The Snowball Metrics Project is managed by a Joint Steering Committee comprising representatives of each of its partners1. As a user of data and metrics the Steering Committee takes seriously the maintenance of any personal information, if any, which it collects from its website and from any tools (such as the Snowball Metrics Exchange service) for which it is responsible.
The Service can only collect information directly from your input during the use of the website or tools, including
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We may use and disclose information that does not reveal your identity or permit direct association with any specific individual, such as browser and device information, anonymous usage data and aggregated information, for any purpose, except where we are restricted by law. If we combine non-personal information with personal information, the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined.
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We may use your personal information to:
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We may allow registered users to access their account information and make corrections or updates upon log in at any time. The accuracy of such information is solely the responsibility of the user. You may also request access to other personal information about you that may be held. If you request to deactivate your account or delete your personal information, we will endeavour to fulfil your request but some personal information may persist in backup copies for a certain period of time and may be retained as necessary for legitimate business purposes or to comply with our legal obligations.
We take precautions to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction through the use of appropriate administrative, physical and technical security measures.
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1University of Oxford, University College London, University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, University of Bristol, University of Leeds, Queen’s University Belfast, University of St Andrews, Elsevier