Privacy Policy

Atos Spain SA on behalf of Science2Society consortium operates Science2Society. This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site. We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

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  1. Scope and purpose of the collection, processing and utilization of personal data
    1. When you visit Science2Society
      Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site ("Log Data"), even if you are not a registered user. See sections 4. Cookies and 5. Google Analytics below for a detailed explanation.
    2. When you register to receive Science2Society newsletter
      If you choose to join our email newsletter, the email address that you submit to us will be forwarded to MailChimp who provide us with email newsletter services. We consider MailChimp to be a third party data processor. The email address that you submit will not be stored within this website’s own database or in any of our internal computer systems.
      Your email address will remain within MailChimp’s database for as long as we continue to use MailChimp’s services for email newsletters or until you specifically request removal from the list. You can do this by unsubscribing using the unsubscribe links contained in any email newsletters that we send you or by requesting removal via email. While your email address remains within the MailChimp database, you will receive periodic (approximately one per month) newsletter-style emails from us.

    3. When you register a user account for Science2Society
      If you register in our Site, we will ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that will be used to manage the review process and feedback provision about the status of submitted content that may become part of the Science2Society Knowledge Database. Personally identifiable information may include your name, your email and the organisation you belong ("Personal Information").
  2. Use and transfer of personal data
    All use of your personal data is confined to the purposes stated above, and is only undertaken to the extent necessary for these purposes. Your data is not disclosed to third parties. Personal data will not be transferred to government bodies or public authorities except in order to comply with mandatory national legislation or if the transfer of such data should be necessary in order to take legal action in cases of fraudulent access to our network infrastructure. Personal data will not be transferred for any other purpose unless you agreed to do so.
  3. Consent to use data in other contexts
    The use of certain functionalities on Science2Society may require prior registration and involves a more substantial processing of personal data, such as longer-term storage of e-mail addresses, user names and passwords. We use such data only insofar as it has been sent to us by you in person and you have given us your express prior consent for this specific use.
    You may cancel your registration for this type of service at any time, by editing your user account when logged in and select the "cancel account" button.
    As a general rule, the content of users is not subject to any form of monitoring by any member of the Science2Society consortium. Nevertheless, we reserve the right to delete posted contributions and to prohibit users from further use of the service at our own discretion, especially in cases where posted content contravenes the law or is deemed in-compatible with the objectives of Science2Society.
  4. Cookies
    We use cookies on our Web site, which place technical session-control data in your browser’s memory.
    Cookies, among other things, help to make your visit to Science2Society simpler, more pleasant and more logically structured. Cookies are information data which your web browser automatically stores on your computer’s hard disc when you visit Science2Society. Cookies do not do any damage to your computer’s hard disc and they do not transmit any of your personal data to us. We use cookies, for instance, to be able to identify you as a registered user without you needing to log in every time. Use does not mean that we receive new personal data about you as an online visitor. Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically. Of course, it is perfectly possible to consult Science2Society without activating cookies. Please note, however, that most browsers are programmed to accept cookies in their default configuration. You can prevent this by changing the appropriate setting in the browser options. If you set the browser to refuse all cookies, this may restrict your use of certain functions on our Website
  5. Google Analytics
    In addition, this website uses Google Analytics, a Web analysis service operated by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies as well. The information generated by the cookie in respect of your usage of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the U.S., where it is stored. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address is truncated beforehand by Google within member countries of the European Union or in other countries that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
    Only in exceptional instances is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the U.S., where it is then truncated. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website in order to evaluate your usage of this website, compile reports on website activity, and render further services to the website operator that relate to website usage and Internet usage. The IP address transmitted from your browser within the parameters of Google Analytics is not aggregated with other Google data.
    You can prevent storage of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser software accordingly. We would like to point out, however, that in such an instance you may not be able to use all functions of this website in their entirety.
    You can, furthermore, prevent Google from compiling the data generated by the cookie and relating to your usage of the website (including your IP address), as well as Google’s processing of such data, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:
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  6. Security
    The security of your Personal Information is important to us. Atos implements technical and organizational security measures to safeguard stored personal data against inadvertent or deliberate manipulation, loss or destruction and against access by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological progress, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
  7. Links to other web sites operated by other providers
    Our Web pages may contain links to other providers’ Web pages. We would like to point out that this statement of data protection conditions applies exclusively to the Web pages managed by us. We have no way of influencing the practices of other providers with respect to data protection, nor do we carry out any checks to ensure that they conform with the relevant legislation.
  8. Right to information and contact data
    You have a legal right to inspect any stored data concerning your person, and also the right to demand their correction or deletion, and to withdraw your consent for their further use.
    You may at any time request information about your personal data that we have stored or access and amend it by logging in to our website with your log-in data. Any formal request for information must be made in writing with proof of your identity. You may also at any time delete or correct your data or user profile. You may do this by sending an e-mail with the relevant request to Contact.
    We draw your attention to the fact that if your data is deleted it will no longer be possible to use some or all of our services.
    You may retract your consent to certain kinds of data processing at any time with effect for the future.
    Please note that by law certain kinds of data must be kept for a certain period of time. Such data must be stored by us until these periods run out. We block this data in our system and use it only in order to fulfil statutory requirements.
  9. Acceptance, validity and modification of data protection conditions
    By using our Web site, you implicitly agree to accept the use of your personal data as specified above. This Privacy Policy is effective as of (add date) and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.
    We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.
    If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

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