Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

1. Introduction
On the website of we want to provide you the best possible access to phage database that allows you to enter phage sequences, share phage sequences, and download phage sequences that are publicly available. That's why one of our top priorities will always be your privacy and the security of your personal data.

So we want to explain clearly how we collect, store, share and use your personal data, and how we can control and determine the preferences you have when sharing your personal data.

This is the purpose of this Privacy Policy ("Policy"), which contains detailed information on this subject.

2. Information on the Policy
This Policy sets out the most important information concerning your relationship with, as part of your personal data.

We may periodically develop new offers on website. If the introduction of new or additional offers changes the way we collect or process your personal data, we will provide you with additional information, terms or conditions. Unless otherwise stated, new or additional services introduced will be subject to this Policy. 

The purpose of this Policy is to:
  1. ensure that you understand what personal data we collect with your consent, why we collect and use it and to whom we share it;
  2. explain how we use the personal data you provide to us to use the website of with pleasure; and 
  3. explain your rights and preferences with regard to the personal data we collect and how we protect your privacy.
We hope this will help you understand our privacy commitments. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us:

ul.Tylna 3A  
90-364 Łódź 

E-mail address:
(+48) 42 209 33 95
(+48) 502 269 383

3. Your rights and preferences: Control and choice
You may be aware that the new European Union law, called the General Data Protection Regulation or "GDPR", grants individuals certain rights with regard to their personal data. The rights granted to natural persons shall, to the extent possible and except where limited by the applicable law, be as follows:
In order to exercise these rights, we provide contact details:

ul.Tylna 3A  
90-364 Łódź 

E-mail address:
(+48) 42 209 33 95
(+48) 502 269 383

If you have any questions about your privacy, rights or enforcement, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will respond to your enquiry within a reasonable time after your identity has been verified. If you are not satisfied with the way we use your personal data, you may also contact the Polish Data Protection Authority and file a complaint.

4. How we collect personal data
We collect personal data on the following occasions:
  1. When you create an account - we will collect certain personal data, such as your e-mail address and username
  2. When you update your profile - we will collect certain personal data, such as first and last name, biography and avatar image(if applicable), as well as your degree and the university you are associated with.
  3. When you use the website - when you use the website, we collect personal data about your use of the website, such as the phages and projects you view and the time you spend on the website.
We use anonymized or aggregated data for purposes such as testing IT systems, research, data analysis,  improving the website and developing new features and options within the website.

5. Personal data we collect
The following tables list the categories of personal data we collect and use about you:

Personal data collected when you create an account
Personal data collected when using the website
6. How we use personal data
When you use or interact with a website, we may use a variety of technologies to collect information about you for a variety of reasons. The following is a table showing the reasons why we process your personal data, the associated legal basis that legally enable us to process your personal data, and the categories of personal data we use for these purposes:
7. Sharing of personal data
Information we may share:
8. Retention and erasure of data
We retain your personal data as long as necessary to provide the website and for legitimate and necessary our legal purposes, such as maintaining productivity, making decisions about new features based on data, and complying with legal obligations. Your personal data will be stored as long as you use the website and, if you create an account, as long as you delete it, and if you ask a question by website to answer it.

Upon request, we will delete or anonymize your personal data so that it no longer serves your purpose to identify you, unless we are legally authorized or required to retain certain personal data, including in the following situations:
9. Data transfer to other countries
We may transfer your data to a third country in connection with our use of IT systems using cloud services, however, the entity providing the above-mentioned the service is considered by the European Commission to be an entity providing an adequate level of protection, and moreover, if the provider provides cloud services to a third country that does not have an adequate level of protection - it provides adequate and appropriate safeguards. You have the option of obtaining a copy of the transferred data or where the data is available.

10. References
We may display third-party advertising and other content that links to third-party websites. We cannot control and are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of third parties. When you click a link or advertise an outside party, remember that you are leaving the website and that any personal data you provide will not be governed by this Policy. Please refer to the third party's privacy policy for how we collect and process your personal data.

