Updated 22 January 2021

About “The Dying Brain”

The Dying Brain is a website with Rorschach-like images where you can comment on what you see. In the future, you will also be able to log in and vote for what other people have seen. Each image is original and can be downloaded as a wallpaper. All the images are property of The Dying Brain and are free only for personal use.

Introduction to the privacy policy

This privacy policy describes how information about you is collected, used, protected and shared when you interact with this website.

Depending on how you interact with us and what cookies do you accept your information will be collected and processed differently.

How this information is collected from you

Information that you give to us

While using this website, The Dying Brain collects and receives personal information in a few ways, for example, when you set up an account or make comments on a post.

Right now, the only personal information that is requested is your email if you choose to save your name (nick) and email in your browser for the next time you comment. The website will store that information in a cookie in your browser so you can comment faster without having to fill those fields again in the future. The name doesn’t have to be your real name, it is just a nick you would like to use to be identified on the website.

This section details the ways in which the website collects information from you and how that information is received.

Information generated or collected automatically through your use of the website

The website uses cookies which are small text files that collect and track certain technical information and similar technologies to help the website operate and provide you a better experience.

This information includes:

● Information about the systems and device(s) you use to access the website, including, IP address, browser type and version, time zone setting, operating system and platform, device type, and device identifiers.

● Information about your visits to the website, including the full URL clickstream to, through and from the website (including date and time).

● Information to facilitate your use of the website (including to provide access to third-party websites and services), such as URL requests, destination IP addresses, or device configuration details.

● Pages you view or search for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), your engagement with certain variable/dynamic elements of a page and methods used to browse away from the page.

Most of this information will only be gathered if you accepted the usage of cookies on the website.

For more information check The Dying Brains Cookie Policy.

Information collected about you from third parties

When you use any social media platform to share The Dying Brains content, the website does not have any control of the collection, use and sharing of your information. You should read any of their associated privacy policies before using them.

Information collected from other sources, e.g.: information from third party providers, information that helps the website combat spam or that relates to your social interactions (including your communications via social media, between individuals, organisations, prospects and other stakeholders acquired from companies that collect combined information).

The website may only combine such information from the various sources described above to prevent spam and other inappropriate behaviours.

Why your information is collected (purposes)

This section explains why the website collects your information and what is needed for (purposes).

The website collects and processes your personal information in order to offer services and a better usage experience.

If you decline to provide your personal information when asked, you may not be able to access all or some of the services. For example, if you do not provide your email address or other information required for account registration, you will not be able to register for certain account services.

Account registration information

Your personal information is needed for account registration purposes. Although you will be able to use the website anonymously and you will be able to comment and download any wallpaper, some shortcuts and vote interactions require account registration. This requires a name associated with your account, an email address at which you can be contacted and a password to help secure your personal information.

Profile information

The profile is private except for the name (nick) provided and cannot be accessed publicly in any way on the website by other users.

Information used to identify and authenticate you. This information is needed to be able to recognize you, for example, when you access your account. It also helps to protect your details and keep them secure.


If you accept ad cookies, the ad provider may collect information about your device or the software you use, e.g. its IP address, technical specification and uniquely identifying data. Those cookies and similar technologies are used to recognize you, remember your preferences and tailor the content provided to you.

Device and browser information received automatically

When you visit the site, it automatically receives and records information from your browser or mobile device, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address or unique device identifier. Cookies and data about which pages you visit allow to operate and optimize the services and content provided to you. This information is stored in secure logs and is collected automatically.

The Dying Brain uses this information to keep the website secure, avoid spam and analyze and understand how the website is used to optimize the user experience.

Ad providers may use this information to better tailor the ads.

Location information

The Dying Brain doesn’t use any location information, but it can be gathered by ads and security services along with your IP address, browser information, and how you came to the website.

This is the case for individuals who have registered for an account, and non-members who visit the website but who have not completed an account registration.

