Welcome to DataLucent! Our Core Principles summarize how we think about our overarching mission: to build products and services that put people in control of their personal data.  We think of you always as our valued patrons, rather than merely as end users, data subjects, or producers or data (“Patrons”). This Core Principles document lays out our Patrons’ essential rights as they utilize DataLucent services and products.  For more information, please see our Terms of Service (“Terms”). Any terms not defined here are as defined in the Terms.

Principle One: Ownership

Every Patron assembles and owns compilations of their content and personal data through a Personal Data Service (“PDS”) that is under the Patron’s sole control and managed on their behalf by DataLucent

Principle Two: Control

Patrons have the right and the means to control their Patron Data and to determine how their data are accessed, processed, shared, and commercialized.

Principle Three: Verification

Patron’s may capture and verify the provenance of their data. At each Patron’s discretion, any such data captured and exchanged through DataLucent will be verified as to its original source. Patrons have the right to prove that they are the source of their data and identity.

Principle Four: Access

Patrons have the right to fully access their content and personal data, to understand whether and how their data is being processed, and to request copies of their content and data.

Principle Five: Privacy and Security

Patrons have an expectation and a right to privacy and security.  Our systems presume that you do not want to be tracked so we will not sell advertising that tracks your data, aggregate and sell your data, or access your PDS.  The only exceptions:  you provide specific and express consent, we are required to do so by law, or to perform and maintain the Services.

Principle Six: Rewards

Patrons have the right to benefits and rewards for their Data on the terms they determine. All network participants agree to transact on an equal basis whether an individual, entity, an autonomous authority, an agent, or an autonomous organization.

Principle Seven: Deletion

Patrons, in accordance with the GDPR, have the right to be forgotten which means you can revoke access to your content and data and/or ask DataLucent to fully erase your content and data.

Principle Eight: Market Symmetry

All Patrons have a right to commercial and legal symmetry. Our Patrons opt-in to a system in which each Patron or their agent can transact, enter agreements, and enforce their respective rights with and against all other Patrons (whether an individual or an entity).

Principle Nine: Notifications

Patrons can opt-in to receive notifications and offers from our network participants. You have the right to opt-out of this feature of the Services at any time.

Principle Ten: Portability

All PDS are completely portable. Any Patrons can terminate at any time, move their credentials and data to another service and/or otherwise suspend their use of the DataLucent Service.