The Society of Rheology Privacy Policy

The Society of Rheology (SoR) is committed to protecting your privacy and values your trust. This Privacy Policy describes the information that we collect from you, how we collect this information, and what we do with it after we collect it.

What information is collected and how it is used

Personal Information. We collect Personal Information that you voluntarily provide to us, such as your name and email address, to receive services such as email alerts and newsletters. We may use your email address to contact you from time to time about new offers or product enhancements. We may also use page tags (a.k.a. “web beacons”) in html-based emails which allow us to see whether specific users have opened, forwarded, or clicked on a link in an email. Information about what users are interested in helps us to improve our offerings. We will not share or sell your personally identifiable information to any company or organization.

Non-Personal Information. We use cookies to track user activity on the site and also to collect non-personal information, such as your browser type, operating system, and the URL of the previous website you visited. We anonymize Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Knowing more about who uses our site and how they use it helps us to make improvements. This information is maintained and used in aggregate form only and does not contain personally identifiable information.

Notice to EU Users: The server for www.rheology.org is located in the United States. By entering information on this site, you are consenting to the transfer of that information to the United States. Your information will be handled in accordance with SoR’s Privacy Policy.

How collected information is used

The primary purpose of gathering information is to allow SoR to link a name and contact information to a user ID or to enhance your 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.

SoR has a policy to use its customer lists only for the delivery of information deemed of potential relevance or interest to members of the rheology community. We do not share or sell our membership lists, and any exceptions to this rule require explicit approval by the Executive Committee. SoR offers an option to remove your information from any list that might be sold or given to another organization. To do so, please contact the SoR President.

We may share aggregated (i.e., non-individual) demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This aggregated information cannot be related to identifiable individuals.

How we keep information secure

SoR is committed to safeguarding your information. We make commercially reasonable efforts to protect your information both online and off-line.

Data Security

To maintain data security we have put in place appropriate procedures to safeguard all sensitive information.

All online purchases you make with SoR are secured with SSL (secure socket layer) encryption using encryption certificates issued to ASA by well-known and reputable certificate authorities such as VeriSign and RapidSSL. You will know that you are in a secure session because the “http” in the URL box of your browser will read “https”.

SoR continually monitors the security status of its networks and has taken appropriate measures to ensure intrusion prevention.

Ecommerce

SoR adheres to the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard developed to protect account and transaction information of cardholders. We partner with a secure and reliable payment system provider and employ industry-standard anti-fraud measures.

Opt-out for European Union and Other Users

In accordance with EU and other guidelines, you may decline to provide the information requested by SoR. Please be advised, however, that SoR may be unable to provide certain services unless such information is provided for security and identification purposes.

Cookies

SoR uses session cookies which are not 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. We recommend closing browsers on publicly available machines (such as those in libraries) after use.

Links

SoR sites contain links to other sites, and other sites have links to SoR. Please be aware that SoR 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 SoR.

Online Discussions, Blogs, Commenting

User-generated comments and postings to SoR sites will be moderated by editorial staff who retain the right to edit and to remove inappropriate submissions. By commenting or participating in an online discussion, you consent to our use or disclosure of any content you submit.

Protection of Children’s Personal Information

SoR sites are general audience sites and do not knowingly collect any personal information from children.

Notification of Changes

If we make material changes to our privacy policy, these changes will be posted to this page. You should review this page regularly for updates.

Last updated: May 2018