This information is collected for various purposes, including advertising, security and analytics. You may revoke the permission to collect some of this data, including your location and browser information disabling all the cookies, but this may limit functionality in some cases. Certain location information collected is required for security and site functionality. We share this information with certain third-parties (e.g., spam blockers, seo tools and advertising providers) in order to enhance the website functionality.

Who is your information shared with

If you accept the corresponding cookies we may share personal information with third parties who provide services to The Dying Brain such as Google Analytics and Rank Math SEO for site usage and search engines and Google Adsense for tailored ads.

When The Dying Brain shares your personal information and other collected information with third party service providers, we require that they use your information only for the purpose of providing services to us and consistent with this privacy policy.

Analytics information

The Dying Brain uses data analytics to ensure site functionality and to optimize your experience. The usage of web browser and mobile analytics allows to better understand how the website is used, what content is more appealing and how often you interact with it.

Legal basis for processing your information

Your information will only be used where there is a legal basis for using it, for example, where you gave your consent, or where it is needed to carry out processing to provide you with a service you have requested. This section describes the legal bases for processing your information, including when it is shared with third parties.

When you use The Dying Brains website, the information is collected, displayed, stored, shared, transmitted and processed in the manner described in this policy.

In order to carry out these activities, The Dying Brain may rely on the following legal bases in order to process your personal data:

● Where you have given consent to process the information, which you can withdraw at any time.

● Where the processing is necessary:

○ to provide the services you have requested.

○ to comply with a legal obligation or to defend legal claims.

○ to protect the public interest or vital interest of others.

● Where it is a legitimate interest, or that of a third party to carry out the processing.

● Where we process your information on the basis of legitimate interests, we do so in order to secure your personal data and information.

The Dying Brain is committed to the safety and security of your personal data and the information that you share with the public.

Comply with regulatory and legal obligations

The Dying Brain has a legitimate interest in complying with certain legal obligations and interests which, from time to time, may require the disclosure of your personal information. The Dying Brain will not disclose your personal information to legal authorities except where such disclosure is by lawful request, including to meet legitimate national security or law enforcement demands (including a subpoena, court order, or other lawful legal demand by a legal authority with lawful jurisdiction). In some cases, we may also release your personal information to defend our legitimate legal interests.

The Dying Brain will not sell your personal information in any case.

Your choice and control of the information collected

The Dying Brain values your privacy. To this end, you are provided with the ability to control how your information is stored, and what information is collected. You may change or correct your settings. Additionally, much of the data collected is voluntary and your choice entirely to provide it or not.

And of course, should you wish, you may also request the permanent deletion of your account, in which case all personal information collected on you will be removed from the server and encrypted (except, in some cases your IP address required for security purposes, site maintenance, and spam protection).

Please also be aware that in order to respond to data requests and provide data choices to you, The Dying Brain may need to first verify your identity.


The Dying Brain does not knowingly collect personal data pertaining to children.

Where is your information processed (location)

The host server of The Dying Brains website is located in the United States.

Please be aware that the privacy laws and standards in certain countries outside the EEA, including the rights of authorities to access your personal information, may differ from those that apply in the country in which you reside. Your personal information could only be transferred to countries which are permitted by law and only if the information is appropriately safeguarded. More information on this is provided within the policy.

International data transfers

The Dying Brain is a world wide website and as such, you may access it from almost anywhere in the world. When you do this, you will also be subject to the local laws of the jurisdiction you are accessing it from. By accessing the The Dying Brain, you acknowledge that your personal data may be collected and transferred from your local jurisdiction (including member states to the European Union) to the United States.

The Dying Brain won’t intentionally perform non allowed personal data transfers from your local jurisdiction (including member states to the European Union) and expects the services it uses: Google Analytics, Google Adsense and Rank Math SEO, to be compliant with the needed laws if they do so on their behalf.

Privacy policy amendments

The Dying Brainmay amend or update this policy from time to time and will notify you of any material changes to this policy. Previous versions of this privacy policy are available upon request.