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This privacy policy describes how Science.Ecology.Art (SEA) (developer of OOKL) treats personal information of OOKL users.
Privacy Policy

What This Privacy Policy Covers

  • This privacy policy pertains to the use of the OOKL web site at http://www.ookl.org/ or http://www.ookl.org.uk/.
  • This privacy policy covers how OOKL treats personal information that OOKL collects and receives. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number.
  • People under the age of 16 who use this service must obtain an express consent from their parent or legal guardian, who must make an informed decision about ths use of OOKL service and its privacy policy.

Information Collection and Use

Personal Information

  • OOKL collects personal information when you join OOKL to use OOKL services or to post content on OOKL.
  • When you register we ask for your email address and certain other information such as your name, post code, email address and birthday.

General Information

  • OOKL automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookie, and the page you request.
  • OOKLuses this general information for the following typical purposes: products and services provision, identification and authentication, services improvement, user contact, service usage research and reporting.
  • Any use of such general information is non-attributed and as such will have no association with you, your unique id, nickname or personal data such as email address.

IP Addresses

IP Addresses are automatically reported by your browser each time you view a web page. Your IP address is stored in our logs when you use OOKL.

IP addresses may be used for various purposes, including:

  • To diagnose or service technology problems reported by our users or engineers that are associated with the IP addresses controlled by a specific web company or ISP;
  • To estimate the total number of users visiting OOKL from specific geographical regions.


A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, which is sent to your browser from a web site's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive.

  • You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set.
  • If you reject all cookies, you will not be able to use OOKL products or services that require you to "sign in", and you may not be able to take full advantage of the OOKL service.
  • OOKL may use its own cookies for a number of purposes, including to:
    • access your information when you "sign in"
    • keep track of preferences you specify while you are using OOKL services
  • Information Sharing and Disclosure

    • When you post a message or share your content, your OOKL username that you are posting under is visible to other users.
    • If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties
    • OOKL does not rent or sell your personal information.
    • It may be necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities, including without limitation, fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of OOKL's terms of use, or as otherwise permitted or required by law.
    • We may transfer information about you if OOKL is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, OOKL will notify you by email or by putting a prominent notice on the OOKL web site before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.
    • No personally identifiable information will ever be disclosed or used in any way without your expressed and documented permission.

    Editing and Deleting Account Information & Security

    • You can change your OOKL Profile at any time.
    • We may send you certain communications relating to the OOKL service, such as service announcements and administrative messages, which are considered part of your OOKL account.
    • We limit access to personal information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.
    • Your OOKL Profile is password-protected.

    Changes to this Privacy Policy

    OOKL may update this policy at any time for any reason. If there are any significant changes to how we handle personal information we will send a notice to the email address specified in your OOKL account or by placing a prominent notice on our site.

    If you have questions or suggestions

    Please contact us by submitting this online form. Effective Date: 1 January 2010.

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