Privacy Policy

Data Science Community takes your personal information security very seriously and maintains technical measures to ensure your privacy is protected. We also don’t transfer it to any third parties, unless Data Science Community obligated to do so by law or legal process.

The term "Personal Data" as used in this Privacy Policy refers to information such as your name, birth date, e-mail address, mailing address, or telephone number that can be used to identify you. Generally, we will only process your Personal Data as described in this Privacy Policy.  

The next sections explain how and when we collect Personal Data from you.

Non-disclosure of Personal Data

“Personal Data” means information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, locate a single person, or identify an individual in context.

Your personal data cannot be sold, exchanged, transferred or given to any other company for any reason without your consent, except for the purpose of providing the requested service. We may disclose your Personal Data to other Data Science Community affiliates worldwide that agree to treat it in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

What information do we collect?

  • Personal information you provide via registrations, contact request or in any other way such as email, name, birth date.

  • Non-Personal information sent by your browser or computer that may include your IP address, browser type, URL accessed, cookie information, dates and times of website visits and other. This is statistical data about Visitors' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

  • Analytics data like demographic data (age range, geography, etc.), traffic data and on-site behavior data.

  • We may also ask you to complete surveys or fill the question forms that we use for research or marketing purposes, although you do not have to respond to them. These surveys and forms are used only to simplify communication and accelerate the collection of information for our services.

  • Slack account and access information from users for the purposes of connecting to the Slack API.

What information we do not collect

  • We do not store or log other messages or information about your Slack activity.

  • Bot does not access past or archived messages.

  • Your information can not be sold, exchanged, transferred or given to any other company for any reason without your consent, except for the purpose of providing the requested service.

How do we use information?

  • To make your visit to us more user friendly

  • To improve our quality of service

  • To send you additional information such as periodical emails, notifications very occasionally

  • To contact you about our new products, services

  • For the A/B testing of the user interfaces and website functionality

  • To analyze users behaviour (using Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, etc.)

Cookies and why we use them?

A cookie is a small text file that is sent and downloaded to your browser as you interact with the web. These files don’t collect any personal information and are perfectly harmless. Their only purpose is to help us offer you a better site experience in the future.

If you prefer not to allow cookies set by websites, please take necessary actions in your browser’s settings. You can easily find how to do it in a browser’s help section. However, we would like to warn you that in this case, you may not be able to use all of the features offered by this website.

What security measures do we have?

Data Science Community uses best-known practices that include offline and online security policies to protect user information.  All sensitive information that we may receive is encrypted by using SSL. We take reasonable steps to protect the personal information and data provided via this site from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. All the collected data are stored in secure cloud spaces with limited and controlled access to it over the Company Security Policy.

We have implemented procedures to address any alleged breaches of data security and will notify you and any applicable regulator of the alleged violation when we are legally required to do so. Our employees are trained in data security and information protection.

However, we would like to inform you that there is no perfectly secure way to make data transmissions. So we can’t guarantee 100% security and any information that you transfer to Data Science Community is done at your own risk.

How can you be in control of personal information?

By entering information you do it absolutely voluntary. It indicates your consent that we may use this data for purposes mentioned in this privacy policy. Please, be aware that you can easily prevent us from using your information in any way by contacting us via info@datascience-community.org.

This privacy policy may be changed in the future. We recommend to visit this page from time to time.

Access, review and correction

According to General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) you have the right to access your personal data which is held by us. In the case when you have established business relationships with us and have been accepting our Privacy policy earlier or now, you may request from us a list of the categories of personal information held about you. You can use this info@datascience-community.org e-mail address to contact us with any question regarding this policy.

The request must be made in the written form with indicating the subject ‘Personal data access’ and must include clear statement of what information would you like to receive.

We will try to answer any request within a reasonable period and in any case within one month, as required by the relevant provisions in GDPR. It is important that the personal data we collect and hold about you is accurate and up-to-date, and we will take all reasonable measures to ensure it. For the users, we have also implemented procedures that allow you to check and correct your personal information, if at the same time there are any changes in your circumstances or errors in the collected data.

You may decline to share certain Personal Data with us, in which case we may not be able to provide to you some of the features and functionality of the Service.

At any time, you may object to the processing of your Personal Data, on legitimate grounds, except if otherwise permitted by applicable law. If you believe that your privacy rights, as provided by applicable data protection laws, have been violated, you can contact a data protection officer via e-mail gdpr@ds-community.org. You also have a right to lodge a complaint with data protection authorities.

Privacy rights and contact

In addition to access, review and correction, you have the right to object to the use of your personal data processed for any particular purpose, or to ask to stop using your information. If you require further information, or wish to exercise any right, please write us using info@datascience-community.org e-mail address.

We will respond to your request within the applicable period of time established by law. If the information in your request is not full or we are not sure of your identity, we may request from you in return all the necessary information to fully satisfy your request and in order for us to confirm who you are.

If you're worried about how we use your personal data, you can make a complaint and ask us to investigate the matter. We will do everything possible from our side to ensure that the use of your data on our part is done within the law and agreed with you.

Updates

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page. We intend to publish changes to our privacy policy on this page so that you are fully informed about the types of information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances it can be disclosed.

Consent

By using our service, you agree to privacy policy.

We will always process your Personal Information in accordance with the Privacy Policy that was in effect at the time of collection.