(revised 11/20/2006, update by TJ 4/22/2018)
Commitment To Privacy
Your privacy is important to The Meteoritical Society. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available at the start of any sequence of pages where personally identifiable information may be requested. This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on The Meteoritical Society website.
The Information We Collect
On some pages, you can join the society, renew your membership, order publications, register for short courses or meetings, make a contribution, make requests, and register to receive materials. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:
- Name Address
- Email address
- Phone number
- Personal website
- Professional interests
- Credit Card Information
On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you order a gift online and want it sent directly to the recipient, you will need to submit the recipient's address. In this circumstance, the types of personal information collected are:
- Email address
- Phone Number
The Way The Meteoritical Society Uses Information
We use the information you provide about yourself only to complete your membership, registration, and order or provide any information you may have requested. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that action.
We use the information you provide about someone else only to ship the product, confirm delivery, or provide any information you may have requested. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that action.
We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.
The society does have an online Membership Directory that shows the names, address, phone number, personal website, and professional interests of the members. Each member has the option of listing their name only in the Membership Directory. We use non-identifying information to better design our website.
Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
Our Commitment To Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Our Commitment To Children's Privacy:
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13.
How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information
Current members can access their personal identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by examining the online Membership Directory and their profile in Manuscript Central. You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by either using the online membership directory update page or by sending us a request.
Personal identifiable information about customers who are not members that we collect online and maintain is not accessible online. These individuals can correct factual errors in their personally identifiable information by sending us a request. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
How To Contact The Meteoritical Society
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please call us at +1 (703) 652-9953 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Copyright © 1997 - 2018 Meteoritical Society. All rights reserved.
Amendment: Use of Manuscript Central
The online paper submission system uses Clarivate's Manuscript Central. We have extracted part of their policy here for your information.
What information do we collect and how do we use it?
Web Server logs
When you use Manuscript Central, the servers may automatically capture and save certain information electronically. These server logs include information about your device's use of Clarivate or visits to Clarivate website(s) ("your device" may include a desktop or laptop computer, mobile device or similar device). Examples of the information collected by our servers include:
- Your device's Internet Protocol (IP) address
- The name of your device's Internet service provider
- The city, state, and country from which your device accessed Clarivate
- The kind of browser or device used to access Clarivate databases or a Clarivate website
- The way your device navigates through a Clarivate database or Clarivate website
- The date and time of usage
- The web page from which your device arrived at our website(s)
- The content you viewed on our website(s) and/or when using Clarivate
- Searches/queries that you conducted via our website(s)
The information collected via web servers helps us to administer our website(s), analyze their usage, improve their content, protect content from inappropriate uses, and help our websites better operate. Locally Stored Data from Browsers and Devices. We may collect and store information (including personal information) locally on your device using mechanisms such as browser web storage (including HTML 5) and application data caches.
Cookies and other tracking tools
Google Invisible reCAPTCHA
How do we protect the personal information we collect?
We have implemented reasonable and appropriate security measures to help protect your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Our Clarivate websites are protected with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. Also, we store website usage information in a data center with restricted access and appropriate monitoring, and we use a variety of technical security measures to secure your data. In addition, we use intrusion detection and virus protection software. However, please note that we cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons or technological tools will never be able to defeat our security measures.
Who has access to the personal information we collect?
Our policies require our employees, contractors and vendors to protect the confidentiality of any personal information they may access. We may make personal and Clarivate usage information available to all Clarivate entities and unaffiliated trusted third parties in certain situations, for example:
- to meet our obligations to content and technology providers;
- as needed in connection with the transfer of our business assets (for example, if we are acquired by another company or if we are liquidated during bankruptcy proceedings);
- although unlikely, a trusted third party may need to access personal information in connection with a digital forensic investigation of a potential security incident;
- as required by law in a matter of public safety or policy, or
- if we believe in good faith that sharing such data is necessary to protect our rights or property.
Is my Information used for marketing purposes?
Can I update my marketing preferences? Yes, your information may be used for marketing purposes. For example, we may use your information to send you newsletters, other publications, conference invitations, and/or communications about products and services that we believe may be of interest to you. We may also share your information with third party agents, service providers, and/or contractors who help us promote our products and services. If you do not want to receive such materials, invitations or information about our products or services, you can update your preferences at any time. Your options include updating your account via our Preference Center (where applicable), unsubscribing from all marketing emails with this form, and/or using the "unsubscribe" mechanism in the emails you receive from us. If you have any additional questions regarding your subscriptions or use of your information for marketing purposes, please contact the Clarivate Marketing Team.
Acknowledgment of transfer
Our websites, applications and many of our products are operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us may be transferred to the United States and/or third countries. We have put in place the appropriate measures to ensure that any personal information transferred from the EEA and other jurisdictions that are subject to data transfer restrictions will be adequately protected for the purposes of those rules. Such safeguards include compliance with the standard contractual clauses as outlined in the EU Directive. By using our products, websites and applications, or participating in any of our services and/or providing us with your information, you acknowledge that your personal information may be transferred to other destinations.
If you have any additional questions or concerns related to this Privacy Statement and/or our practices, please contact the Clarivate Marketing Team.