Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Privacy

At Decision Sciences we recognize that privacy of personal information is important. We are sensitive to the issue of confidentiality in online dealings and we are committed to protecting individual privacy.

The Information We Collect

Personally Identifiable Information
This Privacy Policy applies to all data and information collected from you or submitted by you on the Website (collectively, “Personally Identifiable Information”).

On some pages of the Website, you can make requests and/or register to receive materials. You can also use certain other features of the Website. The types of Personally Identifiable Information collected at these pages may include, but is not limited to:

  • Your Name
  • Your Physical Address
  • Your Email Address
  • Your Phone Number
  • Your User Name
  • Your Password
  • Your Comments

Log Files
As with most other websites, we collect and use data contained in log files. For example, an Internet protocol address (IP address) is automatically assigned to your computer when you access the Internet and is used by web servers to identify your computer. When you access our Website, we may log your IP address for system administration and for auditing the use of our Website. We may also use your IP address to collect statistical information for marketing and other purposes.

Along with your IP address, the information in the log files we maintain may include the identity of your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL), and the identity of the browser you use to visit our Website (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox). We may also track the amount of time you spend visiting our Website and which pages you visit throughout our Website.

Cookies and Web Beacons
In order to improve our Website, we may use cookies to track your visit. A cookie is small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a web server and can only be read by the server that gave the cookie to you. We use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences, when you visit our Website. Such preferences could include showing you a pop-up only once during your visit to the Website, or having the ability to log in to some of our features. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. For some web pages that require an authorization cookies are not optional, and users choosing not to accept cookies may not be able to access those pages.

Our Website may also use other tracking tools such as web beacons, which are small files that count the number of unique users who visit a specific page on the Website and/or the number of times a given page is displayed.

The Way We Use Personally Identifiable Information

We never sell your personal data or information, including your Personally Identifiable Information, to third parties. Except as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy, we use the Personally Identifiable Information that you provide about yourself when placing a request only to complete that request. We do not share such Personally Identifiable Information with third parties except to the extent necessary to complete that request.

We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Except as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy, such email addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with third parties.

You can register with our Website if you would like to receive additional information as well as updates on our new products and services. However, Personally Identifiable Information that you submit on our Website will not be used for this purpose unless you fill out a registration form.

We may use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our Website. For example, we can tell that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our Website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals. Data collected using cookies and web beacons may be analyzed in the aggregate to determine collective user characteristics and to understand user traffic patterns and user behavior on the Website. Such data may also be shared in the aggregate with third parties for, among other purposes, to enhance our Website and our products and services, and to analyze how and where to best use our resources in the future.

Except as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy, we do not use or share your Personally Identifiable Information without first providing you an opportunity to opt-out of such other use.

In order to enforce the terms of this Privacy Policy, resolve disputes, or provide information to satisfy applicable governmental laws, regulations, investigations or proceedings, we may need to retain your Personally Identifiable Information in our files. Additionally, your Personally Identifiable Information may be retained in residual files that are a function of our network’s back-up systems.

In the event that Decision Sciences or any affiliate sells its assets to, or is acquired by or merged with, a third party, you agree that Decision Sciences or such affiliate may provide your Personally Identifiable Information to the purchaser and its representatives in connection with the sale without obtaining your consent.

Our Commitment to Data Security

We have put in place certain physical, electronic, and managerial procedures for our Website in order to prevent unauthorized access, to maintain data accuracy, to ensure the correct use of information, and to safeguard and secure the Personally Identifiable Information we collect online. While we try to prevent unauthorized third party access to your Personally Identifiable Information, data transmission over the Internet is not 100% secure and, therefore, any information disclosed online can potentially be collected and used by persons other than the intended recipient. Therefore, we cannot and do not represent or warrant that your Personally Identifiable Information will never be disclosed to or accessed by non-authorized third parties.

We do not engage in keylogging (a method of capturing and recording a user’s keystrokes), nor do we use spyware (software installed surreptitiously on a computer to intercept or take partial control over the user’s interaction with the computer without the user’s informed consent) or malware (software designed to infiltrate or damage a computer system without the user’s informed consent). You are prohibited from engaging in any of the foregoing or any similar practice that could be harmful to us, our affiliates, the Website, any other Website visitor or user, or any third party.

Although we are under no obligation to monitor the Website, we may monitor, store, review and disclose to third parties any information, including your Personally Identifiable Information, obtained on or through the Website as may be needed or requested to satisfy any applicable governmental law, regulation, investigation, or proceeding. We may also use an IP address to identify a particular user if we believe this is required or necessary to enforce compliance with this Privacy Policy or to protect our company, our employees, our customers, or the Website.

Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never knowingly collect, use, distribute, or maintain data or information at our Website from persons we actually know are under the age of 13 without prior verifiable consent from a parent or guardian, and no part of our Website is structured to attract anyone under the age of 13.

How You Can Access or Correct Your Information

It is your responsibility and obligation to keep all of your Personally Identifiable Information on file with us current at all times. To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access to your Personally Identifiable Information or allowing you to make corrections or updates. You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by completing a Decision Sciences personal identification request form and verifying your identity. We will then supply you with a copy of your record. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information.

Links to Third Party Websites

Our Website may provide links to other websites that have their own information collection practices. By using our Website, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any third party website, for your use of any third party website, or for any intended or unintended consequences of such use. We encourage you to be aware when you are leaving our Website and to read the privacy statements of each and every other website that you visit. To the extent that you provide Personally Identifiable Information to websites that link to or from our Website, different rules may apply to the use and disclosure of your Personally Identifiable Information. We do not monitor or claim responsibility for the content or privacy practices of such third party websites.

Other Important Information

This Privacy Policy only applies to data and information collected by us in connection with your use of the Website and it does not apply to any data or information collected by us from you in the context of other separately operated or provided products or services, whether that data and information is electronic or in hard copy. We shall bear no liability to you or to any other party arising from or related to the disclosure of information, including without limitation Personally Identifiable Information, that you provide to us in a non-secure manner such as by mail, e-mail or fax, or by any other non-secure method of transaction whether electronic or otherwise.

It is optional for you to visit and use our Website. If you elect to engage in these activities, you will be deemed to have consented to our collection and use of your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we do, we will revise the “Last Updated” date above. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy. Your use of the Website at any given time constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy in its then-current version. You will be deemed to be aware of, and will be subject to, any changes to the Privacy Policy immediately upon the posting of notice of such changes on the Website.

PLEASE REVIEW THIS PRIVACY POLICY REGULARLY. If you have objections to this Privacy Policy, you should immediately discontinue any and all use of the Website.

How to Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please call us at 571.252.8480 or send us an email with the word “Privacy” in the subject line at info@DecisionSciences.com. You may also contact us here or through postal mail at Decision Sciences Corporate Headquarters.

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