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Personal Information and Privacy

Information collected by the MiCO website

MiCO.eco uses cookies for all site visitors

Our website creates cookies in your browser to keep track of navigation, site behavior, and preferences. We analyze site visits to determine reach and popularity of content, but do not share visit data with third parties. We are not involved with any advertising organizations, and do not archive individual visitor data. MiCO is an academic endeavor to promote and share scientific data and derived data products. Cookies that enable site functionality do not relate to MiCO data contributor sharing agreements or MiCO data download and use agreements. The MiCO system does not require an account to browse and explore data products.

We collect, use, store and transfer website usage data, including internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, and other technology on the devices that access this website.

MiCO.eco requires personal information for downloads

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified.

We do require you to submit contact information when downloading MiCO products and summary reports. This process does not involve account creation. Your contact information is stored in the MiCO database and will be shared with contributors whose data was used in the creation of the downloaded MiCO products. Your contact information will not be made visible or shared in any other capacity.

MiCO.eco requires personal information for data contributions

MiCO collects, uses and stores the following kinds of personal data from our scientific data contributors:

  • Identity Data: first name, last name, salutation, and username or similar identifier.
  • Contact Data: email address and institutional/organizational affiliation
  • Profile Data: includes your username and password, records of the datasets you own, and responses to requests for your datasets.

These are collected to provide attribution to the data used to develop MiCO aggregated data products (see the terms of reference for details).

Contributors may edit and change personal data at any time. Contributor full name and affiliation are displayed to the public. Data are stored indefinitely, but can be removed from the system upon request (contact data@mico.eco). Removing your personal data will prevent MiCO from including attributions for you in MiCO products generated using your datasets.