Data Protection and Privacy

Management of personal information on the COLD Database

When you create an account on the COLD Database, your username, name and email address are stored in the COLD Database. This information is used for the following purposes:

Information Purpose
Username User authentication
Email Default address for email, can be edited by the user on the COLD Database
First name User authentication and display of information
Last name User authentication and display of information

The email address stored on the COLD Database is used only to send emails requested by the user, such as sending an email of references to an email that is specified by the user.

In addition to the information mentioned above, the COLD Database may store information about the user’s activities in the COLD Database. Such information can include the language(s) used, records saved in your lists, and social metadata (comments, reviews, tags).

User information is collected and managed for service production by the American Geosciences Institute. The information will not be disclosed to third parties. User information will be stored in the service until 12 months have passed from the last login.

You can find more information about the management of personal information here: Register Details