Science Bee follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any personally identifiable information. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Like any other website, Science Bee uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.
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Our Advertising Partners
Note that Science Bee has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
Third-Party Privacy Policies
You can choose to disable cookies through your browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found on the browsers’ respective websites. What Are Cookies?
What Personal Information Do We Collect and How Do We Collect It?
The following personal information about you may be collected and processed by us:
Personal information you provide to us:
This is information about you that you have submitted to us by filling out forms on our websites, social media pages, or by contacting us by phone, email, or other means. The information is willingly given. The following is a list of the information you provide to us and why we process it:
Information about how to subscribe:
Data about you that is relevant to your account with us. This information could include your name, email address, phone number, and/or mobile phone number.
We’ll use your information to keep track of your membership, offer you services, communicate with you, and back up your information.
The goal of processing this data is to maintain appropriate administration of your subscription and our business, as well as to execute our contract with you if you have entered into one with us.
Information about how to register:
When you register to use our website, participate in discussion boards or other social media activities on our site, enter a competition, promotion, or survey, or report a problem with our website, you disclose information about yourself. Your name, address, e-mail address, and phone number are examples of the information you provide.
We’ll use your information to complete your registration, other messages or applications, or to respond to your question or issue. The reason we process this information is to ensure that it is accurate.
How do we utilize your personal data?
We utilize your personal information for a variety of reasons. The following are some of them:
IN THE EVENT THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN YOUR CONSENT
Where you have given us permission, we may use and use your personal information for the following purposes:
To provide you with information about Science Bee content and subscription opportunities;
To provide you with Science Bee magazine and other materials that you have requested;
To send you marketing information about Science Bee and other products and services via email, SMS, mail, or phone (for more information, see the Marketing section below);
To share your personal information with our authorized joint processors or our recommended third-party partners for us to contact you on their behalf with marketing information about their products and services.
The data you supply
Science Bee may gather the following categories of personal information directly from you:
Usernames and passwords;
Job details and other professional background information;
Comments, comments, and other information that you give to Science Bee;
and Interests and communications choices.
With your permission, we may inform you about products and services offered by other members of the group or by third parties. Your personal information is never shared in these situations. On behalf of a partner, we will send you information about a product or service. Unless you choose to correspond with them directly after receiving the communication from Science Bee, our partners never obtain any information about you.
Where do we keep your personal data?
Because of the worldwide nature of the products and services we provide, it may be essential for us to reassign the information you supply to countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA).
If we do transmit your information outside of the EEA, we will always take the necessary efforts to ensure that sufficient security measures are in place to protect your privacy rights, as described in this policy. These methods include requiring the recipient of your personal data to adhere to contractual commitments and ensuring that recipients are members of recognized “international frameworks” that provide the same level of security.
How Long we Keep your Personal Information For
The duration of time that we retain your collected personal data is determined by us, in a reasonable manner, based on a number of factors. These include the purpose for which we use the information and our obligations under other laws.
We only preserve personal data in an identifiable format for the period of time that is necessary.
Your personal information may be required to establish, bring or defend legal claims. In this case, we retain your personal data for 7 years after the last occasion on which we used the information in one of the ways that is specified in How we use your personal information in Section 4.
The only exceptions to this are where:
- the law requires us to retain your personal data for a longer period, or to delete it sooner;
- you exercise your right to have the information deleted (where it applies) and we do not need to retain it in connection with any of the reasons permitted in this section 7;
- we may need to retain your personal data where this is necessary to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations, or to protect the vital interests of another natural person.
Your ‘data subject’ rights:
Under data protection law, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. If you wish to exercise any of your rights, we may ask you for information to confirm your identity.
-Accessing your personal information
You have the right to request a copy of the personal information that we hold about you. To make a request, please email or write to us at the address at the end of this policy. Alternatively, you can use our online form to make a request to access your information. You do not have to pay us a fee to access your personal information unless we believe your access request is unfounded, repetitive, or excessive. In this case, we may charge you a reasonable fee to access your personal information or we may decide not to comply with your request. We will notify you if this is the case.
-Correcting and updating your personal information
The accuracy of your information is important to us and we are continually developing ways in which to make it easier for you to review and amend the personal information that we retain. In the meantime, if you change your name or address/email address, or you find that any of the information that we hold about you is incorrect or out of date, please let us know by contacting us via the means described at the end of this policy.
-Withdrawing your consent
You may withdraw your consent as the legal basis for processing your personal information at any time. To do this, please contact us via the details provided at the end of this policy. You can use our unsubscribe tool to withdraw your consent to receiving any direct marketing that you previously opted-in for. You can also update your preferences by clicking here. If you withdraw your consent, our use of your personal data prior to your withdrawal remains lawful.
-Objecting to our use of your personal information and automated decisions made about you.
You may object to us using your personal data for these purposes by contacting us in writing by any of the means stated at the end of this policy. We will temporarily stop processing your personal information in line with your objection request until we have investigated the matter further, except for the purposes for which we are sure we can continue to process your personal information. If we agree that your objection is justified, in accordance with your rights under the data protection laws, we will permanently cease using your information for those purposes. If we do not agree, we will provide you with our justification as to why we are under obligation to continue using your data.
We will automatically comply with your request if you object to us using your personal data for direct marketing purposes. Please use our unsubscribe tool if you would like to do so.
To contest any decision that is made about you based on automated processing, please contact the data protection department using the details at the end of this policy.
-Erasing your personal information or restricting its processing
You have the right to ask for your personal information to be removed from our systems. You can do this by emailing or writing to us at the address stated at the end of this policy. You can also use our online form to make a request to delete your personal information.
You may also ask us to stop or limit the processing of your personal data in the following situations:
- where you believe we are unlawfully using your personal data,
- you have objected to our use of your personal data and have a pending investigation, or you require us to retain your data in connection with legal proceedings.
-Transferring your personal information in a useable format
Where we rely on your consent as the legal basis for processing your personal information or need to process it in connection with your contract, you may request a copy of that information in a useable format. This means providing your personal information electronically in structured, commonly used computer formats, such as a Microsoft Excel File or XML.
You may request that your personal information is directly sent to another service provider. We will do so if it is technically feasible. If your personal information concerns other individuals, or we have another lawful reason to withhold that information, we may not provide you with a copy of your personal information in a useable format.
Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.
Science Bee does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.