Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the E-Research Foundation (“ERF”) website. This Privacy Policy describes the information that ERF collects at this website, and how we use, share, and protect the information collected. Your use of this website constitutes your agreement with this Privacy Policy, so please review it carefully. Your use of this website is also subject to the website Terms of Use.

The website server is located in the United States. The privacy and data protection laws in the United States may not be equivalent to such laws in your country of residence. By using this website, you consent to the collection, transfer, storage and processing of information to and in the United States. You can view specific sections of this Privacy Policy by clicking on the individual links below, or scroll down to view the entire Privacy Policy.

INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY
PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US
USE AND SHARING OF INFORMATION COLLECTED
USE OF COOKIES
DATA SECURITY
CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY
HOW TO CONTACT US

INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY

INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY

As a general matter, when you use this website, the hosting company’s server collects basic technical information automatically, which does not allow us to contact you directly. Such information includes your IP address, browser type and operating system, referring domain, clickstream data (e.g., pages viewed and time spent), and access times. We use this information to understand and analyze trends, administer the website, and gather demographic information about users as a whole. This information may be aggregated into group data, which may be shared on an aggregated basis with third parties, but ERF will only share your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US

PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US

This website may collect personal information voluntarily provided by you, such as your first name, last name, mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number. The information collected depends on the feature offered. If you make a donation to ERF through this website, ERF collects your contact information and donation amount, but not any financial information; you will be prompted to select a third party payment processor, currently either Stripe or PayPal, who will collect, process, and store your credit or debit card information, as well as other information necessary to complete the transaction. These providers may share your contact information, but not any financial information, with ERF as necessary to confirm donations that have been made. Their data collection, processing, storage, and use practices are governed by their own privacy policies; to review Stripe’s privacy policy click here, and to review PayPal’s privacy policy click here.

USE AND SHARING OF INFORMATION COLLECTED

USE AND SHARING OF INFORMATION COLLECTED

We collect information about you to facilitate use of this website. We may use the personal information you provide to provide you with services and support, communicate with you, respond to your inquiries, process and fulfill your requests, and register you for e-mail updates and other features if you opt-in to such features.

We may share your information with our agents and representatives and select fulfillment and service providers to provide us with support, fulfill your requests, provide you with information and updates, conduct research or surveys, maintain and improve the website and offerings, and perform analytics. We will not share your information with third parties for their own marketing purposes.

ERF may make certain information relating to donations publicly available on this website, such as the donor’s name, country, state of residence, and donation amount, in which case such information will be publicly available for viewing by others. Donors may have the option of identifying their name as “anonymous” in such listings and including additional information with their listings, such as company name and mailing address. Your participation in this feature constitutes your agreement to such sharing and posting.

ERF will not otherwise disclose your personal information without your consent except (i) to safeguard the website, intellectual property, users, or the rights of third parties, (ii) to investigate violations of our Terms of Use, or (iii) as required by law or in response to a court order or legal request.

USE OF COOKIES

USE OF COOKIES

Some of the pages on this website utilize “cookies,” which are identifiers that a website places on your computer’s hard drive in order to facilitate the interaction between your computer and the website. ERF and its service providers may place cookies on your hard drive to facilitate site navigation, personalize your experience, and remember your information when you use our website and services. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but may allow you to set preferences about cookies you wish to accept. Consult your own browser settings and follow the instructions to control cookies on your device. If you remove or block cookies, you may not be able to use or access certain features of this website and services.

DATA SECURITY

DATA SECURITY

We strive to employ reasonable security measures to ensure that personal information that ERF collects from visitors to this website is protected from unauthorized access, use, and disclosure. Users are warned, however, that the Internet is not a secure medium, any information that you provide may be subject to interception, and you provide such information at your own risk.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

ERF reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time without notice; provided that we will not retroactively change how we share your personal information without your consent. Please check back periodically for any changes we may make to this privacy policy, as your continued use of this website following the posting of any changes means that you accept such changes.

HOW TO CONTACT US

HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or would like to update your contact information, please feel free to contact us via e-mail at info@e-researchfoundation.org. You may also contact ERF by mail at:
E-Research Foundation,
PO Box 49534,
Dayton, OH 45449

Effective Date: October 22, 2014

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