Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

 

Last Update: June 20, 2018

 

The following privacy notice applies to this website, operated by Social Science One LLC (“We”) and listed at https://socialscience.one (hereinafter “Website”).

 

We will use the information that we collect while you are using the Website and share it with third parties only in connection with our providing services to you.  

 

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. By visiting and using the Website, you agree that your use of our Website, and any dispute over our online privacy practices, is governed by this Privacy Policy. Because the Web is an evolving medium, we may need to change our Privacy Policy at some point in the future, in which case we will post the revised Privacy Policy on this website and update the Last Updated date to reflect the date of the changes. By continuing to use the Website after we post any such changes, you accept the Privacy Policy as modified.

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

 
  1. Activity. We may collect and store information, including personally-identifiable information (such as your name, postal address or e-mail address), or other information, that you voluntarily supply to us either while on the Website or in responding via e-mail in connection with a feature provided on the Website. If you decline to supply or provide us with certain information while using the Website, you may not be able to use or participate in some or all of the features offered through the Website.

 
  1. Usage Information. We may record information about your usage, such as when you use the Website, as well as information you display or click on in the Websites (including UI elements, settings, and other information). We may use clear GIFs (a.k.a. “Web Beacons”) in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients. We may use third party service providers to help us collect and analyze usage information. If you want to limit the non-personally identifiable information that is automatically collected while you use our Website, most Web browsers allow you to disable cookies.

 
  1. Content Uploaded to Site. Any personal information or picture content that you voluntarily disclose on the Website will be used so that we, and any third parties with whom we associate, can provide services to you.

 

USES

 

We may collect and process information about you to further the legitimate interests identified in this Privacy Policy. We may use your personal information:

  • to provide and improve our services and as necessary to fulfill obligations pursuant to terms and conditions;

  • to attempt to keep our services secure and to protect against fraud, spam;

  • for the specific purposes for which the information was provided;

  • to address customer service or technical support questions;

  • to alert you of new features or enhancements;

  • to comply with legal obligations, court orders, or to prosecute or defend legal claims;

  • to protect your vital interests or those of others, such as in the case of emergencies;

  • where you have made the information public;

  • where necessary to protect the public interest;

  • when necessary to protect our interests; and

  • for any other purpose for which you consent, which you can revoke at any time.

 
  1. Personalized Features. If you submit personally identifiable information to us through the Website, we may use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Website, as well as provide special personalized features to you.

 
  1. Use of Email for Administrative Purposes. We do not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may, however, use your email address without further consent for non- marketing or administrative purposes (such as for customer service purposes).

 
  1. Usage Trends; Optimization and Functionality. We may use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous user usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the Website and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing user preferences and trends.

 

COOKIES & IP LOGS

 

We may use cookies (or similar tracking technologies), clear gifs, and log file information to: (a) store information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Website; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in promotions, sweepstakes, and contests.

 

OPTING-OUT

 
  1. Submission of Personal Information. You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through the Website, in which case you can still view pictures and explore the Website, but we may not be able to provide certain services to you. You may also change certain personally identifiable information you submit to us by logging into your account.  You may revoke any consent provided by providing notice to the site administrator, help@socialscience.one.

 
  1. Cookies. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies in the browser settings if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other Website features or services that depend on cookies. If you choose to accept cookies, your browser may allow you to delete cookies that you have accepted at a later date.

 
  1. Third Party Networks. At this time, we do not allow third parties to advertise on the Website, nor do we plan to allow such advertisement in the future.

 
  1. Announcements & Communications.  You have the right at any time to prevent us from contacting you for announcement purposes. You can opt-out of our communications by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in each email that we send to you. We may continue to send you administrative emails; for example, periodic updates to our privacy policy, even if you indicate that you no longer wish to receive promotional email from us.

 

THIRD PARTY SERVICES

 

Certain services offered through the Websites may be subject to third party privacy policies. Facebook’s “Like” button is an example of this (and is subject to Facebook’s privacy policies).

 

ADDITIONAL DISCLOSURE POLICIES

 

We may share the information we collect from you to third parties in the following circumstances:

 
  1. Compliance with Laws. We may disclose information we collect (including personally identifiable Information) when we believe it is required to comply with the law, such as in response to a subpoena or court order. We may provide you with advance notice at our discretion; however, nothing in this policy entitles you to such notice.

 
  1. Safety and Protecting Our Interests. We may disclose information we collect in order to prevent damage to our property (tangible and intangible), for safety reasons, or in the course of collecting amounts owed to us.

 
  1. Business Transfers. We may use your information in the context of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, debt financing or sale of company assets, or in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership. In these transactions, the information which we collect may be freely transferred to third parties as one of our business assets (i.e., we do not have any obligation to notify you of any such transfer).

