What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our websites, when do we collect, and why?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience and, if necessary, verify your membership in the SCS.
We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to a publication, respond to a survey, fill out a form or enter information on our site.
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for a publication, respond to a survey or marketing communication, visit the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
- To personalize user's experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
- To improve our website in order to better serve you.
- To allow us to respond more rapidly and effectively to your customer service requests.
- To process your transactions quickly.
- To send emails as necessary regarding your order or other products and services.
How do we protect visitor information?
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order to maintain the safety of your personal information.
All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
We delete all IP addresses from our content management system after 24 hours.
Do we use 'cookies'?
- Help remember and process the items in the shopping cart.
- Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third party services that track this information on our behalf.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Each browser is a little different; so, look at your browser's Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If users disable cookies in their browser:
If you turn cookies off, some features of our site will be disabled. You will turn off some of the features that make your experience more efficient, and some of our services will not function properly.
Third Party Disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect our or others' rights, property, or safety.
Third party links
A page on this website that is available only to SCS members in good standing gives them access to discounts on scholarly publications. With that exception, we do not include or offer third party products or services on our website.
Google's advertising requirements are summed up in Google's Advertising Principles: https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We have not enabled Google AdSense and do not plan to do so.
We do use Google Analytics to gather data about website usage. We delete all IP addresses and event data from the logs after 24 hours.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
- Users can visit our site anonymously
- Users are able to change their personal information:
- By emailing us
- By logging in to their account
How does our site handle do not track signals?
We do not honor "do not track" signals, but we do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place. We do not honor "do not track" signals because the SCS does not have sufficient staff to respond to these requests and does not engage in the type of tracking that these signals are designed to prevent.
Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?
It's also important to note that we do not allow third party behavioral tracking
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control of the collection of personal information from children under 13. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under 13.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify the users via email as soon as possible.
We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
- Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
- Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders
- We may also send you additional information related to your product and/or service.
- Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred
To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:
- NOT use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses
- Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way
- Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters
- Monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used. At the moment we use no third party email marketing services and have no intention of using one.
- Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
- Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email email@example.com and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
In accordance with the EU’s GDPR legislation, we support the right to data access and data deletion on our websites. To make a request for data access or deletion, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Society for Classical Studies
New York University
20 Cooper Sq., 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003
Last Edited on 2018-05-24