Your privacy is important to us.
DIYbio.org (“DIYbio.org”) operates several websites including diybio.org. It is DIYbio.org’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, DIYbio.org collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. DIYbio.org’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how DIYbio.org’s visitors use its website. From time to time, DIYbio.org may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
DIYbio.org also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and for users leaving comments on the site blog. DIYbio.org only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to DIYbio.org’s websites choose to interact with DIYbio.org in ways that require DIYbio.org to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that DIYbio.org gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we may ask visitors who use “Ask a Biosafety Officer” to provide a name and email address. In each case, DIYbio.org collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with DIYbio.org. DIYbio.org does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
DIYbio.org may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, DIYbio.org may monitor the most popular blog posts or pages on the DIYbio.org site. DIYbio.org may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, DIYbio.org does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
DIYbio.org discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, affiliated organizations and third parties that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on DIYbio.org’s behalf or to provide services available at DIYbio.org’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using DIYbio.org’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. DIYbio.org will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, DIYbio.org discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when DIYbio.org believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of DIYbio.org, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an DIYbio.org website and have supplied your email address, DIYbio.org may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with DIYbio.org and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. DIYbio.org takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If DIYbio.org, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that DIYbio.org goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of DIYbio.org may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.