Information we collect automatically
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the Web site, read pages or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store information concerning your visit such as:
- The Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from a university's domain);
- Your IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our Web site.
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
- The date and time you access our site;
- The pages you visit; and
- If you linked to our Web site from another Web site, the address of that Web site.
We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors, and to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We also use this information to help us detect anomalies and malicious behaviour. This information can be shared with partner organisations to help secure these systems, as well as law enforcement where authorized. Similar automatically collected information may also be collected and retained by the infrastructure and service providers for this site, subject to their privacy policies. In both cases, this information may be shared with requesting parties in response to a subpoena or other legal request.
Information that you voluntarily provide
We do not collect personal information unless you choose to provide it to us. If you provide us with personal information, for example your address, we use that information to provide better information to you, as well as to further our research.
While we strive to protect your personal information, our organisation cannot guarantee or warrant that your information will never be compromised or disclosed.
How information is used
The information you provide on this site is used to provide the service to you, to improve the service, and to conduct and support research by Ecologic and partner research institutions.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. If such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials. We may also share this information with other affiliated institutions in order to help secure other systems and networks. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this server are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under law.
Sharing of information
We may share the information you choose to provide to us with our research partners. Information you share with us may also be covered by state and federal laws that provide for mandatory disclosure under certain circumstances, such as subpoenas and records requests.