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Effective:  1 September 2020
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Biobibel, hereinafter known as “the Blog,” is a website managed by a sole owner who is referred to as the “Moderator” or “website administrator.” The name of the comes from a portmanteau of biology and the German word for bible  The Blog can be found at https:/biobibel.myaua.org, hereinafter known as this “website.” This Privacy Policy provides a summary of activities related to the collection and use of visitors and customers (“users,” “you,” “your”) data. Please read this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use in their entirety. Your continued use of this website indicates your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Please contact the Moderator at info@biobibel.com if you would like additional information on the use of your data. 

We collect personal data to track your visit behavior.

When you leave comments on the site and/or make purchases, the Blog collects this data shown in the comments and checkout forms, respectively as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to assist in SPAM detection, the planning of marketing strategies, and to predict visitor and customer behavior. 

California Do Not Track Disclosures

The “do not track” feature of many browsers allows you to opt-out of allowing your Internet browser activities tracked by the websites that you visit. At this time, the website does not respond to browser “do not track” signals, but you may opt-out of interest-based advertising here: https://optout.networkadvertising.org/

Cookie Policy

If you leave a comment on our website you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to complete the account enrollment form again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. If you visit our login page, the website will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, the Blog will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me,” your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day. 

Comments, Questions, and Answers

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar Service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/, which should be reviewed regularly as it is updated. We use the AnsPress question and answer platform to manage frequently asked questions and related data. The AnsPress privacy policy can be found at https://anspress.io/tos/privacy-policy/, which should be reviewed regularly as it is updated. Submitted comments, questions, and answers may be edited or not approved by a moderator due to lack of clarity, poor syntax, improper grammar, inappropriate content, and lack of brevity. After approval, your comments, questions, answers, profile pictures are all visible to the public in the context of your post on this website. 

User-Generated Content

Our website and certain services used by the Moderator, including AnsPress and YouTube, may enable users to submit their own content for coursework, course evaluations, promotional discounts, contests, blogs, videos, chat functions, and other functions. Unless otherwise indicated, please remember that any information you submit or post as user-generated content to the services becomes public information. Please do not disclose your personal, financial, or other information in such submissions or posts. This includes social security number, birth date, or bank credit card numbers. The Moderator holds no responsibility for others using such information in a manner that may violate this Privacy Policy, the law, or your personal privacy and safety. The Moderator also cannot prevent misuse of your personal information in user-generated content that others may have taken from this website. User-generated content that incites violence, such as verbal threats against members of the Biobibel community or against others or that is otherwise a violation of local, state, and federal law will not be tolerated and will be reported to local law enforcement for prosecution. 

Media

If you upload images to this website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to this website can download and extract any location data from images on the website. 

Contact forms

The Blog collects contact information on our general contact as well as our mailing list subscription forms, which may include demographic information such as name, address, phone number, and e-mail address.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites, specifically YouTube, may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. You can view YouTube’s privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy

Analytics

The Blog uses the visit data collected via Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager as well as your information sourced from our contact and flyer-newsletter subscription forms to tailor marketing and advertising campaigns. You can view the Google privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy, the Google Terms of Service (located at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/terms/), and the Google Tag Manager Use Policy located at https://www.google.com/analytics/tag-manager/use-policy/, which should be reviewed regularly per updates. 

Your data stays with us

Your personal data is not sold to others without your expressed consent. We share information about you with third parties for the purposes of our marketing, advertising and sales activities, including, and not limited to customer reviews (such as for the utilization of rating services. 

Your contact information is secure

Your contact information is stored in a secure customer relationship management (CRM) system called HubSpot and is used to tailor marketing and advertising campaigns. The HubSpot CRM privacy policy can be found here https://legal.hubspot.com/product-privacy-policy

We keep your data for a time specified

For users that register on our website (if any), the Moderator also stores the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). The website administrator can also see and edit that information. If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so the website administrator can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. 

Your user rights over the data we collect

If you have an account on this website or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that the Moderator erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. 

Where we send your data

Visitor comments, questions, and comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. 

Protection of your data is our key priority

The website administrator has developed a thorough security plan to protect your data and thwart theft of your data. The security plan includes the following elements, which are discussed below. Our computer systems and smartphones employ Windows Hello and Samsung Face Recognition software, which are some of the most secure biometric platforms in the industry. This website employs the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) extension, which is a commonly-used Internet network connection technology. The communication protocol for HTTPS is encrypted using Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), which supports the authenticity of this website, protects your privacy, and the transfer of browsing data between this website and its users. Thus, your visit data, including payment information, is protected against hacking, theft, and alteration. 

The website also employs strong passwords, which are changed frequently, for the authentication of employee and administrator accounts. To ensure that threats are not propagated through our network,  the website administrator protects the site’s e-mail account against viruses, ransomware, and malware by virus scan services from our web hosting provider, 1&1 Ionos. The Site also uses server-level firewall protection and Microsoft Defender software. To prevent the use and action of malicious, unsecured wifi networks, the Site employs the Lenovo WiFi security feature. To prevent permanent data loss, we have developed a contingency plan for power disruptions to our computer systems, and the Moderator frequently backup website data to a secure, external source. Lastly, to guard against data breaches, your information is protected by Mastercard ID Theft Protection services, which monitors this website for possible threats. 

Our security plan serves you

The Blog will contact all and affected users if we determine a data breach or other security threats concerning your user data. Any threats to the security of the website and information about breach of user data will also be posted on this website to notify all and affected persons. 

What third parties we receive data from

We receive visit data from Google Analytics whose privacy policy has been noted here previously.

Third-Party Websites

This website contains hyperlinks to third-party websites, which are managed by others. When following a hyperlink and providing information to a third party, please note that we are not responsible for the data provided to that third party. Therefore, please read the privacy policy documents of all third-party websites that you visit, which may be updated regularly. This Privacy Policy only applies to this website. 

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Your user data is used by the Moderator to study your preferences and habits, which are used in the planning of our advertising and marketing activities. Please also review our Terms of Use

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