Updated on February 6, 2019
We will not sell, share or trade our donors’, email subscribers, or website users names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings on behalf of other organizations.
The American Brain Society adheres to the new European internet privacy standards.
To fully protect privacy, the ABS software operates using the new European internet privacy standards. These standards are considerably more stringent than U.S. privacy standards.
Now for the information, our lawyers require us to say…
How we use the information we collect
We use the information you provide to us for the reason for which it was provided. For example, if you sign up to receive email notifications, we will contact you by email. If you provide us with information to make a donation, we will use the information to process your donation.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Comments: When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
Media: If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
As you navigate the Site, certain information may be passively collected, using the following techniques:
IP Addresses: When you visit our Site, we may view the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. We use this information to understand from what geographic regions our website visitors come to enhance our Site.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you would like to submit a data access, correction, or deletion request, you can do so by contacting us at [email protected] and we will process such request with respect to any Personal Information that we are able to link to you individually based on the information that you provide to us. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.