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ResearchUSA respects your privacy and is committed to protecting
of personal information that we may collect from you and how we
using researchusa.org or submitting any information.
personal information. By using this website, you consent to the
collection and use of your personal information by ResearchUSA as
take effect on the date posted. You can determine if the Privacy
Policy has been updated since your last visit by referencing the
“Effective” date at the top of this page. If you have a user
account, a notification of changes will be emailed to you or
presented to you upon logging into the website. Your use of this
2. INFORMATION COLLECTED
You do not have to provide any personal information to use
researchusa.org. However, some features require you to provide
personal information, such as when you create a user account.
ResearchUSA collects this information only when you provide it.
General Site Usage – We collect a limited amount of on-identifying
site usage data from all users and visitors. This information may
include IP address, operating system, web browser, referring
website, time of visit, pages accessed, search requests, and other
non-personal information about your visit. We make no effort to
identify you personally using this information.
Unregistered Users – In general, you can anonymously visit
researchusa.org and view content without sharing any personal
information. Unregistered users may not have access to certain
features of researchusa.org and may not post any content.
Registered Users – In order to access certain features of
researchusa.org, you must register with us. Sharing your personal
information is voluntary. However, we may not be able to provide you
with all of our services if we do not receive this information.
When you create a user account with ResearchUSA, you provide
personal information about yourself, including your name, title,
affiliation, email address, telephone number, address, and
preferences. You may update this personal information at any time.
ResearchUSA does not collect financial information from users.
ResearchUSA will not ask you to provide a Social Security Number,
credit card number, bank account information, or any other financial
3. HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Internally – We use the information that you share with us to
provide you with new and improved services and to better understand
Public Disclosure – ResearchUSA may make your information publicly
available. Personal information you provide in your user account may
be publicly searchable by ResearchUSA users. All personal
information contained in your user account, including the
information in your user profile, may be also viewed by other users.
When you upload or post information to ResearchUSA’s website, some
of your personal information may be shown to the public in order to
identify you as the source. While ResearchUSA provides features for
maintaining anonymity and hiding this personal information if you
desire, ResearchUSA makes no guarantee that user anonymity is
Third Party Disclosure – ResearchUSA may share some personal
information with third parties on a limited basis in order to
enhance your experience on the website or to provide you with
relevant marketing or advertising.
Disclosure to Government – We may release personal information to
the appropriate governmental authorities where release is required
by law, regulation, or release is requested by a government agency
conducting investigations or proceedings.
Third Party Links – Researchusa.org may provide links to external
websites in order to make certain content available to you. These
websites are beyond our control and are not governed by our Privacy
Policy. When you leave our site, we encourage you to review the
Private or Anonymous Information – Researchusa.org contains features
that allow you designate content as “private.” This feature is
provided as a convenience to you and although ResearchUSA makes
every effort to ensure that this content is not distributed
publicly, it cannot guarantee that it will not be make public. As a
result, do not provide ResearchUSA with confidential or proprietary
information. While ResearchUSA may give You the ability to
designate User-Contributed Content as “anonymous,” and we make every
effort to ensure that your user information is not associated
publicly with the content, we cannot guarantee your anonymity.
4. INFORMATION SECURITY
Security Practices – We have incorporated security measures such as
password hashing to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration
of the information under our control. Further, only authorized
individuals, employees, and third parties have access to our
information. ResearchUSA uses third party vendors to host its
server system and to provide information security. You can review
these security procedures and privacy policies here. While we make
every effort to ensure the security of the information we control,
we cannot absolutely guarantee the security of the information.
5. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
Researchusa.org does not direct and content or services towards
children and will not collect or post information from anyone under
the age of seventeen (17). In addition, all registering users must
certify that they are at least 17 years of age. Therefore, we do not
knowingly request or collect personally identifiable information
form users under 17, and do not knowingly use or share personal
information from user under 17 with third parties.