Last Update: Feb 15, 2022
3. How We Collect Information
3.1 Information You Provide to Us. We receive and store any information you knowingly provide to us. For example, through the registration process and/or through your account settings, we may collect Personal Information such as your name, email address, name of Institution and any other information associated with your Account or profile. Certain information may be required to register with us or to take advantage of some of our features.
We may communicate with you via email. Also, we may receive a confirmation when you open an email from us. This confirmation helps us ensure you have received our communications and improve our services.
3.2 Information Collected Automatically. Whenever you interact with our Website, we automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser or Device, which may include your IP address, geolocation data, device identification, “cookie” information, the type of browser and/or Device you’re using to access our Website, and the page or feature you requested. “Cookies” are identifiers we transfer to your browser or Device that allow us to recognize your browser or Device and tell us how and when pages and features in our Website are visited and by how many people. You may be able to change the preferences on your browser or Device to prevent or limit your Device’s acceptance of cookies, but this may prevent you from taking advantage of some of our features.
We may use it to improve the Website – for example, this data can tell us how often Users access a particular feature of the Website, and we can use that knowledge to make the Website useful to as many Users as possible.
3.4 Collection of Location Information. We may collect information regarding the location of your Device when you access the Website, unless you choose to disable location data through your Device settings. Additionally, the opt-out mechanism on some operating systems may not be persistent, which will require you to opt-out of such collection each time you access the Website through your Device.
4. How We Use and Share Your Personal Information
We do not rent or sell your Personal Information in personally identifiable form to anyone, provided certain Personal Information may be transferred in connection with business transfers, as described below. We may share your Personal Information with third parties as described in this section.
4.1 Information that’s been de-identified. We may de-identify your Personal Information so that you are not identified as an individual, and provide that information to our partners and your Institution. We may also provide aggregate usage information to our partners or your affiliated institution (or allow partners to collect that information from you), who may use such information to understand how often and in what ways people use our Website, so that they, too, can provide you with an optimal online experience. However, we never disclose aggregate usage or de-identified information to a partner or Institution (or allow a partner to collect such information) in a manner that would identify you as an individual person.
4.3 Business Transfers. We may choose to buy or sell assets, and may share and/or transfer user information in connection with the evaluation of and entry into such transactions. Also, if we (or our assets) are acquired, or if we go out of business, enter bankruptcy, or go through some other change of control, Personal Information could be one of the assets transferred to or acquired by a third party.
4.4 Legal Requirements. We may also disclose your personal or non-personal information as follows:
· in response to a subpoena or similar legal requirement;
· to comply with applicable law or cooperate with law enforcement or other government agencies;
· to establish or exercise our legal rights including enforcing our Standard Agreements or other agreements and policies;
· to defend against legal claims;
· to aid with efforts to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected illegal activity such as fraud or other wrongdoing;
· to protect and defend the safety or property of GCS, Users, employees, and others; and
· as otherwise required by law.
5. How We Protect Your Information
We employ appropriate physical, procedural and technological security measures, which are reasonably designed to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access or disclosure. We may use encryption, passwords, and physical security measures to help protect your Personal Information against unauthorized access and disclosure. No security measures, however, are 100% failsafe. Therefore, we do not promise and cannot guarantee, and thus you should not expect, that your Personal Information or private Content will not be collected, disclosed and/or used by others.
6. Disclaimer as to Security
7. Links to External Websites
The Website may contain links to other websites or resources over which we have no control. Such links do not constitute an endorsement by GCS of those external websites. You acknowledge that we are providing these links to you only as a convenience, and further agree that we are not responsible for the content of such external websites or the protection and privacy of information you provide while visiting such external websites.
8. Accessing and Updating Personal Information
If you have any questions about viewing or updating information we have on file about you, please contact us at email@example.com
9. Rights of California Residents
Under California Civil Code Sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to contact us to prevent disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for such third parties’ direct marketing purposes. In order to submit such a request, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice identifying the categories of Personal Information which we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes, and providing contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to: email@example.com.
10. Choices Regarding Collection and Use of Your Personal Information
You may request a suspension of your Account by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. When you suspend your Account, you will no longer be able to access or use the Website, but your Account and profile information may remain in our records. We may use any aggregated data derived from or incorporating your Personal Information after you update or delete it, but not in a manner that would identify you personally.
11. Information Retention Policy
12. Storage of Information
13. Applicable Law
14. Contact Information