Privacy Policy

For site auditing, research and security purposes, as well as to ensure that this service remains available to all users, we use software programs to monitor traffic and to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage. In the event of authorized law enforcement investigations and pursuant to any required legal process, information from these sources may be used to help identify an individual.

MetaWater web site uses reporting programs to collect data about visitor traffic. We use this information to determine the number and type of visitors to different pages on our site which helps us make our site more useful. We collect and store certain information routinely and automatically: the name of the domain and IP address from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access our site, the type of browser and the operating system you use to access our site , and the Internet address of the website (if any) from which you linked directly to our site (aka referring web page). Furthermore, all pages on this site can contain specific code to gather usage information via Google Analytics. In this case, we do not store any kind of Google Analytics data at our server. Such information will fall under the Google privacy policy terms.

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use. See our Cookie Privacy Policy page for specific information about this topic.

Our site's registration form requires users to enter their email address. The information from this registration form is used to verify registration, contact authors, and provide periodic newsletters. We do not disclose your name or email address to any third parties.

You may decline to provide personal information to us and/or refuse cookies and/or javascripts in your browser, although some of our features or services may not function properly as a result. We can only respond to feedback if a valid email address is provided. We use this information to improve our service or to respond to your request. We do not share your e-mail address with anyone. While using this site, you may choose to submit personal information through email or on-line forms. We will use this information to process your requests. But we will not intentionally sell, share, or distribute your personal information to third parties, except as required by law or Universitat de Barcelona policy.

Although we make every effort to secure our networks, the MetaWater cannot guarantee privacy of online communications. Our website uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, which encrypts the personal information you submit on registration and login. If you are a registered user, ensure that you keep your session under the HTTPS protocol, which also applies to the login step; then remember to "log out" before you leave your working session or to properly lock down that session. Otherwise, the next person to use the computer may see your information or can fake your identity. Maintaining and preserving the privacy of user data is an important value for this site. Nevertheless, MetaWater cannot guarantee that user information will remain private. We acknowledge that, in spite of our committed effort to protect private user information, determined individuals may still develop data-mining and other methods to uncover such information and disclose it. For this reason, our lab can make no guarantee against unauthorized access to information gathered while surfing our web site.


We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. All changes will be posted to this page.


This web page was written by looking at different disclaimer, copyright and privacy policies of different web sites, including among others Free Software Foundation, Creative Commons, WikiMedia Foundation, and other sources from public universities and research labs. Some sentences were adapted from the sources trying to keep as much as possible their legal meaning.

Page last modified on Monday 28 of December, 2015 17:24:20 CET