Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. It is IdeaBounce®’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you when you use our website,, and other sites we own and operate.

This Privacy Policy governs your use of our website. It is intended to help you understand our policies concerning what data we collect from users, why we collect it, and how we use it.

IdeaBounce® does not track individual users of its website and related pages. However, while you use our website, we may ask that you provide us with certain personally identifiable information that could be used to contact or identify you. We only ask that you voluntarily provide personal information (such as name, e-mail address, or phone number) when we need it to provide a service to you, or in connection with your use of our website. We only collect it with your knowledge and consent. We also let you know why we’re collecting it and how it might be used.

The security of your personal information is important to us. We only retain collected information for as long as necessary to provide you with the service you requested or to contact you in connection with the services you obtain from our website. What data we store, we protect with physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. However, please remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is entirely secure. Although we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect the information we might collect, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. No security system can prevent all potential security breaches.

We don’t share your e-mail address, phone number, id, role and affiliation publicly or with third-parties, except when required to by law. Nor will any information you provide to use be sold or traded with any commercial institution or business that is external or unrelated to Washington University in St. Louis.

Our goal is to maintain a collaborative learning environment where ideas may be discussed openly. Once your idea is submitted and approved by the site, your idea is publicly viewable on IdeaBounce®. Therefore, individuals and/or teams who choose to submit ideas to IdeaBounce® must decide what information should be included, and they are solely responsible for that publicly-available information. Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. We provide those external links solely for the convenience of the users of our website. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and practices of these sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies. Nor do we endorse the information, content, products, or services provided on any third-party site linked to our website.

You are free to refuse our request for your personal information, with the understanding that we may be unable to provide you with some of your desired services.

IdeaBounce® may employ standard Web analytics practices by tracking browsing patterns to inform our understanding of how our sites are used, what information is most important, and how best to serve the needs of our users. Our website may also use these analytics services provided by third parties to help us analyze how visitors use our site. In doing so, we will only analyze the information gathered so we can better serve both you and future users of our website and associated pages. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer while browsing our website. These files collect certain information about your browsing activity, such as user preferences and to maintain users’ login status. IdeaBounce® may also use this information to evaluate usage patterns so we can improve both content and distribution. We do not use cookies to collect Personal Information, and they will not be used to identify people.

Any cookies or other data used for analytics comes from browsers and generic information based on the user’s IP address, which is the location of a computer or network, along with the information requested and sent by the browser’s operator, to provide meaningful reports about how our sites are used. None of the information collected is specific to the individuals who use them. IdeaBounce® will not associate your IP address and Web usage data with any other information held by us that could specifically identify you unless we are required to do so by law. For example, we will not seek to match your IP address to your name or physical address. Nor will web usage data be specifically linked to individuals by name or other personally identifying data.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, doing so may prevent you from using the full functionality of our website.

Your continued use of our website will be regarded as acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information. If you have any questions about how we handle user data and personal information, feel free to contact us

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