BISmark Privacy Statement

Summary

BISmark collects measurements of your ISP's network and the performance of your Internet service based on traffic and requests generated by the BISmark software (active measurements). BISmark does not collect information from your network traffic. The BISmark team collects information about your location and your Internet service, as well as your contact information, as part of the enrollment process. Information about your Internet service, location, and BISmark performance measurements will be used to present an online report of your network performance, and to conduct research related to home network and broadband Internet performance. Your contact information will be retained for the duration of your participation in the study.

Full Statement

This statement describes the information collected as part of your participation in BISmark, as well as how this information is used, disclosed, and retained. This statement does not attempt to characterize the risks of collecting or storing the information, or the disclosure of this information as described below. You must assess and accept the risks of participating in BISmark before you agree to participate in the BISmark study.

Information we collect, and how we use it

We collect three types of information, for the following purposes:

Specific examples of information collected in each of these categories is given below:

Participant Information

Service Information

Active Measurement Information

Personally-identifiable information

We consider the following information to be personally-identifiable information (PII), and we will not disclose it except as indicated under "Information disclosure" below:

Other information collected as part your participation in BISmark (e.g. ISP, network topology, or IP address) could potentially be used to identify you in certain circumstances. You must assess and accept the risks of participating in BISmark before you agree to participate in the BISmark study.

Accessing collected information

You can view and download the Service Information and Active Measurement Information (excluding PII) we have collected as part of your participation in BISmark at networkdashboard.org.

Information disclosure

All of the information described above will be collected, maintained, and used by the BISmark team. We may disclose this information outside of the BISmark team in the following ways:

Information retention

Participant Information and personally-identifiable information will be retained for the duration of the BISmark study, or until you choose to terminate your participation in the BISmark study. Service Information and Active Measurement Information (excluding PII) will be retained for at least the duration of the BISmark study.

Information security

We take measures to protect the information collected as described above. We encrypt information as it is transmitted between the BISmark gateway and our servers, or between your computer and our servers during enrollment. We have implemented access controls to limit access to information stored on our servers.

Revised 2012-04-06 01:22:44 -0400 (d1e52ff)