Last Updated: April 3, 2020
Who We Are
The site is maintained by Fracesco Messina and Federico Cristiani with the aim of helping people to understand and deal with the new Coronavirus pandemic.
What information do we collect?
- User provided: We do not store any user provided details.
- Automatically collected: IP Address, user agent, and the referring URL. When you visit our website we automatically receive your IP address and information such as the user-agent of your web browser. This information is provided to us and every other website that you visit on the Internet by your web browser.
What information do we know about you?
We don’t request or require you to provide personal information to access our web site. As noted above, we may receive your IP address and user agent automatically.
What about cookies?
How do we use the information we collect?
- We use aggregate information to understand how many total users have visited our web site and the types of devices on which they are using it.
- We use information to customize the information we think is most relevant to your user experience.
Do we sell any of the information collected by the StatsOnCovid.com web site?
No. We don’t sell or rent the information to any third parties.
Do we share any user data?
We may share data with our vendors and service providers to perform tasks on our behalf.
What’s the difference between personal information and aggregate information?
Personal information is information that can be used to identify a particular individual, generally understood to be information such as your name, physical address, email address and phone number. Aggregate information is not considered personal information and can’t be used to identify you.
Do we collect email address?
We do not require you to submit your email address, or any other personal information, to us in order to use the StatsOnCovid.com web site. If you use the information provided on the StatsOnCovid.com website to contact us directly, we will receive your contact information, but will only use it in order to respond to your inquiry. If you fill out a web form on our web site we receive your email and may store that email and associated contact information for up to 12 months.
What Information We Collect and How We Collect It
In order to provide our services, we collect the following information:
Information you provide to us:
- If you use the contact information provided on the StatsOnCovid.com website to contact us directly, you agree to allow StatsOnCovid.com to store and process your contact information. We will receive your contact information which could include, depending on how you contact us, your email address, name and the reason for contacting.
When you use our website or platform, we automatically collect the following information:
- Internet Protocol Address (“IP address”). IP addresses are assigned by your Internet service provider (e.g., Comcast/Xfinity, AT&T, Time Warner, Verizon, Charter, etc.) to the modem used to access the Internet for connected devices in your home and/or work-place. Any devices using the modem to access the Internet may broadcast the same IP address. At home, connected devices could include one or more laptop/desktop computers, tablets, mobile phones, smart/connected TVs and gaming consoles. At work, connected devices could include one (or all) floor(s) in an office building. Our website receives your IP address from your Internet browser each time you request a file or web page.
- User-Agent. Due to the nature of how the Internet works, we may receive information (known as “User-Agent”) automatically sent by your web browser, such as data associated with the source device’s Internet browser/content delivery software (e.g., Microsoft Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome). The User-Agent information we receive may also include information such as device type (e.g., computer, tablet, mobile device), and/or date/time of visit. Similar to the collection of IP addresses, our website also receives User-Agent information associated with your browser and type of device.
How We Collect Information
We collect information automatically when you visit our web site.
- IP address. Our web site receives an IP address from your Internet browser (e.g., Microsoft Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome) each time you request a file or web page.
- User-Agent. Similar to the collection of IP address, our web site also receives User-Agent information associated with your browser (e.g., Microsoft Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.) and type of device (e.g., whether the device is running a Windows or Apple operating system.)
- If you choose to contact us directly with an inquiry by email using the contact information available to you on the StatsOnCovid.com website, we will receive your contact information and use it to provide you with a response.
How We Use the Information We Collect
- Services. We may use the information we collect in connection with the services we provide. We may use the information we collect to provide support and respond to inquiries; to send communications; to prevent fraudulent activity; for any other purpose based on our legitimate interest.
- Website. We may use the information we collect to administer and improve the StatsOnCovid.com website and platform.
- Analytics. We may use aggregated information that’s collected to understand general information and trends related to our website, such as how many users have visited our web site during a given period of time, and the types of devices the visitors use. The information can’t be used to identify an individual and is used by us to help improve the solution for consumers.
- IP addresses – Fraud Prevention. Our use of IP addresses is limited to helping identify and combat potentially fraudulent activity. IP addresses are stored in our log-files and are deleted after 30 days.
- Respond to Inquiries. If you choose to contact us directly (by email, form) using the contact information we provide on the StatsOnCovid.com website, we will use your contact information to respond to your inquiry.
With Whom We Share Information
We will not rent, sell or share information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies.We may share and disclose information (including personal information) in the following instances:
- Vendors and Service Providers. We may share your information with vendors and service providers whom we engage to perform tasks on our behalf.
- Under certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose personal information if necessary to comply with a subpoena or court order, to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, or to cooperate with government and/or law enforcement officials.
- To make our product better and foster transparency.
- We may share aggregate information if necessary to comply with a subpoena or court order, to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, or to cooperate with government and/or law enforcement officials.
- For any lawful basis.
We take security very seriously. Ensuring that the information collected by our website and platform is secure and protected is very important to us. Consistent with industry standards and applicable law, StatsOnCovid.com has established appropriate technical and organizational measures to help prevent unauthorized access to, disclosure, alteration or misuse of information collected by the StatsOnCovid.com website and platform (“Collected Data”).
All data transmitted between visitors to the StatsOnCovid.com website is encrypted in transit.
All data received and stored by StatsOnCovid.com servers is encrypted at rest.
All services related to operations and infrastructure are accessible only through secure connectivity (e.g., SSL, SSH). All systems require multi-factor authentication. Our back-office, service, and infrastructure password policies require minimum lengths, complexity, expiration, lockout, and disallows reuse.
All systems and applications undergo security review for vulnerabilities prior to production deployment. All application dependencies are monitored for vulnerabilities using third party dependency scanning tools.
If you provide information to us, we will keep that information for up to twelve months after your last communication with us.
If you contact us directly using the contact information provided on the StatsOnCovid.com website, we will retain your contact information for a period of up to three months after we respond to your inquiry. After that, the communications will be deleted from our system, unless we are required by law to retain it longer.
The StatsOnCovid.com website and platform were not developed or intended for individuals that are deemed to be children under applicable data protection or privacy laws, nor do we knowingly collect information from children.
"Do Not Track"
Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers. DNT is a way for users to inform websites and services that they do not want certain information about their webpage visits collected over time and across websites or online services. Please note that we do not respond to or honor DNT signals or similar mechanisms transmitted by web browsers.
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