Privacy Policy

ALGAE BIOMASS ORGANIZATION
WEB SITE PRIVACY POLICY

 

Last Updated: June 9th, 2010

Welcome to the Web site of the Algae Biomass Organization, a Washington non-profit corporation (“ABO,” “we,” or “us”).  This privacy policy describes our collection of personal information from users of our website at www.algaebiomass.org (the “Site”), as well as our use and disclosure of that information. By using our Site, you consent to the collection and use of personal information in accordance with this policy.

Personal Information

“Personal information,” as used in this policy, is information that specifically identifies an individual, such as an individual’s name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, or credit card number. Personal information also includes information about an individual’s activities, such as information about his or her activity on the Site, and demographic information, such as date of birth, gender, geographic area, and preferences, when any of this information is linked by us to personal information that identifies that individual.

Personal information does not include “aggregate” or other non-personally identifiable information. Aggregate information is information that we collect about a group or category of products, services or customers that is not personally identifiable or from which individual identities are removed. We may use and disclose aggregate information, and other non-personally identifiable information, for various purposes.

Collection of Information

Passive Information Collection

When you visit the Site, some information is automatically collected, such as your IP address, browser type, system type, the content and pages that you access on the Site, “referring URL” (i.e., the page from which you navigated to the Site), the pages you navigate to on the Site, and from which you leave the Site, as well as the time you spend on the Site.

We collect this information passively using technologies such as standard server logs, cookies, and clear GIFs (also known as “Web beacons”).  We use passively-collected information to administer, operate, and improve the Site and our other services and systems, and to provide services and content that are tailored to you.  If we link or associate any information gathered through passive means with personal information, we treat the combined information as personal information under this policy.  Otherwise, we use information collected by passive means in non-personally identifiable form only.

Also, please be aware that third parties may set cookies on your hard drive or use other means of passively collecting information about your use of their services or content.  We do not have access to, or control over, these third-party means of passive data collection.