Global Infectious Disease Institute
Our website address is: https://www.globalinfectiousdiseaseinstitute.org.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Any information sent to the Global Infectious Disease Institute (GIDI) through an online form on this website is used by our staff to contact you or to answer your questions. We may keep your contact information on file but we do NOT give or sell your information to any third-party interests.
The data submitted to GIDI via online contact forms may go through a third-party service that provides the technology to run contact forms, such as www.wordpress.com or www.jotform.com, and may be kept on their servers for a period of time as a routine backup. GIDI does not knowingly utilize third-party contact form services that directly access or sell your data.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
GIDI occasionally uses routine anonymous analytic software simply to assess our website’s effectiveness, downtime, and other similar data points. We do not trace, track, or sell such data, though the third-party vendor who provides analytic software may use the data anonymously.
Who we share your data with
We do not knowingly share any data that will be used for anything other than routine backup or anonymous analytics.
In other words, we don’t share your data with anyone and strive to protect your privacy, but things do get saved on secure, trusted servers and cannot guarantee complete privacy.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data