Our company respects your concerns about privacy and values its relationship with you. This Privacy Notice (the “Notice“) describes:
- the types of information we collect from subscribers, customers, contacts and visitors to our website
- how we may use that information;
- with whom we may share that information; and
- the measures we take to protect the security of that information.
Our Notice also tells you how you may contact us to update your information, remove your name from our mailing lists or get answer to questions you may have about our privacy practices.
Our website is hosted in the US. We comply with applicable laws to safeguard your information.
Information We Collect and How We Use It
Personal Information We Collect About You
You may choose to provide personal information (such as your name, address, telephone number and email address) to us. We list below the methods by which you may provide the information and the types of information you may submit. We also tell you how we may use the information.
If you communicate with our Customer Services department through the ‘Contact Us’ link on our website or by post or telephone, we may ask you for information such as your email address, your location, your subscription number, the type of product you subscribe to and/or purchase from us and the type of customer you are (e.g. personal subscriber, registrant, website visitor etc.). You may also choose to provide additional personal information, for example, in the form of an attachment or by post. We will hold these details in our customer services query database and use such personal information to respond to your questions and comments. We may also use such personal information to evaluate the quality of our products and services.
Registering with our website
Website visitors may choose to register with our website in order to gain access to free searchable abstracts and other content of our publications, customised email alerting services and web-only content provided by Nature. Also you may choose to use interactive functionality such as leaving comments. You may change your preferences at any time. If you choose to register with our website, we may ask you to provide information such as your full name, email address, general field(s) of interest and employment details. We will use such personal information to provide you with the services and/or products you select during the registration process. Provided you have consented, we may also use such personal information to contact you about other services and/or products of a similar nature, that we think may be of interest to you.
Nature Updates, Table of Contents Alerts, Publications by Subject and Publications by Title
On our website, you may sign up to receive a variety of Nature Updates, Table of Contents Alerts, Publications by Subject and Publications by Title. To sign up to receive these publications, you must register with our website, and to do so, you must provide us with your personal information. For more details.
Other Website Features
We offer website visitors various features for their information and enjoyment, which we may change from time to time. We may ask you to submit certain personal information so we can provide you with these features.
Other Uses of Information
We may use the personal information you provide on our website for internal purposes, such as for website administration, data analytics and compliance purposes.
Non-Personal Information We Collect
We collect certain aggregated and non-personal information when you visit our website. Aggregated and non-personal information does not relate to a single, identifiable visitor. It tells us information such as how many users visited our website and which pages were accessed. By collecting this information, we learn how to best tailor our website to our visitors. We collect this information either through “cookie” technology or with “web beacons”, as explained below.
Most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of all our website features.
Certain pages on our websites contain “web beacons” (also know as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs or java script equivalents). These web beacons allow third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies set by the third party.
Information We Share
We do not sell or otherwise disclose information about our website visitors, except as described here. We may share the information you provide with affiliates of Nature (i.e. companies in our group) and our joint marketing partners. We may also share the information with service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf. These service providers are not authorised by us to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements. In addition, we may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law or legal process, (ii) to law enforcement agencies following an appropriate request or (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.
We reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to direct the transferee to use information you have provided through our website(s) in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Notice.
How We Protect Personal Information
We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect against loss, misuse or unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the information you provide on our websites.
Access and Correction
Nature will provide website users with access to a copy of their personal information which they have provided through our site(s), where such users are reasonably entitled to ask for this, (for which we may charge a small fee not exceeding the statutory maximum) and they will have the ability to review and correct it, as applicable. To help protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as requiring a password and user ID, before granting access to your information.
If you would like to update your contact information and preferences, you can do so on the My Account page.
Updates to Our Privacy Notice
This Notice may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our online information practices. We will post a prominent notice on this site to notify you of any significant changes to our Notice and indicate at the top of the Notice when it was most recently updated.
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