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ResearchGate

Level C, Evaluated cloud services

The service is created and maintained by a third party. As a rule, no support is provided for the use of the service.

Any material or discussions intended for Aalto University members only shall not be processed using C level services.

Keep in mind that public cloud services often disclose information to third parties, and may also claim ownership of the information or change licence terms and conditions without informing its users of the changes.

If the service use involves
(1) processing of personal data, (2) processing of secret material,  (3) processing of bank details, (4) administration requirements, (5) requirements for 24/7 usability, (6) licences, (7) costs, (8) a large number of users, (9) several units
always contact the 
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ResearchGate

https://researchgate.net/

ResearchGate is an online social media platform for researchers. At ResearchGate one can create a personal profile and connect and collaborate with other researchers. Users are able to share their publications, create groups and discuss their work with other users. Users can also create blogs.

Terms of Service

https://www.researchgate.net/terms-of-service

Privacy Policy

https://www.researchgate.net/application.PrivacyPolicy.html

Valuation (23.11.2017)

(plus) ResearchGate is for researchers and scientists, to ask and answer questions, collaborate and share articles
(plus) Users will be informed of a change in privacy policy at the time they login to ResearchGate for the first time after the change was made and requested to agree to the new privacy policy.
(plus) ResearchGate can be used without cookies and they can be switched off on Privacy Settings page.
(plus) The provider operates the service in compliance with the EU's Data Protection Directives and the German laws on privacy and data protection.

(minus) marketing using users' data

(minus) uses Google cookies and some personal information (eg. IP address) is transferred outside EU area


Login

ResearchGate account or LinkedIn-, Facebook- or Google-account

Support

https://explore.researchgate.net/display/support/Help+Center

Provider

ResearchGATE GmbH