This page describes how Our Sci LLC handles Personal Data we receive or collect in relation to access and use of,, and from our business contacts and other third parties who provide us personal data.

“Personal Data” as used in this Policy means information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.

We may change this Policy from time to time in order to keep you apprised of our data collection and use practices. We encourage you to regularly visit and review this Policy to stay informed of such practices. ‍


SurveyStack is a survey creation tool with groups and roles that determine who can see, modify, and delete survey submissions. It's important to understand who has access to your submission, and how they may be changed.

As a logged in user:

  1. If you submit a survey, you will always have access to that survey to modify or delete.
  2. If you submit a survey as part of a group, group administrators will also have equal rights to that survey.
  3. Unless marked private, any question in a survey you submit is public.
  4. The answers to questions marked private in a survey you submit is only visible to you and, if submitted to a group/groups, those group/groups administrators.
  5. You have access to your farmOS instance profile and the ability to add/remove users or groups from your farmOS instance within SurveyStack. Additionally, you have access to the login page of your farmOS instance (through a link on the profile page)

In addition to the above, a group administrators may also:

  1. Fill out surveys on your behalf
  2. Edit, resubmit, and transfer ownership surveys
  3. To send your information to trusted 3rd parties like and Farmier. In those cases, you will be informed of the action and will be able to delete or cancel the connected accounts created.
  4. View user names, email addresses and connected farmOS accounts associated with the group you are the admin of.
  5. Access all survey responses from the group you are the admin of (despite if the responses are private or public).
  6. Create farmOS instances for users in your group.
  7. Add already created farmOS instances to users in your group (once they are added to SurveyStack by a Super Admin)
  8. Access to all farmOS instances that are connected to users in your group.
  9. Create or modify assets or logs in the farmOS instances that are connected to users in your group.
    You cannot update, change or add users to the farmOS instances that are connected to users in your group.

As a USER you can choose to join or leave a group. Make sure you trust the group and administrators with access to your submitted surveys.


This section describes the ways in which we collect and receive information from outside our company and affiliates. It includes information on what Personal Data is collected, the purpose for which it is collected, to whom it is transferred, and the period for which it is retained. ‍

Information you Provide

Platform Account

In order to use the Platform or the Site and manage the digital process and surveys you create you will be required to create an account (“Account”). Your password is never shared. Your email is may be shared with third parties like or if you or an administrator of a group you are in chooses to share it to create linked accounts. ‍

Newsletter or Marketing Sign Up

If you sign up to receive our newsletters or other commercial or marketing communications from us on our Site, you may request that we stop sending you such communications at any time, including by using the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of e-mails we send, at which point your email is removed from the list.

Information we Automatically Collect


We use “cookies” to track activity on our Site. Cookies are small text files sent to your computer and then sent back by your Web browser to a website or other online service to retrieve the information in the cookie (for instance, whether you visited a website previously, or have already logged into an online account). “Session” cookies are temporary cookie files that last until you close your browser when they are deleted. “Persistent” cookies remain on your device until you or your browser delete them, or for the period set in the specific cookie. We use cookies to keep you logged in when using the Platform “builder” and Support Site, to track activity on our websites, and to prevent malicious or fraudulent use of our websites, landing pages and other products and services, and to identity when a user has opt-out of using cookies. This information is used to customize your user experience, and improve our Site, and other products and services. You may delete cookies or block cookies from your device, by changing the preferences in your browser. Doing so, however, may impair the functionality of the Services in whole or in part. ‍

Usage Data and Analytics Services

We collect and analyze information about how you use and access our Site and the Platform using Google Analytics (including Google Tag Manager, Advertising Reporting Features, Demographics and Interests reports, Google Ad Manager, Google Optimize and Google Optimize 360), provided by Google. Google Analytics collects information such as when and how often users visit our Site and Platform, what pages or parts of the Site and Platform they visit and access and what other websites or applications they used prior to accessing our Site and Platform. Google Analytics collects such information using technologies like cookies and other tracking technologies. We use the information we receive from Google Analytics to maintain and improve our Site and Platform. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with other Personal Data we maintain, however Google combines this information with other information it collects about you if you have consented to “Ads Personalization” as part of “Google Signals”. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to our services is governed by the Google Analytics Terms of Service, available at, and the Google Privacy Policy, available at You may learn more about how Google collects and processes data specifically in connection with Google Analytics at You may prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, available at We retain Personal Data collected through Google Analytics for a period of 26 months. The legal basis for our collection of such data is our legitimate interest. ‍


In addition to any methods or third parties with whom we may share your Personal Data described above, we share Personal Data in the following manner:

Hylo. Through our integration with, you or an administrator of a group you are part of may create a Hylo account or subgroups in Hylo using your email. You will be informed of the creation and be in full control of the new hylo account.

FarmOS. Through our integration with, youor an administrator of a group you are part of may initiate a farmos instance using your email. You will be informed of the creation and be in full control of the new hylo account.

Development. We may also view your data when developing the software, inspecting or fixing the database, providing technical support, or other related internal development activities. These activities are limited to approved employees only and data is never shared with 3rd parties. This does not include passwords, but may include survey information.


