Last Updated: 12 June, 2018
Welcome to Meta!
We’re enabling biomedical researchers, life science professionals, and everyone (“you”) to better explore, follow, and share in the world of scientific research. To do that, we use machine intelligence to analyze, organize and connect information from the millions of scientific articles we receive from public sources and partners (our “Knowledge Graph”). This processing allows us to show you relevant, personalized content based on information we collect, such as the researchers, concepts and journals you are interested in following (your “Feed(s)”).
The entity that operates Meta and is responsible for your personal information is the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative LLC (“CZI,” “we”, “us”).
[Summary: We’re Meta. We use machine intelligence to create a Knowledge Graph to make your research and learning more efficient. To do this, we use some personal information. This Policy explains how and why we do this.]
We collect a variety of information from you, depending on whether you are a Meta user or author, and we do so in a few different ways:
We collect certain information from you when you provide it to us directly.
[Summary: We use the information that you provide to us, share on the Services or ask us to obtain from third party services.]
Whenever you use any website, certain information gets created and logged automatically. The same is true when you use Meta. Here is what we collect:
[Summary: Like many websites, we automatically collect certain technical information when you interact with the Services.]
The scientific articles we process contain information about their authors. We use information from several sources to build our Knowledge Graph:
[Summary: We analyse papers in order to create our knowledge graph and to infer the likely impact of those papers. This enables us put the most relevant content at the top of your Feed.]
We also have good grounds (or “legitimate interests”) in using information received from publisher partners and public resources to create our Knowledge Graph and to predict the impact of publications; this is done by analysing published information to assist biomedical research and contributes to our mission of curing, preventing or managing all diseases by the end of this century.
We also have a legitimate interest in using information to improve the Services. We both benefit when we use your information to:
We will send you Meta product updates using your email. You may opt out in your profile or the emails themselves.
[Summary: We use your data for three purposes: (i) providing our Services; (ii) making them better; and (iii) to keep you updated about new features.]
Some of the ways we use your information require us to share information with third parties. We share your information with:
Certain information is accessible by all Meta users such as the first and last names, affiliated institutions and titles of authors associated with journals we have in our Knowledge Graph. Also, Meta allows you to share certain information with other Meta users, such as your Feeds or lists of articles.
We may provide publisher partners with tools and analytics that give them information about their papers, such as how well they are doing in comparison to similar papers from other publishers.
In order to encourage users to sign up for Meta or to promote new papers and features to existing Meta users, we may share your information with advertising networks so that we can place advertisements for our Services on other websites you visit.
We will share your personal information when you tell us to do so. For example, you may decide to link your Meta account to third party reference management services such as Mendeley, EndNote and Zotero. In doing so, you will be able to share articles you saved in your Meta Library with these services.
Meta shares your information with third parties who provide services to us, such as database or software developers. We may also share your information with analytics providers that assist us to improve and optimize our Services.
[Summary: We share certain information in Meta. We also share information with our affiliates, service providers and partners, and where necessary for legal and safety reasons.]
Our goal is to give you simple and meaningful choices regarding your information. For example, you can edit information in your profile at any time, choose whether you want to receive marketing communications from us in your account settings, and close your account at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You also have choices available to you through the device your use to access the Services. For example, the browser you use may let you control cookies and other types of local data storage.
[Summary: We provide controls over how your information is used.]
If you’re a European Economic Area (EEA) user, you may also benefit from a number of rights in relation to the information that we process. To exercise these rights, you may contact us at email@example.com. You may:
You can access this information by logging into your Meta account.
You can also rectify, restrict, limit or delete some of your information by logging into your Meta account. There, you may update your profile information, delete any Feeds you created and remove any articles you have saved in your Library. If you believe information in your author profile or associated with your articles is incorrect, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may do this where we hold this information with your consent or for the performance of a contract with you, where it’s technically feasible.
If we process your information based on our legitimate interests explained above, you can object to this processing in certain circumstances. In such cases, we will stop processing your information unless we have compelling legitimate grounds to continue processing or where it is needed for legal reasons. If we use your data for direct marketing, you can always object using the unsubscribe link in such communications or changing your account settings.
Where you have previously provided your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your information at any time. For example, you can withdraw your consent to email marketing by using the unsubscribe link in such communications or by changing your account settings.
If you wish to raise a concern about our use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local supervisory authority.
[Summary: If you live in certain countries, you may have certain rights in relation to your information.]
[Summary: We don’t keep your data for longer than necessary. You can contact us to delete your account.]
The privacy protections and the rights of authorities to access your information in these countries may not be the same as in your home country.
[Summary: We’re based in the US. If you use our Service we need to transfer your data to the US and other countries.]
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