Privacy Policy

Data Protection Policy is an initiative of researchers and scientists based at Mahidol Oxford Research Unit in Bangkok Thailand.  Established in 2020, seeks to create a collaborative platform to support and facilitate crowd-sourced randomized research on questions of everyday concern to the public. is committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for users to share personal information, access its products and services and upload data.  To do this, it has formulated a data protection policy that seeks to be transparent, easy to understand and responsive to the evolving needs for its community.

This document ("Data Protection Policy") is intended to provide information on how ("Demos", "we", "our" or "us") collects, uses, discloses, manages and handles personal data which is subject to the Personal Data Protection Act B.E. 2562 ("the Act"). Please read this Data Protection Policy carefully.

By accessing our website, using any services provided by Demos, signing up for any products and services provided by Demos (including participating in any experiment or study), submitting any information to us, or otherwise showing your agreement thereon, you will be deemed to have agreed and consented to the terms of this Data Protection Policy.

Demos reserves the right to amend, alter, change or modify this Data Protection Policy at any time without prior notice. Any amendment, alteration, changes or modification will be posted from time to time on our website. Subject to your rights under any applicable laws, you agree or shall be deemed to agree to be bound by any of such amended, altered, changed or modified Data Protection Policy by continuing to access our website, using any services provided by Demos, signing up for any p products and services provided by Demos, submitting information to us, or otherwise showing your agreement thereon.

Unless otherwise allowed via written agreement with Demos, an account must represent an individual -- your personal data, or someone for whom you are a legal guardian.

Personal Data

In this Data Protection Policy, "Personal Data" means any information pertaining to a natural person, which enables the identification of such person, whether directly or indirectly but does not include the specific information of the decreased.

Examples of Personal Data that you may provide to us include (depending on the nature of your interaction with Demos) your name, passport or other identification number, telephone number(s), mailing address, email address, network data, scientific and/or experimental data and any other information relating to any individuals which you have provided us in any forms you may have submitted to us, or via other forms of interaction with you.

Collection of Personal Data

Demos may collect your Personal Data in several different ways. Please take care when submitting information to us, in particular when completing free text fields or uploading documents and other materials. Some of our services are automated and we may not recognize that you have accidentally provided us with incorrect or sensitive information.

Whenever you interact with Demos, you may or may be asked to provide us your Personal Data For example:

  • When creating your accounts, we may ask you to provide a range of information, such as your name, date of birth, contact details, interests and account and newsletter preferences;
  • When you visit us at a public event, such as workshop, exhibition or participate in one of our surveys or research experiments, we may ask for information, such as your name, contact details, interests and preferences;
  • When you use our online services, we may receive content that you choose to upload or details of your interests, experience, symptoms, feelings, perceptions and preferences that you choose to tell us about for example, when you select the services that you wish to receive;
  • When you submit your Personal Data to us for any other reasons;If you provide us with any Personal Data relating to a third party (e.g. information of your spouse, children, parents, and/or employees), by submitting such Personal Data to us, you represent to us that you have obtained the consent of the third party to provide us with their Personal Data for the purposes as listed below.
  • You should ensure that all Personal Data submitted to us is complete, accurate, true and correct. Failure on your part to do so may result in our inability to provide you with the products and services you have requested;
  • Demos will only retain your Personal Data for as long as is reasonably necessary for the various purposes set out in this policy or to otherwise comply with any applicable laws and regulations concerning the mandatory retention of certain types of information;
  • facilitating business asset transactions (which may extend to any mergers, acquisitions or asset sales) involving any of the related corporations or affiliates of Demos;
  • matching any Personal Data held which relates to you for any of the purposes listed herein;
  • analyzing, investigating, handling, resolving any security matters or any vulnerability;
  • preventing, detecting and investigating crime and analyzing and managing commercial risks;
  • providing media announcements and responses;
  • for quality assurance, training and identity verification purposes;
  • organizing promotional events;
  • legal purposes (including but not limited to obtaining legal advice and dispute resolution);
  • meeting or complying with any applicable rules, laws, regulations, codes of practice or guidelines issued by any legal or regulatory bodies which are binding on Demos (including but not limited to responding to regulatory complaints, disclosing to regulatory bodies and conducting audit checks, due diligence and investigations); and
  • Any purposes which are reasonably related to those above in this list.

