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the-Collaboratory (www.the-collaboratory.com) respects your privacy and will do its best to earn and keep your trust. This Privacy Policy identifies how we collect, use, and protect the personal information you provide to us when you visit the the-collaboratory.com website.

What Personal Information Is Collected and How Is It Used?

You may choose to provide certain personal information to the-collaboratory.com through this site. The “personal information” may include your name, address, email address, gender, date of birth, password and other information. For example, you may be asked to provide this information when you pre-screen for a study or when you register to become a member. We use this information to process your requests (e.g. to apply for a study), to allow us to communicate with you, and to enable us to better target your interests, preferences, and demographic fit. Also, if you join the-collaboratory.com, we may share this information with our market research customers or potential customers. Since the-collaboratory.com has no control over the use or distribution of your personal information once it is passed to a participating advertiser, you should review carefully the privacy policy of each advertiser you opt-in to before making your selection. the-collaboratory.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites that may be linked to this site.

  • Children The the-Collaboratory.com site is not directed to children under the age of fourteen. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of fourteen, and we take reasonable precautions to prevent children under the age of fourteen from submitting their personal information through the website.

  • International Users This website is hosted on servers in the United States and all information collected by the-Collaboratory from this website will be collected, stored, used and otherwise processed in the United States, including information voluntarily provided by users outside the United States. By accessing and using this website, you consent to the transfer to and use of your information in the United States in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

  • Other Uses of Personal Information In addition, we may share your personal information with our service providers – that is, organizations that provide services to support the-Collaboratory.com’s functions. These nonaffiliated third parties are bound by contract to refrain from using the personal information we collect from you for any purpose other than providing the service to us. In addition, the-Collaboratory.com reserves the right to share your personal information if it is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, the-Collaboratory.com will provide notice upon completion of an acquisition or merger. Further, the-Collaboratory.com may disclose personal information to government and regulatory authorities as permitted or required by applicable law, to enforce or apply the terms of any of our policies or user agreements, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of the-Collaboratory.com, our users, or others.

  • Browser Level Information the-Collaboratory.com’s web servers automatically collect information about a visitor’s IP address, browser type and referrer by reading this information from your browser. This information is collected in a database and used to help us recognize you each time you return to our website. It is also used in an aggregated, anonymous manner–in our internal analysis of traffic patterns within our website. This information is automatically logged by most websites.

  • Passive Collection the-Collaboratory.com may use various kinds of software devices to collect information about Internet use. For example, small files called “cookies” may be attached to your web browser. These files identify your browser and save information such as passwords so that websites can recognize you. You can set your browser to disable cookies, but some portions of this site (and other sites) may not work properly if you do this.

  • Search Term Collection the-Collaboratory.com tracks, records and aggregates what is searched for on the site, including names, usernames, and emails.  This information is used for internal monitoring purposes and in the manner set forth for personal information in this Privacy Policy.

How Is Your Personal Information Protected?

the-Collaboratory.com maintains reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information, to protect the personal information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.

How Can You Access or Correct Your Personal Information?

To access, correct or delete your personal information stored by the-Collaboratory.com, please send an email containing your request to us at talk@the-Collaboratory.com.

How Can You Opt-out of receiving Future Communications?

Also by registering with the-collaboratory.com you are opting in to receive invitations, information, and solicitations to offers related to market research and the-collaboratory.com products and services.  You may request to be removed from our marketing and other databases at any time by contacting us at talk@the-Collaboratory.com.

How Will You Know If We Change Our Privacy Policy?

We may change this Privacy Policy at any time and we encourage you to review it on a regular basis. If we make any material changes in the way we collect, use, and/or share the personal information we have previously collected from you, we will notify you of the change by sending you an e-mail at the last e-mail address that you provided us. If we make any material changes in the way we collect, use, and/or share personal information on a going forward basis, we will indicate those changes in an updated version of the privacy policy and prominently post the date that the updates were made. Please note that, at all times, you are responsible for updating the personal information you voluntarily provide us, including your current e-mail address. Please contact us at talk@the-Collaboratory.com if you need help updating your personal information. In the event that the last e-mail address that you have provided us is not valid, or for any other reason this message is incapable of delivery, our transmission of the e-mail containing such notice will constitute effective notice of the changes described in the notice.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at talk@the-Collaboratory.com.

the-Collaboratory.com Disclaimer

the-Collaboratory.com does not condone any illegal, harassing, or abusive use of its services.  the-Collaboratory.com does not warrant the accuracy of its services.  the-Collaboratory.com is not responsible for Internet and technology outages, disruptions, and/or other interruptions to services whether affecting the-Collaboratory.