EurekAlert! is firmly committed to protecting the privacy of
Please note that this policy applies only to the EurekAlert!
site, and not to other Web sites to which EurekAlert! may link.
Also, given that Internet technologies are rapidly evolving, we
reserve the right to modify portions of this policy at any time.
on the Table of Contents. Continual use of EurekAlert! following
the posting of changes to these terms will affirm acceptance of
any changes that were made.
A public area accessible to anyone with world wide web
A restricted area open to registered journalists and
public information officers (PIOs).
EurekAlert! gathers two types of information:
Individual data that journalists and PIOs provide when
they register, and
Aggregated data on overall patterns of activity within
the site. Such information enables us to accomodate our
content to users' needs and to help those organizations
that post information to the site to better understand the
demographics of those seeing their materials.
In general, however, EurekAlert! gathers information such
as the date and time of your visit; the URL of the last Web
page you visited; the type of browser and operating system
you're using and your computer's IP address.
EurekAlert! does not sell,
rent or trade our list of users.
EurekAlert! will not share information about your individual
movement within the site or any other personal information
about you with any third party. However, as mentioned, we
may look at general usage patterns by user type (public, journalists
and PIOs) to help us improve the site.
Information provided on the registration form is shared
with the administrators of journals to which the user has
requested access via EurekAlert!. No other information is
shared. Individual access to journals is contingent upon
the journal administrators of which you have requested and
not by the status of your registration with EurekAlert!.
The second exception would be in the case of violating
EurekAlert!'s embargo policy
involving material allegedly obtained via someone's password-approved
access -- and only then in response to a specific request
by the journal or research institution that submitted the
embargoed document, or by the journalist or PIO in question.
However, EurekAlert! reserves the right to decline any of
these requests if there is not sufficient evidence to support
the charge. If we do agree to provide information related
to an alleged embargo break, only three factors may potentially
be revealed and only to the relevant journal, institution
and/or registered user: whether or not the person viewed
the document for which the embargo was broken; if so, what
time of day he or she viewed it; and whether his or her
request for the file, if made, was successfully fulfilled.
If we do decide to fulfill such a request by a journal or
an institution, the user in question will be notified.
Update, Opt-Out and Deactivation Policies
You may update the information in your contact information
and other personal information at any time by going to the
site and clicking on the My
Settings button. However, only a EurekAlert! staff member
may approve your changed status (i.e., reporter, freelancer
or PIO). Requests for change of status should be made to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may also modify the way your information appears in your
profile to conform to our standards of style.
You may also remove yourself from EurekAlert!'s database
at any time by contacting us via e-mail (email@example.com);
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