The operators of these sites take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with applicable privacy laws as well as this data protection statement.

The general use of our website is possible without providing any personal data. However, to enable full access to all features, in particular download of data, access to the forum and use of the ‘private mode’ of the database, a personal account has to be registered. The personal data collected for this purpose (names, e-mail addresses, institutional affiliations) will be explicitly provided by the user. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit consent.

We would like to point out that any transmission of data on the Internet may not be entirely secure. While we are using secure transfer protocols, and have taken steps to protect information stored in the database, complete protection of the data from access by third parties cannot be guaranteed.

Information we collect about you

When you interact with the Insect Brain Database through this website we may receive or collect personal information about you.

When you create an account, you provide personal information such as your name and contact details. We do not share this information, except in instances where required by law or with your permission.

When logged into the Insect Brain Database, we log some file data downloads. This allows data owners who choose to share their data the ability to know how it is being accessed. This applies to reconstruction source files and confocal stack source files.

When you use the Insect Brain Database, we will use your IP address and cookies to provide certain functionality to you and to better understand how our services are being used. You can read more about our Cookies Policy below.

How we use your information

We will use your information for a number of purposes including the following:

  • To contact you regarding data you have submitted or are responsible for administering.
  • Keep you updated on posts related to activity on our forum.
  • Sending you newsletters or updates, if you have asked to receive to them.

Our use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. We don't use cookies to personally identify you.

We use cookies to authenticate your user account, allowing you access to your private data or data shared with you. Cookies are also used for analysis purposes to collect data as to how the site is being used and what can be done to improve it.