Privacy Policy

Incentives Research websites (collectively “Incentives Research” in this document) refer to sites hosted on the incentivesresearch.com domain and other related domains and subdomains thereof. This privacy policy describes how Incentives Research uses and protects any information that you give us. We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. If you provide us with personal information through Incentives Research, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Incentives Research collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Incentives Research’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Incentives Research’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Incentives Research may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Incentives Research also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Incentives Research does not use IP addresses to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below. Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Incentives Research choose to interact with Incentives Research in ways that require Incentives Research to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Incentives Research gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.

In each case, Incentives Research collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Incentives Research. Incentives Research does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

All of the information that is collected on Incentives Research will be handled in accordance with GDPR legislation.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Incentives Research discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of project administrators, employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Incentives Research’s behalf or to provide services available through Incentives Research, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Incentives Research, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

Incentives Research will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to project administrators, employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, Incentives Research discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, if you give permission to have your information shared, or when Incentives Research believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Incentives Research, third parties, or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of a Incentives Research website and have supplied your email address, Incentives Research may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Incentives Research and our products.

If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Incentives Research takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Use of personal information

We use the information you provide to register for an account, attend our events, receive newsletters, use certain other services, or participate in the open source projects to which we contribute in any other way.

We will not sell or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

We would like to send you email marketing communication which may be of interest to you from time to time. If you have consented to marketing, you may opt out later.

You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.

We rely on one or more of the following processing conditions:

* our legitimate interests in the effective delivery of information and services to you;

* explicit consent that you have given;

* legal obligations.

Access to data

You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all your personal information, please follow the instructions at the end of this policy.

Retention of personal information

We will retain your personal information on our systems only for as long as we need to, for the success of our open source projects and the programs that support Incentives Research. We keep contact information (such as mailing list information) until a user unsubscribes or requests that we delete that information from our live systems. If you choose to unsubscribe from a mailing list, we may keep certain limited information about you so that we may honor your request.

Incentives Research shall maintain event attendee data for 3 years to better track and foster community growth, and then automatically delete non-essential data collected via registration. Attendee names and email addresses will be retained indefinitely, to preserve our ability to respond to code of conduct reports.

When deletion is requested or otherwise required, we will anonymise the data of data subjects and/or remove their information from publicly accessible sites if the deletion of data would break essential systems or damage the logs or records necessary to the operation, development, or archival records of open source projects.

Rights in relation to your information

You may have certain rights under data protection law in relation to the personal information we hold about you. In particular, you may have a right to:

* request a copy of personal information we hold about you;

* ask that we update the personal information we hold about you, or independently correct such personal information that you think is incorrect or incomplete;

* ask that we delete personal information that we hold about you from live systems, or restrict the way in which we use such personal information (for information on deletion from archives, see the “Retention of personal information” section);

* object to our processing of your personal information; and/or

* withdraw your consent to our processing of your personal information (to the extent such processing is based on consent and consent is the only permissible basis for processing).

If you would like to exercise these rights or understand if these rights apply to you, please follow the instructions at the end of this Privacy statement.

Our website may contain links to other websites provided by third parties not under our control. When following a link and providing information to a 3rd-party website, please be aware that we are not responsible for the data provided to that third party. This privacy policy only applies to the websites listed at the beginning of this document, so when you visit other websites, even when you click on a link posted on Incentives Research, you should read their own privacy policies.

Aggregated Statistics

Incentives Research may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Incentives Research may reveal how many times a particular version of a software product was downloaded, based on data gathered by our API. However, Incentives Research does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described in this policy.

Cookies

Additionally, information about how you use our website is collected automatically using “cookies”. Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Incentives Research may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at Incentives Research’s sole discretion. Incentives Research encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Contact

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you by emailing privacy@incentivesresearch.com.

Creative Commons License

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