The Paco Privacy Policy
We at Paco are committed to protecting your digital privacy. This statement is a description of the policy that governs how we collect and use information in the Paco app and on the Paco site. If you have any questions, please email us at

Please note that we may change this privacy policy from time to time. You should check it regularly for changes, but we will never sell or otherwise disclose your personally identifiable information to anyone else unless we are compelled to do so by law (see below).
Information that we collect:
We collect only three kinds of information in Paco: 1) anonymous user information; 2) your email address, used as credentials for authentication, and/or, if you choose to email us; and 3) information that you store in Paco which is your private data or data that is part of an experiment you have joined in which case it is private to the experimenter and you according to the specific Data Handling Policy they have presented in the informed consent when joining an experiment.

1) When you browse the Paco site, or use the Paco app, we collect only the following limited, data:

Our servers may record the numerical Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer or phone you are using, the operating system and browser you use, the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the web site from which you linked to the Paco site.

We use this information to diagnose system problems, to measure the number of visitors we receive and what pages on the Paco site are most popular (but we never conduct audit trails that measure what pages individual users visit), and to improve the site. We may also use this information to block computers that are attempting denial of service attacks on Paco servers or for similar security purposes.
We may share this anonymous information with selected affiliates of Paco, but we will never disclose information that identifies you personally to anyone outside of Paco unless compelled by law (see below).
2) Paco also invites visitors to participate via our mailing lists. You will need to register if you would like to participate in our lists.
The only information you must provide if you choose to register is your e-mail address. We use this information for verification purposes; also, if you sign up for our announcements list (see below), then we will send the announcements to the e-mail address you give us here. We will not disclose your e-mail address to anyone else unless compelled by law (see below).
You may choose to let use place a cookie on your PC if you would like to log on to Paco automatically. We will use the cookie only to log you on, and for no other purpose.
You may also choose to receive occasional announcements via The Paco Announcements list on our website. You must voluntarily subscribe in order to receive these announcements.
You may also send e-mail to Paco via the e-mail address on the Paco web site. When you choose do this, we collect the address of the e-mail account that you sent the message from and any information that you choose to include in the message. We will not share this information with third parties unless compelled by law.

3) Paco is a personal data collection device. The data that you collect in your experiments with yourself and with others is your private data. At Paco, we do not access or share this information with anyone unless compelled by law (see below).
Information collected by third parties:

Managing your information and unsubscribing:
If you want to get information about you that may be in our records, or if you want us to remove any correct any information you have given us, just let us know. Contact the site administrator at:
If you signed up to receive Paco announcements and you do not want to receive them anymore, at the bottom of each announcement mail is a link that will remove you from the list.
Law enforcement and other compelled disclosures:
If we are required by law (including by a court order) to disclose any information you have submitted to us, we will attempt to provide you with notice (unless we are prohibited) that a request for your information has been made and give you an opportunity to object to the disclosure. We will attempt to give you this notice by e-mail, if you have given us an e-mail address, or by postal mail if you have given us a postal address. If we are unable to contact you, if you do not challenge the disclosure request, or if we are still required to disclose the information despite your challenge, we will disclose it as required by law.
Security of information under our control:
Our databases, including the database of registered users and system administrations logs, are password protected. Password information is encrypted in the database.

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