The DGRC was conceived as a service to the Drosophila community, and as such we do not collect or use your personal data beyond what is necessary to fulfill orders and generate the statistics required to justify our continued funding from NIH.
Indiana University (IU) requires us to reference the IU Privacy Global Statement at the top of this document. Th global statement (GS) covers a larger scope than the DGRC and is substantially more permissive and could give the impression that the DGRC is using your data in ways we are not. We recommend first reading the DGRC-specific policy below.
In the Summer of 2023, the DGRC switched from Google Analytics to Plausible Analytics because Google was removing the ability to generate statistics without tracking users across sessions and websites with a cookie.
The DGRC uses a temprorarycookie that expires after 1 hour of not accessing the DGRC website. If you return to the DGRC after an hour, you will be assigned a new cookie that is independent of the previous cookie. The lifetime of a single cookie defines a session, and the cookie is what allows your login to be remembered for that session. We also use the cookie to assist with form validation.
The DGRC uses Plausible Analytics (PA) to generate statistics about what pages within the DGRC you visit, what type of device and browser you are using, and what country you are from. PA is GDPR compliant and does not create a cookie or track you across sessions or websites. We do not share any personal data with PA.
Email and Newsletter Policy
The DGRC sends operational email as well as a periodic newsletter. Operational email are those communications directly required for the DGRC to process orders and support our customers. Examples include confirming an order, sending an invoice, or following up on a support request.
The DGRC newsletter is sent 4-5 times per year and is used to announce new acquisitions to our collection, policy changes, and outreach efforts. The newsletter can be subscribed to when you create a DGRC account. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time through the DGRC website or the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every newsletter.
Third Party Data Sharing
The DGRC does not share your personal data with any third parties beyond the exceptions outlined above for analytics, sending the DGRC newsletter, shipping products via FedEx or the US Postal Service, and sharing completed Material Transfer Agreements with the donating organization.
- Personal Data
- Personal data is data that either identifies you personally or could be used to identify you. Examples of personal data are your full name and institution, your email address, and the IP address of the device you use to access the DGRC.
- A cookie is a small data file that is written to your hard drive that contains information about your visit to a web page. If you prefer not to receive cookies, you may configure your browser not to accept them at all, or to notify and require approval before accepting new cookies.
- A session is a series of requests to a website made from the same web browser in a short period of time - generally minutes or hours. Websites that require a login will often expire your login at the end of the current session. Cookies are often used to both create a session and set an expiration time for that session, with each subsequent request resetting the expiration timer.