Privacy Policy & Disclaimer

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which InsideScientific collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the InsideScientific website [https://www.insidescientific.com] (“Site”). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by InsideScientific.

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number, and other business related personal identification. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. Site visitors can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Webinar and Event Registration

InsideScientific organizes and hosts various online and in-person events as a service to the scientific research and technology community.  In order to execute these services we use online tools to collect registration information, including personal identification information.  In these cases, users must actively agree to register and opt-in based on the registration terms.  Tools that we currently use to collect registrations for virtual events and webinars include:

  1. Engage Webinars, by Intrado:  https://www.west.com/legal-privacy/
  2. GoToWebinar, LogMeIn:  https://www.logmeininc.com/legal
  3. Zoom:  https://zoom.us/privacy
  4. BigMarker:  https://www.bigmarker.com/privacy

If you plan to register and attend events that are organized by InsideScientific, please familiarize yourself with the privacy-policy of the tool used in conjunction with that event or experience.  Notification and links to these privacy policies will be provided as part of the registration process.

In addition, as part of registering for events that we plan, host or promote on behalf of our business partners, you also agree to receive communications via email about similar events, programs, and offers from InsideScientific.  In many cases, event sponsors will also be noted as a recipient of the personal information you share during the registration process.

We use ConstantContact for Email Communication

InsideScientific sends our email communication through a well-known email marketing platform called ConstantContact. The platform features and integrations allow clients to send marketing emails, automated messages, and targeted campaigns. ConstantContact has been in business since 1995 and is now part of the Endurance Group, which serves over 5 million small businesses, nonprofits, and individuals.  To learn more about ConstantContact and their Privacy and Anti-Spam policies, please follow the links below:

ContantContact Privacy   |   ConstantContact Anti-Spam

Importantly, you can opt-out of receiving communications, or adjust the types of communications you receive from InsideScientific by following the directions in the footer of any email you receive from InsideScientific, OR, by contacting us directly at info@insidescientific.com.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive. As a site visitor, once you agree to the cookie policy, the file is added to your computer and the cookie helps analyze web traffic. Cookies also allow web applications to respond to you as an individual.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.  Currently, Google Analytics is the main program we use to monitor site traffic, behaviour, and associated metrics.  Information gathered might include your gender, age, geographic location, browser type, and device type. Google offers tools to allow visitors to opt out of tracking, available here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Importantly, cookies help us provide site visitors with a more tailored and enjoyable site experience. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. NOTE: by not providing consent to have cookies stored on your computer, the Site may not function properly or permit you to take advantage of all features.

The table below lists the cookies we collect and their purpose:

Cookie Description
_ga Google Analytics – used to distinguish users (2 year default expiration time). Read more here: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
_gid Google Analytics – used to distinguish users (24 hour default expiration time).  Read more here: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
_gat_gtag_ Google Analytics – Used to limit the percentage of requests. It compiles information about how visitors use the site (1 minute expiration time).  Read more here: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
__cf_bm Cloudflare Bot Protection – used to identify and mitigate automated traffic to this website from “bad bots” (expiration after <30 min of continuous inactiviyty by the site visitor [end user]).  Read more here: https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200170156-Understanding-the-Cloudflare-Cookies
_GRECAPTCHA This cookie is set by Google. reCAPTCHA sets a necessary cookie (_GRECAPTCHA) when executed for the purpose of providing risk analysis.

We also use social media plugins on this site that allow visitors to connect with your preferred social network platforms and/or share content from our website seamlessly.  For these social plugins to work properly, they will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.  The following Social Media platforms are integrated on the Site:


How we use collected information

Inside Scientific may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

  • To improve customer service:
    Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize user experience:
    We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
  • To improve our Site:
    We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
  • To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature:
    To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
  • To send periodic emails:
    We may use the email address to send User information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, contact information and data stored on our Site.

Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Advertising

Ads appearing on our site may be delivered to Users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile non personal identification information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Google Adsense

Some of the ads may be served by Google. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to Users based on their visit to our Site and other sites on the Internet. DART uses “non personally identifiable information” and does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, etc. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads

Compliance with children’s online privacy protection act

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our Site from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

Changes to this privacy policy

InsideScientific has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will post a notification on the main page of our Site, revise the updated date at the bottom of this page and send you an email. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us by email.