privacy policy

This page explains how uses the data you provide and how you can control that use. The open-source HotCRP software also runs on sites we don’t manage; this policy applies only to sites with domains ending in “”.

What we store and why

The service handles the submission and review of artifacts, such as scientific and engineering publications, on behalf of site managers, such as conference review boards and scientific and engineering societies. We store:

Your controls

Submission and review artifacts: When you submit artifacts to a site, you give that site’s managers (e.g., the program chairs) permission to store and view those artifacts. You give the site managers permission to distribute the artifacts at their discretion, for review or other purposes. Finally, you give permission to store and process the artifacts. stores submission and review artifacts indefinitely.

Site managers control who can access artifacts, and doesn’t share artifacts except as site managers allow. However, we may publicize aggregate information that cannot be traced to any site or user, such as total submission counts across all sites.

If an artifact was submitted in error, you can request its permanent deletion. Such requests should be directed to the relevant site managers (e.g., program chairs).

Configuration settings are stored by indefinitely. Site managers may request the deletion of a site, if allowed by their site agreements with This will delete all associated site data, including submission and review artifacts.

Profile data is stored in two ways.

Users can update their profiles at any time. Contact us if you want your global profile deleted and your site profiles disabled.

Browsing data is stored for up to a month and per-user browsing data is never shared. We may store and share aggregate information such as total page loads. Misbehavior, such as attempts to crack a user’s password, may be preserved indefinitely.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, contact us.