The Service Host respects the privacy of individuals and will only collect, use, and disclose Personal Information in keeping with applicable privacy laws. The Service Host will not process your personal information without your consent.
Collaborators: Submitters may designate other FRDR users as Collaborators on a submission. Collaborators will be able to edit Content prior to publication.
Content: Data and associated material (e.g., metadata records, software code, ReadMe text, etc.) uploaded to the Service by Submitters.
Curator: An individual who has responsibility for managing a set of Content in the Service. This may include but is not limited to making acceptance decisions on submission of Content, auditing and improving metadata, and migrating the Content if necessary.
FRDR: Federated Research Data Repository
Personal Information: Personal information is any recorded information that identifies an individual.
Service: The services available on or at the Site offered by the Service Host.
Service Host: The legal entity responsible for offering the Service, being the New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO). Site: Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) website, https://www.frdr-dfdr.ca/
Submitter: An individual who publishes Content to the Service. It is anticipated that, in the majority of cases, the Submitter will be an author of the Content or associated datasets or a researcher collaborating with the author(s).
User: An individual who makes use of the Service by either browsing the Site or downloading Content.
1.0 Collection of Personal Information
Most of the services relating to FRDR do not require any form of registration, allowing you to visit and browse the Site and Service without telling the Service Host who you are. However, some aspects of the Site and Service may require registration, including where a User wishes to download multiple data files concurrently, or datasets over a defined file size, from the Service. In these situations, if you choose to withhold any Personal Information requested via the Site or Service, it may not be possible for you to gain access to certain parts of the Site or Service, or for the Service Host to respond to your query.
In keeping with applicable privacy laws, the Service Host will only collect Personal Information for the purpose of providing the Service to Users and Submitters or to communicate with Users and Submitters regarding inquiries for information or customer or technical service requests.
2.0 Use of Personal Information
In keeping with data protection and privacy law, the Service Host will only use Personal Information for the purpose of providing the Service to Users and Submitters.
provision of access to FRDR
communication with Submitters regarding submissions
adding Collaborators to a submission
responding to inquiries from Users and Submitters, including customer service and technical support requests
administration of voluntary feedback received from Users
communication with Submitters and Users regarding Service disruptions and major feature extensions
for internal administrative use
to improve the service
for aggregation into de-identified statistics for reporting purposes
as required by law.
The Service Host may also receive, use and process Personal Information provided by third parties in order to provide the Site and Service. For example, Personal Information collected by Globus will be disclosed to the Service Host in order to enable access to certain Content download functionality and to enable other features of the Service for Users and Submitters.
3.0 Disclosure of Personal Information
In keeping with data protection and privacy laws, the Service Host will only disclose Personal Information as required by law, or with the express written consent of the individual whom the information is about.
4.0 Storage of Personal Information
The Service Host will store Personal Information securely in keeping with accepted records management processes.
5.0 Security of Personal Information
You and you alone are responsible for ensuring that sufficient security software is installed and running on your computer, smartphone or tablet and that your network firewall is of sufficient quality and that your wireless connection is encrypted to a degree that will prevent third party access. The Service Host is not responsible for any failure by you to secure your own device and its access to the Internet or your use of public, unsecured networks. The Service Host also is not responsible for any failure by you to eliminate malware. These failures and others can make you vulnerable to privacy breaches and would put you and your data at risk.
6.0 Privacy Breach Protocol
7.0 Access, Correction or Removal of Personal Information
9.0 Links to Other Sites
The Service Host reserves the right to suspend use by any party (Submitter or User) if that party engages in, or is suspected of engaging in, activities that violate applicable information access and privacy laws.
Last Revised: 2021-04-26