Information We Collect
“Personal data” or “personal information” refers to any information through which an individual can be distinctly identified.
Our Services collect information that you provide to us, that we collect automatically, and that we receive from third parties.
Information you provide to us: This includes personal information you provide when you register with us, subscribe to our services, make a purchase, participate in discussion boards, enter a competition, complete a survey, or communicate with us.
Information we collect automatically: This includes certain information when you visit our website, like your IP address, log data, and device information.
Information we receive from other sources: We may receive personal information about you from third-party sources, such as social media platforms and advertising networks.
Please note that we do not gather any Special Categories of Personal Data, as defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This encompasses data revealing your racial or ethnic origin, religious or philosophical beliefs, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, health status, as well as genetic and biometric data. Furthermore, we do not collect any data relating to criminal convictions or offences.
In certain circumstances, we may be required to collect personal data by law or under the terms of a contract we have with you. If you fail to provide this required data when requested, it could prevent us from upholding the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to publish your content). If this is the case, we may be forced to cancel the contract but will notify you if such a situation arises.
How We Use Your Information
We use your personal information to operate, maintain, and improve our Services, to process transactions, to communicate with you, for compliance purposes.
How Long Do We Keep Your Personal Data?
We retain your personal data only for as long as it is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we collected it, including for legal, accounting, or reporting obligations.
When determining the appropriate duration for data retention, we evaluate a variety of factors: the type and amount of personal data, its sensitivity, potential risk from unauthorized use or disclosure, the purposes for processing the data and whether these could be achieved by other methods, along with relevant legal requirements.
In certain situations, you may request that we erase your data. Please see the section titled “Your Privacy Rights” for more information.
How We Share Your Information
We may share your personal information with third-party service providers to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to run our Services. We may also share your information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.
Your Privacy Rights
Depending on where you reside, you may have certain rights in relation to your personal information, such as the right to access, correct, or delete the personal data we hold about you, or to port it to a new service.
For individuals in the European Union, we adhere to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you wish to confirm that ScienceFeature is processing your personal data, or to have access to the personal data ScienceFeature may have about you, please contact us at [email protected].
For residents of California, we are compliant with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). You have the right to know what personal data we collect about you, where it’s sourced from, what it’s used for, whether it’s being disclosed or sold, and to whom it’s disclosed or sold.
Our Services are not directed to children under 16. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at [email protected]. We will delete such information from our files as soon as reasonably practicable.