Your Personal Information and How We Collect It
Information You Provide
We collect information you provide to us through our website. The data we collect from you can include personal information. Personal information is data that can be used to identify an individual (such as first and last name, e-mail address, address, telephone number etc.).Furthermore, to ensure that you have a genuine interest in our content, products and services, we may also ask for work-related information such as your job title, your company name, technologies you use, your area of work or industry, the type of business you work for or own, and your scientific interests. We do this to ensure that we are providing you with information that is relevant to you and your field of study or work. At no point will we ask for any “sensitive” information such as religious beliefs, political affiliation, racial or ethnic origin or any other information that does not pertain to your activity or interest in the sciences.
Information We Collect
To optimize our website, match content to your needs and deliver a more personalized user experience, Vigyan Varta also automatically collects information regarding your use of our websites. When visiting our brands online, we log information about your visit and use tracking mechanisms such as cookies, pixels, and scripts to collect information about your interaction with our websites or emails. These can be used to provide you with additional information that is relevant to your work or scientific areas of interest.
Scripts are used to collect information about your interactions with our websites. They are temporarily downloaded on your computer from our server, or the server of a third-party we work with. They are active while you are connected to our websites and are deleted or deactivated thereafter. We do not install or download any software to your computer as part of your user experience.
Information from Other Sources
We may also collect or purchase information from other scientific industry sources, such as scientific organizations, research conferences, academic institutions, scientific directories, etc. Your personal information is only collected and stored in our databases if it is publicly available and there is a clear link between your area of work and the content, products, and services we offer. We may also combine this information with information we have already collected about you to understand your needs better and provide you with a better user experience.
Your Personal Information and How We May Use it
The personal information gathered about you is used for a variety of purposes. The first is to build up a demographic profile of our subscribers, allowing us to better match our content and services to your interests. Obviously, the more accurate the information you provide, the better we can do this.
In addition, we may use your personal information for other purposes that include:
- Facilitating, managing, personalizing, and improving your online experience
- Responding to your comments, questions, and requests, providing customer service, sending you informational notices, and contacting you if we need to obtain or provide additional information
- Sending you technical notices, updates, security alerts, support, and administrative messages
- Communicating with you about products, services, offers, promotions, coupons, newsletters, events and providing information we think will be of interest to you
- Conducting research and analysis, including focus groups and surveys about current services or of potential new products and services
- Preventing and addressing fraud, breach of policies or terms, and threats or harm; and
- Sending you advertisements and communicating with you regarding services, products, and events we think may interest you
Your Personal Information and How You Share It
Our websites may include features, such as message boards or comment sections, that allow you to freely submit your personal information that can be viewed by others.We and others can store, display, reproduce, publish, distribute, or otherwise use such information in any format, and there is no guarantee that we will attribute the content to you.Keep in mind that if you post information on our websites, others can access and share that information with third parties as well.
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