Terms of Service

By using the Mycrocosm web site you agree to be bound by the conditions outlined below. Please check this page periodically as we may update our terms of service or privacy policy

  1. You must be 13 years or older to use this site. If you are under the age of 18 you should also seek guidance from your guardian before using this site.
  2. You are solely responsible for any content you create on the site.
  3. You must refrain from creating content on the Mycrocosm site that is harmful, unlawful, offensive, threatening, obscene or otherwise objectionable. We may, but have no obligation to remove any such content from the site at our sole discretion.
  4. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate the account of individual violating these terms of service.
  5. We reserve the right to suspend or withdraw the Mycrocosm service without notice at any time.

Privacy Policy

As a user your privacy is important to us and we aim to collect minimal data from you. Apart from the data you create on the site itself, the only data we require is your OpenID URI (which you use to sign in) and a username to use on the site; these may be publicly visible on the web site itself. All other information such as email address or phone number is optional and we will not sell, distribute or publish any of this information.

Data you create while using the site belongs to you and you may delete it at any time. You may also delete your account at any time (to do so please email the Mycrocosm team at mycrocosm (at) media.mit.edu). Outside of our backup procedures we do not keep deleted data or account information. You should keep in mind however that by design, most of what you create on the Mycrocosm site is publicly viewable and as such may be presented publicly by the Mycrocosm's creators and others.

We may also collect data on general site usage, e.g. account creation rates, most used features, frequency of updates etc. This information however is not identifying and will only be analyzed in aggregate.