Effective Date: March 26, 2017
Thanks for entrusting CrossCompute with your source code, your projects, and your personal information.
If you’re just browsing the website, we collect the same basic information that most websites collect. We use common internet technologies, such as cookies and web server logs. This is stuff we collect from everybody, whether they have an account or not.
The information we collect about all visitors to our website includes the visitor’s browser type, language preference, referring site, additional websites requested, and the date and time of each visitor request. We also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.
We collect this information to better understand how our website visitors use CrossCompute, and to monitor and protect the security of the website.
If you create an account, we require some basic information at the time of account creation. You may create your own user name and password, and we will ask you for a valid email account. You also have the option to give us more information if you want to, and this may include “User Personal Information.”
“User Personal Information” is any information about one of our users which could, alone or together with other information, personally identify him or her. Information such as a user name and password, an email address, a real name, and a photograph are examples of “User Personal Information.”
User Personal Information does not include aggregated, non-personally identifying information. We may use aggregated, non-personally identifying information to operate, improve, and optimize our website and service.
We do not intentionally collect sensitive personal information, such as social security numbers, genetic data, health information, or religious information. Although CrossCompute does not request or intentionally collect any sensitive personal information, we realize that you might store this kind of information in your account, such as in a notebook or tool. If you store any sensitive personal information on our servers, you are consenting to our storage of that information on our servers, which are in the United States.
We do not intentionally collect information that is stored in your notebooks or tools or other free-form content inputs. Information in your notebooks or tools belongs to you, and you are responsible for it, as well as for making sure that your content complies with our Terms of Service. CrossCompute employees do not access private notebooks or tools unless required to for security or maintenance, or for support reasons, with the consent of the notebook or tool owner.
If your notebook or tool is non-private, anyone (including us) may view its contents. If you have included private or sensitive information in your non-private notebooks or tools, such as email addresses, that information may be indexed by search engines or used by third parties. In addition, while we do not generally search for content in your notebooks or tools, we may scan our servers for certain tokens or security signatures.
If you’re a child under the age of 13, you may not have an account on CrossCompute. CrossCompute does not knowingly collect information from or direct any of our content specifically to children under 13. If we learn or have reason to suspect that you are a user who is under the age of 13, we will unfortunately have to close your account. Please see our Terms of Service for information about account termination.
We do not share, sell, rent, or trade User Personal Information with third parties for their commercial purposes.
We do not disclose User Personal Information outside CrossCompute, except in the situations listed in this section or in the section below on Compelled Disclosure.
We do share certain aggregated, non-personally identifying information with others about how our users, collectively, use CrossCompute, or how our users respond to our other offerings, such as our conferences or events. For example, we may compile statistics on which kinds of notebooks and tools tend to be popular across CrossCompute.
We may host advertising on CrossCompute.
We may share User Personal Information with your permission, so we can perform services you have requested.
Much of CrossCompute is public-facing. If your content is public-facing, third parties may access and use it in compliance with our Terms of Service. We do not sell that content; it is yours. However, we do allow third parties, such as research organizations or archives, to compile public-facing CrossCompute information.
Your Personal Information, associated with your content, may be gathered by third parties in these compilations of CrossCompute data. If you do not want your Personal Information to appear in third parties' compilations of CrossCompute data, please do not make your Personal Information publicly available and be sure to configure your email address to be private in your user profile.
If you would like to compile CrossCompute data, you may only use any public-facing Personal Information you gather for the purpose for which our user has authorized it. For example, where a CrossCompute user has made an email address public-facing for the purpose of identification and attribution, do not use that email address for commercial advertising. We expect you to reasonably secure any Personal Information you have gathered from CrossCompute, and to respond promptly to complaints, removal requests, and “do not contact” requests from CrossCompute or CrossCompute users.
Similarly, projects on CrossCompute may include publicly available Personal Information collected as part of the collaborative process. In the event that a CrossCompute project contains publicly available Personal Information that does not belong to CrossCompute users, we will only use that Personal Information for the limited purpose for which it was collected, and we will secure that Personal Information as we would secure any User Personal Information. If you have a complaint about any Personal Information on CrossCompute, please see our section on resolving complaints.
