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SciCrunch Privacy Statement

SciCrunch is dedicated to protecting personal information and will make every reasonable effort to handle collected information appropriately. All information collected, as well as related requests, will be handled as carefully and efficiently as possible. This Privacy Policy applies to all of the products, services and websites offered by SciCrunch; collectively, SciCrunch's "Site/Services."

The collection of personal information

In some circumstances, we may request personal information from you, like your name, e-mail address, institutional name, or telephone number. Your response to these inquiries is strictly voluntary. SciCrunch uses this information to customize your experience and interface with our electronic resources. In general, you can visit our site and utilize our services without divulging any personal information.

Collecting domain information

SciCrunch also collects domain information as part of its analysis of the use of this site. This data includes, but is not limited to, information about:

  • Internet domain (for example, "yourschool.edu") and your computer's unique IP address;
  • if you linked to a SciCrunch service indirectly from another Web site, the IP address of that Web site;
  • type of browser software and operating system used to access SciCrunch services;
  • date and time of your visit;
  • identity of pages you visit;

This data enables us to become more familiar with which customers visit our site, how often they visit, and what parts of the site they visit most often. SciCrunch uses this information to improve its Web-based offerings and services. This information is collected automatically and requires no action on your part.

Disclosure to third parties

We treat your information as private and confidential, and we will not disclose your data to third parties without your express permission or unless required by law, or deemed necessary to protect and defend our rights or property or those of others. We do not collect information or create individual profiles with the information you provide for commercial marketing.

Use of cookies

Some pages on this site may use "cookies," which are small files that the site places on your hard drive for identification purposes. These files are used for site registration and customization the next time you visit us. You should note that cookies cannot read data off of your hard drive. Your Web browser may allow you to be notified when you are receiving a cookie, giving you the choice to accept it or not. By not accepting cookies, some pages may not fully function and you may not be able to access certain information on this site.

This statement may change from time to time, so please check back periodically. Each version of this Privacy Policy will be identified by its effective date. If you have any concerns about how your information is being used or questions about SciCrunch's Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us (http://scicrunch.com/page/contact).

The Privacy Statement posted on this site was updated on or about April 10, 2009, (Version 1.0).

This Privacy Policy was adapted from the PLoS Privacy Policy which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License