When you're just visiting our site
Your privacy is important. Other than as provided below, the Society for the Study of Women Philosophers, Inc. will collect and hold ONLY that personal information as you choose to give us, and then only for the purpose of supplying you with any information, goods or services that you have requested of us. We will not sell or pass your details to any third party. This document outlines the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use this web site. We also describe some of the steps we take to safeguard your personal information. Please read it carefully so that you might make an informed decision about sharing your personal information with us.
When you become a member of SSWP, Inc.
What do we do with your personal information? When you sign up and pay membership dues to SSWP, Inc., or when you contact us, you may submit personal information such as your name, email address, place of employment, publications and presentations. That information is internally reviewed. It may be discarded, or may be stored in our files. It may also be used by us to further improve visitors' experience with our website. We keep some information private; we make some information public and we restrict sharing of some information to other members of SSWP, Inc.
What information do we keep private? We will never publish your home address, date of birth, dues level, gift selected or information about books you might purchase through our site. No one other than the Website committee members/webmaster will have access to that information. Please note that your Credit card information is encrypted by PayPal: we receive confirmation as to the amount you have paid, but we do not receive information about your credit card itself. If we make material changes in the collection of personally-identifiable information, we will inform you by placing a notice on our website.
What information do we make public? Certain information, such as your name, institutional affiliation, published works and reviews you submit (or publish online, e.g., on Amazon.com) of SSWP members' published works will appear on pages accessible to the public. If you are elected to office in SSWP, serve on a committee, or are the recipient of a travel grant, that information is accessible to the public. If you receive a travel grant, by law that information is reported by us to the IRS.
What information do we restrict to members only? Only members will have access to the information that you submit with your biographical sketch: languages in which you are fluent, research projects that you have underway, projects for which you seek collaborators or mentors, drafts you submit of works in progress, information or articles you submit to our newsletter/e-zine
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act: This website is directed toward adults; it is not directed to children under the age of 13. We operate our site in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, and will not knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 13 years of age.
Non-Personal Information: In some cases, we may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. The information collected is used solely for internal review and not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.
Release of Information: If this web site is sold, the information we have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in our site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale in order that the service being provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through our website of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make of us.
Links: This web site contains links to other web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are moving to another web site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policies may differ from ours.
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