15 Nov, 2005 11:29 pm
The policy of Scitizen is to respect and protect the privacy of our users.
For visitors who choose to register to Scitizen, we ask only for your email address. Once you have entered your address we will send a confirming message to that address, and you must click on a link within that message to complete the process. If you do not click the link you will not receive our articles. We use this "double opt-in" method to make sure we are sending emails only to those who request them.
Scitizen do not collect personal information about individuals except when specifically and knowingly provided by such individuals. Registered users may choose to fill in the form “Let readers know more about yourself”. The information collected here will be available to all readers. We believe this information may increase users’ trust and confidence in Scitizen Website.
We don’t sell, rent or trade your registration information
Without your explicit permission, Scitizen will not share personally identifiable information, notably your e-mail address, with partners, affiliates, vendors, advertisers, sponsors or other third parties, unless required by law.
Domain and IP address
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from you when you visit the Scitizen website. We do automatically collect IP addresses and web site usage information from you. This information helps us evaluate how visitors use Scitizen on an aggregate basis, such as the number of overall visitors, the frequency of visitors, the length of visits, and the most popular features on the site. It does not tell us your name or anything about you as a person.
When you log in, our software automatically creates a "cookie" -- a small text file resident on your machine-- that identifies you during your session (so that you don’t need to log in every time you visit a new page). This cookie will expire and have no future effect when you log out. If you do not log out the cookie will stay in effect for some amount of time and would allow someone else using your computer to post under your name.
Changes of policy
When there are changes to these policies, we will attempt to notify everyone in the community via e-mail, explaining any such changes.