World Scientific Publishing Co. (WSPC) is committed to the value of privacy. As you use our web sites, you may be prompted to enter information when you:
- Create a user name and password
- Use personalization features
- Purchase a product or service
- Sign up for a free product or service
- Participate in online forums or discussions
- Provide feedback
The data collected online from an WPSC user is voluntary, although some services are only accessible by registering user details. Information collected may include your name, e-mail
information confidential. We focus on using the information as part of WSPC's service to you and its mission to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare.
How Collected Information Is Used
The primary purpose of gathering information is to allow WSPC to link a name and contact information to a user ID or browsing experience. Once you have provided appropriate information, you will be enabled to use a variety of products or personalized services, and to access online help or support. WSPC has a policy to use or sell its customer lists only for the delivery of information deemed of potential relevance or interest to members of the scientific community. WSPC offers an option to remove your information from any list that might be sold or given to another organization.
How We Work to Keep Information Secure
WSPC takes precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, we make commercially reasonable efforts to protect your information both online and off-line. When our registration/order form asks for sensitive information (such as a credit card number), we use dedicated software designed to encrypt the information and protect it. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just 'surfing'.
Opt Out for European Union and Other Users
In accordance with EU and other guidelines, you may decline to provide the information requested by WSPC. Please be advised, however, that WSPC may be unable to provide certain services unless such information is provided for security and identification purposes.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive that sometimes links to personally identifiable information about the user. WSPC uses session cookies which are designed not to
be permanent or persistent. The session cookie is designed so that, once you close your browser, the cookie will simply terminate. If you configure your browser to reject cookies, you may still use some, but not all, portions of our site. For example, accessing our online
journals requires that your browser accept cookies. We recommend closing browsers on publicly available machines (such as those in libraries) after use.
Disclosure of Aggregated and Other Information
We use IP addresses and other user information to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We
may share aggregated (i.e., non-individual) demographic information with our partners and advertisers. We use one or more outside credit card processing companies to bill users for
goods and services and we will disclose your personally identifiable information to these companies as needed to process your orders and to respond to your requests.
WSPC sites contains links to other sites, and other sites have links to WSPC. Please be aware that WSPC is not responsible for the privacy practices (or other practices, goods, services, or
content) of other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by WSPC.
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