1. What We May Collect

We collect information that you share with us, such as the email address used to register or communicate with us, your name and other personal details. When you communicate with us (through the website, by email, or otherwise), we may maintain a record of your communication. We may also collect information about the way you use the Service, including the content of your research portfolio, the pages you visit and the time you spend on them, the links you click on while on our website, and the articles you add to favorites. We may collect log files and device data about you. These provide details about your device and application you use to access the Service (including your IP address, operating system and browser type, where available) and the nature of your accesses to the Service (including, but not limited to, traffic data and other communication data). Academic Sequitur contains links to third party sites. We are not responsible for the content, the policies or any practices of such third party sites, which are not subject to this Privacy Policy.

2. How We Use Your Data

We use the information that we collect to provide you with requested Services, to personalize and improve our Service, to communicate with you, to prevent or mitigate spam and other abusive usage, to diagnose technical and other problems with our Services, and to generate information about how people generally use our Services, which we do not share with third parties unless it is aggregated and anonymous or as described below. As part of providing the Service to you, we use your personal data to allow you to register and manage your profile and your research portfolio. We also use this data to better present content from the Service, to improve and evaluate the effectiveness of our Service, to generate recommendations, such as articles that you may be interested in reading, for technical support, and to address your questions, complaints or concerns. We may also use aggregate statistical information regarding users’ interests, habits and browsing patterns. These statistical data do not contain any personally identifiable information. Some of these data may be made available to our community and other interested third parties (such as institutions and publishers) on an anonymous and aggregated basis. We may on occasion also match or combine the personal information that you provide with information that we obtain from other sources or that is already in our records, whether collected online or offline or by predecessor or affiliated group companies, for the purposes described above.

3. How We May Share Your Information

We may disclose your personal information to our agents, suppliers, service providers and affiliates that assist us with developing and operating our systems and applications, processing payments, customer support and marketing, promotion and communications. We do not sell your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes. We may share your personal information with other third parties in limited circumstances, such as with a vendor or partner who meets our data protection standards, or when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other legal process. If you are located in a jurisdiction where sharing of such information requires your permission, we will only share it with your explicit consent. In the event that Academic Sequitur is sold to a third party, your personal data may be transferred to that third party in accordance with applicable laws. We may need to disclose your personal information to respond to law enforcement, investigate or help prevent security threats, fraud or other malicious activity, to enforce and protect our rights and properties, or to protect the rights, property or safety of our users, employees or others. If we are going to share your information in response to legal process, we will give you advance notice so that you can challenge it (for example by seeking court intervention), unless we are prohibited from doing so by law or court order. We will object to requests for information about users of our site that we believe to be improper.

4. Modifying your Personal Information or Deleting your Account

If you have an account on our website, you can access and modify your personal information, or delete your account. You can delete your account in the account settings page of our website. To modify your personal information or to obtain a copy of the information we have about you, please contact info@academicsequitur.com. If you delete your account, we may retain statistics about your research portfolio and information about papers you have added to your favorites for internal use purposes only, such as for analyzing which researchers and papers are most popular and well-regarded. However, this information will not be linked to any personally identifiable information, such as your name or email address, and thus your account and content will be unrecoverable. To prevent individuals from exploiting our free trial period, we also keep a record of all past users’ email addresses, except in cases where we are prohibited from doing so by law.

5. Email from Us

We may sometimes send you administrative emails about account or service changes or about updates to our policies. You cannot opt out of these emails. We may also send you non-administrative emails, such as new product announcements, which you may opt out of by emailing info@academicsequitur.com or by clicking the “unsubscribe” link within such emails. We will never email you ask for your password or other account information. If you receive such an email, send it to us to info@academicsequitur.com so we can investigate.

6. Cookies

We may use cookies and similar technologies such as pixels and local storage to recognize you when you return to our Services. We use them in various ways, for example to log you in, remember your preferences, evaluate email effectiveness, and personalize information. Some third-party services that we use may also place their own cookies in your browser. This Privacy Policy covers our use of cookies only and not the use of cookies by third parties. You can prevent cookies from being saved by changing your browser settings. However, that may prevent some features of the website from working properly.

7. Google Analytics, Google AdWords, and Twitter

We use Google Analytics, a service of Google Inc., to understand the behavior of visitors to our website. Google Analytics uses cookies to analyze your web browsing behavior. You can prevent such cookies from being saved by changing your browser settings. We use Google AdWords conversion tracking to understand the effectiveness of our Google advertising. Our advertising is based on search terms and not on user characteristics. We also never track or observe any individual user’s behavior in such cases, only aggregate anonymized metrics. We use Twitter Inc.’s universal website tags to understand the effectiveness of our Twitter advertising. We also use personalized ads on Twitter to promote our Services. We never track or observe any individual user’s behavior in such cases, only aggregate anonymized metrics. You can opt out of these personalized ads by changing your Twitter account settings.

8. Data Storage, Security, and Transfer

We use third party vendors and hosting partners, such as Amazon and PayPal, for hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology we need to run our Services. We use encryption (HTTPS/TLS) to protect data transmitted to and from our website. However, no website data transmission over the Internet is entirely secure, so we do not guarantee security. You use the Service at your own risk, and you are responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your account (like using a strong password and keeping it private). To provide the Services to you, your personal information is stored and processed in the United States. Your information is also handled by our contractors, some of whom are located outside the United States and the European Economic Area (EEA). We take all reasonable measures to ensure that your personal data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

9. Modifications of this Policy

We have the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. We will notify users at least a week in advance before a new Privacy Policy goes into effect.

Last Updated:

August 1, 2018