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Registration. To create a Member account on our Service, you need to provide certain information during the registration process, such as your name, an email address, and a password. By default, your username will always be visible to Users of the Service, whether they are registered or not, but your password will be kept secret.
Other Personal Information. We may require additional personal information that would serve to identify and/or contact a natural person, such as a name, telephone number, and postal address. You may be invited or required to provide information relating to yourself, in order to be granted access to some features, such as, for example, demographic information, such as birthday, gender or occupation, and research vita, authorship of articles, academic or research expertise or interests, conferences you have attended, organizations you are a member of.
Sensitive information. We do NOT collect sensitive information such as information about race, health, religious or political views.
Related information. We may present to you publication or other information we think might be related to you, and offer you the option to include it into your profile on the Service and associate it with your Personal Information.
We collect information from or about you in several cases. These may include, but are not limited to:
During registration. When you register for the Service you will be required to provide Personal Information in order to set up a BioSeek account.
When you establish your researcher profile. After you register for the Service and create an account, you may want to create a more detailed profile, for which purpose you have to provide us with additional Personal Information. You will be enabled to associate with your account information such as institutional affiliation, biographical information and publications
Communication. When you communicate with us via email or in other written form, you may provide us with your name, contact details, and other Personal Information.
Customer Support. You may provide us with Personal Information in the process of communicating with our customer support representatives via email or other written messaging or via telephone or other voice communication.
Email/Direct mail campaigns. Information about new services, promotions, or special offers may be sent to your email occasionally.
Career opportunities and other non-service related topics. You may provide us with your name, email address, and other Personal Information if you contact us about a job or other corporate matters.
Third party providers. Services and offers by third parties are present on BioSeek. If you decide to use or benefit from them, you may share personal information with BioSeek and allow us to provide it to these third parties. This is only possible after your explicit approval.
We store log files and use tracking technologies such as session cookies, Facebook tracking pixels, and Google analytics to collect information related to you and your use of the Service.
We do NOT present this info to any third parties.
You can edit the settings of your browser to prevent cookies from being stored, to limit the storage of cookies to certain websites, or such that your browser informs you every time a cookie is sent. You can also delete cookies from your computer’s hard drive at any time. However, please note that if cookies are deactivated you will not be able to take advantage of some of BioSeek’s features.
The information we automatically collect about you and your use of the Service includes:
We collect publicly available information about you, such as information regarding previous research published by you and regarding affiliations associated with you.Third party advertising // including tailored advertising and analyticsFor now BioSeek does not host any advertising. If we start to present advertising materials on the Service, this section will be updated and you will be notified.
BioSeek reserves the right to use certain Google services, operated by Google, Inc., California, USA (“Google”). Google services may include Google Analytics, a web analytics service, Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting, and integrated services that require Google Analytics to collect data via advertising cookies and anonymous identifiers, and Google’s DoubleClick Services. Any information generated by the cookies about your use of the Service (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of America. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Service, compiling reports on website activity for us, and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law. More information about Google’s data privacy and security can be found [here]. Please see Google’s page on ‘How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps’, and Google’s terms and policies for further information.
In communications you initiate through our Service, for example, an invitation sent to a non-Member to join the community, or an invitation to a member or non-member to join a board you have created- a Mind Map, for example, will contain your name. Once an individual is added to your network on the service, regardless of who has sent the invitation, your contact information that you choose to include in your researcher profile will be shared with that person.
Your Personal Information, as defined above, may be used in the following ways:
Increase your benefit from the service.Your Personal Information enables us to deliver to you a Service tailored to your needs and interests. For example, based on your Personal Information, the dynamic web pages we generate are customized individually for you.
Proceed with research and development. Research and development are of paramount importance for the improvement of our Service and the User experience.
Bring to your attention tailored content. We aim at offering you the most relevant for you content. To achieve this, we use the Personal Information provided by you to us and the information about you we infer from the internet. This enables us to deliver to you content that best matches your particular interests and brings greatest value to your practice.
Communicate with you. We may use your Personal Information to communicate with you about BioSeek and products or services by text message, email, postal mail, telephone, or other means. In case you would like to stop receiving mail or messages from us, you can always unsubscribe: at the bottom of each email we send there’s an “Unsubscribe” link, or you can adjust your account settings or contact us at ue.keesoib@troppus
Ensure the security of your Personal Information. We process your Personal Information in order to ensure it is not accidentally or unlawfully destructed, lost, altered, and that it doesn’t become subject to an unauthorized disclosure.
Generate statistics. Your Personal Information serves as a source for generating statistics which give insight on your reading behavior and interests. We generate statistics for internal purposes as well, so that we can continuously improve the Service. If you feel you would like to restrict this process, you are welcome to let us know at ue.keesoib@troppus
In general BioSeek does not share your Personal Information - collected by us or provided by you- with third parties unless you have given your consent beforehand. However, BioSeek reserves the right to disclose if necessary the Personal Information it has about you with vendors, agents, and contractors who assist BioSeek in administering the Service and with the final objective of providing benefits to you.
Personal Information may be shared in response to legal process or when the law requires it (for example, in response to a court order) or to protect the rights, safety or property of BioSeek, the Service, Users of the Service (including you), and others, to the extent the applicable law permits.
BioSeek may also disclose Personal Information in cases when it’s necessary to identify, contact, or initiate legal action against a person or entity who may be violating BioSeek’s Terms of Service, for example causing harm to other Users of the Service.
If assets of BioSeek are transferred or sold to another entity, Personal Information may be shared with the acquiring entity and/or to potential acquiring entities, only to the extent permitted by applicable law and after we have obtained your prior consent where required.
The Personal Information that BioSeek collects from you and that you provide to BioSeek is processed in and is stored on servers in Germany, Hetzner Data Centers. BioSeek has ensured full compliance with GDPR.
All pages are secured using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology, which encrypts data between our computer and your end devices. It is best to make sure your Internet browser is using the latest security features by downloading the latest version which should have full SSL support.
Maintaining the confidentiality of your User ID and password which you use to access the Service is your responsibility. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities which take place in relation to this. You should not allow other people to use your credentials. If you suspect your User ID or password may have been compromised, please contact us immediately. In case there is unauthorized access to your login details or unauthorized activity on the Service as a result of your login details becoming known by someone else, we will not be responsible to you unless this was due to an error on our part.
It is important to keep in mind that, despite our efforts regarding security, the Internet is not a secure means of communication. A breach in security of Personal Information communicated through the Internet may occur. You accept that you use the Service at your own risk.
You may request that your account, which you have created on the Service, is closed or disabled at any time and we will act accordingly. We will disable inactive accounts or accounts that are used in violation of our Terms of Service or any applicable law.
However, in order to comply with law, prevent fraud, collect pending fees or resolve disputes, enforce our Terms of Service, assist with legal investigations, and/or take other actions otherwise permitted by law, we will keep Personal Information from closed or inactive accounts as long as it is necessary for the purposes of the actions listed above.
In general, Personal Information from closed or inactive accounts will be deleted one month after the account is closed or deactivated unless we have plausible reasons to believe that the Personal Information should be retained for one of the purposes mentioned above.
You may be entitled to exercising some or all of the rights listed below (they may vary in accordance with the applicable legislation):
You have the right to object to the processing of your Personal Information on legitimate grounds, at any time, by contacting us at ue.keesoib@troppus
Data Protection Officer
Ilarion Dragostinov Str. 42, 37
1505 Sofia, Bulgaria