Privacy Policy

Research Funders Privacy Policy

Research Funders is a platform for crowd funding of scientific research.

Introduction

This is the Privacy Policy of Boina Media (OPC) Private Limited Company. Research Funders is a service of Boina Media (OPC) Private Limited Company and all products and facilities you find on this website. It is incorporated into and is subject to our Terms of Use which can be found at here . It is incorporated into and is subject to our Terms of Use. In this Privacy Policy, we refer to our products and services as the “Platform” Please read on to learn more about our data handling practices. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, do not use the Service.

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us here

This Privacy Policy describes how and when Research Funders Platfrom collects uses and shares your information when you use our Services. Research Funders receives your information through our website and from our partners and other third parties. For example, you send us information when you use Research Funders through our website or through partner services. When using the Platform you consent to the collection, transfer, manipulation, storage, disclosure and other uses of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. Irrespective of which country you reside in or supply information from, you authorize Research Funders to use your information in India and any other country where Research Funders operates..

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.

Shared Information:

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.

Cookies: Like many websites, we use cookies and similar technologies to collect additional website usage data and to improve our Platform. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer's hard disk. Research Funders may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with our Platform, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on our Platform and to customize and improve our Platform. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by changing its settings, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. However, some features of our Platform may not function properly if you disable cookies.

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:

  • To verify your identity;
  • To connect you with others as enabled by the Platform
  • To share you're Profile with others on the Platform
  • To show you the names of persons you communicate with and to show your name to persons you communicate with on the Platform;
  • To deliver to you any administrative notices, alerts and communications relevant to your use of the Platform;
  • To provide you with content and features that is part of your use of our Platform
  • To contact you via email or otherwise for the purpose of informing you about new products, services or promotions offered by Research Funders (you can opt-out)
  • For internal operations, including troubleshooting problems, data analysis, testing, research, improvements to the Service, detecting and protecting against error, fraud or other illegal activity;
  • When we have a good faith belief that the law, any legal process, law enforcement, national security or issue of public importance requires disclosure;
  • To protect and defend our rights or property (including to enforce our Terms of Use and other agreements); or
  • In connection with a corporate transaction involving Research Funders, such as the purchase or sale of a business unit, an acquisition, merger, sale of assets, or such other similar events

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

As stated above, any information or content that you voluntarily disclose for using the Platform such as information about your research or project that is made publicly viewable, becomes available to the public. Content privately shared with pledgers and other users of the website will be governed by the Terms of Use.

Service Providers: We engage service providers to perform functions and provide services to us in India and abroad. We may share your private personal information with as well as information from tools like cookies, log files, and device identifiers and location data with such service providers. Our Service Providers will only be granted access to your information as is reasonably necessary to provide the Platform. This will be subject to confidentiality obligations consistent with this Privacy Policy, and on the condition that the third parties use your private personal data only on our behalf and pursuant to our instructions.

Business Transfers: In the event that Research Funders is involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, your information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. The promises in this Privacy Policy will apply to your information as transferred to the new entity.

Security

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.

Data Transfer

Your information may be stored and processed in any country in which Research Funders maintain offices, including outside of India. In this regard, or for purposes of sharing or disclosing data as described in this Privacy Policy, Research Funders reserves the right to transfer information outside of your country. By using the Platform, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.

Notification of Changes

We reserve the right at our discretion to make changes to this Privacy Policy. You may review updates to our Privacy Policy at any time via links on our website. You agree to accept electronic communications and/or postings of a revised Privacy Policy on the Research Funders web site,and you agree that such electronic communications or postings constitute notice to you of the Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to modify this policy from time to time, so please review it frequently.

If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you by publishing a revised Privacy Policy or by means of a notice on our website, or we will notify you via an email to the email address associated with your account or as required by law. You agree to review the Privacy Policy periodically so that you are aware of any modifications. You agree that your continued use of the Platform after we publish a revised Privacy Policy or provide a notice on our website constitutes your acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of the Privacy Policy, you should not use the Platform.

Questions

Still have questions or comments about the Site or these Terms? Send our team an e-mail directly. We’d love to hear from you!

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us here . Any personally identifiable information provided in connection with inquiries related to this Privacy Policy will be used solely for the purpose of responding to the inquiry and consistent with our Privacy Policy.