If you wish to use the Platform to upload Study Material, you must first create a Profile. When creating the Profile you will be asked to submit information about yourself. Some of this requested information is optional. You can always amend the information you have submitted in your Profile.
If you wish to use the Platform to download Study Material, it is necessary to first create a Profile. When creating the Profile you will be asked to submit information about yourself. Some of this requested information is optional. You can always amend the information you have submitted in your Profile.
Automatically Generated Information
Stuvia collects Automatically Generated Information from all users. This information consists of your surfing behaviour on the Platform, such as the web pages you visit, how long you stay on certain web pages, what you download and/or upload and the use you make of your Profile. Furthermore, Stuvia also collects your IP-address, the browser type (computer program necessary to view web pages) as well as 'cookies'.
You can adjust your browser so that you do not receive any cookies during your next use of the Platform. However, in that case you may not have access to (parts of) the Platform. In order to know more about the functionality of cookies, please consult your browser instruction or the Help function in your browser.
Stuvia will use the personal data it has collected about you for the following purposes:
Use by Stuvia
Stuvia offers a Platform which enables users to exchange Study Material among themselves. In order to ensure that the Study Material can indeed be offered and paid for on the Platform, Stuvia must use your personal data.
Stuvia also wishes to keep you informed on the development of its Platform. In case of an upgrade, update or any other change to the Platform, Stuvia will let you know. This also applies to information regarding payments. It is not possible to opt out of these messages.
Furthermore, by sending you the Stuviaan newsletter Stuvia will keep you informed of promotions it organizes. You will receive the Stuviaan on a regular basis. If you no longer wish to receive the Stuviaan, you can unsubscribe by editing your personal settings within your profile. The possibility to unsubscribe is also included by a direct link in every individual Stuviaan. If you unsubscribe, Stuvia advises you to regularly check the Platform or social media for new promotions.
Use by Third Parties
Without your explicit consent, Stuvia will not provide third parties with your personal data for direct marketing purposes (inter alia for sending advertisements).
Stuvia can provide third parties with your personal data in so far as necessary for offering the Platform and/or in the event it concerns data which cannot be traced back to you personally (such as the Automatically Generated Information excluding the IP-address) and are therefore not to be considered personal data.
Finally, Stuvia can provide your details to third parties if Stuvia is obliged to do so pursuant to legal provisions, if it is forced to do so as the result of a legal case and/or in the event Stuvia regards it necessary for the protection of its own rights.
Stuvia has taken suitable technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data against loss or against any form of unlawful processing.
The Platform is protected in such a manner that it cannot be approached from the outside. Your personal data is protected against unauthorized use by means of a password and username.
Furthermore, contact with the Platform itself is also protected. This protection can be identified by the entry 'https' in the URL of the browser as well as by the depiction of a closed lock at the bottom of the screen. If you click this lock twice, you can check whether a secure connection has been made with the Platform.
In the event of Stuvia's further growth and development, one or more parts of the assets of the company may be transferred to a third party or Stuvia may merge with a third party. In that case your personal data will also be transferred.
Given the fact that Stuvia uses Google Analytics, as described above in paragraph 4, Stuvia transfers personal data to the United Stated of America. As a part of Google Inc., Google Analytics is a party to the Safe Harbor program. This means that Google has taken suitable measures to protect your personal data. Based on this, Stuvia is entitled to transfer your personal data to Google for the purposes described in paragraph 4.
You can always inspect and, if necessary, amend the personal data in your Profile. If you wish to receive an overview of all the personal data about you stored by Stuvia, you can send Stuvia a request for inspection. Stuvia shall send you an overview of stored personal data within four (4) weeks. Subsequently you can ask Stuvia to correct, supplement, delete or protect the collected personal data. Stuvia will inform you within four (4) weeks whether it will honour your request to correct supplement, delete or protect your personal data. The abovementioned requests can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Privacy Statement can be changed. You will be informed of changes by means of the Platform.
If you have any further questions regarding this privacy statement, please send an email to email@example.com.