as part of a specific service request (e.g. password reset, help desk request, voicemail message)
  • In relation to any contribution (e.g. data submission or annotation) that you have provided to our archives
  • To invite your voluntary participation in surveys about our services
  • When you have opted in to receive further correspondence for scientific marketing and outreach purposes (e.g.newsletters)

We will NOT sell, give or share your personal data to third parties for any other reasons.