Who are we
Your privacy is important to us. It is Geoscience Daily’s policy to respect your privacy and we strive to comply with applicable laws and regulations (including US privacy laws and EU GDPR) to safeguard your personal information at our website, webforms, and any other means through which we interact with you.
Effective date: 4 April 2021 | Last updated: 4 April 2021
Information we collect
We collect information about how site visitors interact with the website in order to improve our website quality, content, and services. The collected information helps us to analyze our traffic statistics and behavior e.g. analytics data helps us identify parameters like viewership (how many views our site received weekly/monthly or annually), popularity (to compare our webpages or articles that have been popular among the visitors).
When the user visits our website, we (or third party services authorized by us) gather information about your device and other specifications, including – Device type, Screen size, Browser type and version, Operating system, IP address, your ISP, cookie identifiers, country of origin of your device, visited webpages, time spent on a webpage, data/time of visit, and language used to visit our site.
We collect information about your name and email address if you decide to sign up for our newsletters through a secure service provider (Mail Chimp) or if you contact us through the contact form. When visitors leave comments on our site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
We may collect personal information from you when you do any of the following on our website:
- Sign up to receive updates from us via email or social media channels
- Use a mobile device computer or a device with a web browser to access our content
- Contact us via email, social media, or on any similar technologies
- When you mention us on social media
We may collect, hold, use, and disclose information for the following purposes, and personal information will not be further processed in a manner that is incompatible with these purposes:
- to enable you to customize or personalize your experience of our website
- to contact and communicate with you
- for analytics, market research, and business development, including to operate and improve our website, associated applications, and associated social media platforms
- for advertising and marketing, including to send you promotional information about our products and services and information about third parties that we consider may be of interest to you
- Please be aware that we may combine information we collect about you with general information or research data we receive from other trusted sources.
Google Analytics is a web analysis service offered by Google LLC. Google Analytics enables website owners to analyze and monitor and keep track of user traffic and behavior. Google may use analytics data to personalize advertisements for Google AdSense.
Just like most websites and online businesses, Geoscience Daily also collects relevant information about its visitors (overall statistics) via analytics data to improve the quality of service. e.g. total number of visitors per month, the most or least popular posts/articles/pages on the website, etc.
MailChimp is an email address management and mail marketing service owned by The Rocket Science Group LLC. MailChimp uses email address and name of users who want to register for a newsletter service. We use MailChimp service to manage a database of our users/visitors who subscribe to our newsletter if they sign up using their name and email address on our site.
YouTube is a video sharing platform owned by Google LLC and uses cookie and data usage data as per Google’s policies. We use YouTube as a platform to share relevant informational and educational videos via URL and YouTube video widget to provide our users with supplementary video content.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our site. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you. In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique “cookie” on your browser. If you wish not to have Geoscience Daily keep any records of your visit to our site, then we suggest that you use an anonymous web browsing.
The advertisement networks we may use are mentioned below:
Google AdSense is an advertising service provided by Google LLC, providing interactive text, images, and video and interactive media advertisements. Google AdSense tracks use of this website and user behavior concerning ads, products and services.
Infolinks is an advertising technology company by Infolinks Media, LLC that provides a variety of online advertising services with contextual intent targeting.
Adblade is an advertising network provided by Adiant, Adblade uses innovative content-style ad platform, to advertisers and publishers across hundreds of top branded sites with the absolute assurance of brand-safety.
Interaction with external social media networks
How we use the information
Where you provide information to us for a specific purpose, either through the website or in response to a communication from us, we will use your information for the specified purpose.
We use your information collected from the website to enable your use of the website services, to personalize your repeat visits to our website and to administer the website.
We will also use your information to send you notifications that you have specifically requested and to deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you.
We may provide other third parties with statistical information about our users, however, we will first ensure that this statistical information cannot be used to identify any individual user.
We may engage a third party to help us carry out any of our activities and these third parties may be located in countries that do not provide the same level of protection as is provided in your country. We will ensure that these third parties have an obligation to protect your information in the same way that we protect your information.
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
- To improve our website in order to better serve you.
- To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
Security of Your Personal Information
When we collect and process personal information, and while we retain this information, we will protect it within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
Although we will do our best to protect the personal information you provide to us, we advise that no method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure, and no one can guarantee absolute data security. We will comply with laws applicable to us in respect of any data breach. You are responsible for selecting any password and its overall security strength, ensuring the security of your own information within the bounds of our services.
How Long We Keep Your Personal Information
However, if necessary, we may retain your personal information for our compliance with a legal, accounting, or reporting obligation or for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific, or historical research purposes or statistical purposes.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
We do not aim any of our products or services directly at children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information about children under 13.
Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties
We may disclose personal information to:
- a parent, subsidiary, or affiliate of our company
- third party service providers for the purpose of enabling them to provide their services, for example, IT service providers, data storage, hosting and server providers, advertisers, or analytics platforms
- our employees, contractors, and/or related entities
- our existing or potential agents or business partners
- sponsors or promoters of any competition, sweepstakes, or promotion we run
- courts, tribunals, regulatory authorities, and law enforcement officers, as required by law, in connection with any actual or prospective legal proceedings, or in order to establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights
- third parties, including agents or sub-contractors, who assist us in providing information, products, services, or direct marketing to you third parties to collect and process data
International Transfers of Personal Information
Your Rights and Controlling Your Personal Information
If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time. We will provide you with the ability to unsubscribe from our email-database or opt out of communications. Please be aware we may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
We use “cookies” to collect information about you and your activity across our site. A cookie is a small piece of data that our website stores on your computer, and accesses each time you visit, so we can understand how you use our site. This helps us serve you content based on preferences you have specified.
Limits of Our Policy
Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and policies of those sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy practices.
Changes to This Policy
If required by law, we will get your permission or give you the opportunity to opt in to or opt out of, as applicable, any new uses of your personal information.
For any questions or concerns regarding your privacy, you may contact us using the following details: