This Privacy Policy was last updated: August 25, 2011

This Privacy Policy is effective as of: August 25, 2011

Colabrativ, Inc. Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting Colabrativ, Inc. (“we” or “us”) Internet web sites located at the URL: and (including the subdomain (collectively, “our Web site”). This Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect and use the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Web site and the services offered on and through our Web site.

What Information Do We Collect?

Visitors to our Web site may browse content on our Web site without providing any personally identifiable information. However, in certain sections of our Web site, we may invite you to complete a registration form, make Contributions (defined below) to our Web site, contact us with questions or comments or request information, provide us with feedback or participate in surveys, questionnaires and/or contests. Due to the nature of these activities, we may collect personally identifiable information from you as further described below.

When you visit our Web site, we may collect three types of information: (1) personal information that you knowingly choose to disclose to us, (2) usage information about our Web site that is transparently collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Web site and (3) Contributions (defined below) that you make to our Web site, subject to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and Colabrativ, Inc.’s Terms of Use.

  1. Personal Information You Choose to Provide

    Registration Information

    When you register for an account on our Web site, you will be asked to provide us with personal information about yourself such as your name, e-mail address, password, name and address of the institution, firm or company with whom you are affiliated, your affiliation department and institutional ID and the period of time which you have been affiliated with the institution, firm or company. We may also ask you to provide us with your phone number when creating an account. Additionally, you may opt to provide information about your best practices related to conducting experiments.

    Email Information

    If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.


    You may also provide personal information in the feedback and comments on how you see our Web site servicing your needs and interests.

    Surveys, Questionnaires and Contests

    From time to time, we may provide you with the opportunity to participate in online surveys, questionnaires or contests. To participate, a user may be asked to provide certain personal information such as name and email address. Participation is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information.

  2. Web Site Use Information

    Our Web site utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below, “What Are Cookies?”) and Web server logs to collect information about how our Web site is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site.

    We also transparently collect your browser type and Internet protocol (IP) address without your active disclosure, which will be maintained, used and disclosed in aggregate form only and it will not contain personally identifiable information.

  3. Contributions to Our Web site and Public Forums

    You may choose to make a contribution to our Web site by posting experiment reports on our Web site (“Contributions”). If you make a Contribution to our Web site, you will be required to register for an account on our Web site.

    In order to protect you from receiving unsolicited communications, your email address will not be made public on our Web site unless you include it as text in the Contribution you post. We may offer a contact the author function on our Web site that allows viewers of your Contributions to contact you using a linked-to contact form, however, the user will be not able to see your e-mail address.

    You agree that there is no expectation of privacy or confidentiality with respect to such Contributions and personal information that you authorize to be displayed publicly. Any Contributions that are designated by you as “public” can be read, collected, or used by other users of our Web site, and we are not responsible, and assume no liability for, any uses or disclosures of Contributions designated as “public.”

How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?

We use the personal information we collect through our Web site for the purposes of administering and monitoring the use of our Web site. In addition, we use the institutional IDs we collect for report archive creation. Occasionally, we may also use the personal information we collect to notify you about services or products that we think you will find valuable. You may notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive these promotional communications about our services or products from us by emailing us at

We will also use your personal information to send out Site- and service-related announcements that are not promotional in nature. These announcements may notify you of service changes or changes to this Privacy Policy, as well as other administrative matters. You may not opt-out of receiving these administrative communications, though you can deactivate your account.

We use the aggregate information that we collect from our Web site to analyze trends and statistics in the aggregate, administer our Web site and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a Web site, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each Web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a Web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Some of our business partners (e.g., advertisers) use cookies that originate from their sites. We have no access or control over those cookies.

How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?

Our Web site uses cookies to differentiate you from other users and to verify your authority to enter our Web site. In some cases, we also use cookies to prevent you from requiring you to log in more than is necessary for security. We also use session ID cookies to identify unique visitors and to provide a personalized user experience. Cookies, in conjunction with our Web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our Web site and which parts of our Web site are most popular. This helps us gather feedback in order to constantly improve our Web site and better serve our research community. Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

We will not enter into alliances, partnerships or other business arrangements with third parties that require us to give your personal information including your name, address, telephone number or email for the purpose of providing you information regarding products and services.

Your name and the name of the institution, firm or company with which you are affiliated, your affiliation department and your affiliation address will be shared with a third party only if you wish to do so under the following circumstances:

  1. Contacting a Content Author

    If you choose to contact a content author using our Web site’s contact an author functionality, your message and personal information (i.e., your name and email address) will be emailed to the content author you have chosen to contact.

Public Forums

You may choose to disclose information, including personal information, about yourself in our blogs, comments sections or in similar forums on our Web site (collectively, “Public Forums”). Information that you disclose in any Public Forum is public information, and you agree that there is no expectation of privacy or confidentiality with respect to such information. You should be aware that any personally identifiable information that you post in a Public Forum can be read, collected, or used by other users of the Public Forum, including, without limitation used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in a Public Forum.

How Do We Protect Your Information?

How Do We Secure Information Transmissions?

Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email. All of the information you may enter on our Web site may be transmitted securely via Secure Sockets Layer SSL, 128 bit encryption services. Pages utilizing this technology will have URLs that start with HTTPS instead of HTTP. Please contact if you have any questions or concerns.

How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?

You may access and update your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database through the “Account” tab on your profile page of the Site.

Certain Disclosures

We will disclose your personal information (a) if we believe we are required to do so by law, regulation or other government authority or if we believe that such action is necessary to conform to the law or comply with legal process served on us or affiliated parties; (b) protect and defend our rights and property, our Web site, the users of our Web site, and/or our affiliated parties; (c) act under circumstances to protect the safety of users of our Web site, us, or third parties; (d) to enforce the Colabrativ's Terms of Use; or (e) to a successor entity upon a merger, consolidation or other corporate reorganization in which we participate or to a purchaser of all or substantially all of our assets to which our Web site relates.

What About Other Web Sites Linked to Our Web Site?

We are not responsible for the practices employed by Web sites linked to or from our Web site nor the information or content contained therein. Often links to other Web sites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our Web site.

Please remember that when you use a link to go from our Web site to another Web site, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other Web site, including Web sites which have a link on our Web site, is subject to that Web site’s own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

Children’s Privacy

We recognize the privacy interests of children, and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. Our Web site is not intended for children under the age of 13. We do not target its services or our Web site to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.

Your Consent

By using our Web site, you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post notice of those changes and the updated Privacy Policy on our Web site to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes. Your continued use of our Web site and/or continued provision of personally identifiable information to us will be subject to the terms of the then-current Privacy Policy.

Processing of Personal Information

Our computer systems are currently based in the United States, so your personal data will be processed by us in the U.S. where data protection and privacy regulations may not offer the same level of protection as in other parts of the world, such as the European Union. If you create a user account with our Web site as a visitor from outside the United States, by using our Web site you agree to this Privacy Policy and you consent to the transfer of all such information to the United States, which may not offer an equivalent level of protection of that required in the European Union or certain other countries, and to the processing of that information as described in this Privacy Policy.

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