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Cookies Policy

In this Policy the “Project Site” means the FortyTwo website at 42evolution.org provided and operated by the FortyTwo Project (the “Project”, “we” or “our”), University of Cambridge, Department of Earth Sciences, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, United Kingdom.

By using the Project Site, you consent to the data practices described in this policy.

The policy explains what “cookie” information collection technology we use when you visit the Project Site.

A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your browser and stored on the hard drive of your computer or internet-enabled device when you visit a website.  Cookies can do a number of things such as remember your preferences and count the number of people looking at a website.

Examples of how cookies are used on the Project Site include:

Strictly necessary cookies – These are cookies that are required for the operation of a website, essential to enable you to move around the site and use its features.
Analytical/performance cookies – These cookies collect information in an anonymous form about how visitors use a website.  They recognise and count the number of visitors to see how visitors use the website.
Functionality cookies – These cookies are used to recognise the user when they return to the website.  This enables personalising content and remembering user preferences.

More information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them and their expiry periods:

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Purpose:  to record users’ activity on the Project Site and how the Project Site was reached  –

_utma tracks the number of times the user has visited the Website

_utmb and _utmc track how long the user stays on the Website

_utmz identifies whether the user has come from a search engine or from another website

Data stored: contains no personal information; cannot be accessed by other Google clients

Expiry:

_utma  2 years
_utmb  30 minutes
_utmc  when browser is closed
_utmz  6 months

Further information: Cookies and Google Analytics-

https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies

You may block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.  However, if you set your browser settings to block all cookies including essential cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of the Project Site.

To find out more about cookies, including on how to see which cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them:

http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ 
http://aboutcookies.org/

Links to other websites

The Project Site may contain links to and from third party sites. This Cookie Policy does not cover the use of your personal data or cookies on any third party website. If you follow a link to any of those websites, please note that those websites have their own privacy and cookies policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for those policies. Please check those policies before you submit any personal data to or use these websites.

Third party cookies

The Project Site may have pages with embedded content from third parties such as social media sites, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Flickr or YouTube.  Cookies generated by those websites are subject to their own privacy policies and are outside the control of the Project and the University of Cambridge.  Please check these policies before you submit any personal data or use these websites.

Access to personal information

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998, the ‘Data Controller’ for the processing of data collected by the Project Site is the University of Cambridge, and the point of subject access requests is the University Data Protection Officer (The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TN, tel. 01223 332320, fax 01223 332332, E-mail [email protected]/

Cookies Policy last updated October 2014



Privacy Policy

General

In this Policy the “Project Site” means the the FortyTwo website at 42evolution.org provided and operated by the FortyTwo Project (the “Project”, “we” or “our”), University of Cambridge, Department of Earth Sciences, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, United Kingdom.

By using the Project Site, you consent to the data practices described in this policy.

This Policy (together with the Project Site Terms of Use (and any other documents referred to in it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted on this page.

Data collected

We may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on the Project Site. This includes information provided at the time of registering or login, submitting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with the Project Site.
  • Information that you provide when participating in any services offered by the Project Site
  • If you communicate with us by phone, email or otherwise, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

We may also collect the following information about your access to the Project Site, where available – your IP address, operating system and browser type – for the purposes of system administration, bug tracking, production of usage statistics and to trace misuse. Statistical data about our users does not identify any individual.

Cookies

This Project Site uses cookies that are small pieces of information that are issued to your computer or other internet-enabled device when you visit the Project Site. Cookies are stored by your browser and hard drive and are used to distinguish you from other users of the Project Site.

You are not obligated to accept cookies and you may change your browser settings to prevent it from accepting cookies. If you do disable cookies, certain services on this Project Site may not be available and may impair full use of its features.   For information on cookies and disabling them:  http://www.allaboutcookies.org/  http://www.aboutcookies.org  For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them, see our Cookies Policy.

Security measures and potential international transfer of personal information

We follow appropriate security procedures in the storage and disclosure of personal data so as to prevent unauthorised access by third parties. We ensure that those parties to whom we do transfer personal data comply with the same.

The data we collect from you may be transferred and stored in a country or countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA). It may also be processed by our staff operating outside the EEA or by one of our contractors or others we appoint to assist us in hosting or operating certain features of the Project Site.  By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.  We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Disclosure and uses of personal information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

  • To ensure that content from the Project Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer or device by gathering aggregate information about our users and using it to analyse the effectiveness and popularity of the Project Site
  • To provide you with information that you request from us or which we feel may interest you where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so

To notify you about changes to our service.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties in the following circumstances:

  • If we have obtained your consent to do so
  • When we are required or authorised by law, court order, regulatory or governmental authority to disclose your personal data
  • To enforce or apply the Project Site Terms of Use and other agreements, including but not limited to in relation to any content posted or uploaded to the Project Site in breach of the Terms of Use
  • If required to protect the rights, property or safety of the Project, the University of Cambridge, its members or others.