Subject to certain exceptions and exclusions, the following rights apply to individuals who are located in an EU member state or otherwise protected by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), as further described below. If you are such a person, then:

Right of Access. You may request that we confirm to you whether or not we store Personal Data about you and to receive a copy of the Personal Data we maintain about you and information about: (a) the purposes of the processing of the Personal Data; (b) the categories of Personal Data being processed; (c) the names of the recipients or the categories of recipients to whom the Personal Data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organizations; (d) if possible, the period we believe we will store the Personal Data, or the criteria we use to determine that period; (e) the sources of the Personal Data, if not collected from you; and (f) whether we use automated decision-making, including profiling, and meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for you.

Right to Rectify. You may request that we correct any Personal Data about you that we maintain that is incorrect. Depending on the purpose for which the data is used, you may also request to complete incomplete Personal Data we maintain.

Right to Erasure (“Right to be Forgotten”). You may request that we erase or suppress Personal Data that relates to you in the following cases: the data is no longer needed by us; the data was collected and is used on the basis of your consent and you withdraw that consent; when you have a right to object to our use of the data (as described below under, “Right to Object”); we are not lawfully processing the data; or we are otherwise required by law to delete the data. However, there may be circumstances in which we may retain your data or we may refuse your request, for example, when we review the data to defend ourselves or make legal claims or exercise are own rights. In addition, this right may not apply to the display or access of your Personal Data outside of the European Union.

Right to Restrict Processing. You may request that we restrict our use or processing of your Personal Data if: you claim the Personal Data is inaccurate, during the time we investigate your claim; our processing of the Personal Data was unlawful; we no longer require the Personal Data; we processed the Personal Data for our legitimate interests and you object to this use (as you are permitted to do under Article 21(1) of the GDPR), during the time that we investigate whether our legitimate interests override your request. However, there may be circumstances in which we are legally entitled to refuse your request.

Right to Data Portability. You may request that we provide you with your Personal Data that we process based on your consent or to fulfill a contract with you or that we process using automated means, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and to transfer your Personal Data to another entity or have us transfer it directly to such entity.

Right to Object. You may, based on reasons specifically relating to you, object to our processing of your Personal Data, when: (i) the data is used for our legitimate interests and our interests in processing the data does not override your interests, rights and freedoms and we do not require use of the data for the establishment, exercise or defense of our legal claims or rights; and (ii) we use the data for direct marketing purposes or profiling for direct marketing purposes.

Right to Object to Automated Decision Making. You may request that you not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, when the decision produces legal effects concerning you or significantly affects you.

Right to Withdraw Consent. Where we process Personal Data relating to you based on your consent (such as by clicking a check box adjacent to a statement of consent), you may withdraw your consent and request that we cease using your Personal Data for the purpose for which you have your consent, or altogether, depending on the situation.

Right to Make a Complaint. You may file a complaint regarding our practices with the data protection authority in your place of habitual residence, place or work, or the place of the alleged infringement. For a list of data protection authorities in the European Economic Area, please see here:

You can exercise your rights that apply to us by contacting us by email at

We may be permitted by law (including the GDPR and local national laws) to refuse or limit the extent to which we comply with your request. We may also require additional information in order to comply with your request, including information needed to locate the information requested or to verify your identity or the legality of your request. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we may charge an appropriate fee to comply with your request. ‍


If you are a California resident you have the right under California law to make certain requests in connection with our use of Personal Data relating to you, as described below. To make such a request, please contact us. Please note that certain exceptions may apply.

Disclosure of Direct Marketing Practices. Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, one time per year you may request the following information regarding our disclosure of your Personal Data to third parties for their direct marketing purposes: a list of the categories of the personal information disclosed to such parties during the preceding calendar year, the names and addresses of such third parties, and if the nature of the parties’ businesses is not clear from their names, examples of the products or services marketed by such third parties.

Removal of Public Information. If you are under the age of 18 and have an Account, under California Business and Professions Code Section 22581, you may request the removal of content or information you have publicly posted that is identified with you or your Account. Please be aware that certain exceptions may apply and we may not be able to completely remove all such information.

CALIFORNIA DO NOT TRACK NOTICE ‍ We do not track individuals’ online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services (though we do receive information about the webpage you visited prior to accessing our websites, products and services such as our Site, the Platform, Support Site, and advertisement landing pages). We do not permit third-parties to track individuals’ online activities on our Site and Platform, unless it is part of a service provided to us (.e.g., Google Analytics). We do not respond to Web browser “do not track” signals or similar mechanisms.

PERSONAL DATA OF CHILDREN ‍ Our Services are not intended for, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Data from persons under the age of eighteen (18). If you believe that a person under the age of eighteen (18) has provided us with Personal Data, or if we have received the Personal Data of such person, please contact us at


Data entered in SurveyStack is stored using MongoDB on Amazon Web Services (AWS) via the MongoDB Cloud Atlas service. SurveyStack aims to create an open data ecosystem. Therefore, all survey definitions, scripts and submitted surveys in the platform are public by default. The exception is fields marked 'private' in the survey definition, which allow for that field to be private when someone submits a survey. The private fields of a survey submission are stored in a private database and only accessible by the person completing the survey or administrators of the group the data was submitted to.


For inquiries regarding this Policy, you may contact us as follows:

Our Sci LLC 600 S. Wagner Rd. Ann Arbor MI 48103 USA