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C-GORD is dedicated to protecting personal information and will make every reasonable effort to handle collected information appropriately. All information collected, as well as related requests, will be handled as carefully and efficiently as possible. As used in this policy, “we” and “us” includes the staff, vendors and independent contractors involved with the projects supporting cgord.org. C-GORD Sites" includes the following: the web pages and content on the cgord.org websites, and the tools, software, services, web forms, registration system, and any other means through which we interact with you. We endeavor to comply with all laws and regulations that apply to the gathering and use of personal information, including but not limited to US privacy laws and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
In some circumstances, we may request personal information from you, including but not limited to things such as your name, e-mail address, institutional name, telephone number, and ORCID iD. Your response to these inquiries is strictly voluntary. In general, you can visit most C-GORD Sites and utilize most services without divulging any personal information. If you wish to access private communities on the C-GORD Sites, access personalized services on the C-GORD Sites, request an API key for access to programmatic services, or access any other customized or secured offering through the C-GORD Sites, we will require you to provide the above types of information for the purposes of operating the C-GORD Sites, providing our services, ensuring the security of our sites and services, and communicating with you. Likewise, when you register on a C-GORD Site for updates or to receive other types of notifications from us, we will ask for your email address at a minimum to enable us to send you the information you have requested.
Additionally, by means of your interactions with the C-GORD Sites, we may collect, have access to, store and use your computer’s IP address, the URL/domain name of any referring website, the time and date of your visit to the C-GORD Sites, and certain information known as “clickstream data” to enable us to understand how people interact with the C-GORD Sites, to analyze data for trends and statistics, to help diagnose and solve issues with the C-GORD Sites and our technologies, products, and services, and to optimize the performance of the C-GORD Sites.
Cgord.org uses your personal information as described above, and to customize your experience on the C-GORD Sites and to facilitate our interactions with you, if any. Except as where necessary to provide services to you, we do not typically take note of your personal information; the information is mainly stored on or by our computers, computer networks, servers, tools, and systems, as described above. In some cases, the applications or user interfaces you encounter while on our sites are managed by third parties (e.g. ORCiD), who may require that you provide your personal information and who have assured us of their compliance with applicable laws.
We treat your information as private and confidential, and we will not disclose your data to third parties without your express permission or unless required by law, or deemed necessary to protect and defend our rights or property or those of others. We do not collect information or create individual profiles with the information you provide for commercial marketing.
If, in your interactions with the C-GORD Sites, you are linked or directed to, or click on, a third party website, we cannot control what information you may provide to that party or on/at that website, or how that party may use or disclose any information you may provide to them. As such, we urge that you exercise caution before providing them with your personal information.
Except in countries or jurisdictions where it is not be permitted by law, we may from time to time send you email communications regarding our business, products or services in response to your use of the C-GORD Sites. By providing your email address, you consent to receive such communications, but you may opt out of receiving such communications by contacting us. If you have registered for an account on the C-GORD Sites we may send you email regarding your account and any notifications you have subscribed to. You may manage these notifications in the “My Account” section of the C-GORD sites. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our emails.
If you wish to discuss what personal information we may have pertaining to you, or the handling or potential disclosure of the same, or you wish to withdraw consent regarding these matters, you may contact us at the email addresses listed in the footer in the contact section, and we will promptly address your inquiry.