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Google Analytics Notice

Our use of analytics tools

We will receive information about how you use our Sciensus Website using Google Analytics for Firebase service, an analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited. (“Google”). We have implemented the following features:

  • Events: What is happening in the website such as user actions, pages visited or errors.
  • User properties: Attributes you define to describe segments of your user base, such as language preference or geographic location.

Firebase services run on global Google infrastructure. They could process your data at any of the Google Cloud Platform locations or Google data centre locations.

Data can only be stored for a maximum of 14 months from point of collection and your IP Address is fully anonymised automatically by Google and therefore cannot identify you as an individual.

Why do we capture this information?

We use this data to understand user behaviour and website performance; the way you use the website, which sections you look at, which actions you take, which documents you read and any errors that you might encounter.

We cannot directly identify you from this data and we use this information to help improve your experience. We will not use your information for Advertising purposes as we do not capture Android Advertising ID and Advertising Identifier for iOS.

As part of you reading and understanding the analytics notice if you have ticked to confirm you accept Google Analytics for Firebase operating on this website, please be aware that the ID attached to your device is personally identifiable data as it identifies your device.  This analytics data may be stored within the UK, EEA and/or internationally and is anonymised data and cannot be used to identify you.

Any data collected from your use of our website is protected and encrypted in storage and in transit using externally verified best practice security technology, including but not limited to, firewalls, SSL and encryption.

By agreeing to use the Sciensus website you agree for us to collect this data and use it for the purposes outlined above. If you’re happy with your data being collected by Google in this way you can simply click the check box saying ‘I agree to App Analytics being collected”.  If you do not wish Google to collect your data then do not click the check box – this will not affect your experience within the website.