Privacy Policy

Altmetric Ltd. (“Altmetric“) operates altmetric.com. It is Altmetric’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Altmetric collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Altmetric’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Altmetric’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Altmetric may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Altmetric.com stores Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for analytics purposes for the purpose of measuring usage of the website. Altmetric does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Aggregated Statistics

Altmetric may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, Altmetric may monitor how many people are viewing the metadata of a particular article or count the number of times a particular search is performed. Altmetric may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Altmetric does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Affiliated Businesses and Third Party Websites We Do Not Control

We occasionally advertise our services via third parties, and in doing so they collect user data for conversion tracking and serving ads targeted to users’ interests on those platforms. You can opt out of interest-based advertising through methods specified on the following platforms we advertise upon: Twitter

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Altmetric discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Altmetric’s behalf or to provide services available at Altmetric’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Altmetric’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Altmetric will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Altmetric discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Altmetric believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Altmetric, third parties or the public at large.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Altmetric uses cookies to help Altmetric identify and track visitors, their usage of the Altmetric.com website, and their website access preferences. Altmetric visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Altmetric’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Altmetric’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Altmetric, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Altmetric goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Altmetric may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Altmetric may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Altmetric’s sole discretion. Altmetric encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.