PhD Posters Privacy Statement
PhD Posters is committed to protecting the privacy of users of our site. At PhD Posters, we intend to provide your personal data the highest level of protection possible. As part of the normal operation of this site, we collect information from you. This Privacy Statement describes the information we collect about you and what may happen to that information.
INFORMATION GATHERED THROUGH THE PHDPOSTERS WEB SITE
PhD Posters will track the domains from which people visit the site and analyze this data for trends and statistics. Subject to the provisions of this Privacy Statement, PhD Posters may use accumulated data for various purposes, including but not limited to marketing analysis, service evaluation and planning.
Currently, PhD Posters uses personal information as a basis for notifications to users, "opt-in" emails, and in order to implement the terms of the Terms and Conditions of Use governing the website (the "Terms").
PhD Posters may conduct surveys or other studies of its customer base and usage for marketing and planning purposes. With respect to information collected from such surveys or studies, and in the event that responses are to be publicly disclosed, users will be notified at the time they take the survey and PhD Posters will disclose only aggregate information regarding its users and not personal information identifying any specific individual. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in cases where surveys allow users to submit written comments, and where PhD Posters advises users of the possibility of such disclosure at the time they take the survey, PhD Posters reserves the right to disclose text information provided by any user through such a survey, provided that no personal information identifying that user is disclosed. Participation in such surveys is at the user's option; PhD Posters does not conduct mandatory surveys.
Other Notification: In order to implement or enforce the Terms of PhD Posters, PhD Posters may use personal information to contact users on an individual basis.
At no time, unless law requires such disclosure, disclosure is necessary to aid law enforcement, or a user specifically authorizes such disclosure, will PhD Posters disclose individual user personal information that is not publicly available to unrelated third parties.
LINKS WITH OTHER SITES
PhD Posters may contain links to other websites, whether owned or controlled by PhD Posters affiliates or unrelated third parties. Please note that the privacy policies of these sites may differ from those of PhD Posters. PhD Posters is not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of any linked website. We encourage you to read the privacy statement of any website you may visit.
Users may "opt-in" to receive site notifications, newsletters or other information via email. Users may remove themselves from such services at their discretion. Any email sent to an "opt-in" list will include directions for how a user may remove himself or herself from the list, or a URL where the user may find such directions.
Users can view their data on their personal profile page. When technically feasible, users are permitted to update their personal information directly through PhD Posters Service. When such updating service is not technically feasible, PhD Posters will make reasonable efforts to assist users in updating their personal information.
To secure site integrity, PhD Posters employs measures including but not limited to security audits, use of encryption tools and software, and other reasonable security measures and procedures.
Internal access to users' private and nonpublic personal information is restricted to site administrators and individuals on a need-to-know basis.
In the event that PhD Posters becomes aware that site security is compromised or user nonpublic information has been disclosed to unrelated third parties as a result of external activity, including but not limited to external security attacks, PhD Posters shall take reasonable measures which it deems appropriate, including but not limited to internal investigation and reporting, and notification to and cooperation with law enforcement authorities, notwithstanding other provisions of this Statement.
If PhD Posters becomes aware that a user's personal information provided to it has been disclosed in a manner not permitted by this Privacy Statement, PhD Posters shall make reasonable efforts to notify the affected user, as soon as reasonably possible and as permitted by law, of what information has been disclosed, to the extent that PhD Posters knows this information.
UPDATES TO THE PRIVACY STATEMENT
To substantively update the Privacy Statement, we will both post the changed version and its effective date at http://phdposters.com/privacy. Concurrently with any substantive change to the Privacy Statement, we will email notice of the change to known users at least 15 days in advance (or such shorter or longer time as mandated by law or any judicial or government body).
Text last modified on January 23, 2006.
While this Privacy Statement expresses PhD Posters' standards for maintenance of private data, PhD Posters is not in a position to guarantee that the standards will always be met. There may be factors beyond our control that may result in disclosure of data. As a consequence, PhD Posters disclaims any warranties or representations relating to maintenance or nondisclosure of private information.