Tell me about provision of information to outside parties.
We provide data both for profit and not for profit to organizations for research into natural language processing. The data to be provided is limited to native language and learning language information that is either openly available on the Internet or data (including entries and corrected entries) that is visible to both users and non-users of our service.
Data that is set to private or only visible to My Friends, and data that is posted after changing privacy settings to only allowing posts to be visible within Lang-8 will not be provided to outside parties. (See below for transitional measures).
Outside parties being provided with the data have agreed to the terms in a contract stipulating that they are not to use the data for any uses other than research statistics. Our main outside parties are likely to be universities and business research organizations.

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