May 28, 2009
Information we collect and how we use it
The Digital Archives recognises that privacy is important.
Information we collect and how we use it:
For a full range of the services the The Digital Archives offers, we may collect the following types of information:
- Information you provide – When you sign up for a free offering or paid service that requires registration, we ask you for personal information (such as your name, email address and an account password). For certain services, such as our Article Writing Service, we also request credit card or other payment account information which we maintain in encrypted form on secure servers.
- Log information – When you access The Digital Archives site, we automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
- User communications – When you send email or other communications to The Digital Archives, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.
- Links – The Digital Archives may present links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed. We use this information to improve the quality and effectiveness of our service and marketing processes.
The Digital Archives processes personal information on our servers in the United States of America and in other countries. In some cases, we process personal information on a server outside your own country. We may process personal information to provide our own services.
Choices for personal information
When you sign up for a particular service that requires registration, we ask you to provide personal information. If we use this information in a manner different than the purpose for which it was collected, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.
You can decline to submit personal information to any of our services, in which case The Digital Archives may not be able to provide those services to you.
The Digital Archives only shares personal information with other companies or individuals outside of The Digital Archives in the following limited circumstances:
- We have your consent. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.
- We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of The Digital Archives, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.
Please contact us at the address below for any additional questions about the management or use of personal data.
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.
We restrict access to personal information to The Digital Archives employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.
The Digital Archives
PO BOX 647
When we receive formal written complaints at this address, it is The Digital Archives’s policy to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns. We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between The Digital Archives and an individual.
The Digital Archives
PO BOX 647