About Recogito

Recogito is an initative by Pelagios Commons, developed under the leadership of the Austrian Institute of Technology, Lancaster University and The Open University, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Recogito is provided as Open Source software, under the terms of the Apache 2 license. It can be downloaded free of charge for self-hosting from our GitHub repository.

Pelagios Commons offers free access to a hosted version of the software at recogito.pelagios.org in the spirit of open data and as an act of collegiality. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions of Use for information.

1. Imprint

This service is hosted at the
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Vienna

Contact the AIT Data Protection Officer via dpo@ait.ac.at

2. Privacy Policy

2.1 Storage of Personal Information

Recogito stores personal information only to the extent required for providing a functional annotation system, as described in our tutorial. We store:

This data remain stored on Recogito until you delete your account.

2.2 Site Visit Tracking

Like most Websites, Recogito tracks site visits to determine the number of people using our service. Although we record data such as device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you.

2.3 How We Use Cookies

Recogito uses a cookie in order to remember when you are logged in. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. It also enables you to access your own documents and those that others have shared with you. The cookie is cleared from your computer when you log out. Recogito does not use any third party tracking or analytics cookies.

2.4 Your Rights as a User

As a user, you have the right to demand that we disclose the personal information that we store about you. Under the terms of the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR) you are furthermore entitled to demand that we correct or delete personal data about you, or otherwise limit or revoke your permission to us to process it. If you want to exercise those rights, or have any questions about them, please contact commons@pelagios.org.

If you believe that this service violates data protection laws in any way, you can file a complaint at a regulating authority. In Austria, the relevant authority is the Austrian Data Protection Authority.

3. Acknowledgements

We would like to specifically acknowledge and thank the following Open Source and Open Data projects:

Flag icons used in the tutorial section are from www.icondrawer.com.

Last but not least, we want to thank our voluntary contributors who have helped with the development of Recogito and the translation of the user interface and tutorial resources. Thank you to: Antonio Rojas Castro, Romina De León (HD CAICYT LAB), Antonis Hadjikyriacou (MedIns project), Maria Ilvanidou, Nushrat Khan, Anne Klammt, Emanuelle Morlock, Chiara Palladino (Furman University), Vincent Razanajao, Sinai Rusinek, Wolfgang Schmidle, Masoumeh Seydi, Bastien Tourenc, Marieke van Erp.

3.1 Title Image

Our title image is from the Cornaro Atlas (Egerton MS 73), a Public Domain work made available by the British Library digital collections, digitized with support from Pelagios (catalogue entry).