11. Security of personal data
Our goal is to protect the personal data of our users. We implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data, however, remember that no system is ever completely secure. We have implemented various policies, such as pseudonymization, encryption, access and storage policies, to protect against unauthorized access and unnecessary storage of your personal data on our systems.

12. Cookies
A cookie is a text file that is stored on your device when you visit a website. Cookies help website providers to recognize your device. Find out more about cookies at: or

The term "cookies" actually describes a wide range of technologies, including:
The term cookies will be used in this Policy to describe all such technologies, but we will try to provide you with detailed information about them to enable you to make informed choices about the settings of cookies.

Cookies have different tasks, such as successfully navigating between pages, remembering preferences and generally improving the user experience. They can also help you choose the right advertisements for you when you browse the web, according to your preferences and interests.

There are several different categories of cookies, including:

Session and persistent cookies.
Session cookies are cookies that expire when you close your browser; and
Persistent cookies are cookies that remain on your device for a period of time or until you delete them.

Own Cookies and Third Party Cookies
Own Cookies - These are cookies that are placed by us or by an external entity on request through the website you are visiting at the time;
Third-party cookies - These are cookies that are placed by an entity other than the website you visit. If you visit the website and another entity places cookies via this website, this cookie will be a cookie of an external entity.

Necessary cookies
These cookies are necessary to enable the use of our website. Without these files, some of the website's services may not be provided. 

In summary, these cookies allow you to use the features you choose and allow you to share our products and services.

Performance related cookies
These are cookies that provide us with information about how visitors use our services, such as which pages are visited most frequently, information about the errors that appear most frequently on the pages. These cookies collect information about the pages you visit in an anonymous form. All the information collected in these files is combined and made anonymous. They are only used to improve our services.

This category includes an online analysis which uses cookies to collect data to improve the performance of the website. They can be used to test projects and to provide a customised form. Cookies used by providers of behavioural/directed advertising are excluded.

Functionality related cookies
These files allow the website to save user settings (user name, language, location) and help streamline and better match services. These cookies also allow you to remember any changes you make, such as changes in the size and font of the text and other personally identifiable elements of the website. The data collected by these files may be anonymized and may not be used to track activities on other sites.

These cookies allow you to remember your choices in order to improve your experience.

If the same cookie is used for redirecting purposes, it must also be included in the category of 'cookies related to advertisements and their recipients'. This may also include cookies that are used for a specific purpose, but if this feature includes cookies used by behavioural/directed advertising providers, they must also be included in the category "cookies related to ads and their recipients" as well as in this category.

Cookies related to advertisements and their recipients
These cookies are used to provide you with ads that are more relevant to your interests. They are also used to limit the frequency with which you see the same advertisement and to evaluate the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the consent of the website operator. They remember your visit and send this information to organisations such as advertisers. Often these files are linked to the functionality of the sites they host.
These cookies collect information about your online habits in order to better tailor advertising to your interests.

Management of cookie settings

Browser cookies
You may withdraw or modify your consent to the use of cookies at any time. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can change your browser's settings to accept, block, and delete cookies. To do this, follow the instructions in your browser (usually in the settings on the "Help", "Tools" or "Edit" pages).
Please note that if you set your browser to block cookies, you will not be able to use the full functionality of this website. More information is available at www.

13. Changes in the Privacy Policy
We may change the provisions of the Policy from time to time.

If we make material changes to this Policy, we will notify you of such changes clearly and in a manner that is appropriate to your circumstances, for example by displaying a clearly visible notice on our website or by sending you an e-mail. In some cases, we will notify you in advance. 

We therefore ask you to read these notifications carefully.

14. Contact details
Thank you for reading our Privacy Policy. If you have any questions regarding this Policy, please contact us:

ul.Tylna 3A  
90-364 Łódź 

E-mail address:
(+48) 42 209 33 95
(+48) 502 269 383

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