Last Updated: Nov 1, 2020
Unless we ask for your explicit consent, by accessing or using our Services, you accept the data practices and terms detailed in this Policy. If you do not agree with this Policy, please discontinue your access or use of our Services immediately. This Policy does not apply to services offered by other companies or other sites linked from our Services.
We may update this Policy at any time. You will be notified if we make any material changes to this Policy when you first visit our Services after the change or via email. In the event we send you an email notice, we will use the email address we have on file. We will update the Last Updated date at the top of this Policy when we make changes to this Policy.
Cookies are small data files that we transfer to your device to collect information about your use of our Services to help us understand you better. Cookies can be recognized by the website that downloaded them or other websites that use the same cookies. This helps websites know if your browsing device has visited them before.
We allow selected third parties to place cookies through our Services to provide us with better insights into the use of the websites and more. Cookies on our Services that are supplied by us are called “first-party cookies,” while cookies on our Services that are provided by third parties are called the “third-party cookies.” Third-party cookies are operated by third parties that can recognize your device across the Internet, such as when you visit other websites or mobile apps. COVIDx does not control how third-party cookies are used, and we encourage you to check the websites of any third-party cookie providers for more information about how they use cookie information.
COVIDx generally treats data collected by cookies and other tracking technologies as nonpersonal information. Some cookies are used to collect anonymous information on the pages visited, while others may collect IP addresses, user IDs, or similar identifiers that are considered personal information by local law. In instances where the local law recognizes such information as personal we treat the cookie information with identifiers as personal information. If we combine non-personal information with personal information, then the combined information will be treated as your personal information for as long as it remains combined.
Cookies can serve a variety of purposes. For example, cookies can tell us to save your website preferences, tell us which pages are most popular, alert us when certain pages are receiving error messages, or provide you with a secure browsing session on our Services. Such information helps us improve and optimize our Services.
We use the cookies described below on our Services:
|Categories of cookies||Description|
|Strictly necessary||Some of the cookies we use are necessary to provide our Services to you. Without such cookies, some of our Services cannot be provided to you. These cookies may be persistent cookies or session cookies.|
|Functional||Functional cookies collect information about how you use our Services, provide you with certain functions on our Services, and they remember your preferences. Without these cookies, parts of our Services cannot be provided to you. These cookies are generally persistent cookies.|
|Analytics||These cookies provide us information about your interactions on our Services to help us improve and maintain our Services. These cookies are typically session cookies.|
Our cookie data retention periods vary on the type of cookie. A “session cookie” collects and stores information about your interactions with our Services and is deleted after you close your browser. A “persistent cookie” saves information about you for longer periods of time, such as your registration ID and login password for future logins to our Services. The retention periods for persistent cookies vary and are dependent on the purpose of the cookie collection. If you are concerned about your cookies, you can delete cookie data as described below.
You can prevent cookies from being stored on your hardware by selecting “do not accept cookies” in your browser settings. Please refer to the instructions of your browser manufacturer to find out how this works in detail. You can delete cookies already set on your computer at any time. If you do not accept cookies, however, this can lead to functional restrictions of our Services. You can also find out more information about how to change your browser cookie settings at www.allaboutcookies.org.
Our Website also uses Google Analytics to provide us information about the use of our Website. This information will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google uses this information on behalf of COVIDx for the purpose of evaluating the use of our Website, compiling reports on Website activity, and providing us other services relating to Website activity and internet usage. Your IP address conveyed within the scope of Google Analytics is not associated with any other data held by Google.
You can opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics as described at Google Analytics: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout (requires you to install a browser add-on)