Last updated on September 7, 2021.
Thank you for using the Open Source Brain platforms.
Our contact details#
Name: Padraig Gleeson (See more on the team here)
Address: Department of Neuroscience, Physiology, and Phramacology, Division of Biosciences, University College London, London.
info AT opensourcebrain.org
The type of personal information we collect#
We currently collect and process the following information:
GitHub username (optional)
INCF profile (optional)
BitBucket username (optional)
ORCID ID (optional)
NeuroTree ID (optional)
Time zone (optional)
Files (data and source code) related to your work
How we get the personal information and why we have it#
All of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you for one of the following reasons:
User management and authentication to the platform(s)
Your data files and source code are only used by you for your work. For data files and source code stored on other data sources (such as GitHub), please refer to their privacy policies:
Some user information can be viewed publicly on the platform on your profile page. This page includes your:
On Open Source Brain v1, logged in users are also able to view your e-mail address. You can disable this in your profile preferences.
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:
Your consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting us on the above mentioned channels.
How we store your personal information#
The platforms are hosted on Google Cloud infrastructure. Read more about at the Google Cloud Privacy Notice.
Your profile information (Name, username etc.) are necessary to access the platform and are therefore kept as long as you wish. Any other information, such as your data and source code files are also kept as long as you wish.
Please note that Open Source Brain infrastructure and platforms are dependent on research funding (see this FAQ). If funding to keep the platforms running runs out, we will notify all users well in advance to give them sufficient time to download/backup their data.
Your data protection rights#
Under data protection law, you have rights including:
Your right of access: you have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.
Your right to rectification: you have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.
Your right to erasure: you have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.
Your right to restriction of processing: you have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
Your right to object to processing: you have the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
Your right to data portability: you have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.
You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. Please contact us if you wish to make a request.
How to complain#
If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us.
You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data. The ICO’s address:
Information Commissioner's Office
Helpline number: 0303 123 1113
ICO website: https://www.ico.org.uk