Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Cochrane-Handbook.org (“publisher,” “we,” “us”, or “our”) operates the https://cochrane-handbook.org website (the “Service”). This page covers our policies on the collection, usage, and dissemination of personal information when using our service, as well as your options regarding that information.

We utilize your data to deliver and enhance the Service. You consent to the acquisition and use of your data in line with this policy when using the Service. Terms employed in the following Privacy Policy, unless otherwise specified, have equivalent meanings to those found in our Terms of Service, available at https://cochrane-handbook.org.

Collection and Use of Information
In order to deliver and enhance our Service, we gather several types of information from you.

Types of Information Collected:

Personal Data: We may require users to send us certain personally identifying information (also known as "Personal Data") that can be used to identify or contact you. Among other things, personally identifiable information could include your email address and Cookies and Usage data.

Usage Data: We may gather data about how users access and utilize the Service ("Usage Data"). This data may comprise particulars like the Internet Protocol address (or IP address) of your computer, the type and version of your browser, each page within the Service that you access, the date and time of these visits, how long you spend on each page, specific device identifiers, and other types of diagnostic data.

Tracking and Cookies Data: We track activities on our Service while storing certain information using cookies and other tracking technologies.
Cookies are small data files that a website sends to your browser. They may contain anonymous unique identifiers. Other tracking technologies that we employ to analyze and enhance our Service include scripts, tags, and beacons.

You may set your browser to always reject cookies or to inform you when one is being sent. However, you may be unable to utilize all of our Service if you refuse to accept cookies.

Cookies we use include:

  • Session Cookies to operate the Service
  • Preference Cookies to record your preferred settings
  • Security Cookies to keep information safe


Data Use
Cochrane-Handbook.org uses gathered data for several purposes. These include the following.

  • To deliver and continue to build the Service
  • To let you know of modifications to our Service
  • To enable you to take part in our Service's interactive features
  • To offer help and attention to customers
  • To gather insight so we may enhance the Service
  • To track how the Service is being used
  • To identify, prevent, and fix technical problems


Data Transfer
Your data, including Personal Data, could be moved to servers stationed outside of your country, state, or other government jurisdiction, where data protection rules may vary from those in your jurisdiction.

Please be aware that if you choose to give information to us from a location outside of the United States, we will transmit your data to the U.S. for processing, including any Personal Data.

In submitting the requested information after consenting to our Privacy Policy, you agree to this data transfer.

Cochrane-Handbook.org will employ all reasonable measures to make sure that your data is handled securely and in alignment with this Privacy Policy. No Personal Data transfer to a company or jurisdiction will occur unless there are sufficient safeguards established to ensure the protection of your personal information.

Data Disclosure and Legal Requirements
Your Personal Data may be disclosed by Cochrane-Handbook.org if we have reasonable grounds to believe that it is needed for the following:

  • To fulfill a legal requirement
  • To safeguard and defend Cochrane-Handbook.org's rights and property
  • To curtail, halt, or look into potential legal misconduct in relation to the Service
  • To ensure public safety and that of the Service's users
  • To safeguard from legal liability

 
Data Security
We value your data security. While no method of internet data handling is 100% secure or guaranteed, we use all available means to optimally safeguard your Personal Data.

Service Providers
Our Service may partner with third parties ("Service Providers") to carry out our offerings or assist in usage analysis. These may include individuals or companies.

Such parties are granted Personal Data access only as needed to carry out services per our requirements. They are strictly prohibited from using your data to any other end.

Analytics
Service Providers may be employed to observe and analyze Service usage, namely Google Analytics.

This web analytics service provided by Google monitors and reports on website traffic. It tracks and keeps records of how our Service is used via collected data. Other Google services have access to this information. Google may use the information gathered to contextualize and tailor the advertisements on its own marketing network. Using the Google Analytics opt-out web browser add-on will prevent Google Analytics from being able to track your activities on the Service. The add-on stops the Google Analytics JavaScript from sending data to Google Analytics regarding visitor behavior.

Third-Party Links
Our service links to websites we do not control. A link from a third party will take you to their website when you click on it. We urge you to carefully read the privacy statement on every website you visit.

The content, privacy practices, or other policies of any third-party websites or services are outside of our control and accountability.

Privacy of Children
Those under 18 years of age ("Children") are not considered users of our Service.

Website visitors below 18 are not knowingly subject to our collection of personally identifying information. Please get in touch with us if your Child has disclosed Personal Data on our website. If we learn that we have obtained Personal Data from a minor, we will employ measures to wipe this information from our servers.

Privacy Policy Changes
Our Privacy Policy may occasionally be updated. Any modifications will be communicated to you by posting the updated Privacy Policy here.

Prior to alterations, we will notify you via email or our website, also changing the "effective date" named at the beginning of this page.

It is recommended that you routinely check this Privacy Policy for updates. Any modifications to this Privacy Policy take effect when they are published on this page.

Contact
Please direct any questions related to this Privacy Policy to
admin@cochrane-handbook.org