Personal identification information

The World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) may collect personal information from users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when users visit our site, register on the site, fill out a form, or provide name and email address in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our website. Users may, however, visit our website anonymously. We will collect personal information from users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personal information.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about users whenever they interact with our website. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about the user’s means of connection to our website, such as the operating system and the Internet service provider utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our website may use “cookies” to enhance user experience. Your web browser places cookies on the hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about you. You may choose to set your web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, this may cause some parts of the website to not function properly.

How we use collected information

The WFSJ may collect and use your personal information for the following purposes:

To improve customer service: the information provided can helps us respond to your requests more efficiently.

To personalize your experience: We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our users, as a group, use the resources provided on our website.

To send periodic emails: We may use the email address to respond to inquiries, questions, and/or other requests.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our website.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent users personal identification information to others.

Electronic newsletters

If users decide to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include our news, updates, etc.

Changes to this privacy policy

The WFSJ has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will post a notification on the main page of our website. We encourage users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this website, you signify your acceptance of this policy. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at info@wfsj.org

This document was last updated on July 30, 2015