Privacy and Terms
Last updated 22th May 2018
This statement explains how the Centre for Genomic Pathogen Surveillance (“CGPS”) uses the personal information we collect from you when you visit Microreact website. By visiting Microreact website you are consenting to our use of your information in this way.
We may make changes to this statement so please check from time to time for any updates.
Information about you we may collect and use
Microreact accesses your name, email, and profile photo when signing in with Google, Twitter, or Facebook. Other information, such as tweets and Facebook friends, will not be collected or stored by Microreact.
We may also receive information about you from third parties, for example from our service providers. When you visit Microreact, we use third party services to collect certain technical information from your device including standard internet log information ie Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, and page interaction information.
How we use your information
We display the information you give us (your name, email, and profile photo) in your account page.
If you sent an invitation to one of your private projects, only your name will be included in the invitation email sent to the invited user. Your email and profile photo will not be included in the invitation email.
Sharing your information
We do not share your personal information with any organisation. Your name, email, and profile photo are not displayed to other Microreact users.
Cookies allow us to recognise and count your visits, and to see how you move around our sites while you are using them. This helps us to provide you with a good experience while you browse and to improve the way our sites work, for example allow you to sign in to your Microreact account.
As well as the cookies we set, we may use third party cookies and other similar technologies set by other websites when you visit them to help us to understand some simple information about the age, location and interests of the people who visit our sites. Third parties may use these technologies to collect or recieve information from our website and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide measurement services and to target adverts.
We only ever use this information in aggregate, and never associate it with any personal information that might identify you.
Cookies we use on our sites by type
We use Google Analytics that require Google Analytics to collect data via advertising cookies and identifiers. Google Analytics is a tool that helps website and app owners to understand how their visitors behave. It uses a set of cookies to collect information and report website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. It also uses some cookies set by other websites to help us understand more about our sites’ visitors.
The following table is a list of the cookies we use, why we use them, and on which of our sites.
Details of cookie usage on Microreact webiste
|Your visit||Authentication cookie.||Session cookie||GCPS|
|User preferences||Remembers a user's cookie preference.||1 year||GCPS|
|User preferences||Remembers a user's tour preference.||1 year||GCPS|
|Analytics||Used to distinguish users.||2 years||GCPS|
|Analytics||Used to distinguish users.||24 Hours||GCPS|
|Analytics||Used to ensure that there are not too many people requesting a page or resource from Google Analytics at the same time.||10 minutes||GCPS|