Your privacy is important to us!
Last updated: 19 October 2008


Summary
The publishers of the Journal of Nano Science and Technology (JNST) know that you care about how your personal information is collected and used, and we appreciate your trust in our commitment to do so carefully and thoughtfully. This document describes what personally identifiable information we collect, how we collect and use it, and the procedures we have in place to protect that information; this constitutes the Privacy Policy for the JNST.org website.

This Policy applies to the www.JNST.org website. It does not apply to any other Internet websites, including those that have hypertext links to or from JNST.org.

The publisher of the JNST (JNST.org) may revise this Policy at any time, and will post the Policy on this web page, including the date, above, of the most recent update. By using the www.JNST.org website, you are accepting the practices described in this Policy.

What Personal Information Is Collected, and How Is It Used?
When you visit the www.JNST.org website, we collect information about you and your visit, to help us personalize and improve your experience at the site and with other JNST services. Specifically, we collect:

  • Information you voluntarily provide: When you place an order on the www.JNST.org website, complete any type of registration form, or complete various other online forms, for purposes such as logging in to the website, participating in JNST programs, and more, we receive and store that information. Typically, these voluntary forms include information such as your name, customer number, userid and password, address information, work information, professional interests, phone and fax numbers, and email addresses. Other information may be gathered, depending on the form you are completing. Information you provide in online forms is often the same as or similar to information you would provide in traditional printed forms.

    We use this information to customize your website experience, respond to your requests and needs, register you for events, deliver you products and services, and inform you of products, services, and events that may be of interest to you. We also use this information to control access to various restricted areas of the website.

  • Information you involuntarily provide: As you interact with our website, our server logs information about your visit. This information includes things like the website address you came from, the browser you are using, your numeric internet address, the date and time of your visit, and what pages you are viewing; collection of these types of information is a common practice by websites.

    We use this information to learn about our visitors as a group, not about you as an individual. This information helps us identify overall usage patterns and trends on the site, and can specifically help us, among other things:

    • Identify how much traffic various areas of the site receive.
    • Determine when we should schedule site maintenance.
    • Identify which other websites send visitors to our site.
    • Determine demographic profiles of our visitors.
    • Optimize the site for common browsers used at the site.
    • Track results of promotional campaigns.
    • Provide reports to third parties who maintain a presence on our site.

    It is possible to browse websites, including the www.JNST.org site, anonymously; you have the option of doing so, but doing so may also make it more difficult for the www.JNST.org website to best meet your needs.

  • Information you provide through online forums and in email: In addition to collecting the information noted above, the www.JNST.org site may provide visitors the opportunity to send email to JNST and various third parties, and to participate in online discussion forums.

    When you send us an email and request a response, we use the email address and other information you provide to respond to your inquiry. We may also log the nature and content of email requests we receive, which helps us analyze visitor interests overall and identify areas for improvement on the site.

Disclosure for Legal Purposes
We may disclose and use the information you provide in special circumstances where it is necessary, including to protect our proprietary rights, in connection with a sale or transfer of some or all of our assets in the www.JNST.org website, or when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires us to do so.

Security
JNST.org protects the security of your sensitive personal information, such as credit card number, when you exchange that information with the www.JNST.org web site. JNST uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology when exchanging this information, which encrypts the information during transit. JNST.org does not display your full credit card information on any page. JNST.ORG also maintains firewall and other managed software, as well as physical and procedural safeguards, to protect systematically stored data. It is important that you protect your www.JNST.org userid and password. If you are logged in to the www.JNST.org site from a shared computer, be sure to log out when you are finished with a visit; a logout button can be found on nearly every page of our site.

Children
JNST.org does not knowingly collect information about children under age 13 through its website. JNST.org will not contact children under age 13 for marketing purposes, nor will JNST.org knowingly exchange with any third party information it stores about children under age 13.

Third Party Relationships
We share aggregate demographic information with our business partners, including advertisers. This data is not linked to any personally identifiable information.

We also provide lists containing personally identifiable information to trusted, reputable third parties (Service Providers) which we believe have products or services that may be of interest to you. JNST.org does not sell your email address to any parties that systematically collect email addresses for marketing purposes unrelated to JNST goals. We partner with third parties to provide specific services, such as online conferencing. For you to successfully participate in these services, we share with the third party only that information which is necessary for the purpose of providing said services.

The www.JNST.org website contains links to, and graphics from, third-party websites and/or content providers. This Policy does not extend to those parties, nor is JNST.org responsible for the content linked to or provided.

JNST.org may be required to provide information about its customers or prospective customers to law enforcement or government agencies if requested or necessary.

Email Addresses
Except as otherwise set forth in this Statement, JNST.ORG will not share your email address with any third party other than our Service Providers; we use email addresses for internal purposes and to promote efficient communications between JNST.ORG and its members and customers.

Cookies
Certain parts of the www.JNST.org website use cookies, which are small files placed on your computer, to better enable visitors to use the www.JNST.org website and to measure Web statistics as noted above. Generally, cookies enable our server to remember visitors, allow entry into password-protected areas, and to help ensure accurate measuring of web traffic. Cookies can be deleted or rejected by changing the settings on your web browser. Please be aware that your deletion or rejection of cookies may affect your ability to use certain parts of the www.JNST.org website effectively. The JNST’s policy is that Cookies do not carry any personal identification such as name, email address, credit card information or password/user name information on our servers. Because advertisers or third-party web sites may use cookies in different ways, this statement regarding the use of cookies covers only the www.JNST.org website.

Comments and Questions
If you have comments or questions about this Policy, please contact us at:
Email: info@JNST.org
Phone: +1 734 332 -0828