Privacy Statement

Thank you for using AmericanOpenScience.com, a research publishing platform operated by ResearchSwift, LLC, registered in the United States of America, 5740 Gateway Blvd. Suite 102, Mason, Ohio, 45040, USA (hereinafter “American OpenScience”, “Website”, “AOS”, “we”, “us”, “our”). This Privacy Policy tells you how we use personal information collected at this Website. Please read this privacy policy before using the Website or submitting any personal information. By using the Website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. These practices may be changed, but any changes shall be posted and will only apply to activities and information on a going forward, not retroactive basis. You are encouraged to review the Privacy Policy whenever you visit the site to keep track of the policy changes and make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.

Note: the privacy practices set forth in this Privacy Policy are for this Website only. If you link to other websites, please review the Privacy Policies posted at those websites.

The privacy of our users and visitors is extremely important to us and we take utmost care while securely handling your personal information. The following sections describe you how we collect, use and distribute (where applicable) your personal data.

We collect personally identifiable information in two ways:

When you register your Account and give us permission to obtain it: You voluntarily give us certain information while signing up and using our service. The information includes details such as your First name and Last name, username, profile photo, employment and/or affiliation information, phone number, Fax number, research interests, publication details, email address used to sign up, and any other information voluntarily submitted by you. This information is only used to fulfill your specific request and to sign you up for our services and/or mailing list. We may also obtain your data through third party websites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Google when you sign up on American OpenScience using your other website’s login details. You may control the information you share through these networks by visiting your privacy settings on the respective websites.

Technical information we collect when you use American OpenScience website: We use our technical data to improve our services and user experience. We may use cookie and tracking technology depending on the features offered. Cookies and tracking technology are useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the website, and understanding how visitors use the website. Cookies can also help customize the website for visitors. Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology, however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information.

We use your personal and technical data to offer you customized content on American OpenScience. Customized content includes Posts and Ads you might be interested in. User data will never be distributed without the explicit permission of the users.

American OpenScience may embed and integrate “Social Plugins” provided by social media websites like Facebook, Twitter and Google. These Social Plugins enable such third party social media websites to retrieve certain information about the users of American OpenScience (when you share any American OpenScience content, including, published articles). However, you can control your privacy settings by logging into respective third party website and/or while sharing the content. We recommend that you do not click the “Share” button If you do not want to transfer your personal data to such social networks. We ask you to refer to these third party social media websites for further information on their privacy policies.

We may also share information with governmental agencies, institutions, funding agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when:

  1. permitted or required by law; or,
  2. trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud, scientific misconduct or unauthorized transactions; or,
  3. investigating fraud and scientific misconduct which has already taken place. The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.

Upon request, all personal data held about the user will be made available to the user without any cost. Where applicable, you have the right to request for correction, deletion and/or blocking of your personal data. Upon request, your personal data is removed from our website and/or the mailing lists, but not from the articles already published publicly. You have the right to also revoke your consent at any time.

Your personally identifiable information is kept secure. Only authorized employees, agents and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information. All emails and newsletters from this website allow you to opt out of further mailings.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about our privacy policy you may contact us using means provided on this website. We reserve the right to make changes to this policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by electronic mail and also post the most current version on our website.