Your privacy is very important to us. At Stories in Science, we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
It is Stories in Science’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.
Like most website operators, Stories in Science collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Stories in Science’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Stories in Science’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Stories in Science may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Stories in Science also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our website. Stories in Science only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that website commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the website where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to the Stories in Science’s website choose to interact with Stories in Science in ways that require Stories in Science to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Stories in Science gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our website to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Stories in Science collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Stories in Science. Stories in Science does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Stories in Science may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, Stories in Science may monitor the most popular pages and individual publications though Google Analytics. Stories in Science may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Stories in Science does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Stories in Science discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Stories in Science’s behalf or to provide services available on its website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Stories in Science’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Stories in Science will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Stories in Science discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Stories in Science believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Stories in Science, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of Stories in Science website and have supplied your email address, Stories in Science may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Stories in Science and our products. We primarily use our various product website to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Stories in Science takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Stories in Science, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Stories in Science goes out of business, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Stories in Science may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.