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Privacy Policy

CORA respects the privacy of those who visit our websites and those who choose to contribute to CORA. This privacy policy demonstrates our commitment to respect your privacy. Please review the CORA Privacy Policy to understand your options in using the CORA website and our services.

1.Scope

The CORA Privacy Policy covers our treatment of personally identifiable information (e.g., first and last names, email address, other addresses, telephone number, institution or affiliation, etc.) that CORA may hold. You may visit the CORA website without identifying who you are or revealing personally identifiable information.  Users of CORA websites, services, events, activities, and other programs provide CORA personally identifiable information. This information is gathered through use of a part of a website, by signing up for a service, event, activity, or program, or in requesting information from CORA. CORA collects no other personal information on users except that provided by the user.  CORA is not responsible for the privacy practices of non-CORA websites, services, or organizations to which CORA may link, refer, or recommend. 

2. Personally Identifiable Information

We handle in strict confidence the information that we learn about you when you visit our website. The information we receive depends upon what you do when visiting our websites or participating in other CORA services, activities, etc. We will not obtain personal identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information. 

When you use the CORA site, our servers may collect information indirectly and automatically (through, for example, the use of your "IP address") about your activities while visiting the site, including the web pages you view, the times you view them, and information about the browser you are using. We do not link browsing information to the personal information you submit to us; we use this browsing information for internal purposes such as to help understand how the site is being used so as to improve it, and for systems administration purposes.  If you are a registered contributor to CORA, or have participated in one of our services, such as contributing materials or adding Comments:

  • We use personal identifying information from users in various ways to provide the educational services and support you desire. For example, we use your email address to respond to your questions and submissions. We also use email in order to identify who you are and make it easy for you to be a regular user or participant in our services.
  • From time to time we may conduct surveys of users in order to evaluate the use of our services, programs, etc. We may use your information to contact you about participation in the evaluation. We also may send you updates about CORA through MailChimp, provided you don't opt out of this when registering for an account.
  • People may search the site's Contributors directory to learn more about registered contributors. By default, visitors can see on the user profile page a contributor's Name, Place of Employment, Job Title, and Email Address. Upon registering for an account, you have the option to check or uncheck the box if you would like to make your email address visible to those searching and browsing Project Cora. Visitors will see any other information the contributor elects to include in his/her contributor profile.

Member information (such as name and affiliation) is provided as a service for CORA contributors, offering a convenient way to network with colleagues. The data provided may not be harvested or collected in any other way, either manually or through automated methods, sold to others, incorporated into any type of database, used to generate mailing lists, or employed for any commercial purpose, except with special permission.

3. Cookies

CORA may choose to use 'cookies' to store your preferences. These files do not contain any personally identifiable information unless you have already chosen to volunteer that information to us. If you choose to register with us, your personal information may be linked to the information stored in the cookie. We use cookies to improve your experience on the site and to understand how visitors use different features and services. 

4. Sharing of Information

CORA uses the personal information that you provide to record and support your activities within the CORA site, services, to inform you about CORA and its activities and events, and to support your participation in activities and programs. CORA does not sell, rent or share any personal information that it collects on its websites or web-based services, or in organizing any activity or event. CORA reserves the right to change this policy and will give you sufficient notice prior to doing so. 
  
Personal information about CORA members and users may occasionally be shared with outside contractors, auditors, consultants, collaborators, partners, and others contracted by CORA to assist in carrying out financial, evaluation, or operational activities. CORA informs recipients of information about safeguarding personal information and requires them to use it only for authorized purposes consistent with this privacy policy. In these kinds of cases, information is returned to CORA or destroyed upon completion of the project or activity. 
  
We cannot ensure that your personal information will not be disclosed to third parties. For example, we may be legally obligated to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, or third parties may circumvent our security measures to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. 

5. Security

CORA has implemented and follows industry standard measures to protect against unauthorized access to and unlawful interception or processing of personal information. However, no Internet site can fully eliminate all security risks. 

6. Removing or Correcting your Personal Information

As a registered contributor of CORA, you can login with your username and password to view and change your personal information. CORA will make every effort to preserve your privacy and security by verifying your identify when you use our system. 
  
You may contact CORA at any time, by emailing us at contactprojectcora@gmail.com to request that your personal information be removed from our database, or if you have any questions or concerns regarding the site.  

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