The Services include the following: providing information about the DOI Foundation and the DOI system; providing public and private web-based mailing lists sponsored by the DOI Foundation; offering the possibility to send feedback; and resolving DOI names, which is what the DOI system calls the individual codes that identify a single entity. The data we collect and how we use your personal data will vary, depending on which of the Services you access via the Websites. In this policy we will use the terms “data” and “personal data” to refer to what is sometimes referred to as “information” or “personal information,” depending on the applicable law.
What data we collect from you and how we use it
1) IP address and cookies
When you visit the Websites we collect the IP address of the computer being used by your browser for the sole purpose of sending you the information you request from the Websites. This is no different from what happens whenever you access any website on the Internet.
When you use the Service of resolving DOI names a cookie known as “## cfduid” will be deposited on your browser. The \cfduid cookie is a “session” cookie that is provided by a company called Cloudfare. It is used by Cloudflare to apply Cloudflare security settings on a per-client basis for individual clients behind a shared IP address. You can prevent this cookie from being deposited on your browser site by disabling cookies on your browser. More information about this cookie can be found at https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200170156-Understanding-the-Cloudflare-Cookies.
If you subscribe to Updates from the Statuspage Site additional cookies may be deposited on your browser by Google, which provides the reCAPTCHA service, or by Atlassian Pty. Ltd. (“Atlassian”), which operates provides the Updates. Information about their cookies can be found on their privacy policies: https://policies.google.com/privacy; https://www.atlassian.com/legal/privacy-policy.
2) Newsletter subscription
You can subscribe to one of our mailing lists. The DOI Foundation sponsors both public and private web-based mailing lists, both for discussion and to distribute news and important information to interested parties. Subscribers may join and leave the subscriber lists using an automated mail list program or by sending a request to email@example.com. The mailing lists are used for no other purpose than to disseminate news and encourage the exchange of ideas.
3) Statuspage Update subscription
If you subscribe to Updates by clicking on the link on the Statuspage Site, you consent to our sending you periodic updates about the status of the DOI System and to communicating with you regarding renewal of your subscription. Your subscription will be terminated if you do not respond affirmatively to a renewal inquiry.
4) Feedback e-mails
You can send comments about the site or requests for information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Personal data contained in such communications is used only to enable the DOI Foundation’s staff to respond.
The DOI Foundation keeps a log of information requests. If you wish to be removed from the log or from a mailing list you can send a request to email@example.com.
5) DOI name lookup
The DOI Foundation provides the Service of resolving individual DOI names. You access this Service whenever you click on a DOI name in a journal article reference section or by otherwise submitting a DOI name for resolution - for example, by entering a DOI name in the box shown on the Website and clicking “Submit.” Your request, including your IP address and the DOI name you wish to resolve, will then be transmitted to the DOI system, which will use your IP address to return to you the record associated with the DOI name. Your IP address and the DOI name for which you sought resolution will be retained by the DOI system in a log file that is used for the purpose of monitoring system performance, troubleshooting in the event of problems and otherwise managing the DOI system. More information about the DOI system can be found on the Website.
Who do we share your data with?
The DOI Foundation protects the personal data in its possession against unauthorized use. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
International transfer of personal data
The DOI Foundation is a non-profit corporation organized under United States law, but it operates the DOI system internationally under the International Standard ISO 26324. To offer maximum accessibility and performance, the Website and DOI system use a system of interconnected computer servers, including servers known as DOI proxy servers, that are located in multiple jurisdictions throughout the world. The locations of the servers may change over time, depending on the needs of the DOI Foundation and the DOI system.
Depending on where you are located, some of the jurisdictions in which the Foundation has servers may offer fewer or less protection for your personal data than your home country. By accessing the Website or Services you acknowledge that you may be transferring your personal data to such less protective jurisdictions and, to the extent required by applicable law, you explicitly consent to the transfer.
The DOI Foundation operates the DOI system under its appointment by and agreement with the International Organization for Standardization (“ISO”) as the Registration Authority for ISO standard 26324. The DOI Foundation provides the Websites and DOI system under its agreement with the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (“CNRI”). These facilities provide services that are in your interest as a visitor to the Websites and user of the DOI system, and the transfer of your personal data to the jurisdictions in which the DOI Foundation has servers is necessary for the performance of the DOI Foundation’s contracts with ISO and CNRI.
Registration Agencies and other parties
The DOI Foundation also does not control the privacy policies of any other sites to which we provide hyperlinks and automatic redirection. We encourage you to consult their privacy policies before disclosing any personal data to them.
Accessing, Correcting and Removing Your Information
Subject to applicable law, you may have the right to ask us to delete and stop using personal data or information about you. You may also have a right to request copies of your personal data in our possession and request that we correct any information that is inaccurate or out of date, or to ask that it be erased where it is no longer necessary for us to have the data. To exercise any of these rights or otherwise communicate with us about the use of your data, you may contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changes to the policy