The following privacy notice describes what information we collect from you when you visit Deep Science and how we use this information. This information helps us determine which parts of the site visitors find most valuable as well as how we can continually improve the services we provide.
The privacy notice is effective on 2022-03-17.
Information we gather for anonymous browsing:
We automatically collect certain information from you when you visit Deep Science. This data is used to gather metrics on site usage including geographic location of visitors (IP address), pathways navigated through the website, what type of internet browser is used (user-agent). No attempt is made to deanonymize information we collect.
Information you may provide as registered user:
In order to take full advantage of some of our services, including article submission, we may request name, email, username, ORCID, affiliation, country, additional contact information and/or online identifiers. When a user submits an article to Deep Science we also collect author names, affiliation of co-authors (if provided), submitter IP address and submitter remote host.
Information provided by others:
Users who submit articles or other content to Deep Science must ensure that they have the consent to share personal data contained within the content or the submission may be removed.
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We use gathered information to track user trends and site usage with the goal of improving our visitors’ experience and optimizing our websites. We also use the information to administer this website and prevent abuse.
We use your information to resolve technical and moderation issues you encounter, to respond to your requests for assistance, to analyze crash information, and to repair and improve the services.
For safety and security:
We use information about you and your service use to verify accounts and activity, to monitor suspicious or fraudulent activity and to identify violations of service policies.
User-controlled subscriptions for announcements of regular papers include instructions to unsubscribe.
In the content submission and moderation process we link user accounts, authorship, and submitted content to track and process submissions.
Article metadata provided by submitter, including author list, author affiliation (if provided), submitter name is displayed with the article posting, email announcement of articles, and bulk metadata access via API.
The email address that was used to upload each submission is viewable by registered Deep Science users to give users the ability to send feedback on papers to the submitter.
Information we gather is shared with vendors we use to support the infrastructure, submission, moderation, and archival requirements of Deep Science. However, we will not sell this data to third-parties for their use in direct marketing, advertising, or for the promotion of their products and services.
Info we share with moderators as part of submission and moderation:
As part of the article submission and moderation process Deep Science moderators can view author list, submitter name, submitter email, and if the submitter was endorsed by another user moderators can view the name of the endorser.
Info we share publicly:
Users with registered Deep Science accounts can view the email address that was used to upload each submission to Deep Science.
The metadata for Deep Science articles is freely accessible and available to any third-party use.
Cookies are text files stored on your computer and accessible only to the websites which create them.
No method of transmitting over the internet or storing electronic data is 100% secure, but Deep Science follows standard practices to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information that is under our control.
If you share our content through social media, such as tweeting about us on Twitter, those social networks will record that you have done so and may set a cookie for this purpose.
If you wish to opt-out of any of these social interactions please refer to the specific social media platform for instructions on how to do so.
From time-to-time, we will link to external websites that we neither own nor control. Contributors to the site, including article submissions and metadata may contain links as well. We are not responsible for the content, privacy practices, or web accessibility needs on these websites.
If you are located within the European Economic Area (European Union, Norway, Liechtenstein, and Iceland), we acknowledge the rights granted to you under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
These rights may include:
1. Right to access your information held by us
2. Right to correct inaccurate or incorrect information about you
3. Right to the erasure of your information when it is no longer necessary for us to retain it
4. Right to restrict processing of your personal information in specific situations
5. Right to object to processing your information, including sending you communications that may be considered direct-marketing materials
6. Right to object to automated decision-making and profiling, where applicable
7. Right to complain to a supervisory authority in your jurisdiction within the EU
Please contact us with any questions, concerns, or if you wish to exercise any of these rights: email@example.com
Deep Science encourages visitors to submit feedback. We may use this feedback for marketing purposes, or to contact visitors for more information.
For questions about Deep Science privacy policies or technical support please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have general questions about privacy practices, please contact: email@example.com.