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Privacy Policy

The Hakai Institute is committed to providing our faculty, staff, students, and visitors with a website that respects their privacy. This page summarizes the privacy policy and practices for www.hakai.org.

Our website does not automatically gather any personal information from you, such as your name, phone number or email address. This information is only obtained if you provide it voluntarily, through contacting us via email, or through an online form.

Information Collected Automatically

We log http requests to our server. These logs capture computer information and navigation data.

Some of the information collected does not identify who you are. Other information, such as your domain name or IP address, may identify you depending on the naming standards followed by your internet service provider. If this concerns you, you may wish to ask them about their policies and practices.

While we make no attempt to link the information captured to the identity of individuals, our logs do identify the following:

  1. The internet domain and IP address from which you access our website;
  2. The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  3. The date and time you access our site;
  4. The pages you visit; and
  5. If you linked to our website from another website, the address of that website.

Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of text information that is sent to your browser when you access a website. Your browser will return this cookie information to the domain where the cookie originated. The length of time that the cookie will reside on your machine will depend upon the specific set-up of the particular sites you visit.

If you are concerned about the use of cookies, you can refer to the help information in your browser software for information on how to disable cookies. If you wish to delete cookies from your machine, consult your browser’s help files for instructions on how to do so.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to interpret our server logs, via cookies (described above), which you may disable. For more information about Google Analytics security and privacy, please see their website.

Links to other sites

Our website contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the content and the privacy practices of other websites and encourage you to examine each site's privacy policy and disclaimers and make your own decisions regarding the accuracy, reliability, and correctness of material and information found.

Information collected in emails and web forms

If you should choose to provide us with personal information — as in an email or by filling out a form and submitting it to us through our website — we will use that information to respond to your message and to help us get the information you have requested. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request.

Updates

This policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page.