Links to other websites

The Project Site may contain links to and from third party websites. This Privacy Policy does not cover the use of your personal data on any third party website.   If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.  Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to or use of these websites.

Third party cookies

The Project Site may have pages with embedded content from third parties such as social media sites, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Flickr or YouTube. Cookies generated by those sites are subject to their own privacy policies and are outside the control of the Project and the University of Cambridge.  Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to or use these websites.

Access to personal information

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998, the ‘Data Controller’ for the processing of data collected by the Project Site is the University of Cambridge, and the point of subject access requests is the University Data Protection Officer (The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TN, tel. 01223 332320, fax 01223 332332, E-mail [email protected]/

Privacy Policy last updated October 2014

Terms of Use

The FortyTwo website at 42evolution.org (the “Project Site”) is provided and operated by the FortyTwo Project (the “Project”, “we” or “our”), University of Cambridge, Department of Earth Sciences, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, United Kingdom.

1 Acceptance of terms

Your use of the Project Site is subject to the following terms of use, which you are deemed to accept by using the Project Site.  The Project reserves the right to vary any part of these terms at any time and any revised version will be effective immediately when it is displayed on the Project Site. By continuing to use the Project Site you will be deemed to accept such variations.

All personal information gathered from you in connection with your use of the Project Site is governed by the Project Site Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy.

2 Intellectual property rights

The Project Site and all the text, information, data, data sets, graphic representations or images, audio and video files and clips and other material on it (“Content”) are owned by or licensed to the Project.  The copyright and all other intellectual property rights in the Content are our sole and exclusive property or that of our licensors.  Individual contributing authors may be named against their material and/or in Acknowledgments.

The user may access any part of the Project Site and download or copy Content for personal private study and non-commercial research or in accordance with other permitted statutory copyright exceptions.  Copying, distributing or any use of Content for any direct or indirect commercial purpose is prohibited.  No right is granted to create a database by systematically downloading substantial parts of the Project Site.  Should you wish to use any Content under different conditions, including commercial reproduction in specific media, please contact the Project in writing at the contact details provided at the end of these Terms of Use.

3 Making contributions to the Project Site

Where you are invited to submit any contribution to the Project Site, including to any interactive services or features associated with it such as a discussion forum or blog, you retain copyright in your contribution which may be in the form of text, still images, film/audio-visual material, audio or other user-generated content (the “Contribution”) and grant to the Project a world-wide, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and non-exclusive right and licence to copy, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, broadcast, transmit, display, perform, rent, lend and communicate to the public your Contribution in whole or part in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed.

If the Contribution is made available to the public in the Project Website, you also grant to other users of the Project Site a non-exclusive licence to access, view or reproduce the material for their personal non-commercial use and in accordance with these Terms of Use.

Please note that, in accordance with 4. Content Standards, you must ensure that your Contribution does not infringe any copyright, database right or trademark of any other person or organisation.  By submitting your Contribution to the Project Site, you are warranting that you have the right to grant the Project the non-exclusive copyright licence described above. If you are not in the position to grant such a licence to Project, please do not submit the Contribution to the Project Site.

We normally show your name with your Contribution unless you request otherwise, but for operational reasons this is not always possible.

The Project does not moderate and is not obligated to pre-moderate any submitted Contribution to the Project Site but reserves the right to review, edit or remove without warning any Contribution that in its sole discretion it deems offensive, defamatory, abusive, obscene or off-topic as well as submissions that the Project believes may violate copyright laws or trademark laws or are otherwise unacceptable.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, and to the fullest extent permitted by law, the Project accepts no responsibility or liability to any user or third party for the content or accuracy of any Contribution posted by any user of or visitor to the Project Site.

4 Content Standards

You agree to abide by the following Content Standards that apply to any Contribution you make to the Project Site and to any interactive services or features associated with it, such as a discussion forum or blog.

Contributions should:

  • Be accurate (where they state facts)
  • Be genuinely held (where they state opinions)
  • Comply with applicable law in the UK and the law of the country from which they are posted.

