Acume is committed to ensuring the privacy and the protection of data for all its users.
By accessing and using the website and services, you acknowledge that you agree to the terms of this agreement. By accessing and using the Website and Services you agree to be bound by this Policy. If you do not agree to abide by the terms of this Policy, you are not authorised to access or use the Website and Services.
We collect information you willingly provide to us. For example, you may share information directly with us when you create an account, fill out a form, give feedback, submit or post content through our Services, or communicate with us via third-party platforms, request customer support, or otherwise communicate with us. The types of personal information we may collect include your name, job title, organisation information, interests, email address, country of residence, and your content including summaries, comments and responses, and any other information you choose to provide.
To improve user experience and to offer personalised content suggestions, we automatically collect certain information, including:
We obtain information from third-party sources. For example, we may collect information about you from social media networks, university websites, public databases, marketing partners and data analytics providers.
We may derive information or draw inferences about you based on the information we collect. For example, we may make inferences about your location based on your IP address or infer reading preferences based on your reading history.
We use the information we collect to provide, maintain, and improve our Services, which includes publishing and distributing user-generated content, personalising the posts you see and operating our metered paywall. We also use the information we collect to:
Our Website and Services contain links to other resources that are not owned or controlled by us. For example, some of our links for academic papers point to the original publication on a third party. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other resources or third parties. We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Acume Website and Services and to read the privacy statements of each and every resource that may collect Personal Information.
We share personal information in the following circumstances or as otherwise described in this policy:
We only share personal information with your consent or at your direction. Otherwise we share aggregated or de-identified information that cannot reasonably be used to identify you. Personal Information may be shared between and among Acume and our current and future parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries.
Depending on your location, data transfers may involve transferring and storing your information in a country other than your own. You are entitled to learn about the legal basis of information transfers to a country outside the European Union or to any international organisation governed by public international law or set up by two or more countries, such as the UN, and about the security measures taken by us to safeguard your information. If any such transfer takes place, you can find out more by checking the relevant sections of this Policy or inquire with us using the information provided in the contact section.
To manage our Services, Acume partners with trusted third-party service providers. We may share data with these trusted partners based on your request to receive communications, complete a transaction, provide a requested service, help us perform statistical analysis, or provide customer support. These third parties are prohibited from using your Personal Information except for the designated purpose, and they’re required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. We do not authorise them to use or disclose Personal Information for their own marketing or other purposes. We will take steps to ensure that your personal information receives an adequate level of protection in the jurisdictions in which we process it. We do not share Personal Information with unaffiliated third parties.
We secure information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorised access, use, or disclosure. We maintain reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards in an effort to protect against unauthorised access, use, modification, and disclosure of Personal Information in its control and custody. However, no data transmission over the Internet or wireless network can be guaranteed. Therefore, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, you acknowledge that (i) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control; (ii) the security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and the Website and Services cannot be guaranteed; and (iii) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party, despite best efforts.
If we are aware that the security of our Website and Services has been compromised or users Personal Information has been disclosed to unrelated third parties as a result of external activity, including, but not limited to, security attacks or fraud, we reserve the right to take reasonably appropriate measures, including, but not limited to, investigation and reporting, as well as notification to and cooperation with law enforcement authorities. In the event of a data breach, we will make reasonable efforts to notify affected individuals if we believe that there is a reasonable risk of harm to the user as a result of the breach or if notice is otherwise required by law. When we do, we will post a notice on the Website, send you an email.
When we process your personal data, we will do so in reliance on the following lawful bases:
For further information or for us to permanently delete your personal data, you can request this by contacting us at [email protected].
At current, users cannot make accounts. But in the future, we intend for users to manage their personal information through account settings.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually adjust your browser settings to remove or reject browser cookies. Please note that removing or rejecting cookies could affect the availability and functionality of our Services.
You may opt out of receiving certain communications from us, such as emails and newsletters by following the instructions in those communications. An unsubscribe link will be in the footer of every marketing email. If you opt out, we may still send you administrative emails, such as a confirmation of your communication preferences and emails regarding ongoing business relations.
Subject to certain limitations, you have the right to request access to the personal data we hold about you and to receive your data in a portable format, the right to ask that your personal data be corrected or erased, and the right to object to, or request that we restrict, certain processing. To exercise your rights:
If you have a concern about our processing of personal data that we are not able to resolve, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Authority where you reside. Contact details for your Data Protection Authority can be found using the links below:
For individuals in the UK: https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/
For individuals in the EEA: https://edpb.europa.eu/about-edpb/board/members_en
For individuals in Switzerland: https://www.edoeb.admin.ch/edoeb/en/home/the-fdpic/contact.html
This policy was last updated on October 23, 2020