Thursday, July 18, 2019
Privacy Statement

Social Cognition Lab is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Social Cognition Lab Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Social Cognition Lab website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Social Cognition Lab collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Social Cognition Lab also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Social Cognition Lab. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Social Cognition Lab for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Social Cognition Lab Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Social Cognition Lab public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Social Cognition Lab does not read any of your private online communications.

Social Cognition Lab encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Social Cognition Lab so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Social Cognition Lab is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Social Cognition Lab and Social Cognition Lab family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Social Cognition Lab collects and uses your personal information to operate the Social Cognition Lab Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Social Cognition Lab also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Social Cognition Lab and its affiliates. Social Cognition Lab may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Social Cognition Lab does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Social Cognition Lab may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Social Cognition Lab may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Social Cognition Lab, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Social Cognition Lab does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Social Cognition Lab keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Social Cognition Lab, in order to determine what Social Cognition Lab services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Social Cognition Lab to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Social Cognition Lab Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Social Cognition Lab or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Social Cognition Lab; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Social Cognition Lab, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Social Cognition Lab Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Social Cognition Lab pages, or register with Social Cognition Lab site or services, a cookie helps Social Cognition Lab to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Social Cognition Lab Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Social Cognition Lab features that you customized.

You have the ability 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. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Social Cognition Lab services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Social Cognition Lab secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Social Cognition Lab secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Social Cognition Lab will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Social Cognition Lab encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Social Cognition Lab is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Social Cognition Lab welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Social Cognition Lab has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Social Cognition Lab at vk4@post.queensu.ca. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

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