Research Funders is a platform for crowd funding of scientific research.
When you create or reconfigure of Research Funders account, you provide some personal information, such as your name, username, password, and email address. Some of this information, for example, your name and username, is listed publicly on our Platform including on your profile page, project page, and in search results. Some services, such as search, public user profiles, and viewing projects, do not require registration.
This personally identifiable information about you may be collected and stored during the registration process. For registration on Research Funders, you are required to provide your email address, city location, gender, name to access the platform. You may also provide other personally identifiable information, but that is optional.
Research Funders may also collect and gather non-personally identifiable information, such as certain profile information including country of residence and preferences. In addition, Research Funders may collect and store information about your usage of the Platform and our funding portals including pledges, numbers of pledges made by members, your profile information usage by geographies, device and connection information, IP address, device capability, bandwidth, statistics on page views, network type and traffic to and from our websites.
If you are creating a Project Page, you may provide us with profile information to make public, such as a short biography, your location, your website, or a picture. We may use your contact information to send you information about the Platform. You may use your account settings to unsubscribe from notifications from Research Funders. You may also unsubscribe by following the instructions contained within the notification or the instructions on our website. If you email us, we may keep your message, email address and contact information to respond to your request. If you connect your Research Funders account to your account on another service in order to cross-post between Research Funders and that service, the other service may send us your registration or profile information on that service and other information that you authorize. This information enables cross-posting, helps us improve the Services, and is stored to provide a faster user experience.
Our platform is primarily designed to help you discover and fund Projects. Some of the information you provide us is information you are asking us to make public. This includes comments and profile information.
Once you create a Project Page and share your idea and proposal for research on the page, the information on that page becomes discoverable within Research Funders. Any information that you thereby provide will be stored on our servers. In addition, if you share any of this information through the Research Funders Platform, we may not be able to remove them from our servers or make them unavailable to anyone you have shared them with. Sharing the information on the Project Page or with anyone else through the Research Funders Platform is your decision. By choosing to share it, you understand that you may no longer be able to control how that information is used and that it may become publicly available (depending in part on your actions and the actions of others). Research Funders is not responsible for the abuse or misuse of the information you share.
To complete a commercial transaction on the Research Funders Platform, you will be requested to provide your payment information, including your credit card number, card expiration date, CVV code, and billing address. In that event, we will transmit your information securely directly to a third-party vendor or merchant who will collect such information in order to process and fulfill your purchase. Research Funders does not process or store your payment information. However, we may store other information about your transactions on Research Funders which may include your name, the date, time and amount of the transaction and other behavioral information.
We also collect error-reporting information if the Platform experiences technical errors, stalls, or is interrupted in any other way. In general these reports do not contain personally identifiable information, or only incidentally. As part of these error reports, we may receive information about the device identifier, the time the error occurred and the feature being used. We do not use this information for any purpose other than investigating and fixing the error.
Log Data: Our server’s automatically record information ("Log Data") created by your use of the Services. Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device and application IDs, search terms, and cookie information. We receive Log Data when you interact with our Platform for example, when you visit our websites, sign into our Platform, interact with our email notifications, use your account to authenticate to a third-party website or application, or visit a third-party website that includes a Research Funders button or widget. Research Funders uses Log Data to provide our Services and to measure, customize, and improve them.
How we use information we collect
We use or may disclose your personal information only as follows:
Modifying Your Personal Information
If you are a registered user of our Platform, we provide you with tools and account settings to access or modify the personal information you provided to us and associated with your account. Your Profile may be visible to other users of the Platform, and those with whom you choose to interact. In addition, unless you opt-out, your profile is discoverable by other users of the Platform, in connection to specified searches.
Data Access and Removal
You can remove your data anytime you want. If you ask us to delete your account, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to remove your data from our servers. Any personally identifiable information that (i) you share through your Profile or your interactions or (ii) submit through our features but that you are aware is publicly available, can be viewed and used by others. Research Funders is not responsible for any misuse of that information resulting from your disclosure.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
We will not disclose your private personal information except in the limited circumstances described here.
Your Consent: We may share or disclose your information at your direction, such as when you request tax receipt information from previously funded projects. This information includes your name, email, username, and address. This information is only shared when explicitly requested by you..
Parties with whom we may share your information
We may share information including but not limited to, information from cookies, log files, device identifiers, location data, and usage data) with businesses that are legally part of the same group of companies as Research Funders is part of, or that become part of this group. ("Affiliates"). Affiliates may use this information to help provide, understand, and improve the Platform (including by providing analytics). But these Affiliates will honor the choices you make about who can see your contents.
We may also share aggregate or anonymous information with third parties, including advertisers and investors. For example, we may tell our advertisers the number of users our Platform receives. This information does not contain any personal or personally identifiable information, and is used to develop content and features on the Platform that we hope you will find of interest.
For this purpose, we may remove parts of data that can identify you and share anonymized data with other parties. We may also combine your information with other information in a way that it is no longer associated with you and share that aggregated information
Protecting user privacy and personal information is a top priority for Research Funders. We make substantial efforts to ensure the privacy of all personally identifiable information you provide to us. Access to all personally identifiable information is restricted to those Research Funders employees, contractors, agents and third-party service providers who need to know that information in order to provide, operate, develop, maintain, support or improve the Service. Research Funders uses password protection, access logs, and system monitoring to safeguard the confidentiality and security of all member information./p>
In addition, due to the inherent nature of the Internet and related technology, we do not guarantee the protection of information under our control against loss, misuse or alteration.
Notification of Changes
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