Privacy Policy

At SciSeek, we know you care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy seriously. This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their “Personal Information” is being used online. This is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your “Personal Information” in accordance with our website, SciSeek.

What personal information do you collect from the people that visit your site?
When interacting with the website, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, Twitter username or other details. This is to help you improve your experience or to authenticate you as a registered user.

When do you collect information?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site.

How do you use my information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To personalise the user experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content in which you are most interested.
  • To improve our website in order to better serve you.

How do you protect visitor information?
We only provide articles and information – personal or private information is not required to use the site, and we do not collect it.

Do you use ‘cookies’?
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. They can be used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:

  • Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you disable cookies, some features will be disabled. It won’t affect the user experience.

Third Party Disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.

Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

CAN-SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations. We collect your email address in order to market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to you after the original transaction has occurred.

To be accordance with CAN-SPAM we agree to the following:

  • NOT use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
  • Monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honour opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.

Contacting Us
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, please send an e-mail to editor@sciseek.com.

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