The Picbreeder.org website (“Picbreeder”) was designed by and is operated by the Evolutionary Complexity Research Group (EPlex) at the University of Central Florida, which is supervised by Professor Kenneth Stanley. Picbreeder is an internet property of the University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc. ("UCFRF" "we" or "us"). Because the privacy of the users of the Picbreeder site is important to us, we are firmly committed to protecting this privacy.
1. PERSONAL INFORMATION
"Personal Information" is information that you provide to us which personally identifies you, such as your name, email address, or other data, which can be reasonably linked to such information by Picbreeder. Personal Information is different than Aggregate Non-Personal Information. "Aggregate Non-Personal Information" is information that is recorded about users and collected into groups so that it no longer reflects or references an individually identifiable user.
We do not collect any Personal Information from a visitor to the Picbreeder site unless that visitor expressly and intentionally provides it. Picbreeder does not collect any Personal Information revealing political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, health, or sex life, unless such information is required to comply with applicable laws or regulations. If you are simply browsing the Picbreeder site, we do not gather any Personal Information about you. Picbreeder may collect Aggregate Non-Personal Information to assist Picbreeder in improving the services offered through the Picbreeder site or for any other reason.
2. AUTOMATICALLY GATHERED INFORMATION
3. HOW WE USE REGISTRATION INFORMATION
We use Personal Information for our own internal purposes including contacting you via email to inform you about important updates to the Picbreeder web site. We do not rent or sell our users' Personal Information to third parties. We may, however, provide you with the opportunity to receive communications via email but will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of such communications. The primary purpose of collecting Personal Information is to provide you with a safe and seamless experience and to allow you to keep track of your own site information on Picbreeder.org.
4. E-MAIL REQUEST FOR INFORMATION OR REGISTRATION
We may use links on the Picbreeder site to provide you with the opportunity to contact us via e-mail or through other means to ask questions, request information and, register or provide comments and suggestions. To do so, we may request additional Personal Information from you, such as your name and telephone number, to help us satisfy your request. However, we will never contact you via email to ask you for credit card information, bank account numbers or other financial information.
5. MANDATORY COMMUNICATIONS
Picbreeder may send newly registered users a welcome email to verify their email addresses and other registration information. We may also communicate with registered users via personal emails. Registered users cannot unsubscribe from service announcements that discuss important upcoming changes that affect their Picbreeder accounts.
6. LINKS TO OTHER SITES
7. THIRD PARTY INTERMEDIARIES
Picbreeder may engage third-party intermediaries to provide our users with additional offerings and services. Picbreeder makes no representations regarding these third parties and their use of Personal Information. Please refer to the third-party’s web site and terms of service for their specific privacy policies.
8. ACCOUNT PROTECTION
Your password is the key to your account. Use unique numbers, letters and special characters, and do not disclose your Picbreeder password to anyone. Picbreeder will not contact you via email to ask for your username or password. If you do share your username and password or your Personal Information with others, remember that you are responsible for all actions taken in the name of your account. If your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately notify Picbreeder and change your password.
9. UPDATING AND CORRECTING INFORMATION
If you need to update user information, please submit a help ticket at email@example.com to notify us of any changes or errors related to any of your information that we have on file. Upon receipt of such requests, we will update our files within a reasonable time from the date of the request.
Your information is stored on our servers located in the United States. We treat data as an asset that must be protected and use tools (encryption, passwords, physical security, etc.) to protect your Personal Information against unauthorized access and disclosure. However, as you probably know, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, and other users may abuse or misuse your Personal Information that they collect from the site. We will use commercially reasonable methods to keep Personal Information securely in our files and systems. Please note that with current technology, we cannot guarantee the security of your data from all possible attacks or intrusions on our servers or guarantee the security of your data as it travels over the Internet. Thus, you hereby release UCF, its Board of Trustees, UCFRF and Picbreeder.org from liability relating to any such possible attacks or intrusions that might compromise the security of your data.
11. INTERNATIONAL USERS
12. TERMINATING YOUR USER ACCOUNT
We save your Personal Information until your account as a registered user with us is terminated. You may cancel your account at any time by sending an email to our help address at firstname.lastname@example.org with the phrase “Account Cancellation Request” in the subject line . If you terminate your user account, your Personal Information may be deleted from our records and, after deletion, cannot be recovered. You may also continue to receive email communications for a short period of time until we have updated all of our databases. Notwithstanding the above, we will maintain information on users who have been removed for violating any of our agreements.
13. LEGAL DISCLAIMER
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose your Personal Information when we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with applicable law or a current judicial or administrative proceeding, a court order or legal process. If we believe in accordance with the above, that we are required to disclose your Personal Information, we will notify you of the legal requirement to disclose your Personal Information. (unless we are prohibited by law from doing so) to give you an opportunity to object to the disclosure. Neither UCF, its Board of Trustees, UCFRF or Picbreeder.org shall have any liability for disclosure of your Personal Information, if UCF has a good faith belief that it is required by law to disclose such information.
14. CONTACTING US
If you have any questions about this Privacy Agreement or the practices of the Picbreeder site, you may contact us the email@example.com email address with any questions you have.
Last Updated: November 2013