What information do we gather about you?
We collect information from you when you access https://thescholr.com, when you create an OpenScholar account or website, when you subscribe to our email service, and when you sign up for events.
What do we use your information for?
We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website by identifying (1) which parts of our site are most heavily used, and (2) which portion of our audience comes from within the Harvard network. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that user sessions will be tracked, but the users will remain anonymous. The email address you provide may be used to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. User information may be shared with third-party partners to the extent necessary to provide and improve web services or other communications to users. Any third parties who receive user information for this purpose are prohibited from using or sharing user information for any purpose other than providing services to users. We may also provide your information to third parties in circumstances where we believe that doing so is necessary or appropriate to: satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; or protect the rights, property or safety of us, our users or others.
Device Information Collected By Us
We may collect non-personal information about the computer, mobile device or other device you use to access openscholar.com, such as IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language or other information of this nature. We use this information in an aggregate fashion to track access to hwp.harvard.edu. At no time do we disclose site usage by individual IP addresses. Web server logs are retained on a temporary basis and then deleted from our systems.
Links to Third-Party Websites
We may provide hyperlinks to third-party websites as a convenience to users of theopenscholar.com. theopenscholar.com does not control third-party websites and is not responsible for the contents of any linked-to, third-party websites or any hyperlink in a linked-to website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of third-party websites.
Signing Up for an OpenScholar Website or Account
We collect information from you if you sign up for an OpenScholar account or website, when you click on “Get Your Website,” or when you directly visit thescholr.com to create an account or website. This information includes your name and email address. The email address you provide may be used to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
Signing Up for an Event
We collect information from you if you sign up for an OpenScholar event, including your name, affiliation, and email address. The email address you provide may be used to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
OpenScholar, LLC allows you to subscribe online, and receive the OpenScholar newsletter and other updates via email. If you no longer wish to receive this email, follow the "unsubscribe" instructions located near the bottom of each email. If you send us email messages, you should be aware that information disclosed in email may not be secure or encrypted and thus may be available to others. We suggest that you exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal or confidential information in email. We will use your email address to respond directly to your questions or comments.
We will not share, sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your email address for commercial purposes without your permission.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information we gather about you, we have taken commercially reasonable steps to protect the information. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.
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