Privacy Statement


The MIT Emergency Ventilator Project is committed to supporting the privacy of visitors to its website (the “Site”). This Privacy Statement explains how we handle and use the personal information we collect from you.

What personal information we collect

While specific information may vary for particular individuals, we may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal information about you, which we have grouped together as follows:

Basic biographic/contact information – name, phone numbers, business address and email addresses
Employment information – Organization, Position, Background Interest in Ventilator Design
Analytical information – aggregated information related to web visitor activity and email marketing actions

How we collect this personal information about you

We collect personal information directly from you when you register for an account.

How we use your personal information

We use your personal information for a number of legitimate purposes, including offering you the ability to download the Content you have selected from the Site. We also, with your consent, use your personal information to send you news and information about Emergency Ventilator and communicate updates and upgrades to the Site and Content.

If you have concerns about any of these purposes, or how we communicate with you, please contact us at

When we share your personal information

We do not share your personal information with any third parties.

How your information is stored and secured

MIT uses risk-assessed administrative, technical and physical security measures to protect your personal information. Only authenticated users with specific permissions may access member data. We use firewalls and regular monitoring to evaluate any attempts at accessing the systems without permission.

How long we keep your personal information

We will retain your personal information for as long as you wish to hear from us. If you decide that you no longer want access to the Site, please follow the information we provide on how to de-activate your account. We will not retain any personal information for accounts which have been de-activated.

Cookies on the Site

On the Site, cookies are only used for your login session/data. When you visit the site and don’t need to log in again, that’s because of a cookie being stored.

About cookies: A cookie, in the context of web site use, is a small piece of information generated by a web server and stored temporarily in the computer‘s web browser. Cookies are embedded in the HTML code that flows back and forth between the user‘s computer and the servers. A cookie file is not a secret way for a web server to find out everything about users and the information they have stored on their computers. The only way that any personal information (like your name) could be part of your cookie file would be if you personally entered that information on our website (when registering, for example) and our website’s server was programmed to include that information into the cookie file. Also, each cookie is specific to the particular server it came from, and web browsers will only send the cookie back to that server. There is no way for a web server to use a cookie to access any private information about you, or read your computer data. In addition, viruses are not spread through the use of cookies.

Additional Information

We may change this Privacy Statement from time to time.  If we make any significant changes in the way we treat your personal information we will make this clear on the Site or by contacting you directly.

This policy was last updated in April 2020.