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Privacy Policy

ResearchBox uses cookies to identify users, allowing them to be logged in.  Cookies are also used to store settings selected by users (e.g., in which order to present results on a table). Cookies are neither available not interpretable by third parties.  

No information collected on the server side (e.g., IP address, browsing behavior) is ever shared with third parties.

ResearchBox actively avoids relying on technology which would provide information to third parties (e.g., ResearchBox does not rely on Google Analytics or reCaptcha, Facebook identification services, etc.). ResearchBox does rely on Microsoft to render previews of Microsoft Office files (e.g., Excel files). The information received by Microsoft is restricted to what any online preview of an Office file involves, Microsoft does not receive any identifying information from ResearchBox about the file or the user (files are renamed with a random string before being sent to Microsoft).

ResearchBox is run by the Penn Wharton Credibility Lab, and so is AsPredicted.org. The databases for both sites are integrated, any information collected by ResearchBox is accessible by AsPredicted, and vice versa.

Names and email addresses of authors who post content on ResearchBox will not be actively shared with third parties, including with meta-science researchers interested in researching how, what, or how is content shared. But, being a publicly accessible site, users who upload content should assume any information they upload and make permanent, including their name and identifying information, will be permanently available to anyone. We do not facilitate this information to others, but we do not take active steps to prevent third parties from collecting this public information on their own.

General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR

In relation to compliance with GDPR requirements we provide the following information
1 We collect three pieces of information considered private by the GDPR from our users: names, email addresses, and IP addresses. The first two are provided explicitly by users, IP addresses are necessary for identifying and fixing problems that arise with the platform. They are saved within log files for up to a year. IP addresses are not given to third parties, nor merged with data provided by third parties, and are not systematically analyzed. Over 99.9% of them are deleted without ever having been examined.
2 Users may modify their email address and names by visiting their accounts at any point.
3 Users interested in preventing ResearchBox from learning IP address are welcomed to use a proxy or VPN service.
4 No other information about users, including demographics, location, or behavior is collected, obtained, or provided.
5 As mentioned earlier in this document, all information collected by ResearchBox.org is shared with AsPredicted, in fact, both websites run on the same server. For all practical purposes they are a single entity.
6 Users may request closing down their accounts, and they may on their own delete all boxes they have created which are not yet public. But public boxes are part of the public record and are thus permanent. As Art 17 3d of the GDPR states "Paragraphs 1 and 2 shall not apply to the extent that processing is necessary . . . [for] archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1) in so far as the right referred to in paragraph 1 is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of that processing; " 

We store data in multiple separate servers, all of them located in the United States.
By using ResearchBox you are agreeing to storing your data in the United States.
Contact us at dolores@researchbox.org if you have questions regarding your personal data.