Public users must have a Google account as that is the only option to login to Epicollect5.
We decided to use Google Accounts for security and because we do not want to store any personal details about any user. The only piece of information we keep is the user email for basic project user management. Whether you want to use your personal email or another email just for Epicollect5 is up to you.
Project managers retain ownership of the data. We will never share or access your data, unless granted permission by you, in order to provide you with technical assistance.
Technically speaking, each user owns all of the content added to Epicollect5; therefore, they could copyright it. However, by uploading data to Epicollect5 a user gives explicit access to that material to whoever has got access to the project.
Protecting Your Data
Epicollect5 is hosted within the Imperial College infrastructure therefore all the strict security and privacy policies apply.
Epicollect5 embraces industry standard best practices to protect against unauthorized access of your data.
Daily backups are run in case of a system fault.
If you have any questions regarding our security and backup procedures please contact us.