WHY SCIENCE LLC has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our commitment to customer privacy. Privacy on our website is of great importance to us. Because we gather important information from our visitors and customers, we have established this Statement as a means to communicate our information gathering and dissemination practices. WHY SCIENCE LLC reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of this Agreement or its policies relating to the Service at any time and shall notify you by posting an updated version of this Agreement on the Site and/or by sending you an email message.
We respect the privacy of our Account holders and the privacy of their client data. All user information contained within the modules you may use or build on the Why Science Site are governed by our Terms and Conditions of Service. Although Why Science owns the data storage, databases and the Why Science Site, you retain all rights to your data. We will also not utilize your data in our databases to compete with you, market to your clients, advertise to, or contact them for any other means of profit. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website.
What We Collect
We collect the e-mail addresses and certain personally identifiable information of those who communicate with us via e-mail or register with us to open an “Account”. We also collect certain aggregate information regarding which pages users access or visit, and information volunteered by the users (such as any surveys Why Science might conduct and/or site registrations).
When you register on the Why Science Site we ask for the following information: your name, email address, billing address and credit card information. Those who sign up for the free account are not required to enter a name, billing address or credit card, only email information. Users of the Why Science Site also have the option to provide their company’s name and the time zone they are located in to further personalize their Account.
When you submit information, you are transferring such information into the United States and you here by consent to such transfer.
Why Science may also collect and analyze from visitors and users certain information regarding the use of the Why Science Site and services available therein. Information collected may include but is not limited to web site traffic volume, frequency of visits, type and time of transactions, type of browser and operating system, etc.
Use of Information
The information we collect is not shared with or sold to other organizations for commercial purposes, except to provide products or services you’ve requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
- If it becomes necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of the Terms of Service, or as otherwise required by law; or
IP Address and Cookies
Why Science has implemented processes intended to protect user information and maintain security of data. Each Account holder is assigned a unique user name and password, which is required to access their Account. It is each user’s responsibility to protect the security of his or her login information. We have attempted to protect the Why Science’s servers by locating them areas with security procedures, using of firewalls and implementing other generally available security technologies.
These safeguards help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of data, but NO GUARANTY CAN BE MADE THAT YOUR INFORMATION AND DATA WILL BE SECURE FROM INTRUSIONS AND UNAUTHORIZED RELEASE TO THIRD PARTIES.
Cancellation or Termination of the Account
If you choose to cancel your Account and leave the Why Science Service or your Account is terminated because of your breach of the Terms of Service, please be aware that Why Science may for a time retain residual information in our backup and/or archival copies of our database. We will make reasonable commercial efforts to delete your information as soon as reasonably practical.
Compliance with Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
As a business service, Why Science does not target its offerings toward, and does not knowingly collect any personal information from users under 13 years of age.
Accessing and Updating Personal Information
When you use the Why Science Site, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. You may update your Account information by logging into your Account. When requests come to Why Science with regard to personal information, we ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort.
Changes to this Policy
Why Science may periodically update this policy. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by posting a prominent notice on the Why Science Site and possibly sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your Account. We do not intend to reduce your rights under this Policy without your explicit consent, and we expect most such changes will be minor. Each version of this Policy will be identified at the bottom of the page by its effective date.