Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. It is Design & Intelligence Lab, Georgia Institute of Technology's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you across our website,, and other sites we own and operate.

VERA collects through the site when you interact with VERA. We collect it by fair and lawful means when you sign up for a VERA account or otherwise use the VERA site.

We only ask for personal information when we truly need it to provide a service to you. We collect it by fair and lawful means, with your knowledge and consent. We also let you know why we’re collecting it and how it will be used.

We only retain collected information for as long as necessary to provide you with your requested service. What data we store, we’ll protect within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorised access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.

We don’t share any personally identifying information publicly or with third-parties, except when required to by law.

Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and practices of these sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies.

You are free to refuse our request for your personal information, with the understanding that we may be unable to provide you with some of your desired services.

Your continued use of our website will be regarded as acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information. If you have any questions about how we handle user data and personal information, feel free to contact us.

This policy is effective as of 1 June 2018.

Consent Form

You are being asked to be a volunteer in a research study. The purpose of this study is to understand the modeling behaviors to better assist users with their modeling process. We will collect your data related to creating and editing your models while you interact with this site. We will collect your information you provided when you sign up as well as your activities logs including projects and models you created and edited.

The risks involved are no greater than those involved in daily activities. You will not benefit or be compensated for joining this study. Your records will be kept in secure place where only study staff will be allowed to look at them. Your name and any other fact that might point to you will not appear when results of this study are presented or published. We will comply with any applicable laws and regulations regarding confidentiality.

To make sure that this research is being carried out in the proper way, the Georgia Institute of Technology IRB may review study records. The Office of Human Research Protections may also look at study records. You should be aware that the experiment is not being run from a secure https server of the kind typically used to handle credit card transactions, so there is a small possibility that responses could be viewed by unauthorized third parties such as computer hackers. In general, the web page software will log as header lines the IP address of the machine you use to access this page, e.g.,102.403.506.807, but otherwise no other information will be stored unless you explicitly enter it. There are no costs to you, other than your time, for being in this study.

Your participation in this study is voluntary. You do not have to be in this study if you don't want to be. You have the right to change your mind and leave the study at any time without giving any reason and without penalty. Any new information that may make you change your mind about being in this study will be given to you. You may print a copy of this consent form to keep. You do not waive any of your legal rights by signing this consent form.

If you have any questions about the study, you may contact Ashok Goel at telephone 404-697-0741. If you have any questions about your rights as a research subject, you may contact Ms. Melanie Clark, Georgia Institute of Technology at (404) 894-6942. Thank you for participating in this study.

By continuing to the website, you indicate your consent to be in the study.