privacy & terms of use

The NeuroScientistNews website is owned and operated by LabX Media Group, Inc.
Because we gather certain types of information from our users, we feel you should understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture, use, and sharing of that information. This privacy policy discloses what information NeuroScientistNews gathers at this site and how we use it.

INFORMATION NEUROSCIENTISTNEWS GATHERS AND TRACKS 

NeuroScientistNews gathers two types of information about users:

- Information that users provide through voluntary submissions, such as to receive our electronic newsletters, participate in our message boards or forums and participate in polls and surveys.

- Information NeuroScientistNews gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers’ needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of our audience.

NeuroScientistNews gathers user information through the following processes:

Voluntary Information

We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:

1. Electronic Newsletter Policy
We offer free electronic newsletters to users. NeuroScientistNews gathers the email addresses and demographic information of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter.

2. Message Boards/Comments policy

Users of the site may post messages and comments in response to articles and blog topics.

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to moderate the comments and discussions on NeuroScientistNews.  This includes but is not limited to deleting comments we deem offensive, abusive, inflammatory, or defamatory.

3. Polling

We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable with respect to any particular user. NeuroScientistNews may use a system to “tag” users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual users.

4. Surveys

NeuroScientistNews may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our sponsors, advertisers and partners. In our surveys, we may also offer an “opt-in” area to receive communications from participating vendors of that topic survey; if you choose to opt-in you will be granting permission for us to share the information you specifically indicate with the participating vendors.

Usage Tracking

NeuroScientistNews tracks user traffic patterns throughout the NeuroScientistNews.com website. We may correlate this information with data about individual users only for the purpose of displaying topic-relevant content and products of interest to your demographic type. NeuroScientistNews does break down overall usage statistics according to a user’s domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the HTTP request (information sent from every user’s browser).

NeuroScientistNews may sometimes track and catalog the search terms that users enter in our Search function. We use this information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We may track what individual users read which enables us to provide more relevant and “related” content and products. This helps us continue to build a better service for you that is targeted to your specific interests.

Cookies

We may place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer. The only personal information a cookie can capture is information you supply yourself. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. NeuroScientistNews uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above).

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you’ve set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you may need cookies to participate actively in message boards, forums, gateways, polling and surveys.

USE AND SHARING OF INFORMATION

NeuroScientistNews uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience on our website, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.

Information collected about subscribers and users may be used by us, our publications, and our affiliates and partnering third-party companies to provide subscribers and users with the features of the site, to enable us to provide the products or information you requested, to personalize content and advertising, to inform advertisers as to how many users have seen or "clicked" their advertising banners, to send you e-mail notifications about our services and products, to perform statistical analysis of subscriber and user behavior to develop new features and offers for our publication and website.

From time to time, we may make individual subscriber or user information available to carefully selected third parties relevant to the topics of our publication to send you information through e-mail about their products or services. If you prefer not to have your personal information disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes, please send us a message using the contact link below stating this preference and including your full name and e-mail address.  Subscribers can opt out of future contact at any time by unsubscribing to any future correspondence.

We reserve the right to disclose information about individual users in order to comply with applicable law or valid legal process, and to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

NeuroScientistNews uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers, sponsors and partners better understand our audience’s demographics. This allows us to maintain a high quality level of service at little or no cost to our subscribers and users.

SECURITY

NeuroScientistNews operates secure data networks protected by firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary, and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our site users.

OPT-OUT POLICY

We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:

- Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters

- Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which alleviate the need to gather personally identifiable information from our users

If you have any questions about our privacy, site usage, or opt-out policies, you can contact us by using the contact link below.

YOUR CONSENT

By using this site, you agree to the terms of the privacy policy and consent to the collection, use and sharing of information that you provide via this site. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post the changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

 

Last updated 2013-11-26