Last Updated: May 23, 2018
As part of providing you the Services, we may need to provide you with certain communications, such as service announcements and administrative messages. These communications are considered part of the Services and your account, which you may not be able to opt-out from receiving.
When you register for Graph Commons we ask for information such as your name, email address, billing address, or payment information. Members who sign up for the free account are not required to enter any payment details.
We use collected information for the general purposes of products and services provision, billing, identification and authentication, services improvement, contact, and research.
When you use our Services, we may receive information (“Log Data”) such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device information (including device and application IDs), search terms, and cookie information.
We receive Log Data when you interact with our Services, for example, when you visit our websites, sign into our Services, interact with our email notifications, use your account to authenticate to a third-party website or application, or visit a third-party service that includes a Graph Commons button or widget. We may also receive Log Data when you click on, view or interact with links on our Services, including links to third-party applications, such as when you choose to install another application through Graph Commons.
Graph Commons uses Log Data to provide, understand, and improve our Services, to make inferences, like what topics you may be interested in, and to customize the content we show you.
Also, we may share your Log Data provided that we are required to do so by an official request directed by Courts or jurisdictional departments.
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a web site's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive.
Cookies are required to use the Graph Commons service.
We use Google Analytics as a third party tracking service, but we don’t use it to track you individually or collect your User Personal Information. We use Google Analytics to collect information about how our website performs and how our users, in general, navigate through and use Graph Commons. This helps us evaluate our users' use of Graph Commons; compile statistical reports on activity; and improve our content and website performance.
Google Analytics gathers certain simple, non-personally identifying information over time, such as your IP address, browser type, internet service provider, referring and exit pages, time stamp, and similar data about your use of Graph Commons. We do not link this information to any of your personal information such as your user name.
Graph Commons will not, nor will we allow any third party to, use the Google Analytics tool to track our users individually; collect any User Personal Information other than IP address; or correlate your IP address with your identity.
"Do Not Track" is a privacy preference you can set in your browser if you do not want online services to collect and share certain kinds of information about your online activity from third party tracking services. We do not track your online browsing activity on other online services over time and we do not permit third-party services to track your activity on our site beyond our basic Google Analytics tracking. Because we do not share this kind of data with third party services or permit this kind of third party data collection on Graph Commons for any of our users, and we do not track our users on third-party websites ourselves, we do not need to respond differently to an individual browser's Do Not Track setting.
Graph Commons takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect User Personal Information from unauthorized access, alteration, or destruction; maintain data accuracy; and help ensure the appropriate use of User Personal Information. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.
Information that we collect will be stored and processed in the United States in accordance with this Privacy Statement. Graph Commons uses third-party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to run Graph Commons. Although Graph Commons owns the code, databases, and all rights to the Graph Commons application, you retain all rights to your data.
If you're already a Graph Commons member, you may access, update, alter, or delete your basic user profile information by editing your user profile.
Graph Commons will retain User Personal Information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services.
We may retain certain User Personal Information indefinitely, unless you delete it or request its deletion. For example, we don’t automatically delete inactive user accounts, so unless you choose to delete your account, we will retain your account information indefinitely.
If you would like to cancel your account or delete your User Personal Information, you may do so in your user profile.
We will use your email address to communicate with you, if you've said that's okay, and only for the reasons you’ve said that’s okay. You have a lot of control over how your email address is used and shared on and through Graph Commons. You may manage your communication preferences in your user profile.
Depending on your email settings, Graph Commons may occasionally send notification emails about changes in a graph you’re watching, new features, requests for feedback, important policy changes, or offer customer support. We also send marketing emails, but only with your consent. There's an unsubscribe link located at the bottom of each of the emails we send you.
Graph Commons may disclose personally identifiable information under special circumstances, such as to comply with subpoenas or when your actions violate the Terms of Service.
Graph Commons may periodically update this policy. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your Graph Commons primary account holder account or by placing a prominent notice on our site.