The Data Archive for the Brain Initiative is committed to safeguarding the privacy of data provided by our users.
collection, use, and disclosure of information about you that are provided to the Data Archive for the Brain Initiative.
User information, also known as personal information, refers to any information provided by you through which you can be identified. This information includes your name, email address, password, gender, display name, affiliated university, department/discipline, highest degree, academic standing and interest. Please note that outside of your name, email address and password, all the other fields are optional on the website. The Data Archive for the Brain Initiative tries to minimize the amount of personal information required of users to access resources provided on the website while simultaneously satisfying legal and regulatory requirements.
Collection of information involves information provided by you when you sign up to make an account, send us an email or participate in a public discussion. We track information, which includes site navigation, resource page interaction, educational plan interaction, searches performed, login/logout and profile changes. We might also track your IP address to determine the geographic location of the general traffic or point of connectivity (e.g., city or state). For this purpose, a number of web analytics tools such as Google Analytics are used. We use Google Analytics or other analytics tools to track how the users are interacting with our website. This includes the pages you visit, your clicks, and your IP address in the form of a user ID. IP addresses collected by Google for this purpose are shared with us. Some of the information will be collected by small text files that are placed on your computer (cookies). You should be able to control whether this information is collected from you or not by choosing to reject cookies on your web browser. However, if you do reject the cookies, some functionalities associated with the website might be affected. Furthermore, any clicks or interactions with the website in the form of search, page views and associated IP addresses are automatically logged on our servers. This information is not shared with any third party. You can also request to see what information we store by sending an email to the Data Archive for the Brain Initiative or to the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute.
The Data Archive for the Brain Initiative does not knowingly solicit or collect information from children under 16 years of age without obtaining explicit parental consent. If you become aware that your child (who is under 16) has provided us with information without your consent, please contact us by sending an email to the Data Archive for the Brain Initiative or to the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute.
The information provided by you upon creating your account or during general use of the Data Archive for the Brain Initiative website will be used by us and our third-party collaborators for the purposes outlined in this Notice. If you choose not to provide us with certain information required to provide you with access to the resources, you might not be able to create a user account. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not use the Data Archive for the Brain Initiative website. If you choose not to provide us with certain necessary information required to provide you with access to the resources, you might not be able to create a user account. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not use this website. Comments posted by you on Data Archive for the Brain Initiative under resources or in any form of communication can be viewed, copied or downloaded by anyone using the website. For this reason, we encourage you to use discretion when deciding to post any information which might be used to identify you or against you.
We may share your personal data with third parties under the following circumstances: Service providers and business partners. We may share your personal data with our service providers and academic or business partners that perform services for us. Law enforcement agencies, courts, regulators, government authorities or other third parties. We may share your personal data with these parties where we believe this is necessary to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation, or otherwise to protect our rights or the rights of any third party.
We will only share personal information about you to the point where it complies with applicable law and is limited to the personal information required to fulfill the purpose stated at the time of collection.We must have a legal basis to process your personal information. In most cases the legal basis will be one of the following:
Your passwords are stored as cryptographically-secured hashes and are not accessible to anyone. We strongly advise you not to share your password with anyone. Data Archive for the Brain Initiative has various policies in place to protect the information provided by our users. These include a variety of privacy policies, security policies and other technical safeguards that appropriately protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the personal information that we create, receive, maintain or transmit. Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and Data Archive for the Brain Initiative cannot guarantee its absolute security. In case of any data breaches, you and appropriate authorities will be notified so that proper security measures can be taken to protect any further information leak.
Your information will be retained by Data Archive for the Brain Initiative in accordance with the applicable retention periods in the University of Southern California’s Record Management Policy, available at https://policy.usc.edu/record-management/. The manner of destruction shall be appropriate to preserve and ensure the confidentiality of your information given the level of sensitivity, value and criticality to Data Archive for the Brain Initiative. Data Archive for the Brain Initiative and its online platform are based in the United States. If you voluntarily submit personal information to us while located or residing in a country outside of the United States, you understand that you are voluntarily agreeing to the use and processing of such information as provided in this Privacy Notice, including transfer of your information to the United States. If you are located in the European Union, you may also have additional rights with respect to your information, such as: (i) data access and portability; (ii) data correction (including the ability to update your personal data); (iii) data deletion (including the right to have Data Archive for the Brain Initiative delete your personal information, except information we are required to retain, by contacting us); and (iv) withdrawal of consent or objection to processing (including, in limited circumstances, the right to ask Data Archive for the Brain Initiative to stop processing your personal data, with some exceptions, by contacting us). You may also be able to file a complaint with the appropriate supervisory authority in the European Union. Please contact the Data Archive for the Brain Initiative or the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute if you wish to exercise these rights.
If you would like to access, transfer, review, or make corrections to your personal information, or to request that it be deleted or restricted in use, please contact the Data Archive for the Brain Initiative or the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute for any updates or changes. The cancellation of your registration will be effective within 10 business days of receiving your request.