Cookie Policy

We use cookies on this website. Cookies are small text or data files that are placed on your computer or other device that you use to access our website.

We use cookies in two ways:
 

(1) Necessary Cookies - Session Cookies: cookies that are necessary to provide the services requested by you, including use of the website itself. Session cookies allow logged in users to be recognized when they navigate a website and make changes. A session cookie expires when the user logs out of the application. OpenScholar does not use session cookies for anonymous users.

(2) Analytical Cookies: Cookies that collect information about your use of our Site to analyze certain of your activities to help us understand how visitors interact with our Site.  Cookies may be distinguished by who is setting the cookie on your device when you visit our website. A “first party cookie” refers to cookies set by us as the controller or operator of the Site. On the other hand, a “third-party cookie” refers to cookies that are set by other controllers that do not operate our site.Also, cookies are sometimes characterized by their duration. A “session cookie” is a cookie that is automatically deleted from your computer or device when you close your browser, whereas a “persistent cookie” is a cookie that remains stored in your computer or device until a defined expiration date (and sometimes indefinitely).

You may be able to adjust your cookies preferences and even to remove and disallow cookies through your browser settings. Typically, you can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you may be able to set most browsers to prevent cookies from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit the Site and some services and functionalities may not work. While you may be able to adjust your browser settings to remove Necessary Cookies, these cookies are not optional if you wish to use the features of the Site to which they relate. On the other hand, the other cookies identified above are optional. We recommend their use in order to provide certain benefits to you as described the chart below. You may be able to remove persistent cookies by following the directions provided in your Internet browser’s “HELP” file.

Please note that we do not use any unnecessary cookies and so you cannot view the site without them.

 

 

TYPE OF COOKIE

WHAT DATA THE COOKIE COLLECTS AND WHERE THE DATA IS OBTAINED FROM

WHAT THE DATA COLLECTED IS USED FOR

WHO SETS THE COOKIE 

TO WHOM THE DATA IS DISCLOSED AND WHY

HOW LONG THE COOKIE REMAINS ON YOUR DEVICE

LEGAL BASIS FOR APPLYING THE COOKIE

Necessary cookies (see specific categories below)

         

Under GDPR only

Cookies for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network

 

These cookies are used for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network

These cookies are set by us

The cookies are for our internal use only

Session or persistent?

Consistent with our legitimate interests to carry out the necessary purposes 

User Input Cookies

 

These cookies are used to keep track of your input when filling out online forms

These cookies are set by us

The cookies are for our internal use only

These cookies expire when the session ends (or in some cases a few hours after the session ends?)

Consistent with our legitimate interests to carry out the necessary purposes

Authentication Cookies

 

These cookies are used to identify you once you’ve logged in (where applicable); they are needed to allow you to authenticate yourself on successive visits to our Site and to gain access to authorized content (such as account balances)

These cookies are set by us

The cookies are for our internal use only

These cookies usually expire at the end of the session unless you give consent for the cookies to remain for a longer period of time such as by checking a box that says remember me.

Consistent with our legitimate interests to carry out the necessary purposes

User centric security cookies

 

These cookies are used to increase the security of the services, including access to the Site, requested by you; examples would be cookies used to detect repeated failed login attempts or to protect the login system from abuses

These cookies are set by us

The cookies are for our internal use only

These are persistent cookies which last beyond the end of the session 

Consistent with our legitimate interests to carry out the necessary purposes

Load Balancing Session Cookies

 

These cookies are used for load-balancing, which is a technique or process that makes sure a web page loads quickly by distributing the work over more than one computer or server

These cookies are set by us

The cookies are for our internal use only

These cookies expire at the end of the session

Consistent with our legitimate interests to carry out the necessary purposes

User Interface Customization Cookies

 

These cookies are used to store a user’s preference regarding a service across web pages and not linked to other persistent identifiers such as a username; they are set if you have explicitly requested the service to remember certain piece of information, for example, by clicking on a button or ticking a box to set language preferences or the number of results displayed

These cookies are set by us

The cookies are for our internal use only

These cookies may expire at the end of the session or may be persistent, depending on their purpose .

Consistent with our legitimate interests to carry out the necessary purposes

Social Plug-in Content Sharing Cookies

 

These cookies are used in connection with social networks that utilize “social plug-in modules” that website operators can integrate in their platform to allow, for example, social network users to share content they like with their “friends” or for publishing comments; the plug-ins store and access cookies in your device in order to allow the social network to identify their members when they interact with these plug-ins

   

These cookies expire when the user logs out of his social network platform or the browser is closed.

Consistent with our legitimate interests to carry out the necessary purposes

Analytical cookies 

 

These cookies are used to estimate the number of unique visitors to our Site and to specific pages within the Site, to detect the most preeminent search engine keywords that lead to our Site and to specific pages within the Site, to identify Site navigation issues, to see how visitors move around the Site etc.

These cookies are set by us; we also use a processor (e.g., Google Analytics) that sets cookies

   

Consent

(or possibly legitimate interests - identify the legitimate interests)

 

We control the cookie-related information obtained from you on our website. Any Personal Information obtained from our use of cookies will not be used for any purpose other than the purposes set out in this section of the Privacy Policy relating to cookies. If the purposes for your use of cookies changes we will let you know and seek your consent as appropriate.

We use Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the Site and to optimize our Site based on that data.  Such tools use information generated by cookies [and other similar technologies?] about your use of the Site (including IP address), which is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate users' use of the Site and to compile statistical reports on website activity for us.

Rights of data subjects located in the EEA

If you are located in the EEA, under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as more specifically set forth in and under the grounds set forth in Articles 15 – 20 of the GDPR (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016R0679), provided that we are able to identify you (including if you provide the information necessary for us to identify you), you have the right to request from us:

1. Access to your personal data;

2. Correction (“rectification) of your personal data;

3. Erasure of your personal data;

4. Restriction of processing concerning your data

5. Object to processing of your personal data; and

6. The right to have your data transferred (“data portability”).

Also, where the lawful basis for our processing of your personal data is your consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time (although withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on your consent before you withdrew it).You also have the right to lodge a complaint with an appropriate supervisory authority.

We do not engage in any automated decision-making, including profiling related to you.

Please note that with regard to our analytics, we intend to transmit your personal data to a third country or international organization (Google) as to which the appropriate authorities in the EU have not determined insure an adequate level of protection..  The organizations to whom we are transferring the personal data are either certified under the YUS-EU Privacy Shield or are subject to standard data protection clauses adopted by the appropriate authorities in the EU.  Identification of the data transferred and to which organizations/countries is set forth below: 

We use Google Analytics and public sites are also crawled by google (This only refers to content that is already public on the web).

Our contact information: OpenScholar LLC, 501 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116 · (617)340-9772 · team@theopenscholar.com