How we share the information we collect
We do share User Personal Information with your permission, so we can perform services you have requested or communicate on your behalf. Additionally, you may indicate, through your actions on Sofodata, that you are willing to share your User Personal Information.
We do not share, sell, rent, or trade User Personal Information with third parties for their commercial purposes.
We do not host advertising on Sofodata. We may occasionally embed content from third party sites, such as YouTube, and that content may include ads. While we try to minimize the amount of ads our embedded content contains, we can't always control what third parties show. Any advertisements on individual Sofodata Pages or in Sofodata repositories are not sponsored by, or tracked by, Sofodata.
We do not disclose User Personal Information outside Sofodata, except in the situations listed in this aside or in the aside below on Compelled Disclosure.
We do share certain aggregated, non-personally identifying information with others about how our users, collectively, use Sofodata, or how our users respond to our other offerings, such as our conferences or events. For example, we may compile statistics on the usage of public datasets across Sofodata. However, we do not sell this information to advertisers or marketers.
We do share User Personal Information with a limited number of third party vendors who process it on our behalf to provide or improve our service, and who have agreed to privacy restrictions similar to our own Privacy Statement by signing data protection agreements. Our vendors perform services such as payment processing, customer support ticketing, network data transmission, and other similar services. When we transfer your data to our vendors under EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Frameworks, we remain responsible for it. While Sofodata processes all User Personal Information in the European Union, our third party vendors may process data outside of the United States or the European Union. If you would like to know who our third party vendors are, please see our page on Subprocessors.
We do share aggregated, non-personally identifying information with third parties. For example, we share the number of stars on a datasets, or in the event of a security incident, we may share the number of times a particular dataset was accessed.
We may share User Personal Information if we are involved in a merger, sale, or acquisition. If any such change of ownership happens, we will ensure that it is under terms that preserve the confidentiality of User Personal Information, and we will notify you on our website or by email before any transfer of your User Personal Information. The organization receiving any User Personal Information will have to honor any promises we have made in our Privacy Statement or in our Terms of Service.
Public information on Sofodata
Much of Sofodata is public-facing. If your content is public-facing, third parties may access and use it in compliance with our Terms of Service, such as by viewing your profile or repositories or pulling data via our API. We do not sell that content; it is yours. However, we do allow third parties, such as research organizations or archives, to compile public-facing Sofodata information. Other third parties, such as data brokers, have been known to scrape Sofodata and compile data as well.
Your User Personal Information, associated with your content, could be gathered by third parties in these compilations of Sofodata data. If you do not want your User Personal Information to appear in third parties’ compilations of Sofodata data, please do not make your personal information publicly available and be sure to configure your email address to be private in your user profile. We currently set users' email address private by default.
If you would like to compile Sofodata data, you must comply with our Terms of Service regarding scraping and privacy, and you may only use any public-facing User Personal Information you gather for the purpose for which our user has authorized it. For example, where a Sofodata user has made an email address public-facing for the purpose of identification and attribution, do not use that email address for commercial advertising. We expect you to reasonably secure any User Personal Information you have gathered from Sofodata, and to respond promptly to complaints, removal requests, and "do not contact" requests from Sofodata or Sofodata users.
Similarly, projects on Sofodata may include publicly available User Personal Information collected as part of the collaborative process. In the event that a Sofodata project contains publicly available personal information that does not belong to Sofodata users, we will only use that personal information for the limited purpose for which it was collected, and we will secure that personal information as we would secure any User Personal Information. If you have a complaint about any personal information on Sofodata, please see our aside on resolving complaints.
You may indicate, through your actions on Sofodata, that you are willing to share your User Personal Information. If you collaborate on or become a member of an organization or team, then the Account owners may receive your User Personal Information. When you accept an invitation to an organization or team, you will be notified of the types of information owners may be able to see. If you accept an invitation to an organization or team with a verified domain, then the owners of that organization or team may be able to see your full email address(es) within that organization's team’s verified domain(s).
If you collaborate on or become a member of an Account that has agreed to the Corporate Terms of Service and a Data Protection Addendum ("DPA") to this Privacy Statement, then that DPA will govern any conflicts between this Privacy Statement and the DPA with respect to your activity in the Account.
Please contact the Account owners for more information about how they process your User Personal Information and the ways for you to access, update, alter, or delete the User Personal Information stored in that account.