- 1.1 Purpose
- 1.2 What personal information do we collect?
- 1.3 When do we collect information?
- 1.4 How do we use your information?
- 1.5 How do we protect visitor information?
- 1.7 What happens if users disable cookies in their browser?
- 1.8 Third Party Disclosure
- 1.9 Third party links
- 1.10 California Online Privacy Protection Act
- 1.11 How does our site handle "Do Not Track" signals?
- 1.12 COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
- 1.13 Fair Information Practices
- 1.14 CAN-SPAM Act
- 1.15 Contacting Us
- 1.16 About this page
What personal information do we collect?
The OEIS is a scientific database, and if you wish to register with us so you can contribute to the OEIS, we will ask you to provide your name, email address, and a brief biography. Anyone may use the OEIS web site without registering, in which case we do not collect any Personally Identifiable Information.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you register on our site or change your registration information on our site.
How do we use your information?
Since the OEIS is a scientific database, it is important that users have some information about the contributors, and, if it is feasible and appropriate, some way of reaching them. Your name and brief biography are saved in your User Page, which can be seen by anyone. Your email address is not made public, but anyone can send you email from your User Page.
How do we protect visitor information?
As described above, the only non-public visitor information we collect is email addresses from registered users.
These email addresses and our own system logs are stored on a secured server and accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights and are required to keep the information confidential.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser's Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you disable cookies, you will not be able to log in to the web site and make changes. However, you will still be able to use the web site for searches and reading.
Third Party Disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.
We do not include or offer third party products or services on our website.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
As recommended by CalOPPA we agree to the following:
- Users can visit our site anonymously
- Users are able to change their personal information by logging in to their User Page
How does our site handle "Do Not Track" signals?
We honor "Do Not Track" signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place. If a user using a Do Not Track browser logs in to the site, we still use a cookie to identify the logged-in session.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under 13.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
- We will notify the users via in site notification within 1 business day
- We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
As stated above, we are a scientific database, and we collect your email address to make it possible for users of the OEIS database to get in touch with you through the OEIS Wiki in case there is a question about one of your submissions to the OEIS. (However, your email address is not made public.)
To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM we agree that if at any time you would like to stop receiving future emails, you can email us at email@example.com, and we will prevent users from sending you email messages.
The OEIS Foundation Inc., 11 South Adelaide Avenue, Highland Park, NJ 08904, USA; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About this page
This page was created on December 08, 2015