Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last modified on 2/3/2016 and is effective immediately..


This privacy policy applies whenever you are accessing the Site, regardless of whether you are a registered user or other user of the Site. We reserve the right to revise this Privacy Policy, in our sole discretion, at any time by posting an updated Privacy Policy with or without advance notice to you. Such revisions shall be effective immediately upon posting. Notice of material changes shall be posted on the Site’s homepage and/or shall be provided by emailing you or notifying you upon login about these changes; the form of such notice is at our discretion. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not participate in the Site or any features, activities or services offered through the Site.

 

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. 

 

  • Personal information

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.

 

  • Posting (reviews and comments)

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.

 

In addition, we reserve the right to use the data we collect in any way that is not explicitly excluded in this privacy policy.

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.

Our Site may use Cookies during normal browsing sessions. A cookie is a small piece of text sent to your browser by a website you visit. It helps the website to remember information about your visit, like your preferred language and other settings. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our Website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better Website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Website.

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.

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