Last Updated: 12 August, 2021
Papers with Code is a free resource supported by Meta Platforms, Inc. (together, “Meta Platforms”, “us”, “our”) for papers, code, evaluation tables, libraries, methods, datasets and other materials relating to Machine Learning.
This Data Policy explains our practices for handling your information collected in connection with the Papers with Code website (the “Website”), including the materials hosted on the Website.
When you interact with us through the Website, we may collect or receive the following types of information from you:
For certain activities, we may collect the following types of information:
Information collected as part of the account creation includes your username, email address and password. If you choose to customise your profile, we also process the description and location you choose to add as well as your avatar or photo that you decide to upload.
We may collect certain account and profile activity information, such as your join date, last post, last log-in date, profile views, days visited, read time, topics viewed, posts viewed, hearts given and received, topics created and posts created on your profile. Depending on the type of device used to visit the Website, we may also collect certain additional information automatically, such as:
We will use the information described above for the purpose of operating and providing the Website. Specifically, we will use the information for the following purposes:
Some links on our Website may redirect you to third party resources, including websites and services that we do not operate. For example, if you choose to ‘embed’ copies of pages from a third-party platform (such as arXiv or GitHub) onto this Website, the terms of service and privacy practices of such third-party platforms and services will be governed by their own terms and policies.
There are certain circumstances in which we will share your information with certain third parties without further notice to you, as follows:
In accordance with applicable laws, you may have the right to access, rectify, port and erase your information, as well as the right to restrict and object to certain processing of your information. To exercise such rights in relation to the information you provided to us for the Website, simply send an email to email@example.com from the email address you provided to create your account on the Website.
We take measures to help protect information from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. However, no data storage system or transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure.
We retain information relating to the Website until it is no longer necessary to serve the purposes for which it was collected, e.g. to provide access to the Website and its content. Reasons we may retain some data for longer periods include security, fraud & abuse prevention, record keeping, complying with legal or regulatory requirements and ensuring the continuity of our services.
We do not knowingly collect or store information from children under the age of 13 (or under the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence), unless permitted by law. We will delete any information we may have inadvertently received from a child under 13 upon notice. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided personal information on our Website, please contact us and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.
If you have any questions about this Data Policy or our practices, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at:
Papers with Code
c/o Meta Platforms, Inc.
1601 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Our Data Policy above already describes the information we collect and its sources. This section organizes that information around the personal information categories set forth in the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA):
We do not sell your personal information, but we share information to support our own operational purposes in providing the Website to you, as described in our Data Policy above. For example, we share information with our partners, service providers and related companies to secure and improve our website (such as to identify bugs, repair errors or ensure that services function as intended) or to have them perform services (e.g. hosting the Website).
How can you exercise your rights provided under the CCPA?
Under the CCPA, California residents have the following rights:
In order to protect your information, we may need to verify your identity before processing your request. In some cases, we may need to collect additional information to verify your identity, such as a government issued ID.
Under the CCPA, you may exercise these rights yourself or you may designate an authorized agent to make these requests on your behalf. We may request that your authorized agent have written permission from you to make requests on your behalf and may need to verify your authorized agent’s identity.
To exercise your rights under the CCPA, or if you are an agent authorized to exercise a right under the CCPA, you can use this CCPA Contact Form or contact us by mail at the address provided above.
If you are a user in a territory or country listed below (the “European Region”), Switzerland or the United Kingdom the following information also applies to you and supplements the information contained above in the Data Policy in relation to your use of our Website.
Andorra, Austria, Azores, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Channel Islands, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madeira, Malta, Martinique, Mayotte, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Cyprus, Réunion, Romania, San Marino, Saint Barthélemy, Saint-Martin, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom and its sovereign bases in Cyprus (Akrotiri and Dhekelia).
If you live in the European Region the data controller responsible for your information when you use the Website is Meta Platforms Ireland Limited.
What is our legal basis for processing data?
We collect, use and share data on the basis of the following:
When we process your data as necessary for the purposes of legitimate interests, you have the right to object to, and seek restriction of, our processing. To exercise your rights, you can email mailto:email@example.com . In evaluating an objection, we will evaluate several factors, including: reasonable user expectations; the benefits and risks to you and third parties; and other available means to achieve the same purpose that may be less invasive and do not require disproportional effort. Your objection will be upheld and we will cease processing your information, unless the processing is based on compelling legitimate grounds or is needed for legal reasons.
You have the right to access, rectify, port and erase your data under certain circumstances. You also have the right to restrict certain processing of your data and object to the processing of your data for our legitimate interests (as explained above in the paragraph “What is our legal basis for processing data?”). Please note that to protect your information, we may need to verify your identity before processing your request. In some cases, we may need to collect additional information to verify your identity, such as a government issued ID. To exercise your rights, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us by mail at the address provided below.
You can contact Meta Platforms Ireland Limited online or by post at:
Papers with Code
c/o Meta Platforms Ireland Limited
4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour
Dublin 2, Ireland
You may also contact email@example.com the Data Protection Officer for Meta Platforms Ireland Limited. In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with our lead supervisory authority, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner, or with your local supervisory authority
If you do not live in one of the countries or territories listed above, the data controller responsible for your information when you use the Website is Meta Platforms, Inc.
Under the Brazilian General Data Protection Law (the LGPD), you have the right to access, rectify, port, erase, and confirm that we process your data. In certain circumstances, you also have the right to object to and to restrict the processing of your personal data or you may withdraw your consent when we process data you provide to us based on your consent. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us using the details provided below.
If you are residing in Brazil, the data controller responsible for your information is Meta Platforms, Inc. You may contact the Data Protection Officer for Meta Platforms, Inc. through the DPO Contact Form, and you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Brazilian Data Protection Authority by contacting the Data Protection Authority directly.
We may update or modify this Data Policy at any time without prior notice. When we update the Data Policy, we will revise the “Last Updated” date above and post the new Data Policy. We recommend that you review the Data Policy each time you visit the Website to stay informed of our privacy practices. Any changes will be effective when we post the revised policy.
If you have any questions about this Data Policy or our practices, you can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at:
Papers with Code
c/o Meta Platforms, Inc.
1601 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025