Contributions should not:

  • Be used to impersonate any person or to misrepresent the contributor’s identity or affiliation with any person or organisation
  • Contain any material that is likely to offend, provoke or attack other contributors or users of the Project Site
  • Contain any material that is defamatory of any person
  • Contain any material that is obscene, offensive, abusive or hateful
  • Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act or illegal activity
  • Promote discrimination of the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, race, religion, or nationality
  • Infringe any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right of any person or organisation
  • Make available any information or files that contain software or other material, data or information not owned by you or licensed to you
  • Collect information about other users without their prior consent
  • Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence
  • Be contributed for commercial gain or for marketing or publicity purposes
  • Contain any material that contains viruses or any other computer code, programs or files designed to destroy, interrupt or limit the functionality of any computer, computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.

5 Links to other websites

The Project Site may contain links to websites operated by other people and organisations (“Third Party Websites”). When you activate one of the links, you will leave the Project Site.  We have no control over and will accept no responsibility for or liability in respect of material on any website that is not under our control.  The inclusion of links to Third Party Websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on them or any association with their operators.

6 Trademarks

Any trademarks or logos displayed on the Project Site are the registered and unregistered trademarks of their owners. Nothing contained in the Project Site shall be construed as a grant of any licence or right to use the trademarks displayed on the Project Site without the prior written permission of the respective owner/s.

7 Limitation of liability

The Project Site and Content is provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis and to the extent permitted by law the Project excludes all warranties whether express or implied  by law, including but not limited to the warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

Unless stated otherwise, the Project Site may contain advice, opinions, statements or other information by various authors or organisations.  Reliance upon any such advice, opinion, statement or other information is at your risk and to the extent permitted by law the Project disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such information by your use of the Project Site or by anyone who may be informed of such information.

The Project documents diverse examples of evolution from throughout the living world and the fossil record, based on information from peer-reviewed journals and other scientific literature. In all cases we have attempted to provide information that is as scientifically accurate as possible. However, the Project cannot accept responsibility for the validity of the material reported on the Project Site, as new developments arise and advances are constantly being made in every field of science. In addition, the Project stresses that even in the realm of published data by no means all areas are matters of agreement and that in many cases alternative views will be available.

The Project does not accept any liability arising from any inaccuracy or omission in any Content or otherwise on the Project Site or interruptions in the availability of the Project Site or any of its features or services.

In no event shall the Project nor any of its members or officers and employees be liable to any party for any of the following losses or damages (whether such losses be foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise):  loss of data, loss of revenue or anticipated profits, loss of business, loss of opportunity, loss of goodwill or injury to reputation, loss suffered by third parties, any indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use of the Project Site or Content or services provided by the Project Site whether or not amended by third parties and regardless of form of action.

Nothing in these Terms of Use serves to exclude or limit liability for death or personal injury arising from negligence, fraudulent misrepresentation or for any liability which is otherwise prohibited from being excluded or limited by law.

8. Notice and takedown Policy

The Project has taken reasonable steps to ensure that reproduction of Content on the Project Site is done with the full consent of rights owners and/or in accordance with relevant legislative provisions.  If you are a rights holder and are concerned that you have found material on the Project Site for which you have not provided permission or is not covered by statutory exception please contact the Project  in writing at the contact details provided at the end of these Terms of Use with your contact details, full details of the material’s creator, the exact and full URL where you found the material and a statement that you are the rights holder or are the authorised representative of the rights holder.

Upon receipt of notification the Project will acknowledge receipt of your complaint by email or letter and will make an initial assessment of the validity and plausibility of the complaint.

Upon receipt of a valid complaint the material will be temporarily removed from the Project Site pending an agreed solution.

General

Nothing in these terms of use is intended to nor shall it confer any benefit on a third party whether under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise.

The failure or delay by the Project to exercise or enforce any right in these terms of use does not waive the Project’s right to enforce that right.

If any of these terms of use should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any country in which these terms of use are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within that jurisdiction in which that term of use is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms of use and the remaining terms of use shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

Governing law and jurisdiction

These terms of use and all questions of construction, interpretation, validity and performance under these terms including non-contractual disputes or claims shall be governed by English law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Contact details for enquiries:

Requests for further information about these Terms of Use or any subject presented in the FortyTwo website may be directed to:

FortyTwo Enquiries

Department of Earth Sciences

University of Cambridge

Downing Street

Cambridge

CB2 3EQ

United Kingdom


Acknowledgements

The FortyTwo website, a research project at the University of Cambridge, aims to enhance and extend our understanding of evolution.  This project was made possible through the support of a grant from Templeton World Charity Foundation.  The opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the Templeton World Charity Foundation.

The Project is grateful to the Douglas Adams Estate for granting permission for the Project to use the title ‘FortyTwo’. The Project respectfully acknowledges Douglas Adams and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

The Project gratefully acknowledges creative agency The District who designed and developed this Project Site.

Terms of Use last updated August 2015