For Anonymous Users Just Browsing
- We do not set any cookies or use any similar technologies for anonymous website visitors unless that visitor attempts to take an action requiring state, such as trying to login or register.
For Users Contributing to Science Twitter Archive Project
OpenCheck has you login with your Twitter and ORCID accounts so that we can authenticate you and get information necessary for perform this service. We never ask for or receive your passwords. OpenCheck stores exactly this set of information:
- Your Twitter username
- Your Twitter numeric ID
- The numeric Twitter IDs of the accounts you follow
- Your ORCID
- Your named obtained from ORCID
- The relationship between your Twitter numeric ID and ORCID
- The timestamp of when the data was recorded
OpenCheck attempts to request the minimum permissions necessary from Twitter (see Twitter developer app permissions -- we use "read only" and do not request email address) and ORCID. Also, we don't store access tokens permanently -- they are only associated with your web session. If you (optionally) provide an email address at the end of the flow, you become a Registered User.
For Registered Users
If you create an account, we require some basic information at the time of account creation, including your name and email address.
Most of the information, outside your email address, is part of a public record, inline with the purpose of this website: to public public records of identities and credentials.
"User Personal Information" is any information about one of our users which could, alone or together with other information, personally identify him or her. Information such as a real name and email address are examples of "User Personal Information."
User Personal Information does not include aggregated, non-personally identifying information. We may use aggregated, non-personally identifying information to operate, improve, and optimize our website and service.
Why Do We Collect This?
- We need your User Personal Information to create your account, to provide the services you request, and to public as part of your public record, that you positively give permission for.
- We use your User Personal Information, specifically your email address, to identify you on this service when you're logging in.
- 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.