Data Collection Disclosure

In order to provide service, we collect basic information to identify and to keep your data separate from other users. Basic information we collect includes your name, email address, password, and your progress through our courses. All of this information is provided to us by you and we do not share it with any third parties in any shape or form.

Purpose of Data Collection

In order to provide you with basic functionality of our courses we need to keep your data separate from other users. We accomplish this by associating the data you enter upon registering an account with Evidence Synthesis Academy with the work you do with your user account. Your data will be used to process your enrollment, support your experience on this website, and provide our team with insights into the way users navigate our courses, all for the purpose of improving the site and users’ experience with it. The password you choose is necessary for the security of your account information as it provides an extra layer of protection. Again, please choose a password that is different from any other password that you use elsewhere. While there is often much debate about the complexity of passwords, we believe that it isn’t the complexity but the length of the password that is important. Therefore, please select a password that is as long as possible (or convenient) for your use. Your password is stored in our database in its hashed form, which means that even in the case that someone gains access to our database they would not be able to reverse it back to the plain text form from the hash due to the asymmetric nature of hashing. Nevertheless, it is important once again that you use different passwords for different services and so once again we ask that you choose a password that is unique to the use of Evidence Synthesis Academy when you create an account. We do our best to keep all of your information safe but no online service can guarantee absolute security and so we take every precaution we can to protect your data and your rights and we ask the same of you.

Data Retention Period

We do not have a limit on how long we retain your account information and/or data.

Right to Access

You have the right to access any and all information we have about you in our records. If you wish to attain a copy of all information on file for your account, please contact us at the email below.

Right to Erasure

If it is important to you that we remove your personal information from our records, please contact us at the email below.

Disclosure of Data Sharing with 3rd Parties

We do not share any information with third parties.

Contact

If you have any questions about this data sharing policy, please feel free to contact us at ev-synth@brown.edu.