Privacy and Terms


This statement explains how the Centre for Genomic Pathogen Surveillance (“CGPS”) uses the personal information we collect from you when you visit Microreact website. By visiting Microreact website you are consenting to our use of your information in this way.
We may make changes to this statement so please check from time to time for any updates.

Information about you we may collect and use

Microreact accesses your name, email, and profile photo when signing in with Google, Twitter, or Facebook. Other information, such as tweets and Facebook friends, will not be collected or stored by Microreact.
We may also receive information about you from third parties, for example from our service providers. When you visit Microreact, we use third party services to collect certain technical information from your device including standard internet log information ie Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, and page interaction information.

How we use your information

We display the information you give us (your name, email, and profile photo) in your account page.
If you sent an invitation to one of your private projects, only your name will be included in the invitation email sent to the invited user. Your email and profile photo will not be included in the invitation email.


When you visit Microreact we use cookies to automatically collect information about how you use our sites. Please see our Cookies information (below).

Sharing your information

We do not share your personal information with any organisation. Your name, email, and profile photo are not displayed to other Microreact users.

Data Deletion

Please contact [email protected] if you would like to delete your account.


Like most websites, Microreact uses cookies to capture information about our website's users. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we save to your computer or device if you agree.
Cookies allow us to recognise and count your visits, and to see how you move around our sites while you are using them. This helps us to provide you with a good experience while you browse and to improve the way our sites work, for example allow you to sign in to your Microreact account.

Third-party cookies

As well as the cookies we set, we may use third party cookies and other similar technologies set by other websites when you visit them to help us to understand some simple information about the age, location and interests of the people who visit our sites. Third parties may use these technologies to collect or recieve information from our website and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide measurement services and to target adverts.
We only ever use this information in aggregate, and never associate it with any personal information that might identify you.
You can opt out of being tracked by cookies set by third parties by using the Google ad preferences page or the opt-out tool.
You can also get more information from Google or the Your Online Choices website.

Cookies we use on our sites by type

We use Google Analytics that require Google Analytics to collect data via advertising cookies and identifiers. Google Analytics is a tool that helps website and app owners to understand how their visitors behave. It uses a set of cookies to collect information and report website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. It also uses some cookies set by other websites to help us understand more about our sites’ visitors.
The following table is a list of the cookies we use, why we use them, and on which of our sites.
Used By
Your visit
Authentication cookie.
Session cookie
User preferences
Remembers a user's cookie preference.
1 year
User preferences
Remembers a user's tour preference.
1 year
Used to distinguish users.
2 years
Used to distinguish users.
24 Hours
Used to ensure that there are not too many people requesting a page or resource from Google Analytics at the same time.
10 minutes
Last modified 6mo ago