Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

MAHB’s mission is to foster, fuel and inspire a global dialogue on how interconnected  biogeophysical and socio-economic systems contribute to, and are affected by, the existential threats facing humanity and the threat of collapse as a result of the manifestations of the human predicament.

Central to this mission is our commitment to be transparent about the data we collect about you, how it is used, and with whom it is shared. This Privacy Policy applies when you use our website. By using the MAHB website generally or by registering as a member of our platform, you agree to the use as set out in this Privacy Policy. We offer our users choices about the data we collect, use and share as described in this Privacy Policy.

What information do we collect from you?

During the registration process, MAHB collects information that you provide to us or that we learn about you from your use of our website.

We store the information you provide through the registration process; this involves your name or user identification, email address, password. You have choices about the information you provide in relation to your profile such as country of residence, organization, location, title or position, profile picture, and your personal website. Profile information helps you to get more out of the platform and a lack of data may limit your ability to learn and engage in collaboration opportunities. Please do not add personal data to your profile that you would not want to be publicly available.

We may collect and store general, non-identifiable information about what pages you access, your network and the device you are using. We log usage data when you visit or otherwise use MAHB, such as when you view or click on content. We use log-ins, cookies, device information and internet protocol (“IP”) addresses to identify you and log your use.

Cookies are files, used by most websites, that contain small amounts of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer’s hard drive. You can turn cookies off on your web browser, but if you do, the site may not be as relevant and useful to you.

What do we use your information for?

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and will only use your personal information:

  • to provide and improve our services to you
  • to compile anonymous statistics, for example, website usage statistics
  • to provide you with personalized content
  • to market our services including alerting you to events
  • to manage our relationship with you and other stakeholders
  • to process and respond to inquiries
  • to fulfil our legal obligations
  • for other legitimate business purposes

How and why do we share your information?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our site, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We have taken steps to ensure that all such entities keep your personal information confidential and secure and that the personal information is only used for specified purposes that we have informed you of. However, we may release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.

How do we protect your information?

The security of your personal information is important to us. We implement commercially acceptable security safeguards designed to protect your data, such as HTTPS. We regularly monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks. However, no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.

Please note that we assume no liability whatsoever for the disclosure of information due to errors in data transmission and/or unauthorized access by third parties not caused by us (e.g. hacking of email accounts or telephone, interception of faxes).

You acknowledge and agree that MAHB’s servers and operations are in the United States. As a result, regardless of where you live, your content is transferred to and stored in the United States, and you hereby consent to the transfer, processing, and storage of your content in the United States. We cannot warrant the security of any information that you send us. There is no guarantee that data may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

We will only collect and process personal data about you where we have lawful bases. Lawful bases include where you have given consent and contract. Where we rely on your consent to process personal data, you have the right to withdraw or decline your consent at any time and where we rely on legitimate interests, you have the right to object. If you have any questions about the lawful bases upon which we collect and use your personal data, please refer to the contact information below.

Data Retention

Following termination or deactivation of your User account, the MAHB may retain your profile information and User Content for a reasonable time for backup, archival, or audit purposes.

Changes to this Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective from July 12, 2020  and will remain in effect until updated.

We reserve the right to update this policy from time to time to reflect the changes in our practices. We will let you know if we make significant changes by sending a notice to the contact information associated with your account or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgement of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

Your rights

You have the right to apply for a copy of the information we hold about you. We may require further information from you to verify your identity before disclosing any personal information to you.

You also have the right to have any inaccurate information about you corrected. We want to make sure that your information is accurate and up to date and may check with you from time to time to verify it.

You may ask us to correct or remove any information that you think is no longer up to date. In addition, you may request in writing using the contact details below, that identifiable photos of you be removed from public viewing and use.

Please contact us using the contact details below if you would like to request your data or have any of the above corrections made to your information.


You may change your communication preferences at any time. If you need help changing your communication preferences, please contact us using the details below. Please be aware that you cannot opt out of receiving service messages from us, (e.g., account verification, changes/updates to features of the Service, technical and security notices).


If you have any comments or questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact