Our Commitment to Privacy
At Decision Sciences we recognize that privacy of personal information is important. We are sensitive to the issue of confidentiality in online dealings and we are committed to protecting individual privacy.
The Information We Collect
Personally Identifiable Information
On some pages of the Website, you can make requests and/or register to receive materials. You can also use certain other features of the Website. The types of Personally Identifiable Information collected at these pages may include, but is not limited to:
- Your Name
- Your Physical Address
- Your Email Address
- Your Phone Number
- Your User Name
- Your Password
- Your Comments
As with most other websites, we collect and use data contained in log files. For example, an Internet protocol address (IP address) is automatically assigned to your computer when you access the Internet and is used by web servers to identify your computer. When you access our Website, we may log your IP address for system administration and for auditing the use of our Website. We may also use your IP address to collect statistical information for marketing and other purposes.
Along with your IP address, the information in the log files we maintain may include the identity of your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL), and the identity of the browser you use to visit our Website (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox). We may also track the amount of time you spend visiting our Website and which pages you visit throughout our Website.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Our Website may also use other tracking tools such as web beacons, which are small files that count the number of unique users who visit a specific page on the Website and/or the number of times a given page is displayed.
The Way We Use Personally Identifiable Information
You can register with our Website if you would like to receive additional information as well as updates on our new products and services. However, Personally Identifiable Information that you submit on our Website will not be used for this purpose unless you fill out a registration form.
We may use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our Website. For example, we can tell that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our Website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals. Data collected using cookies and web beacons may be analyzed in the aggregate to determine collective user characteristics and to understand user traffic patterns and user behavior on the Website. Such data may also be shared in the aggregate with third parties for, among other purposes, to enhance our Website and our products and services, and to analyze how and where to best use our resources in the future.
In the event that Decision Sciences or any affiliate sells its assets to, or is acquired by or merged with, a third party, you agree that Decision Sciences or such affiliate may provide your Personally Identifiable Information to the purchaser and its representatives in connection with the sale without obtaining your consent.
Our Commitment to Data Security
We have put in place certain physical, electronic, and managerial procedures for our Website in order to prevent unauthorized access, to maintain data accuracy, to ensure the correct use of information, and to safeguard and secure the Personally Identifiable Information we collect online. While we try to prevent unauthorized third party access to your Personally Identifiable Information, data transmission over the Internet is not 100% secure and, therefore, any information disclosed online can potentially be collected and used by persons other than the intended recipient. Therefore, we cannot and do not represent or warrant that your Personally Identifiable Information will never be disclosed to or accessed by non-authorized third parties.
We do not engage in keylogging (a method of capturing and recording a user’s keystrokes), nor do we use spyware (software installed surreptitiously on a computer to intercept or take partial control over the user’s interaction with the computer without the user’s informed consent) or malware (software designed to infiltrate or damage a computer system without the user’s informed consent). You are prohibited from engaging in any of the foregoing or any similar practice that could be harmful to us, our affiliates, the Website, any other Website visitor or user, or any third party.
Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never knowingly collect, use, distribute, or maintain data or information at our Website from persons we actually know are under the age of 13 without prior verifiable consent from a parent or guardian, and no part of our Website is structured to attract anyone under the age of 13.
How You Can Access or Correct Your Information
It is your responsibility and obligation to keep all of your Personally Identifiable Information on file with us current at all times. To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access to your Personally Identifiable Information or allowing you to make corrections or updates. You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by completing a Decision Sciences personal identification request form and verifying your identity. We will then supply you with a copy of your record. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information.
Links to Third Party Websites
Our Website may provide links to other websites that have their own information collection practices. By using our Website, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any third party website, for your use of any third party website, or for any intended or unintended consequences of such use. We encourage you to be aware when you are leaving our Website and to read the privacy statements of each and every other website that you visit. To the extent that you provide Personally Identifiable Information to websites that link to or from our Website, different rules may apply to the use and disclosure of your Personally Identifiable Information. We do not monitor or claim responsibility for the content or privacy practices of such third party websites.
Other Important Information
How to Contact Us
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please call us at 571.252.8480 or send us an email with the word “Privacy” in the subject line at info@DecisionSciences.com. You may also contact us here or through postal mail at Decision Sciences Corporate Headquarters.