Research Metrics Privacy Policy

Research Metrics LLC ("Research Metrics") believes in protecting your privacy. When we collect personal information from you through our services, Research Metrics complies with the Privacy Shield Principles of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union or Switzerland to the United States, respectively. Research Metrics has certified to the U.S. Department of Commerce that Research Metrics adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. If there is any conflict between the terms in this Privacy Policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov.

Research Metrics is subject to the investigatory and enforcement authority of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

For the purposes of our policy, we use the following definition:

"Personal Information" (PI) is any information that can be used to uniquely identify, contact, or locate a single person or that can be used with other sources to identify an individual. This includes but is not limited to: name, address, phone number, e-mail address, race, nationality, ethnicity, origin, religious or political beliefs, age, gender, family status, etc.

The subject-matter of the collection, processing and/or use of personal data covers various categories of data, such as:

The personal data processed concern various categories of data subjects, such as:

In general, Research Metrics does not collect PI directly. However, our enterprise customers may use our platform(s) to collect PI from you for their purposes while using our services for data storage and processing.

Research Metrics may use third-party vendors to provide storage, hosting, infrastructure and support in the delivery of our services. We may also use third-party vendors for data verification and anti-fraud purposes. A list of these companies is available upon request.

For information regarding how PI is handled with respect to one of our enterprise customers, please contact that enterprise customer directly.

The following information describes the principles that Research Metrics (including "the Company", "we", or "us") follows while managing your Personal Information ("PI").

If individuals have any questions or complaints concerning our processing of personal data on behalf of our company clients, they are invited to contact the company client directly, or they may contact us at support@researchmetrics.com End users who wish to access the personal data that Research Metrics hosts on behalf of our company clients, or to make choices concerning their data, are invited to contact the company client directly.

Cookies

Research Metrics uses cookies to store user preferences. Cookies are also created to store session information and user settings.

External Links

Research Metrics is not responsible for any content in external links. Content on third-party websites, and the related Privacy Policies covering those sites, are the responsibility of their respective owners.

IP Addresses and Logging

The Research Metrics platform uses logs extensively to help track processes in our system. Often times your IP address and account username are recorded in these logs. These logs may be kept for an indefinite amount of time.

E-mail

The Research Metrics Platform has automated E-mailing functionality. Research Metrics and its clients may from time to time enable this feature, sending messages that they believe may be of interest to the Independent Contractors in the system. These E-mails may be personalized with the data submitted, or calculated based on the data submitted. Users will have the option to opt-out of certain E-mails.