Privacy & Security

Information that is gathered from visitors
In common with other websites, log files are stored on the web server saving details such as the visitor’s IP address, browser type, referring page and time of visit. Cookies may be used to remember visitor preferences when interacting with the website. Where registration is required, the visitor’s email and a username will be stored on the server.

How the Information is used
The information is used to enhance the visitor’s experience when using the website to display personalized content and possibly advertising. E-mail addresses will not be sold, rented or leased to third parties. E-mail may be sent to inform you of news of our services or offers by us or our affiliates.

Visitor Options
If you have subscribed to one of our services, you may unsubscribe by following the instructions which are included in e-mail that you receive. You may be able to block cookies via your browser settings but this may prevent you from access to certain features of the website.

Cookies
Cookies are small digital signature files that are stored by your web browser that allow your preferences to be recorded when visiting the website. Also they may be used to track your return visits to the website. 3rd party advertising companies may also use cookies for tracking purposes.

Google Ads
Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to visitors based on their visit to sites they visit on the Internet. Website visitors may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Mobile App Data
We may request device information such as your mobile device ID number, model, and manufacturer, version of your operating system, phone number, country, location, and any other data you choose to provide.

Mobile App Face Data
Collection
Only the raw user image and preferred gender result is collected for the Dopplegangster facial recognition feature. To protect the privacy of Doppelgangster users, the Museum does not store or maintain user images or face data.

Use
Once an image is provided by the user via the app, an algorithm is applied on the image within the supporting backend system to first detect if there is a face in the image provided by the user. Then the algorithm conducts calculations on the facial features, for example distance between eyes, ears, length of nose, to provide a series of facial feature scores. Those scores are compared to the facial scores of the existing database of approved Doppelgangster images to provide a user’s top three images that they look most similar to.

Disclosure
Though the Museum does not maintain or store any user images or face data, disclosure to third parties will be limited to those required to comply with any valid court order or government regulation.

Sharing
To protect the privacy of Doppelgangster users, the Museum does not share user images or face data with any third parties. Users who choose to share images to third party websites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, are advised that The Mob Museum has no control over such third parties and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of these third party websites.

Retention
No face data, including user images and facial scores, are stored on the app or backend system.  The image and associating scores are discarded once the user is done reviewing their Doppelgangster results.