Privacy Policy

General

This Statement is an addition to the Terms of Use. Therefore, the general definitions and provisions of the Terms of Use apply.

Scipedia operates the Service in full compliance with the Directive 95/46/EC and the Spanish laws on privacy and data protection. The Provider respects your privacy and therefore protects your personal data. Scipedia is not one a Web service that exists primarily in order to collect personal data.

This statement is a binding agreement between Scipedia and each User. The User expressly consents to storage and processing of his/her personal data, as described and defined in this statement.

User Data

“User Data”, in this statement, means all data related directly to a User as a person, irrespective of your actual usage of the Service. This includes i.e. the personal profile information and the network contacts of the User. Scipedia will process your User Data in order to run the Web service. Scipedia will also process your User Data randomly to provide dynamic Web pages to you that are individually adapted considering your User Data. Furthermore, Scipedia reserves the right to process your User Data to generate anonymous statistics. Such anonymous statistics will contain no information about any individual user.

Scipedia will process your email address solely to send emails to you containing information or notifications about the Service. Scipedia reserves the right to attach a minor part to such emails containing advertisements for products and services of any third party.

You have a right to (1) access, modify, correct, or delete your User Data controlled by Scipedia regarding your profile, (2) change or remove your content, and (3) close your account. You can request your personal information that is not viewable on your profile or readily accessible to you (for example, your IP access logs) through Scipedia‘s Help Center. If you close your account(s), your information will generally be removed from the Service within 48 hours. We generally delete closed account information and will de-personalize any logs or other backup information through the deletion process within 30 days of account closure.

Traffic Data

Scipedia collects your traffic data, as defined before, and will store that data for the duration of your session. After your session ends, Scipedia reserves the right to store traffic data for one day. During that period, your data is only connected to your IP address and not to your user account, which has your personal information. Scipedia will not be able to attach any individual user’s name to traffic data. However, it is possible that someone else (i.e., your internet service provider) could do so. After this one day, Scipedia will only store information about how many profile pages you viewed within thirty days. Only the number of pages is saved. Information about which pages you have viewed and when are not stored.

During your session, Scipedia needs to process traffic data to provide the Web service. After the session, Scipedia reserves the right to process traffic data (within one day, as mentioned above) to generate anonymous statistics. Scipedia uses this information to improve its services and user experience. Scipedia may also process traffic data for security and fraud-detection reasons. The number of profile pages you viewed is a security measure for the protection of personal data. Processing this information helps Scipedia detect and prevent "data harvesting", meaning automatic retrieval of profile pages to gain many users’ personal data.

Please contact the Scipedia support team for any requests related to viewing, changing or deleting your traffic data. When you cancel your Scipedia subscription, we automatically delete your personal traffic data.

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service operated by Google, Inc., California, USA (“Google”). Google processes the data on behalf of Scipedia. Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyze how individuals use the site. Any information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (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 site, compiling reports on website activity for website operators, 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. Please see Google’s terms and policies for further information.

Customer Service

When you contact our customer support services we may have to access your messages, network and contributions to our Services and collect the information we need to categorize your question, respond to it, and, if applicable, investigate any breach of our Terms of Use or this Privacy Policy. We also use this information to track potential problems and trends and customize our support responses to better serve you. We do not use this information for advertising.

Cookies

Scipedia uses cookies for functionality where the use is strictly necessary. Users can configure their browser so as to prevent the creation of cookies or display a warning in case it happens. Services are accessible without enabling the options concerning cookies, although they may prevent the proper development of the security mechanisms for certain services or exclusive services that may require greater security. The final purpose of cookies is to facilitate the navigation of the user on Scipedia.com.

During the visits to Scipedia.com, most of the information we gather - such as the domain from which the User connects to the Internet, time of access, Internet address from which the User makes direct link to our site - is purely statistical and it is not personalized. We use the information on the number of visits only in order to make our site more useful and interesting for our users.

Cookies from third parties

The Scipedia website may contain embedded content from third parties. When your internet browser downloads such embedded content, the remote server that hosts that content can set and read cookies (but it can only read cookies from that exact third party).

Scipedia reserves the right to use certain Google services, operated by Google, Inc., California, USA (“Google”). Google uses cookies to help analyze how individuals use the site. Any information generated by the cookies about your use of the website (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 site, compiling reports on website activity for website operators, 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. Your IP address will be masked in order to protect your privacy by truncating the last octet. 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.

If you decide to log in through your Google (Gmail) or LinkedIn account (but only then), the respective provider may read or set cookies. Both Google Inc. and LinkedIn Corporation are companies located in California, USA. See the Google and LinkedIn websites for those services' respective terms and policies.

Google, Inc. and LinkedIn Corporation are each Safe Harbor certified; they have each notified the U.S. Department of Commerce that they adhere to the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce in coordination with the European Commission. The U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework provides guidance for U.S. organizations on how to provide adequate protection for personal data from the EU as required by the European Union's Directive on Data Protection.

Limiting the use of Cookies

Most internet browsers allow you to adjust cookies acceptance settings, i.e. not to store cookies persistently. You are usually able to see the content of cookies and delete certain or all cookies. Many browsers also offer an ‘incognito mode’ that does not accept persistent cookies. Please consult your browser’s help section (or use a search engine) if you need assistance with these browser features.

Messages

Messages sent within Scipedia will be processed in order to deliver them to the respective recipient(s). Scipedia may also process the message randomly in order to investigate it and extract information. Results of such processing (but not the message content itself) may be stored permanently for Scipedia’s own purposes. Scipedia respects the confidentiality of private communications, therefore, the process is fully automated and, unless the fully automated processing indicates a security threat or abusive behavior, no person but the recipient(s) will be cognizant of the message.

Messages will generally not be shared with any third party. Scipedia may nevertheless be obliged to share or grant access to messages if ordered to do so by a court or a competent judicial authority.

Transmission of data

Scipedia will not sell or otherwise share personal data.

Scipedia reserves the right to appoint third parties to certain tasks, such as database or software development. For that purpose, it might be necessary for personal data to be shared with and processed by such third parties. In this case, Scipedia remains fully responsible for your personal data and will bind any and all third parties to a written agreement ensuring they comply with this statement on privacy and data protection. Scipedia is committed to its user's privacy, hence we are dedicated to choosing a contractor that is trustworthy, and who will operate under the legal regime of the Directive 95/46/EC.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

By using the Service, you expressly agree to this Statement on Privacy and Data Protection.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make significant changes in the way we treat your personal information, or to the Privacy Policy, we will provide notice to you on the Services or by some other means, such as email. Please review the changes carefully. If you agree to the changes, simply continue to use our Services. If you object to any of the changes to our terms and you no longer wish to use our Services, you may close your account(s). Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account. Using our Services after a notice of changes has been communicated to you or published on our Services shall constitute consent to the changed terms or practices.