Privacy Policy

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Effective Date: January 1, 2016

  1. Privacy Policy and Definitions
  2. Guiding Principles
  3. Document Organization
  4. Underage Persons
  5. Third Party Sites
  6. Special Notice to Users Outside of the United States of America
  7. Cookies
  8. Modification of the Privacy Policy
  9. Reserved, Unused
  10. Information Collected on All Users, Generally
  11. Information Collected on Registered Users
  12. Information Collected on Our Contact Us Page

 

1. Privacy Policy and Definitions

This document explains the Strub Caulkins Center for Suicide Research (“The Center”, “we”, “us”, and “our”) Privacy Policy as it relates to (1) our Websites, including http://www.suicideresearch.org and any and all subdomains and (2) our Services, including, but limited to, our Research (http://www.suicideresearch.org/research).

In addition to the terms defined in the previous paragraph, this Privacy Policy defines the following terms used herein:

  1. cookie. A small file that the Websites or Services may request a user’s browser to store on the user’s computer. Cookies are limited in size and may be used to store a variety of temporary or persistent data.
  2. non-personal information. Information that cannot be directly tied back to you as an individual. Examples of non-personal information includes but is not limited to the IP address you are using to access the Websites or Services and the browser name and version you are using while accessing the Websites or Services.
  3. optional information. Information is that is not required by us for routine operation of the Websites or Services. In cases where information is optional, we do not demand, encourage, or discourage the submission of the information. The choice to provide optional information entirely rests upon the user’s personal preference. There are no penalties or advantages for providing or withholding optional information.
  4. personal information. Information that ties you as an individual to the information presented. Examples include but are not limited to your name, address, and electronic mail address.
  5. Registered User. For the purposes of this Privacy Police, a Registered User is defined the same as in the Strub Caulkins Center for Suicide Research Terms of Use (http://www.suicideresearch.org/terms-of-use).
  6. required information. Information the must be supplied in order to complete a particular process such as registering a user account on the Websites or submitting a request through the Contact Us page. If there exist any ways to opt-out of providing required information or if there are alternatives to providing required information, those options will be documented in the relevant section of this Privacy Policy. Failure to provide required information, opt-out (if available), or employ an alternative to providing required information (if available), may result in some limitation or denial of access to the applicable Websites or Services.

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2. Guiding Principles

The Center is dedicated to the thoughtful and prudent handling of both personal information and non-personal information you provide to us and that we routinely collect in the course of using our Websites or Services. This Privacy Policy has been designed to reflect these principles. Specifically, we highlight the following guiding principles:

  • The Privacy Policy should be easy to read and and understand.
  • We will only collect the minimal amount of information necessary to conduct the business of the Websites and Services.
  • We will not use your personal information for direct marketing or sales techniques (sometimes called a push strategy) of our products and services.
  • We will not give, sell, or share (collectively, “release”) your information with or to a third party, except (1) as required by law or an order of a court of competent jurisdiction or (2) as expressly permitted by you prior to any release.

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3. Document Organization

This Privacy Policy is organized in two distinct parts. Sections one (1) through nine (9) contain statements that generally apply to the entire policy and all information that we collect. The remaining sections contain specific policies related to handling of information organized by the specific task, function, or role within the Websites or Services. Each specific task, function, or role is documented in its own section.

Each section in the second part of this Privacy Policy has four paragraphs. Paragraph (A) explains what information we collect and whether that information is (1) personal or non-personal and (2) required or optional. Paragraph (B) explains how we use the information provided or collected. Many times this paragraph contains explicit details about what we will not do with the information. Paragraph (C) explains why need to collect the required, personal information that we are requesting. Paragraph (D) explains the process to opt-out of providing required, personal information or alternatives to providing required, personal information, if any exist. Usually, there is a statement when opt-out and alternatives do not exist, but the absence of an affirmative statement implies that opt-out or alternatives to providing required, personal information do not exist. Note that paragraphs (C) and (D) only apply to information that is classified as both required information and personal information.

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4. Underage Persons

All Websites and Services are intended for and directed to individuals over the age of 13 years and we do not knowingly request personal information as defined by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and subsequent and applicable rule-making by the United States Federal Trade Commission, or any other competent agency of the United States government. The Strub Caulkins Center for Suicide Research Terms of Use specifically prohibits the use of the Websites and Services by any users under the age of 13.

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5. Third Party Sites

Our Websites and Services may include links to third party websites not controlled by The Center. This Privacy Policy does not apply to those websites and we make no warranty about your use of those sites. We encourage you to examine the policies of third party websites.

