At OpenBiome, we respect users’ privacy when visiting our website.
Personal data we collect
|Purpose||Data (key elements)||Basis|
Submitting personal information through our website:
|Contacting us||Name, email, message||When submitting questions or inquiries to OpenBiome through our website, we collect follow-up contact information for responding to you. We do not share contact information to third parties or for marketing purposes.
|Making a financial donation||Name, email, address, payment information||We use Donorbox collect this information for processing your donation to OpenBiome and for sending you a confirmation message from us. We do not share any donor’s information to third parties, or for any marketing purposes.|
Donorbox has no record of donors’ credit card numbers as these are encrypted on Stripe.com then tokenized with Donorbox. If the donor creates a recurring donation, the credit card is safely vaulted/encrypted on Stripe.com.
|Global Health Network request||Name, email, institutional affiliation||When submitting inquiries to OpenBiome through our website, we collect follow-up contact information for responding to you. We do not share contact information to third parties or for marketing purposes.|
|Signing up for OpenBiome’s newsletter||Email address||When signing up for our newsletter, we collect your email address so that we can send the newsletter to you. We do not share contact information to third parties or for marketing purposes.
|DoubleClick Platform integrations & Remarketing with Google Analytics||Cookies||The integration between both our web analytics and our paid advertising platforms allows us to tailor our advertising to ensure the right types are shown to users who have left our website.
|Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting||Cookies||This gives us insight into behavior relating to visitor age, gender, and interests on an anonymous and aggregate level. This will help us to understand browsing behavior and help us make our site easier to use.
|Facebook and Twitter Pixel||Cookies||Facebook and Twitter Pixels are tools that track visitor activity on a website to help Facebook and/or Twitter understand and target users for ads. For example, if a visitor views a page, Pixel can read that information so that OpenBiome can show ads to that same visitor (i.e, potential stool donors getting targeted ads on Facebook or Twitter).
Explanation of Personal Data
As noted in the table above, our site users can willfully submit contact information through our website in a few instances: if you’re making a financial donation to our organization, if you’re inquiring about our services, and if you’re submitting a global health research collaboration request. We use the information you submit to us for response purposes only. We never share your contact information with third parties or toward marketing purposes.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your computer when you visit a website, and is considered personal data.
The information OpenBiome collects through cookies and shares with third parties (Google, Facebook, Twitter) does not include personal information which is likely to identify you. As noted in the table above, the information we collect may be used to serve you stool donation ads when you visit third party websites, or to identify the geographical locations of where our most-visited site users are located. We also analyze cookies to see which pages of our website are most commonly viewed.
While we recommend that users enable cookies on their browsers in order to enjoy all of the features of our website, you may choose to disable the cookies feature. You may learn how to disable the feature by visiting your internet browser’s Help section.
Last Revised: June 25, 2019