Privacy Policy

Important: PROMOpedia is a development and research project in a prototype phase.


PROMOpedia is a development and research project aiming at the creation of an open, online and scientifically crowdsourced encyclopedia of software qualities and their evaluation methods in an effort to address the challenges posed by the currently scattered knowledge on software quality. As a result, PROMOpedia primarily targets researchers and practitioners as users.

  1. Researchers can collaboratively write new contents on a software quality properties and/or existing methods to evaluate those properties. Once reviewed, the contents will be made publically available, together with the names of the researchers involved in their redaction.
  2. Practitioners are able to browse the publically available contents, provide feedbacks (like, problems, comments, questions, …), compare evaluation methods, etc.

This document outlines the data which are processed in PROMOpedia, what we do with these data and the user’s rights with regards to these data.

What data do we collect and why?

We collect data for “scientific research purposes’, including

  1. To provide key functionalities for an online and crowdsourced encyclopedia
  2. To perform research on aggregated data. The results will be made publically available following standard scientific practices.

Data collected on PROMOpedia will never be shared nor sold to third-party companies for marketing purposes.

Information you give us

When you sign-up for PROMOpedia, we ask you for information such as username, password, name, affiliation, professional email address, and primary activity (i.e., researcher or practitioner). Voluntarily, you may also

  1. choose to add other information to your profile such as a profile picture for example.
  2. contribute to new content in PROMOpedia (e.g., creating description of a property or evaluation method, discussing existing descriptions in the comment sections)
  3. accept to participate to research surveys, interviews, questionnaires related to software quality (in a broad sense)
  4. subscribe to the newsletter to receive various information about PROMOpedia

You can at any time withdraw your consent for the options you voluntarily signed up directly from your account (apart from contributions to new content). In order to comply with standard research practices (i.e., support for accountability, authorship and change traceability), new contents are attributed to their authors, and made publicly and permanently available.

Information we get from your use of our services

We collect information when you use and interact with PROMOpedia in server logs. For example, this may include information on:

  1. what content you contribute or view
  2. your sessions (when you log-in, how many attempts to log-in, IP address)
  3. the searches you perform
  4. various technical data (e.g., cookies, IP addresses)

For any question and request, contact Séverine Sentilles.