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6. Special Notice to Users Outside of the United States of America

Our Websites and Services originate in the United States of America (USA) and follow the laws and rules of the USA. If you are or are considering using the Websites and Services outside of the United States, you are advised that any personal data you provide will be transferred to the USA. The data protection laws of the USA may be more or less restrictive than those in your region. If you choose to provide your personal information, you are also consenting for the personal information to be (1) transferred to the USA and (2) used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

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7. Cookies

The computer software used to deliver the content of the Websites and Services may require the ability to store cookies on your computer. This is particularly true if you are a Registered User currently logged into the Websites or Services. These cookies are sometimes referred to as “session cookies” and are used to maintain your login session or other preferences or settings related the smooth and seamless operation of the Website and Services. We do not install and do not permit installation of so called “tracking cookies” or “third party tracking cookies”. If you consent to use the Websites or Services as a Registered User, you agree to accept these cookies. If cookies are disabled on your browser, the website may not function correctly.

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8. Modification of the Privacy Policy

The Center may, at any time and for any reason, change this Privacy Policy. We will make reasonable effort to provide advance notice of a change to the Privacy Policy, although advance notice shall not be a requirement for any changes to be effective. What qualifies as “reasonable effort” shall be in our sole determination. Whether or not advance of notification was given, any changes to the Privacy Policy shall be effective on the date displayed in the policy. We encourage you to periodically review the Privacy Policy.

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9. Reserved, Unused

This section is reserved for future terms, if needed.

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10. Information Collected on All Users, Generally
  1. Information We Collect. The information we collect on all users of the Websites or Services is typical of industry-standard web servers. This information is exclusively non-personal information. This information generally includes, but is not limited to, the IP address of the computer you are using to access the Websites or Services and the name and version of the browser you are using.
  2. How We Use The Information. The Center uses this information to measure and evaluate the usage of the Websites and Services. Some or all of this non-personal information may be processed by a third party. This data helps us make decisions with respect to popular Services and optimization of the Websites and Services. We do not routinely attempt to link this non-personal information with the personal identity of a specific user. Such an attempt would only be made in extraordinary circumstances such as resolving a security breach or under order from a court of competent jurisdiction.
  3. Required Information. There is no required, personal information related to this section.
  4. Opt-out and Alternatives to Providing Required Information. There is no required, personal information related to this section.

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11. Information Collected on Registered Users
  1. Information We Collect. When you register for an account on the Websites, you are prompted for certain personal information. Some of this information is required and some is optional. Required personal information includes, but is not limited to, (1) your given name, (2) your surname, and (3) your electronic mail address. Optional personal information includes, but is not limited to, (1) a personal or professional website address, (2) instant messaging screen names, and (3) your Facebook profile address.
  2. How We Use The Information. Some of your personal information will be displayed with any comment posts you make. Additionally, if a comment you post is of such quality and relevance that we promote it to the main discussion, we will attribute the comments to you (we will make a reasonable effort to seek your permission before promoting your comment). We may also use your electronic mail address to contact you about matters related to the Websites or Services. Examples of these communications include notification of a change in the Terms of Use or an issue with your user account or activity. We will never use your contact information for push marketing or sales strategies for us or any third party.
  3. Required Information. We need the required information to be able to establish you as a Registered User. The primary use of a Registered User account is to participate in the Dynamic Blog service. On the Dynamic Blog service, we wish to engage in constructive and erudite dialog on a variety of topics. The authors of Dynamic Blog articles post their names with what they write and we expect the same of users participating in the discussion. Bluntly, if being an anonymous Internet troll sprinkling ignorance and vitriol everywhere is your goal, our Websites and Services are not a welcome place for you.
  4. Opt-out and Alternatives to Providing Required Information. There is no way to opt-out of providing the required information. An alternative may exist if you have an account with an authorization partner. An authorization partner is a third party website or service who supplies us with authentication of who you are. This means that you may use our site as a Registered User without actually having registered a user account on our site. You must be aware that nothing in this Privacy Policy applies to that third party site. You must read and understand the privacy policy of the authentication partner.

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12. Information Collected on Our Contact Us Page
  1. Information We Collect. When you submit a contact request on the Strub Caulkins Center for Suicide Research Contact Us page (http://www.suicideresearch.org/contact-us), we request some required, personal information, specifically your name and electronic mail address. The page contains a prompt for a telephone number which is classified as optional, personal information. The message you include may or may not contain personal information depending on what you enter. You are also prompted to provide an area of inquiry which is classified as optional, non-personal information.
  2. How We Use The Information. We use the information from the Contact Us page to respond to your inquiry and gather additional information, if necessary. The required and optional information you provide on the Contact Us page is neither retained on nor available to the Websites. After clicking the “Send” button, the information you provided is sent to a special electronic mail address that has restricted access. We will never use your contact information for push marketing or sales strategies for us or any third party.
  3. Required Information. We need the required information in order to process and reply to your request or to contact you if we need additional information.
  4. Opt-out and Alternatives to Providing Required Information. There is no way to opt-out of providing the required information nor are there any alternative methods available to supply the information. If you do not wish to provide the information, you will not be able to use the Contact Us page.

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Effective Date: January 1, 2016