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Humanities Indicators Web Policy

I. Privacy


Your privacy is important to the Humanities Indicators, and we are committed to respecting that privacy. This statement describes the personal information practices for the Humanities Indicators Web site, including what type of information is gathered and tracked, how the information is used, and with whom the information is shared.

Personal Information

In general, you can visit the Humanities Indicators Web site without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information about yourself. In using specific features of the site, such as making requests to receive updates to Humanities Indicators content, you will be asked to give us personal information, such as your name and e-mail address, that will be needed to (for example) correspond with you or process your request. We may also use your e-mail address to provide you with information and additional updates about Humanities Indicators publications and activities. Aside from aggregating data, with all personal information removed, to allow us to check on our own performance, it is our intent that your personal information will be used only to fulfill the request(s) you make of us, and to allow us to contact you solely for the reasons described in this paragraph. We will not exchange or sell your email address to third parties.

Information Gathered through Cookies and Other Technologies

In general, you can use the Humanities Indicators Web site in all ways without using the technology known as "cookies." A cookie is a short identifier, stored on your computer, that a site may use to identify you when you make return visits to it. The features of the Humanities Indicators site were designed to work without cookies, so if you turn them off, you may still browse and search our site. Performance may be slower, however. We may collect anonymous information from visits to the Humanities Indicators site to help us provide better user service and a better user experience. For example, we keep track of the domains from which people visit, and we measure aggregate user activity on the Humanities Indicators Web site, but we do so in ways that keep users’ personal identity and information anonymous. The Humanities Indicators or the analytic vendors it selects may use this data to analyze site usage trends and statistics, to help us improve our site. When we collect personal data from you in connection with a transaction (an order, e-mail request, etc.) we may extract some information about that transaction in an anonymous format and combine it with other anonymous information such as clickstream data. This anonymous information is used and analyzed only at an aggregate level to help us understand trends and patterns in our site’s usage.

Business Relationships

The Humanities Indicators Web site may contain links to other Web sites. The Humanities Indicators is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these Web sites.

Questions Regarding this Statement

Any questions regarding this statement or our privacy policies should be directed to the Humanities Indicators site manager at:

Director of Publications
American Academy of Arts & Sciences
136 Irving Street
Cambridge MA USA 02138

By visiting and using the Humanities Indicators Web site, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. This privacy statement was last updated on October 9, 2009

II. Copyrighted Material on the Humanities Indicators Site

The Minerva seal and all content produced by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for the Humanities Indicators Website (unless otherwise indicated) are the intellectual properties of the Academy and cannot be reproduced without permission from the Academy.

Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the Humanities Indicators Website’s current interactive services, including the release of new Humanities Indicators properties, shall be subject to the Humanities Indicators Website’s online policy.

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