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Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is https://www.researchic.com. Its associated sites include https://www.researchic.com/courses and https://www.researchic.com/portal. This privacy policy also extends to the associated sites. In the following paragraphs, they together are referred to as the “site”.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with and How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

The type of personal information we collect

  1. We collect certain personal information about visitors and users of our Sites.
  2. The most common types of information we collect include things like: user-names, member names, email addresses, IP addresses, other contact details, survey responses, blogs, photos, payment information such as payment agent details, transactional details, tax information, support queries, forum comments (if applicable), content you direct us to make available on our site (such as item descriptions), your actions on our site (including any selections or inputs into items) and web and email analytics data.

How we collect personal information

  1. We collect personal information directly when you provide it to us, automatically as you navigate through the site, or through other people when you use services associated with the site.
  2. We collect your personal information when you provide it to us when you complete membership registration and buy or provide items or services on our site, subscribe to a newsletter, email list, submit feedback, enter a contest, fill out a survey, or send us a communication.

How we use personal information

  1. We will use your personal information:
  2. Where this is necessary for purposes which are in our, or third parties’, legitimate interests. These interests include: operating the site;
  3. managing our relationship with you, e.g. by responding to your comments or queries submitted to us on the Sites or asking for your feedback or whether you want to participate in a survey;
  4. managing our legal and operational affairs (including, managing risks relating to content and fraud matters); training Envato staff about how to best serve our user community; improving our products and services; providing general administrative and performance functions and activities.
  5. Verifying your identity by comparing a selfie taken by you against your Photo ID document using facial recognition technology (as is necessary for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims); and processing your job application to Envato.
  6. Where you give us consent: providing you with marketing information about products and services which we feel may interest you; and
  7. customizing our services and websites, like advertising that appears on the Site – where this involves the use of cookies or similar technologies – in order to provide a more personalized experience.
  8. For purposes that are required by law. For the purpose of responding to requests by government, a court of law, or law enforcement authorities conducting an investigation.

When we disclose your personal information

  1. We will disclose personal information to the following recipients: companies that are in the Envato group which are located in Australia, Mexico, and the US;
  2. if applicable, authors of any items or services made available to you, so they can facilitate support and license validation, who may be located in any of the countries our products are available in;
  3. subcontractors and service providers who assist us in connection with the ways we use personal information (as set out above), in particular: website hosting providers which are located in Australia, the US and UK; technical and customer support services which are located in Australia, Canada, Philippines, Poland, Mexico, Romania, UK and the US; recruitment agencies which are located in Australia, US and Mexico; marketing and analytics services which are located in the US; security and fraud prevention services which are located in the US;
  4. subscription management services that are located in the US; payment processing services which are located in the US, UK and Australia; identification verification services located in the UK; and operational tooling services that are located in the US. Noting that our subcontractors and service providers may also transfer and access such information from other countries in which they have operations.
  5. our professional advisers (lawyers, accountants, financial advisers etc.) which are located in Australia, Ireland, Mexico, UK and USA; regulators and government authorities in connection with our compliance procedures and obligations;
  6. a purchaser or prospective purchaser of all or part of our assets or our business, and their professional advisers, in connection with the purchase;
  7. a third party to respond to requests relating to a criminal investigation or alleged or suspected illegal activity; a third party, in order to enforce or defend our rights, or to address financial or reputational risks;
  8. a rights holder in relation to an allegation of intellectual property infringement or any other infringement; and other recipients where we are authorized or required by law, or requests by government, a court of law, or law enforcement authorities, to do so.
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