Automatic collection of information
Our top priority is customer data security and, as such, we exercise the no logs policy. We may process only minimal user data, only as much as it is absolutely necessary to maintain the Website and Services. Information collected automatically is used only to identify potential cases of abuse and establish statistical information regarding the usage and traffic of the Website and Services. This statistical information is not otherwise aggregated in such a way that would identify any particular user of the system.
Collection of personal information
You can access and use the Website and Services without revealing who you are or any information by which someone could identify you as a specific, identifiable individual. If, however, you wish to use some of the features on the Website, you may be asked to provide certain Personal Information (for example, your name, institutional affiliation and e-mail address). The Operator receives and stores any information you knowingly provide on the Website when you create an account or publish content. When required, this information may include the following:
– Account details such as user name, unique user ID, password, etc.
– Personal details such as name, country of residence, etc.
– Contact information such as email address, address, etc.
– Your institutional affiliation
– Any other materials you willingly submit on the Website such as articles, images, feedback, etc.
Users who are uncertain about what information is mandatory are welcome to contact the Operator.
Use and processing of collected information
Any of the information we collect from you may be used for the following purposes:
– Create and manage user accounts
– Send administrative information
– Respond to inquiries and offer support
– Request user feedback
– Improve user experience
– Enforce terms and conditions and policies
– Protect from abuse and malicious users
– Respond to legal requests and prevent harm
– Run and operate the Website and Services
If you would like to delete your account and your Personal Information permanently, you can do so by contacting the Operator.
The rights of users
You may exercise certain rights regarding your information stored by the Operator. In particular, you have the right to do the following: (i) you have the right to withdraw consent where you have previously given your consent to the storage of your information; (ii) you have the right to verify the accuracy of your information and ask for it to be updated or corrected; (iii) you have the right to obtain the erasure of your Personal Information from the Operator; (iv) you have the right to receive your information stored by the Operator in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format.
The Website and Services do not track its visitors over time and across third party websites. Tracking refers to collecting personally identifiable information from users who visit a website or online service as they move across different websites over time.
Links to other resources
The Website and Services contain links to other websites and resources that are not owned or controlled by the Operator. Please be aware that the Operator is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other resources or third-party websites. The Operator encourages you to be aware when you leave the Website and Services and to read the privacy statements of each and every resource that may collect Personal Information.
The Operator secures information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards are maintained in an effort to protect against unauthorized access, use, modification, and disclosure of Personal Information collected on the Website. However, no data transmission over the Internet or wireless network can be guaranteed. Therefore, while the Operator strives to protect your Personal Information, you acknowledge that (i) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond the control of the Operator; (ii) the security, integrity, and privacy of information and data exchanged between you and the Website and Services cannot be guaranteed; and (iii) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party, despite best efforts.
In the event the Operator becomes aware that the security of the Website and Services has been compromised or users Personal Information has been disclosed to unrelated third parties as a result of external activity, including, but not limited to, security attacks or fraud, the Operator reserves the right to take reasonably appropriate measures, including, but not limited to, investigation and reporting, as well as notification to and cooperation with law enforcement authorities. In the event of a data breach, the Operator will make reasonable efforts to notify affected users.
Changes and amendments
The Operator reserves the right to modify this Policy or its terms relating to the Website and Services from time to time. The Operator will notify all users of the Website and Services whose Personal Information have been stored of any material changes to the way in which Personal Information is treated on the Website. The Operator may also provide notice to you in other ways in our discretion, such as through contact information you have provided. Any updated version of this Policy will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Policy unless otherwise specified. Your continued use of the Website and Services after the effective date of the revised Policy (or such other act specified at that time) will constitute your consent to those changes. However, the Operator will not, without your consent, use your Personal Information in a manner materially different than what was stated at the time your Personal Information was collected.
This document was last updated on 10th June 2021.