This policy is effective from January 11, 2016. SPARC may change this policy from time to time by updating this page.
Information SPARC Collects
SPARC collects information from you, to include: your name, email address, title, and the institutional affiliation when you complete a registration form on the site. If you correspond with us via email, we may retain your email address, the content of your email message(s), and our responses. We may also gather data you provide to us via third parties, such as Facebook or Twitter.
How SPARC Uses Your Information
SPARC uses your information to operate and maintain SPARC programs in support of our members and our mission. By providing SPARC your email address, you consent to SPARC using the email address to send you SPARC-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of postal communication. We may also use your email to send you member communications, newsletters, event announcements, or other SPARC-related information.
How SPARC Shares Your Information
We may store personal information in locations outside the direct control of SPARC (for example, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers).
SPARC reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor the content you post on the website. We reserve the right to remove any such information or material for any reason or no reason, including without limitation if in our sole opinion such information or material violates, or may violate, any applicable law or to protect or defend our rights or property or those of any third party. SPARC also reserves the right to remove information upon the request of any third party.
Third Party Services
SPARC may use third-party service providers for network, security, email, hosting, plug-ins, and other services. Suppliers and service providers are required by contract to keep the information received on SPARC’s behalf confidential and may not use it for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for us.
How We Protect Your Information
SPARC cares about the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to SPARC or guarantee that your information on the service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third-party providers, such as social networks. SPARC is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.
Compromise of Personal Information
Controlling Your Personal Information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
- Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, you can click a box to indicate that you do not want the information to be shared by SPARC or used for general SPARC communications;
- If you have previously agreed to SPARC using your personal information for general communication purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can review and correct the information about you that SPARC keeps on file by contacting us directly at email@example.com.
Protecting the privacy of children is especially important. For that reason, SPARC does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for SPARC activities. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information to or on the SPARC web site. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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