 
  1. Business Transactions. We may share your information to our partners, contractors, and service providers as necessary to provide services to you or to otherwise improve our services.

 

CHILDREN'S PRIVACY STATEMENT

 

This children's privacy statement explains our practices with respect to the online collection and use of personal information from children under the age of 13.

 

This Website is not directed to children under the age of thirteen and we do NOT knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 as part of the Website. We screen users who wish to provide personal information in order to prevent users under the age of 13 from providing such information. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of 13 as part of the Website, we will delete such information from our records.

 

Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 via the Website, we also do NOT knowingly distribute such information to third parties. We do NOT knowingly allow children under the age of 13 to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information through the Website. Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 via the Website, we do NOT condition the participation of a child under 13 in the Website's online activities on providing personally identifiable information.

 

HOW TO MAKE CHANGES TO YOUR INFORMATION

 

If you have subscribed to the Website’s mailing list, or have otherwise registered an account with our Website, you can make changes to your account information by emailing the site administrator at help@socialscience.one.  You can correct, update, or remove your personal information if it changes or if you no longer want to receive information from us beyond information related to our services. This can be done by emailing a request to help@socialscience.one. You may also request access to your personal information that we collect by sending a request to help@socialscience.one. We may not be able to completely remove your personal information from our systems in certain circumstances. For example, we may retain your personal information for legitimate business purposes, if it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, if required by law, or as retained in our data backup systems or cached or archived pages. All of your personal information that we keep will continue to be subject to the terms of this Privacy policy to which you have previously agreed.  Note also that some of the content you have shared or that others have copied may remain visible after you delete your account. Some of your information might remain visible in search engine results until their caches refresh.

 

STORAGE OF INFORMATION

 

All information we gather on our Website is stored within a database to which only we and our hosting services provider are provided access. However, as effective as the reasonable security measures implemented by us may be, no physical or electronic security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our Website’s servers or databases, nor can we guarantee that information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.  You transmit data to us at your own risk. The website is provided using industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to allow for the encryption of personal information. The website is registered with site identification authorities so your browser can confirm our identity before transmitting personal information.

We will retain your information to provide services. You may ask that your information be deleted or that your account be deleted.  Following deletion of your account, it may take 30 days to fully delete your personal information and some information may remain in our system logs.  We may retain information from deleted accounts to comply with legal obligations, prevent fraud, collect fees, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems with the products or services, assist with investigations, enforce agreements and take other actions permitted or required by law.  Information about you may be de-identified and aggregated with other non-personal data as set forth in this Privacy Policy.SPECIAL NOTIFICATION FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS

 

Users of the Website who reside in the State of California and have provided any of their “personal information” (as described under applicable California law) to us have the right to receive: (a) the name and address of any third party to whom we may have disclosed, during the immediately preceding calendar year, such “personal information” for that party’s direct marketing purposes, along with information describing the nature of that third party’s business; and (b) a description of the categories of such “personal information” disclosed. To obtain this information, please e-mail your request to help@socialscience.one

 

This request may be made no more than once per calendar year.  We reserve our right not to respond to requests submitted other than to the address(es) specified in this paragraph.  

 

USERS OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES

 

The Website is hosted in the United States and is governed by United States law. If you are using The Website from outside the United States, please be aware that your personal information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. By using the Website, you consent to your personal information being transferred to our facilities and to the facilities of those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Policy.  This policy was written in English. To the extent a translated version conflicts with the English version, the English version controls.

 

Rights of Users in the European Union.  If you are a resident of the European Union (“EU”), we are the controller of your personal data for the purposes of EU data protection law. If you are habitually located in the European Union, you have the right to access, rectify, download or erase your information, as well as the right to restrict to and object to certain processing of your information.  While some rights apply generally, some are limited to specific circumstances. You can access and port much of your information through the Website. You can rectify, restrict, limit or delete much of your data through the Website. We will respond to requests within 30 business days. You can object to the processing of your information in certain circumstances and we will cease processing your information unless there are legitimate grounds to continue to process or when necessary for legal reasons.  You have the right to withdraw your consent to processing your information at any time. You can withdraw consent by emailing a request to help@socialscience.one. In some instances, we may continue to process information after consent has been withdrawn if there is a legal basis to do so or if the withdrawal of consent was limited to certain processing activities. You may raise a concern about our use of your information, without any prejudice to any rights you have) by contacting your local supervisory authority.

 

QUESTIONS REGARDING PRIVACY

 

If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, our privacy practices, or your dealings with us, please contact us by writing to: help@socialscience.one