A cookie is a small piece of text that our web server stores on your computer or mobile device, which your browser sends to us when you return to our site. Cookies do not necessarily identify you if you are merely visiting CrossCompute; however, a cookie may store a unique identifier for each logged in user. The cookies CrossCompute sets are essential for the operation of the website, or are used for performance or functionality. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your computer or device. If you disable your browser or device’s ability to accept cookies, you will not be able to log in or use CrossCompute’s services.
We use Google Analytics as a third party tracking service, but we don’t use it to track you individually or collect your User Personal Information. We use Google Analytics to collect information about how our website performs and how our users, in general, navigate through and use CrossCompute. This helps us evaluate our users' use of CrossCompute; compile statistical reports on activity; and improve our content and website performance.
Google Analytics gathers certain simple, non-personally identifying information over time, such as your IP address, browser type, internet service provider, referring and exit pages, time stamp, and similar data about your use of CrossCompute. We do not link this information to any of your personal information such as your user name.
CrossCompute will not, nor will we allow any third party to, use the Google Analytics tool to track our users individually; collect any User Personal Information other than IP address; or correlate your IP address with your identity. Google provides further information about its own privacy practices and offers a browser add-on to opt out of Google Analytics tracking.
Certain pages on our site may set other third party cookies. For example, we may embed content, such as videos, from another site that sets a cookie. While we try to minimize these third party cookies, we can’t always control what cookies this third party content sets.
“Do Not Track” is a privacy preference you can set in your browser if you do not want online services to collect and share certain kinds of information about your online activity from third party tracking services. We do not track your online browsing activity on other online services over time and we do not permit third-party services to track your activity on our site beyond our basic Google Analytics tracking, which you may opt out of here. Because we do not share this kind of data with third party services or permit this kind of third party data collection on CrossCompute for any of our users, and we do not track our users on third-party websites ourselves, we do not need to respond differently to an individual browser’s Do Not Track setting.
CrossCompute takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect User Personal Information from unauthorized access, alteration, or destruction; maintain data accuracy; and help ensure the appropriate use of User Personal Information. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.
No method of transmission, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We provide the same standard of privacy protection to all our users around the world, regardless of their country of origin or location, and we are proud of the levels of notice, choice, accountability, security, data integrity, access, and recourse we provide. Additionally, we require that if our vendors or affiliates have access to User Personal Information, they must comply with our privacy policies and with applicable data privacy laws.
If you have concerns about the way CrossCompute is handling your User Personal Information, please let us know immediately by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CrossCompute may disclose personally-identifying information or other information we collect about you to law enforcement in response to a valid subpoena, court order, warrant, or similar government order, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect our property or rights, or those of third parties or the public at large.
In complying with court orders and similar legal processes, CrossCompute strives for transparency. When permitted, we will make a reasonable effort to notify users of any disclosure of their information, unless we are prohibited by law or court order from doing so, or in rare, exigent circumstances.
If you’re already a CrossCompute user, you may access, update, alter, or delete your basic user profile information by editing your user profile or contacting CrossCompute Support.
CrossCompute will retain User Personal Information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services.
We may retain certain User Personal Information indefinitely, unless you delete it or request its deletion. For example, we don’t automatically delete inactive user accounts, so unless you choose to delete your account, we will retain your account information indefinitely.
If you would like to cancel your account or delete your User Personal Information, you may do so in your user profile. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements, but barring legal requirements, we will delete your full profile (within reason) within 30 days.
We will use your email address to communicate with you, if you’ve said that’s okay, and only for the reasons you’ve said that’s okay. You have a lot of control over how your email address is used and shared on and through CrossCompute. You may manage your communication preferences in your user profile.
Depending on your email settings, CrossCompute may occasionally send notification emails about changes in notebooks or tools you’re watching, new features, requests for feedback, important policy changes, or offer customer support. We also send marketing emails, but only with your consent. There’s an unsubscribe link located at the bottom of each of the emails we send you.
Our emails might contain a pixel tag, which is a small, clear image that can tell us whether or not you have opened an email and what your IP address is. We use this pixel tag to make our email more effective for you and to make sure we’re not sending you unwanted email. If you prefer not to receive pixel tags, please opt out of marketing emails.