Collection of Information
If you join our mailing list, we collect some information that can be directly associated you. We call this "Personal Information" and it includes your name, title and email address and the name of the company or research institution with which you are affiliated. You may modify your Personal Information at any time by following the update profile/email address links at the end of any email we send you.
By joining our mailing list, you have granted us permission to use your Personal Information to send you emails ("opt-in"). If you have received an email from us, our records indicate that you joined our mailing list. Because we respect your time and attention, we make every effort to control the frequency of our emails.
You may revoke the permission you have given us to use your Personal Information to send you emails ("opt-out") by following the opt-out links at the end of any email we send you.
If you believe you have received unwanted, unsolicited email from us sent via the Website or purporting to be sent via the Website, please forward a copy of that email to the service provider.
Privacy and Sharing of Your Personal Information
It is our general policy not to make Personal Information available to anyone other than our employees and agents. We will never share, sell or rent your Personal Information with anyone for their promotional use without your advance permission or unless ordered by a court of law.
Your Personal Information will only be made available to employees managing this information for purposes of contacting you or sending you emails based on your request for information, and to contracted service providers for purposes of providing services relating to our communications with you.
We maintain a variety of physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your Personal Information. As mentioned above, it is our general policy to restrict access to Personal Information to our employees and agents.
Browser Information Collected on the Website
We log IP addresses, which are the locations of computers or networks on the Internet, and analyze them in order to improve the utility of the Website. We also collect aggregate numbers of page hits in order to track the popularity of certain pages and improve the utility of the Website. We do not gather, request, record, require, collect or track any users' Personal Information through these processes.
You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you can accept all cookies, be notified when a cookie is set, or reject all cookies (for more information on how to block or filter cookies, see http://www.cookiecentral.com/faq). However, if you reject some or all cookies, your experience at the Website may not be complete.
Use of Web Beacons
When we send emails to users of the Website, we may include a web beacon to allow us to determine the number of users who open our emails. When you click on a link in an email we have sent to you, we may record this individual response to allow us to customize our offerings to you. Web beacons collect only limited information, such as a cookie identifier, time and date of a page being viewed, and a description of the page on which the Web Beacon resides (the URL).
Web Beacons can be refused when delivered via email. If you do not wish to receive Web Beacons via email, you will need to disable HTML images or refuse HTML (select Text only) emails via your email software.