In relation to particular services or in your interactions with us, we may also have

specifically notified you of other purposes for which we collect, use or disclose your Personal Data. If so, we will collect, use and disclose your Personal Data for these additional purposes as well, unless we have specifically notified you otherwise.

Purpose of Collection, Use and Disclosure of Your Personal Data

Generally, Demos collects, uses and discloses your Personal Data for the following purposes:

  • resolving responding and handling requests and enquiries;
  • for training and quality assurance purposes
  • email and other support services;
  • asking for your opinions on Demos products and services and conducting surveys;
  • to third parties helping us offer and improve our service, such as those providing technical tools and analytics services that help us understand how people use our service;
  • conducting workshops;
  • managing the administrative and business operations of Demos and complying with internal policies and procedures;
  • share aggregate information with others -- for instance, with our funders, to help them understand our community and how the community uses our service.

Disclosing and Transferring Personal Data

Demos will take appropriate and commercially reasonable technical, physical, and administrative measures to protect any Personal Data it possesses or controls from misuse or accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, disclosure, acquisition or access in accordance with the Act.

Once you have created an account, you may import data from a variety of sources, such as research studies you've participated in. You can choose to share this data with third-party researchers, other Demos members, or the general public. Only the recipients you've selected will be granted access to your Personal Data.

Before you choose to share data with third parties, please review the terms of their studies or other projects so that you understand what data they'll access and how they'll use, share, store, and safeguard it. Please understand that while we expect researchers/users/participants to follow our Demos Guidelines, Demos can't control and isn't responsible for the data handling practices of others.

We may also share aggregate information with others -- for instance, with our funders, to help them understand our community and how it uses our service.

Subject to the provisions of any applicable law, your Personal Data may be disclosed, for the purposes listed above (where applicable), to the following:

  • Demos's related corporations or affiliates and their employees to provide content, products and services to you or Demos;
  • agents, contractors or third party service providers who provide services to Demos;
  • any business partner, funder, assignee or transferee (actual or prospective) to facilitate

business asset transactions (which may extend to any merger, acquisition or asset sale) involving any of Demos's related corporations or affiliates;

  • to third parties helping us offer and improve our service, such as those providing technical tools and analytical services that help Demos understand how people use the platform. We require those companies to observe the limitations in this data protection policy.
  • in rare cases, if you are a participant in a study operated by Demos or a partner, with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) that oversees that study.
  • our professional advisers such as auditors, financial advisers and lawyers;
  • relevant government regulators, statutory boards or authorities or law enforcement agencies to comply with any laws, rules, guidelines and regulations or schemes imposed by any governmental authority; and
  • any other party to whom you specifically authorize us to disclose your Personal Data.

You consent and agree to Demos transferring your Personal Data outside of Thailand for any of the purposes as listed herein.


In order to improve our services to you, we sometimes use automated tracking devices such as a "cookie". A cookie is a small amount of data that our web server sends to your web browser when you visit certain parts of our website and the use of which is intended to assist our understanding of your interest in our website. We may use the cookies to personalize the content, recommendations, advertisements and communications delivered to you so that they are more relevant to you and your interests. You can always choose to disable cookies from being stored on your computer by p changing your browser settings. Disabling cookies however, may result in a limited experience of our functionality and services and in some cases may mean that we are unable to provide you with the services, or parts of the services, that you have requested. Some of our partners whose content is incorporated into or linked to from the website may also use cookies. However, we have no access to or control over these cookies or websites.

Withdrawal of Consent, Access and Correction of Your Personal Data

If you:

  • have any questions or feedback relating to your Personal Data or our Data Protection Policy;
  • would like to withdraw your consent to any use of your Personal Data as set out in this Data Protection Policy or otherwise; or would like to make access, obtain a copy, object, request for erasure or anonymization, restriction, corrections to your Personal Data records or exercise any rights under the Act, please contact Demos as follows:

Email: with subject line DATA PROTECTION

Write in to: Yoel Lubell, Data Protection Officer, Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, 420/6 Rajvithi Road, Tungphyathai, Bangkok 10400

Demos will generally be able to respond to such queries and/or requests within 30 days after receipt of your request.

If you withdraw your consent to any or all use of your Personal Data, depending on the nature of your request, Demos may not be able to continue to provide its products and/or services to you.

Account Disabling

You may disable your Demos account at any time. This means your user profile will no longer be visible on our site, and other Demos users will no longer have access on our site to the Personal Data you have shared with them.

Demos may also continue to display some information you have made publicly available through Demos (comments, for example).