Privacy Policy


Updated: February 17, 2017

Because of increasingly severe and unstoppable (using conventional Captcha technology) attacks on our form and comment systems, we have been forced to implement Google's Invisible reCAPTCHA system.  Users of this part of our system are, therefore, subject to Google's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

This document applies to all websites and applications affiliated with Beyond Intractability, CRInfo, and the MBI Massive Open Online Seminars  (henceforth collectively referenced as BI/CRInfo/MOOS), located at and (and including subdomains and subdirectories thereof).

General Information Collection

The BI/CRInfo/MOOS servers automatically record certain information about site traffic (which may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser types, Internet service provider (ISP) information, referring pages and search engines, platform types, date/time stamps, and other data). This information is not further linked to any personally identifiable information; it is used by BI/CRInfo to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Additionally, BI/CRInfo/MOOS utilizes Google Analytics, which independently records traffic using a modified version of the data described above (i.e. a segment of each user's IP address is deleted to further protect users' privacy).

User Accounts

Personally Identifiable Information

In order to request and maintain a user account, you will need to supply a name and a valid e-mail address. This data plus any responses to BI/CRInfo/MOOS user questionnaires is stored on the BI/CRInfo/MOOS servers as well as local project office computers. All such storage may be maintained for an indefinite period of time.

The Administrators will not intentionally disclose your personally identifiable information to any third party without your prior consent, except when compelled to do so by law.

The Administrators will strive to ensure (but cannot guarantee)  that the personally identifiable information that you privately provide to is (via user account request form, contact form, or any other mode that may be reasonably deemed "private") will not be made accessible to anyone other than the Administrators and Consortium staff without your prior consent.

Your username, as well as any material that you choose to publicly provide (e.g., by creating or editing a page for publication on BI/CRInfo, submitting a comment, editing your user profile, posting to the forum, or submitting information via any other mode that may not be reasonably deemed "private") may be accessible to the public, without regard for the presence (or lack) of personally identifiable information contained therein.