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Privacy Policy


At The Science Dev, your privacy is of paramount importance. This Privacy Policy details how we collect, use, share, and safeguard your information in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Information We Collect

  • Google Analytics Data: We use Google Analytics to collect information about how you interact with our website. This includes details like pages visited, time spent on the site, browser information, and referring websites.
  • Personal Information: When you create an account or interact with certain features, we may collect the following:
    • Email address
    • Profile name
    • Social media handles
    • Profile photo
    • Likes and comments

Legal Basis for Processing

We process your personal information under the following lawful bases:

  • Consent: For specific purposes, like targeted advertising or certain aspects of personalization, we will obtain your explicit consent before processing your data.
  • Contractual Necessity: To fulfill our obligations in providing you with the website's services.
  • Legitimate Interest: When processing is necessary for purposes such as website analytics, fraud prevention, or improving our services (provided this doesn't outweigh your rights and freedoms).

How We Use Your Information

  • Website Analytics: To understand how our website is used, optimize its performance, and make future improvements (legitimate interest).
  • Personalized Experience: To tailor content and features, making your experience more relevant (consent, or sometimes legitimate interest if the personalization is essential to our service).
  • Communications: To send emails about updates, promotions, or important account information (consent for promotional emails, contractual necessity for account-related emails).
  • Social Interaction: To display your likes, comments, and social connections within the website's community features (consent).

How We Share Your Information

  • Service Providers: We may share information with companies that provide services on our behalf (e.g., web hosting, data analysis). These providers have limited access to your information, only as necessary to perform their roles.
  • Third-Party Advertising: We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our site or other websites. These companies may use cookies and other technologies to collect information about your online activities and show you targeted ads.
  • Legal Compliance: We may disclose information if required by law, court order, or to protect the rights or safety of ourselves or others.
  • Business Transfer: In a merger, acquisition, or asset sale, your information may be transferred.

Data Security

We employ appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your information. However, please understand that no internet transmission or storage method is 100% secure.

Your Data Rights (Expanded to reflect GDPR)

Under the GDPR, you have the following rights:

  • Access and Correction: Review and request changes to your personal information.
  • Deletion (Right to be Forgotten): Request erasure of your personal information (within certain limitations).
  • Restriction of Processing: Request that we limit the processing of your personal data in certain scenarios.
  • Objection to Processing: Object to the processing of your data where we rely on legitimate interest as the legal basis.
  • Data Portability: Request a copy of your personal information in a structured format
  • Right to Withdraw Consent: Where we process information based on your consent, you can withdraw that consent at any time.

Exercising your Rights

To exercise your rights, please contact us at [Insert your contact email]. We'll respond to valid requests within one month.


We use cookies and other similar technologies to enhance your website experience and for analytics purposes. Please see our separate Cookie Policy for more details.

Children's Privacy

Our website is not intended for children under the age of 13 (or a higher age based on your location). We do not knowingly collect personal information from children.

Changes to This Policy

We may update this policy from time to time. If changes are significant, we'll notify you via email or a website notification.

Contact Us

If you have questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

Data Protection Officer (if applicable)

If required by the GDPR, we have designated a Data Protection Officer (DPO). You can contact our DPO at:

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