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As you browse our web site, our web server collects data sent automatically by your web browser. This data is used to provide you with the web pages you request, as well as for system administration and research. We may set a cookie when you participate in some activities so that we know that you have previously participated if you return to our web site to participate again. These cookies and your web browsing information will linked to your computer’s IP Address.
As you use the Locaccino Dashboard, our web application on Facebook, our web server and Facebook both automatically collect data sent by your web browser. This data is used to provide you with the web pages you request, as well as for system administration and research. As you use the Locaccino Dashboard, such as by viewing a location, we will collect information about your interactions with the application and use it for our research. We may set a cookie when you participate in some activities so that we know that you have previously participated if you return to our web site to participate again, or to persist your login credentials. On Facebook we will link your activity to your Facebook ID. These cookies, web browsing, and activity information will be linked to your Facebook ID.
If you install the Locaccino Locator software on your computer or mobile device, the software will automatically determine your location and transmit it to us periodically whenever the software is running and you have logged into Locaccino. To stop transmitting your location, log off, switch to hidden mode, or quit the Locaccino Locator application. Any location information you transmit to us will be linked to your Facebook ID and disclosed according to the privacy rules you specify.
If you sign up to be on one of our email lists we will use your email address to send you messages posted to that list. We will not use your email address for other purposes. You can unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions on the bottom of each email.
Surveys and User Studies
If you sign up for one of our surveys or online user studies we will collect your survey responses and information about your activities during the study, which may include your web activity within our Facebook application. This information will be used for research purposes only. Publications about our studies will not include your name or Facebook ID. If you choose to provide your name and contact information, we will use it only to follow-up with you on matters related to the study, for example, to send you a follow-up survey or to let you know that you have won a prize.
No data identified with you is ever shared with third parties beyond those identified in this policy such as Google for the aggregate tracking and Facebook for use of their social network, except as required by law or to investigate abuse of our web site.
Location data is very difficult to truly anonymize because traces of an individual's movements can often be used to identify them. Therefore, except as noted above, we will not share user locations over time even after disassociating this data from a Facebook ID.
To access data linked to your Facebook ID that you provided as part of your use of Loccacino, please contact us at
At the conclusion of our studies all data linked to individual Facebook IDs will be purged or anonymized. Any participant who wishes to withdraw from our studies may contact us at