Privacy guidelines summary
Thank you for visiting the Deep Time Journey Network website and reviewing our privacy guidelines. Our main point is simple: We collect no personal information about you unless you choose to provide that information to us. We do not give, share, sell, or transfer any personal information to a third party.
Some of our web pages (such as online order forms, conference and training registration forms, web discussion forums) let you voluntarily submit personal information. In those cases, we will provide a specific notice before you begin submitting any personal information, explaining how your information will be safeguarded.
If you want to know more about how we record non-personal information about your visit or how we use information that you voluntarily submit, read on.
Non-personal information we record
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, our website’s operating system will automatically record some general information about your visit.
During your visit, our web operating system will record:
- The Internet domain for your Internet service, such as “xcompany.com” or “xcompany.net” if you use a private Internet access account, or “yourschool.edu” if you connect from a college or university domain.
- The type of browser (such as “Firefox version X” or “Internet Explorer version X”) that you are using.
- The type of operating system that you use (such as Macintosh, Unix, or Windows).
- The date and time you visit our site, and the web pages that you visit on our site.
- The address of the previous website you were visiting, if you linked to us from another website.
We use this information for statistical analysis, to help us make our site more useful to visitors. This tracking system does not record information about individuals.
On certain Deep Time Journey Network web pages, we use “cookies” to help you use our websites interactively. A cookie is a small file that a website transfers to your computer’s hard disk, usually to keep track of you while you are connected to that site.
The cookies on Deep Time Journey Network web pages do not collect information about you, but only about your browser “session.” The cookie makes it easier for you to use the dynamic features of these web pages, without having to provide the same information again as you move from one page to another.
Information from e-mail you send to us
If you decide to send us an electronic mail message (e-mail), the message will usually contain your return e-mail address. If you include personally-identifying information in your e-mail because you want us to address issues specific to your situation, we may use that information in responding to your request. In other limited circumstances, including requests from government or limited other parties, we may be required by law to disclose information that you submit.
Also, e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception. Please send only information necessary to help us process your request.
Information collected from interactive forms
On some of our web pages we offer interactive forms that let you voluntarily submit personal information (such as your e-mail address, name, or organization). This occurs when you are registering for various conferences, workshops, or training sessions offered by the Deep Time Journey Network, taking quizzes, ordering publications from the Deep Time Journey Network, or submitting comments to various web discussion forums. In those cases, all submitted information is used only for the expressed purposes for which it is intended and is not made available to any third party. However, when you submit a comment to a Deep Time Journey Network web discussion forum, if you supply your name, e-mail address, or other personal information, that information is posted along with your comment.
Links to other sites
Our guidelines disclose the privacy practices for the Deep Time Journey Network website. But the Deep Time Journey Network also provides links to other websites. When you leave the Deep Time Journey Network website, you will be going to sites that are beyond our control. We try to ensure that links that leave our site are clearly labeled, usually with an icon. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information. The privacy policies and procedures described here for the Deep Time Journey Network do not apply to any external links. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of any site you link to from ours, especially if you share any personal information. Be informed. You are the person best qualified to protect your own privacy.
DeepTimeJourney.org is using third-party social media sites to provide DeepTimeJourney.org content in formats that may be useful or interesting; however, DeepTimeJourney.org is the official source of this content. DeepTimeJourney.org cannot attest to the accuracy of other information provided by these or any other linked sites. Using these third-party sites does not constitute an endorsement by DeepTimeJourney.org or any of its employees of the sponsors of the sites or the information or products presented on the sites. Also, please be aware that the privacy protection provided at the Deep Time Journey Network website may not be available on these third-party sites. Please note that when the Deep Time Journey Network uses social media sites, the Deep Time Journey Network does not collect or in any way use personally identifiable information.
If you have questions about these guidelines, please contact info.deeptimejourney.org.