🔒IP, Privacy, and Security

Your data is on AtomCloud - now what?

We know that your nanoscience data is extremely valuable - each piece of data is the result of thousands to millions of expert hours and invested dollars, an incremental but critical step towards realizing a new discovery, product, or process. Atomic Data Sciences wants to help you extract as much value out of this data as possible and extend the useful lifetime of all of your nanoscience data. Concerns over data privacy and security should not get in the way of using the most powerful modern software and data science methods to work with nanoscience data. Atomic Data Sciences' policies with respect to intellectual property, data privacy, and data security are outlined below.

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

All rights to the original data and any resulting data derived by the AtomCloud platform, and all intellectual property attached to or resulting from either the original data or any results derived by the AtomCloud platform, remain with the original uploader. In the case of an organizational contract with Atomic Data Sciences, the intellectual property falls to the policy of the client organization. Atomic Data Sciences does not and never will claim any intellectual property rights over original data or derived data in the platform.

Data Privacy

Scientific Data

Data sharing is fundamental to modern science, but being able to control the extent and reach of your data is critical to safeguard valuable intellectual property and encourage experimentation. To meet the wide-ranging requirements of modern scientific data, Atomic Data Sciences is implementing three levels of data sharing in AtomCloud to ensure maximum control over your data.

Shared Data - Privacy Level 0

Data marked as 'shared' will be visible to the wider AtomCloud community. This is a good privacy level for data that has been already published in the academic literature or corresponds to publicly established materials and procedures. Searchable, shared data is powerful to help jump-start other investigations looking for similarities in methodology or results within a given material composition. Atomic Data Sciences uses shared data for the purposes of platform improvements.

Private Data - Privacy Level 1 (Default)

The default privacy level, data marked as private is visible only to the uploader and the uploader's organization. This privacy setting is meant for typical data workflows in research and development or commercial quality control. Atomic Data Sciences uses private data for platform improvements.

Incognito Data - Privacy Level 2

The highest data privacy level. Data marked as incognito is visible to the uploader and the uploader's organization, but will not be included in Atomic Data Sciences' platform improvement efforts. This setting is ideal for projects with sensitive funding requirements.

Personal data

Information We Collect:

We collect the following types of information from our users:

  • Personal Identification Information: This includes your name, email address, phone number, and employing organization.

  • Usage Data: Information on how you interact with our web application, including time spent, features used, and any other relevant usage metrics.

Use of Your Information:

Your information is used for the following purposes:

1. Product Improvement: To enhance the functionality and user experience of our web application.

2. Communication: To send updates, security alerts, and occasional marketing emails related to our services.

3. Anonymized Analysis: Usage data may be aggregated and anonymized for statistical analysis to improve our services.

User Choices and Rights:

As a user, you have the following rights and choices:

1. Opt-Out of Marketing Communications: You can unsubscribe or opt out of our marketing communications at any time through your account settings or by following the unsubscribe link in the emails.

2. Access and Update Your Information: You can review, update, or delete your personal information through your account settings.

3. Data Portability: Upon request, we will provide you with a copy of your personal data in a commonly used format.

Data Security and Storage:

We employ robust security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction. Your data is encrypted and stored on secure, cloud-based servers and is only accessible to authorized personnel.

Data Retention:

We retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with our services, comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Sharing of Information:

We do not sell or distribute your personal data to third parties. However, we may share your information with:

1. Service Providers: Entities that perform services on our behalf, subject to strict data protection terms.

2. Legal Compliance and Protection: If required by law or if it's necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of our users or others.

Children's Privacy:

Our web application is not intended for individuals under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under this age.

Changes to This Policy

We reserve the right to modify this policy at any time. We will notify you of any significant changes by posting the new policy on our website or through other communication channels.

Contact Us

For any questions or concerns about this policy or our data practices, please contact us at info@atomicdatasciences.com.

By using our web application, you agree to the collection and use of your information as outlined in this Data Privacy Policy.

Data Security

Atomic Data Sciences' platform and APIs are all secured using OAuth2 authentication, the current standard for web security. We are in the process of adding 2-factor authentication for user accounts. All data is versioned and backed up in real-time and we are able to recover any data that is accidentally deleted. To delete your account and remove all data from Atomic Data Sciences' systems, please contact us and we will be glad to help transfer your data off-platform.

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