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Cambridge Brain Sciences Privacy Policy

  1. What is Cambridge Brain Sciences?
  2. What personal information do you collect and how will it be used?
  3. Do I have to submit any personal information?
  4. When will my personal information be disclosed?
  5. How is my personal information protected?
  6. Site Information and Cookies
  7. Access to Personal Information
  8. External Websites
  9. Contact Us

1. What is Cambridge Brain Sciences?

Cambridge Brain Sciences offers two web-based platforms for measuring and tracking cognition. Our scientifically valid tests, which are based on over two decades of pioneering research by leading neuroscientist Dr. Adrian Owen and are backed by hundreds of peer reviewed articles in scientific journals, evaluate such cognitive elements as memory, reasoning, concentration, planning and intelligence. Our public platform, www.cambridgebrainsciences.com, allows users to test their cognition and track it over time, as well as comparing their results to others. We also maintain www.CBSTrials.com, a research and commercial-focused site for the controlled assessment and analysis of cognitive function in targeted groups. Researchers who would like to use our tests for controlled research projects or commercial purposes should contact Cambridge Brain Sciences at info@cambridgebrainsciences.com.

2. What personal information do you collect and how will it be used?

Personal information may be requested when you register on the site or take part in tests.  For example, we may ask for information such as:

  • Name/Nickname
  • Email address
  • Gender
  • City/Town and Country
  • Date of Birth
  • Education Level
  • Occupation

This information improves the scientific validity of our tests by allowing us to better understand how results from the various tests of memory, reasoning, concentration and planning vary in the population at large, and whether they are affected by factors such as age or occupation.

The personal information we collect when you participate in tests (such as your responses to queries) will be de-identified and used for our world-class neuroscience research and analyses we perform to help us better understand the tests and serve our users. Your data will never be presented in an identifiable form. For example, results may be presented to indicate that the average score of a 27-year-old left-handed user for an attention test is 53, but that right-handed users score 52. Any personal information that might identify a user will be kept confidential and not shared with any third party (except as set out below).  

We may also use your email address to contact you regarding developments to the site, new tests, and other services that may be of interest to you.

3. Do I have to submit any personal information?

When completing a test, if you do not wish to make optional personal information available you do not have to complete those sections. If you supply personal information and later wish for it to be removed, please contact us at info@cambridgebrainsciences.com.

4.  When will my personal information be disclosed?

We will not disclose or transfer your personal information, except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy.

We may transfer (or otherwise make available) your personal information to our affiliates and other third parties who provide services on our behalf. For example, we may use service providers to host our site or operate certain of its features. Your personal information may be maintained and processed by our affiliates and other third party service providers in the US or other jurisdictions. Our service providers are given the information they need to perform their designated functions, and we do not authorize them to use or disclose personal information for their own marketing or other purposes.

We may transfer any information we have about you as an asset in connection with a proposed or completed merger or sale (including transfers made as part of insolvency or bankruptcy proceedings) involving all or part of CBS or as part of a corporate reorganization or other change in control.

CBS, our affiliates and our Canadian, US and other service providers may provide your personal information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order, or to an organization in the case of a breach of an agreement or contravention of law, or as otherwise required or permitted by applicable Canadian, US or other law. We may also disclose personal information where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims and to investigate or prevent actual or suspected loss or harm to persons or property.

5.  How is my personal information protected?

We have implemented measures designed to protect personal information in our custody and control. We maintain reasonable administrative, technical and physical safeguards in an effort to protect against unauthorized access, use, modification and disclosure of personal information in our custody and control. Unfortunately, no transmission of data over the internet can be guaranteed secure. Therefore, we do not warrant and cannot ensure the security of any information that you transmit to us. Accordingly, any information that you transmit to us is transmitted at your own risk.

We have personal information retention processes designed to retain personal information for no longer than necessary for the purposes stated herein or to otherwise meet legal requirements.

6. Site information and cookies

In general, you can visit our site without telling us who you are or submitting any personal information. However, we collect the IP (internet protocol) addresses of all visitors to our site and other related information such as page requests, browser type, operating system and average time spent on our site. We use this information to help us understand our site activity, and to monitor and improve our site.

Our site also uses cookies.  A cookie is a small text file which is automatically issued to your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are used to identify you as a visitor and are generally used to help track users and personalize your experience. To protect privacy, websites can only read cookies they issue, not those from other websites. You can also turn off cookies if you don't wish to use them at all.

We use cookies to help you login to our site and participate in tests. We also work with third-party companies to help track the usage of our site. Cookies are used to help identify the number of visitors to our site.

If you don't want to use cookies you can disable these in your web browser, however by doing so you won't be able to login to our site and participate in the tests. To disable cookies in your browser please take a look at www.aboutcookies.org.

Our site may also use a technology called "tracer tags" or “Web Beacons”. This technology allows us to understand which pages you visit on our site. These tracer tags are used to help us optimize and tailor our site for you and other future visitors to our site.

7. Access to personal information

You are entitled to access, update and correct inaccuracies in your personal information  in our custody or control, subject to exceptions prescribed by law. Where permitted by law, a small fee may be payable for this service. If you would like to request a copy of, or make any updates or corrections to your personal information, please contact us at info@cambridgebrainsciences.com. 

8.  External websites

Please note that this site contains links to other websites of interest. You should look for the new privacy policies of these websites where applicable.

9.  Contacting us

Please contact our Privacy Officer if you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, you wish to access, update, and/or correct inaccuracies in your personal information, or you otherwise have a question or complaint about the manner in which we or our service providers treat your personal information. You may contact our Privacy Officer at info@cambridgebrainsciences.com.