Upon registration, we store your username, your real name, email address, job title, and affiliation in our database. Passwords are stored as hashes, and the original passwords chosen by the users cannot be viewed by Us. In addition, we store reactions and references you upload, reviews and comments you post, and if available, messages you send to other users of this Site.
In general, we collect user information for internal record keeping, improving our Site and services, and improving your experience on the Site. We may periodically send promotional emails or newsletters.
Your real name and the local part of your email address (the part of the email address before the @ symbol), will not be shared with other users of the Site (registered or not) or any other third parties except with your express, prior permission. Your username, the domain part of your email address (the part of the email address after the @ symbol), your job title, and your affiliation will be made publicly available on reviews you post to any user of the Site.
Your reviews and comments to reviews will be visible to any user of the Site. Your private messages with another user of the Site, if available, will be visible to you and that specific user.
We may share your personal information if the Site is sold to another company, as required law or to protect or defend our or our users’ rights, or with your express, prior permission. We may also perform statistical analyses of user behavior, including without limitations, reactions that are conducted frequently by users. We may also inform advertisers of such information as well as the number of users that have been exposed to or clicked on their advertising banners. Aggregated data from these analyses may be provided to third parties.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure, but no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
To ensure the safety of your personal information, we ask you to practice common sense and not post any personal or identifiable information on your reviews or comments. We may remove such postings and are not responsible for any damage, in any form, caused by this form of sharing of personal information.