Privacy Policy

Brief Summary

At, one of the main priorities is visitor privacy. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by Nicholas Ravanelli and how it is used. Primarily, the information collected does not contain any personally identifiable information. If you require more information or additional have additional questions, do not hesitate to contact me via email at [email protected]

Log Files

Nicholas Ravanelli follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit website. All hosting companies do this and as a part of hosting services’ analytics. While Nicholas Ravanelli does not log any personally identifiable information locally but in the form of cookies (see below) on the users device, third-party services may have log files which gather information such as internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information. Specifically, Nicholas Ravanelli uses CloudFlare to mitigate Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and more information of their logging system can be found in their privacy policy.


Like any other website, Nicholas Ravanelli uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. This information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing the web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.

Specific cookies used
  • hutas_csrf_token: This token is used to control the user interaction with the Human Thermal Audit Simulation Application to mitigate malicious use. It is a unique (e.g. per user) string of alphanumeric code which authorizes the users access to submit, collect information.
  • hutas_strava_token: This cookie is used to store authorization tokens to interact with the STRAVA API service. This cookie stores alpha-numeric tokens, and the authorized athlete id. The user can delete/remove their STRAVA authorization for use with Human Thermal Audit Simulation Application at any time by clicking the “remove authorization” button presented or by locally deleting stored cookies from their browser. All private information (e.g. weight) that is not publicly available on the STRAVA website is not immediately stored.

HuTAS Input Database

To ensure the best possible user experience, all input parameters supplied are stored alongside a unique alpha-number hex identification number to retrieve results at a later date. This code is provided to you as hyperlink; e.g. The string following TA_ID is the index associated with your inputs. The method by which you obtain location or weather data is not logged. In other words, Nicholas Ravanelli cannot identify whether the information was manually or automatically obtained using the application supplied buttons. If you import an activity from STRAVA to conduct a heat balance calculation, the activity id will be stored to provide the ability to expand the user experience and results at a later date. However, ONLY the authorized user who initially imported this data will be able to see this information if revisited or requested.

Embedded content from other websites

Pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain this data

In order to serve the best possible experience with the Human Thermal Audit Simulation Application, all data stored in this database will be kept indefinitely. This is so we can re-calculate any results based on improvements within the application to ensure revisiting past thermal audit simulations are up-to-date.

What rights you have over this data

At any time, you can request to receive an exported file of any input data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. As this information does not contain any a users personally identifiable information (e.g. name, email, civic address), we may require additional information from you to accurately identify the data associated to your inputs (e.g. the TA_ID or hyperlink to the Thermal Audit Results).

Third Party Privacy Policies

Third-party ad servers or ad networks uses technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on Nicholas Ravanelli, which are sent directly to users’ browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit.

Note that Nicholas Ravanelli has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers. Nicholas Ravanelli, PhD’s Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.