OpenBiome Privacy Policy

At OpenBiome, we respect users’ privacy when visiting our website.

The following sections explain the types of personal data we collect and why we collect this information. Below, we explain in more detail what personal information and cookies are. We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time and will publish the most current version on our website.

Data We Collect When Submitting Personal Information Through Our Website

Website Activity Collected Through Cookies

Explanation of Personal Data

Personal Information:

As noted in the table above, our site users can willfully submit contact information through our website in a few instances: if you’re making a financial donation to our organization, if you’re inquiring about our services, and if you’re submitting a global health research collaboration request. We use the information you submit to us for response purposes only. We never share your contact information with third parties or toward marketing purposes.


A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your computer when you visit a website, and is considered personal data.

Many websites use cookies, and they collect varied information from users, such as: remembering your preferences, recording what you have put in your shopping basket, and counting the number of people looking at a website. Some data collected through cookies is used to understand browsing patterns and your approximate geographical location, which may be used to analyze your use of websites and to serve targeted ads.

The information OpenBiome collects through cookies and shares with third parties (Google, Facebook, Twitter) does not include personal information which is likely to identify you. As noted in the table above, the information we collect may be used to serve you stool donation ads when you visit third party websites, or to identify the geographical locations of where our most-visited site users are located. We also analyze cookies to see which pages of our website are most commonly viewed.

While we recommend that users enable cookies on their browsers in order to enjoy all of the features of our website, you may choose to disable the cookies feature. You may learn how to disable the feature by visiting your internet browser’s Help section.

Last Revised: June 25, 2019

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