Privacy Policy

Introduction

The European Peptide Society website (the ‘Website’) is published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd (registered office: The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 8SQ, England. Registered company number: 641132 England) (‘we’ or the ‘Publisher’) on behalf of the European Peptide Society. We, the Publisher recognise the importance of protecting any information we collect about you, our Users, and will take all reasonable steps to maintain the security, integrity and privacy of your information in accordance with our Privacy Policy. By submitting your information to the EPS website, you consent to the practices described.

The information we learn about you, our Users, will help us to enhance and develop the Website to make it truly valuable for the peptide community. You may provide information by registering to access selected areas of the Website (such as the archives) or by participating in some of the features of the Website (such as posting an event).

Cookies

The Website adheres to the EU Cookie Directive.

You may take advantage of an optional ‘Remember Me’ facility which recognises you and so avoids the necessity to log on at each visit to areas of the Website requiring registration. If you take advantage of ‘Remember Me’, cookies will be used. A cookie is a small piece of information that a website puts on your hard disc so it can remember information about you at a later date.

We use the DoubleClick advertising service, which is owned and run by Google, to display advertisements on the Website. Some generic information about you may be stored in DoubleClick cookies when you view and click on DoubleClick adverts. This might include, for example, which internet browser you are using and which country you are in (for geo-targeting purposes). However, it is Doubleclick’s policy to never use your name, address, email address, phone number or any other type of personally identifiable information to deliver Internet adverts. We will only upload specifically-chosen adverts for display on the Website. These may be ‘house’ adverts, which promote EPS activities, or ‘paid-for’ adverts provided by sponsors. We will not show any other adverts according to your recent browsing history. More information may be found here: http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/. This page also includes information on how you can opt-out of the DoubleClick service. More information on Google’s privacy policy can be read here: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

In addition, the Website offers some Additional Services, including an Email Alerting Service; these will not be provided unless you opt in, which you may do at registration or at any time after that. By choosing to take advantage of these services, you consent to the use of your information for the purposes of providing these services.

Use of User Information

There will be no disclosure of information obtained about you, the Users, to any third party without your express consent. Except:

  • If required by law or to enforce the Website Terms of Use
  • Where necessary in connection with services provided by appropriate intermediaries, who will be required to comply with the confidentiality provisions of this policy
  • To provide navigational and transactional information to our carefully chosen partners in the form of anonymous, aggregate usage statistics that do not reveal a User’s personal identity
  • To serve display advertisements when you visit the Website using DART DoubleClick. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this Website and other websites in order to provide on-line advertisements about goods and services of interest to you and to measure ad effectiveness on our behalf and on behalf of advertisers. We may pass this information to DoubleClick in the USA for these purposes. To disable the DoubleClick Ad-serving cookie click here and follow the instructions.

Security of User Information

Any information collected on the Website will be adequate, relevant and not excessive for the purposes of John Wiley and Sons or the EPS. It will be kept accurate and up-to-date, based on information provided and will be deleted when no longer needed. The information will be kept in a secure database and will be used solely for Website communications, except where your express consent is granted. Users will be able to update their registration details as required.

Please be aware that identifiable personal information, including your name and email address, which are voluntarily disclosed on bulletin boards or in chat areas accessible to other Users, may be collected or disclosed by other Users and we the Publisher take no responsibility for such collection and disclosure.

Users should be aware that the Privacy and Data Protection policies of other websites and companies vary and that, in using any links to other websites, or entering into correspondence or agreements with third parties including without limitation, partners, advertisers and affiliates of the Website, we the Publisher take no responsibility for the privacy policies of and usage of personal information collected by others.

Alterations to Privacy Policy

The Publisher reserves the right to modify its Privacy Policy at any time without notice. Any changes to the Privacy Policy will be posted on this page. Your continued use of the Website will be deemed to be conclusive of acceptance of such modification.

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