Last Modified: 5/19/2023
Who are we?
Meta Analytics LLC (“ScholarGPS™,” “we,” “us,” “our”) is the premier online source for analyzing scholarly activity in the academy and elsewhere. ScholarGPS™ empowers scholars to accelerate their research and, in turn, increase the pace of innovation, elevate research excellence, and enable productive collaborations.
ScholarGPS™ provides new tools to freely explore the organizational structure and evolution of science in various Fields, Disciplines, and Specialties.
This policy may be augmented by the addition of other terms, notifications, or statements, which may pertain to specific services provided by ScholarGPS™. We may also update this policy from time to time, so you should refer frequently to this policy document to ensure that you are aware of any and all such changes. Changes are effective as of the “Last Modified” date above. We may also provide you with additional notice or options regarding updates to the Policy in accordance with applicable law. Your use of the Services (including visiting our website) after an update to this policy indicates your acceptance of the updated policy.
Please read this policy carefully. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use the Services.
Information we collect
The information we collect and the methods by which we collect it may differ based on who you are and how you interact with us.
Whether or not you use the Services, if you are an author of at least one publication that we consider to be an archival publication (see FAQs: What is an archival publication) (a “Scholar”), we collect from third-party sources including but not limited to open sources (see FAQs: Where do we get our data) the following information:
Users of the Services
Information you provide to us: Depending on your use of the Services, we may collect the following information directly from you.
How we use information
We may use the information described above for various purposes, depending on the information, including for the following purposes:
De-identified information: We may de-identify your information or aggregate your information with that of other users so that it cannot reasonably identify you. We may use and disclose this de-identified or aggregated information to any party for any lawful purpose.
For the purposes above, we may also combine the information that we collect through the Services with information that we receive from other sources, both online and offline, and use such combined information in accordance with this policy.
Legal Bases for Processing: The laws in some jurisdictions require companies to tell you about the legal grounds they rely on to process your information. Our legal bases for processing your information as described in this policy are as follows:
How we disclose information
Scholars: We make public on our Services the following information about Scholars:
Scholars and users: We may disclose information about Scholars and about users of our Services in the following ways:
We may also disclose your information for any other lawful purpose that we disclose to you and to which you consent.
How long do we keep information?
We keep your information only for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected or to satisfy any regulatory, legal, reporting or accounting requirements. In the event of a dispute, we may also retain your information until such time as the dispute has been resolved.
Where do we process information?
We are based in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that we may store and process your information in the United States or any other country in which we or our affiliates or vendors maintain facilities. If you are located in the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from United States law, please note that we may transfer your information to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction. By using the Services, you acknowledge the transfer of your information to such jurisdictions.
Links to third party sites and services
Our Services may contain links to websites, applications, and other services (collectively, “sites”) that are not owned or controlled by us, such as social media sites. We are not responsible in any way for the security and privacy practices or content provided by such sites, and you visit them at your own risk. We encourage you to review a site’s privacy and security policies before providing your information to the site, as you will be subject to such policies when interacting with the site.
We maintain technical and organizational standards to help ensure that your information is secure. We employ state-of-the-art web server and database infrastructure from Amazon Web Services to securely store and manage data. We use the latest standards in encryption and server firewalls to prevent unwanted access. However, no Internet site or service can guarantee 100% security, so it is possible that someone could unlawfully access your information despite our efforts.
Your rights and choices
Users of the Services
Depending on the jurisdiction where you reside, you may have certain rights with regard to information we collect from or about you, including the right to request:
If you have provided consent for us to use your information for a specific purpose, you may also request to withdraw that consent.
ScholarsIf you are a Scholar, you may be able to access and edit certain information about you if you register and claim your profile (see FAQs: Claim and edit your profile). You may
Please note that the rights above are subject to certain limitations and exceptions (e.g., we may decline to delete information where we are required to keep it for legal purposes, where such information is processed for scientific research purposes, or where this would interfere with freedom of expression).
You can exercise the rights listed by emailing us at email@example.com. We may ask you to provide us with information necessary to reasonably verify your identity before responding to your request.
Cookies and Online Analytics
Do Not Track (“DNT”)
DNT is a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers. We do not currently recognize or respond to browser-initiated DNT signals. You can learn more about Do Not Track here.
We do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information (as defined in applicable law) from children under the age permitted by applicable law without parental consent. If you are a parent or guardian and believe that your child disclosed information to us in a way that is prohibited by applicable children's privacy laws, please contact us as set forth below.
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