Ouriginal brings together the combined expertise of Urkund and PlagScan’s plagiarism detection, spanning over two decades. It is a similarity detection software that combines text-matching with writing style analysis, enabling educators and users to assess the authenticity and originality of any text.
Data retention policy
We save the data in Ouriginal based upon the wishes of the university/school. Information is anonymized or erased if, and when, the university/school so wishes and based upon the settings chosen by the university/school. It is the responsibility of the university/school to inform its students regarding which systems the university/school uses and which personal data the systems process, as well as how long they are stored.
The code string containing the student’s linguistic style is erased or anonymized based upon the wishes and settings of the school/university. IP addresses are saved for a maximum of six months unless the university/school has requested a different storage time in the agreement. The Shibboleth identity and the document text which students submit are saved according to the wishes of the university/school. The universities/schools may choose different types of settings depending on how they wish to handle the data, and tools to be able to handle data themselves.
Any personal data which is written in the comments in conjunction with the submission of documents is stored in the reporting package and saved for maximum of 25 months or according to the wishes of the university/school. It is erased at the same time as the report package. Any personal data which is found in submitted email messages when the documents are sent by email is stored and the email is deleted after a maximum of six months. Text in the body of email messages is subsequently stored as comments in the reporting package in the same way as submission comments and saved for maximum of 25 months. They are erased at the same time as the reporting package.
Data processing in Ouriginal is segmented into four different categories of users: customers, administrators, teachers and students. At the request of universities/schools, we process the following personal data in the Ouriginal service:
Document (which may contain personal data in the text of the document)
Email messages (which may contain personal data in the body of the message)
Submission comments (which may contain personal data in the text)
Data Deletion Request Process
You always have the right to change, update, amend or completely erase your personal data from our database. You can also ask for a record of your personal data in our database. If you wish to do any of this, please send an email email@example.com and we will fulfill your request. Please note that me may need to verify your identity to be able to update/remove your personal data. This could mean a copy of your ID or other approved identification.
Third Party Data Sharing & Opt-out
We may retain the services of subcontracted processors within and outside of the EU/EEA (third country) for the processing of personal data. If this takes place, we will ensure that the subcontracted processors are bound by written agreements which impose upon them the same obligations and the processing of personal data as the obligations we have as a processor of personal data. In addition, we may transfer the information to the police or other public authorities where there is a legal obligation for us to disclose the data to them.