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  PhdJobs.com values and respects your privacy. We will not, under any circumstances, sell, trade or make public your personal information. Any personal information you give us will be kept confidential. Also you will always be able to edit the information you have given us. You can also request at any time to have your personal information removed from our database. Any requests to correct or clarify your personally identifying information, or requests to modify your "opt-out" preferences can be directed to:

PhdJobs
Academic Advertising
260 Peachtree Street, NW
Suite 2200
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Admin@PhdJobs.com

Please note that if you are already a registered user with PhdJobs.com, you may manage your promotional e-mail preferences by "opting-out" of further e-mail contact from PhdJobs.com by emailing admin@PhdJobs.com


Changes to this Privacy Statement

From time to time, PhdJobs may use customer information for new purposes not previously disclosed in this privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes here to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back to our Web site periodically.


WHAT INFORMATION DOES PhdJobs GATHER AND/OR TRACK ABOUT YOU?

Personally Identifying Information

Free E-Mails: When you sign-up to receive free PhdJobs e-mail information bulletins, PhdJobs requires that you supply your name and e-mail address.

PhdJobs Products: When you register to receive PhdJobs products, whether those products are free or paid PhdJobs requires that you supply your full name, e-mail address, contact information, and a unique subscriber ID. PhdJobs may also require demographic information. In some instances, we also collect credit card information to bill subscribers for premium products.

Anonymous Information

PhdJobs may also gather anonymous information, which may be used by PhdJobs or shared with third parties. This information does not personally identify you but may be helpful for improving the services we offer. Generally this information is collected through "traffic data" and may entail the use of "cookies," "IP addresses," or other numeric codes used to identify a computer.

Cookies: "Cookies" give users a special, random ID that are small text files, which are stored on the hard drive of a user's computer. PhdJobs employs cookies to recognize you and your access privileges for certain locations on the Web site. Subscribers who do not accept cookies from the Web site cannot access many areas of the Web site.

IP Addresses: PhdJobs also logs IP addresses for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. (Your IP address indicates the location of your computer on the Internet.) PhdJobs does not log IP addresses to track your session, nor do we link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable.

Credit Card Information: PhdJobs processes all payments with PayPal, one of the world's most trusted online credit card processors. So PhdJobs will not have your personal credit card information, as it would be handled and kept confidential by PayPal.


WITH WHOM DOES PhdJobs SHARE THE INFORMATION IT GATHERS?

Anonymous Information

PhdJobs also shares the information it gathers in a compiled format with advertisers and other partners. The compiled format does not include personally identifying information.

WHAT DOES PhdJobs DO WITH THE INFORMATION IT GATHERS?

Statistical Analysis and Banner Advertising: PhdJobs may perform statistical analyses of user behavior in order to measure interest in the various areas of our site (for product development purposes) and to inform advertisers as to how many consumers have seen or "clicked" their advertising banners. PhdJobs also uses demographic information to allow advertising banners on the Web site to be targeted to the readers for whom they are most pertinent. This means that readers will see advertising that is most likely to interest them, and advertisers send their messages to people who are most likely to be receptive, improving both the user's experience and the effectiveness of the ads. In this statistical analyses and banner advertisement targeting, we will disclose information to third parties only in aggregate form, with no personally identifiable information.

Data Security: To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect online, including SSL security for credit card submissions. Detailed information about SSL is available from Netscape.

Account Maintenance: PhdJobs may utilize the contact information you provided at registration, such as your telephone number and e-mail address, to contact you regarding account status, changes to the subscriber agreement, and to confirm registration.

Service Updates and E-Mail Promotions: Using the contact information and e-mail addresses provided at registration, PhdJobs periodically sends promotional messages to its users about services offered by PhdJobs and notifies users of new features or changes that may be made to these services. PhdJobs may also elect to send promotional messages on behalf of selected third parties whose products or services we think may be of interest to you. If you prefer not to receive promotional e-mails from PhdJobs, please see the "Opting Out" provision below.


THIRD PARTY PARTNERS AND LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES

PhdJobs is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of Web sites to which it may link. This policy applies solely to information collected by PhdJobs.

PhdJobs Provider Partner Products & Services: While visiting the Web site, you may decide to purchase a product or service through one of our provider partners whose services are promoted or advertised on the site. If you do so, you will be acting under the guidelines of the third party provider's privacy policy, if it has one. PhdJobs cannot make guarantees or warranties as to the nature of a third party's use of your personal information.


OPTING-OUT, CORRECTIONS AND CANCELLATIONS

If you are already a registered user with PhdJobs.com, you may manage your promotional e-mail preferences by "opting-out" of further e-mail contact from PhdJobs.com.

Upon request, we will remove you and your personal information from our database, thereby canceling your registration; correct personal information that you state is erroneous, manage your promotional e-mail preferences for you; and/or (manage your preferences for sharing personally identifying information for you. Please direct your inquiry to:

PhdJobs
Academic Advertising
260 Peachtree Street, NW
Suite 2200
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Admin@PhdJobs.com

LAST UPDATED: May 29, 2009
 
 
 
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Suite 2200
Atlanta, GA 30303
 
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