FlyBase Wiki:Privacy policy

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Privacy Policy

This policy outlines the information the FlyBase Wiki collects, how we use that information, and how you can control how your information is shared. This policy applies only to FlyBase Wiki (the “Site” or “Service”). Please be aware that when you follow a link to another site, this privacy policy does not apply, and the FlyBase Wiki has no control over what information they collect from you. Please further note that in the event that this policy conflicts with our terms of use, the terms of use controls.

The Information We Collect, And What We Do With It

In General

In order to sign up for a FlyBase Wiki account, your chosen username, a valid email address, password, and date of birth are required. “Optional information” that we request you provide may include your first name, last name, and your gender. We may also request that you provide additional “optional information” such as your interests and hobbies for purposes of enhancing your profile among the FlyBase Wiki community. Any “optional information” you choose to provide may be made public.


FlyBase Wiki also may send one or more cookies - a small file that lives in your web browser that helps the Service operate with full functionality (such as keeping you logged into the service). Most web browsers allow you to disable cookies, and you are welcome to continue to use the Service if you choose to do so. However, some of the Service’s features may not function properly if cookies are disabled.

FlyBase Wiki’s user data is stored in the United States, and its servers log some information whenever you access the Service; information such as your IP address, the time of your visit, your browser type and your browser's language setting.

If you send a communication to the FlyBase Wiki, we may hold onto that communication so that we can respond appropriately, and so that we can incorporate your feedback to improve the Service.

You are not required to register for an account or to provide any personal information to us in order to use the Service.

FlyBase Wiki collects all the information you provide when you modify the content of a page or the Service (such as making edits, uploading images, etc.) An indicator that you provided that information is left on the History tab associated with the edited page or appropriate special/image page; on the Recent Changes link, in the Community box on the left side of the FlyBase Wiki pages, and in your user contributions.

Sharing Your Information

FlyBase only shares your information with others in the following circumstances: As described above.

  • As required by law enforcement agencies.
  • As we, in our sole judgment, deem necessary to investigate a breach of security.
  • We may also share with third parties aggregated, non-personal information, such as the number of new user registrations over a specific time period or the number of users who edited a particular community.