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The Science Advisory Board respects the privacy of all of its members. This Privacy Statement details the type of information The Science Advisory Board collects and describes how we use this information. This statement also explains how you can verify the accuracy of the data in your personal profile and how you can update this information.

This privacy policy is based upon industry guidelines and standards as well as local, national, and international laws and requirements. It is designed to comply with the safe harbor created by the U.S. Department of Commerce and approved by the European Union as compliant with the European Commission's Directive on Data Protection. This privacy policy should be interpreted as necessary to ensure compliance with the safe harbor.

 

Information Collected and How It Is Used

What We Collect

The Science Advisory Board's primary goal in requesting your personal information is to be able to provide you with opportunities to participate in studies that match your expertise and experience and to direct you to specific website features and content that may be of interest to you.

 

A) Personal Information

In order to join The Science Advisory Board, we will need to collect information identifying who you are, your email address and your mailing address. Additionally, you will be asked to provide details regarding the type of research or work you do and identify the tools and techniques you use. If you opt not to provide your personal information, you can still access some of our website content; however, you may not be able to participate in studies or featured events.

Some of the information you provide during registration is used to comprise your member profile on The Science Advisory Board online community.  You have the ability to specify the privacy level associated with each piece of this data in the Edit Profile section of your account.  Additional privacy settings are available for your account regarding the visibility level of your profile, the ability for other members to post to your profile, and the type of information posted about you on The Science Advisory Board website based on your activities and actions.

 

B) Aggregate and Statistical Data

The Science Advisory Board may collect certain aggregate data referred to as web log information (such as your web browser, operating system, pages visited, etc.) and use cookies when you visit our website. For example, when you visit our website, our web server will automatically recognize some non-personal information, including but not limited to the date and time you visited our website, the pages you visited, the referrer, your browser, the type of operating system you are using, and the domain name and address of your ISP.

How We Use It

 

A) Personal Information

Personal information received from you online will only be used by The Science Advisory Board to deliver to you the interactive studies or special opportunities to which you have been invited or are otherwise eligible to participate and to inform you of other studies or special events in which you may participate. Your participation in all studies sponsored by The Science Advisory Board is completely confidential, and we will NEVER release your personal information to a third party. Results will be reported only in aggregate and no personally identifying information will be released without your explicit consent.

We may respond to your comments or requests for information or we may contact you if needed in the course of processing or shipping prizes or products from our Rewards Catalog. We also use personal information about you to improve our content and product offerings and to statistically analyze website usage. We may also use data in your Profile to deliver information to you that, in some cases, is targeted to your interests, especially to promote new services. We believe these uses allow us to improve our website and experience using it, and better tailor it to meet our members' needs.

B) Aggregate and Statistical Data

The Science Advisory Board uses web log information (such as your web browser, operating system, pages visited, etc.) to help us improve our website design and functionality, to identify popular features, and for other administrative purposes. In addition, web logs may be used to help identify any person attempting to compromise or otherwise damage or cause harm to our website. We may share web log information with law enforcement agencies if we believe that we have evidence of a violation of computer security or related laws.

 

Data Sharing and Transfers

How We May Share Information

The Science Advisory Board will not share, trade or sell personal information of our members for use by third party without your express consent. In these cases, the sponsoring company is clearly identified. However, aggregated and statistical data from our visitors may be shared with our partners. This data is stripped of any personal identifiers.

The Science Advisory Board also reserves the right to share information in response to duly authorized requests of governmental authorities or where required by law.

Data Transfers

Your personal information will generally be stored in databases hosted by The Science Advisory Board, which are located in the Eastern United States. The Science Advisory Board's data protection standards are uniform, regardless of where your personal information is stored.

The Science Advisory Board adheres to U.S. Department of Commerce and European Union Safe Harbor principles. If you feel that we may have violated Safe Harbor privacy principles, you may contact The Science Advisory Board or the U.S. Federal Trade Commission with your complaint.

Cookies

Cookies are small files that a website or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your web browser (if you allow) that enables the websites or service providers' systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

The Science Advisory Board uses cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart, understand and save your preferences for future visits, and compile aggregate data about website traffic and website interaction so that we can offer better website experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our website visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

Communication

The Science Advisory Board allows you to choose to receive or stop receiving communications from us. If you would like to be removed from The Science Advisory Board programs you enrolled in or prevent further use of your personal information, you may do so by contacting our Membership Coordinator at questions@scienceboard.net.

Information Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our website policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

 

Third Party Links

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

 

Data Security

The Science Advisory Board is committed to ensuring that the data you provide us is secure and will take sensible precautions to protect your personal information from loss, misuse or alteration.

Access to Your Information and Complaints

We attempt to keep your files complete and accurate. We tell you how and where to conveniently access your personal information and how to notify us about errors and updates.

Terms and Conditions

Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at http://scienceboard.net/help/terms.

 

Your Consent

By using our website, you consent to our website privacy policy.

 

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

This policy was last updated 3/19/2013.

We are committed to working with you to obtain fair and rapid resolution of any complaints or disputes about privacy. Questions regarding our Privacy Statement should be directed via email to questions@scienceboard.net or by calling our Toll-free number, (866) 348-3554 x 14.


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