Who we are
Aventine is a new non-profit research institute. Read more about our work and what we do here.
Last Modified: October 1, 2020
Welcome to Aventine.
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT
In the course of operating the Website, Aventine collects or receives the following types of information, which may include personal information.
We may collect contact information from you, such as your email address, and any personal information you choose to provide, if you opt to receive updates from us or if you email, text or contact us through the Website. We use such contact information for purposes such as providing you with information about Aventine, responding to your inquiries, or sending you email alerts.
Like most websites today, our web servers keep log files that record data each time a device accesses those servers. The log files contain data about the nature of such access, including the device’s IP address, user agent string (e.g., operating system and browser type/version), and referral URL (i.e., the external source by which you arrived at our Website, or the pages you’ve clicked on while on our Website). We may use these log files for purposes such as assisting in monitoring and troubleshooting errors and incidents, analyzing web traffic, or optimizing the user experience.
We collect information using “cookie” technology. Cookies are small packets of data that a website stores on your computer’s or mobile device’s hard drive (or other storage medium) so that your computer will “remember” information about your visit. We use both first and third-party session cookies and persistent cookies. Below is a general primer on session and persistent cookies; information collected by cookies depends on its particular purpose. For more information, please see the information regarding analytics providers discussed further below.
Session Cookies: We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our Website. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser.
Persistent Cookies: A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time or until you delete them. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your web browser’s “help” file. To the extent we provide a log-in portal or related feature on our Website, persistent cookies can be used to store your passwords so that you don’t have to enter it more than once. Persistent cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our visitors to personalize their experience on our Website.
In some cases, we may associate information that you have provided to us, such as an email address, with the cookies that we use. In addition to facilitating the purposes described above, this is useful in understanding your engagement with other content related to our Website (e.g., email open rates, URL click-throughs).
If you do not want us to place a cookie on your hard drive, you may be able to turn that feature off on your computer or mobile device. Please consult your browser’s documentation for information on how to do this and how to delete persistent cookies. However, if you decide not to accept cookies from us, certain aspects of the Website may not function properly or as intended.
We may, with your consent, automatically collect geolocation information from your device via your browser’s location services. This consent may be provided by you on the device level by consenting to location services generally through your browser’s settings. If you do not wish to provide geolocation information, please consult your browser’s documentation regarding how to turn off location services. If you disable location services, you may not be able to use the full array of features and functionalities available through our Website.
In an ongoing effort to better understand our users and their engagement with our Website, we might analyze your information in aggregate form to operate, maintain, manage, and improve the Website. This aggregate information does not identify you personally. We may share this aggregate data with our affiliates, agents and business partners. We may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe Website engagement to current and prospective business partners and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.
Third-Party Analytics Providers
For Google Analytics, please visit: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.
Onward Transfer to Third Parties
Like many entities, we work with other companies to perform certain services related to our operations. We may disclose personal information to certain types of third-party companies but only to the extent needed to enable them to provide such services. The types of companies that may receive personal information and their functions are: hosting services, technical assistance, database management/back-up services, and site use analytics.
Disclosure to Public Authorities
We may be required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, or to other third parties when compelled to do so by government authorities or required by law or regulation including, but not limited to, in response to court orders and subpoenas.
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL NON-US RESIDENTS
Our servers are located in the US and elsewhere. Please be aware that your information may be transferred to, processed, maintained, and used on computers, servers, and systems located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your country of origin. If you are located outside the United States and choose to use the Website, you do so at your own risk.
DO NOT TRACK
Aventine does not respond to “Do Not Track” settings or other related mechanisms at this time.
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