Privacy Policy

Table of Contents

Introduction
Collection of Personal Information
Use of Your Personal Information by Other Parties
Security
Clickstream Data and Cookies
Third Party Sites
Access to and Change of Personal Information
Contacting CFSP

CFSP will take reasonable measures not to disclose information about you or the contents of your communications, other than Content that is already publicly available or accessible via CFSP pages, Profiles, or Forums, unless it appears that such disclosure is reasonably necessary (a) to comply with the law; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to enforce these terms and conditions; (d) to respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third parties; or (e) to protect the interests of CFSP or others. CFSP also reserves the right to examine any email, posting, or other Content suspected of violating the terms of the CFSP User Policy.

The University of Chicago is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. We collect information from our users at several different points on this site for the purposes of sending occasional emails for program updates, papers, conferences, and the latest research funding opportunities.

Introduction

The Consortium on Financial Systems and Poverty (“CFSP”) is committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of each User of the Website. This Privacy Policy Statement (this “Privacy Policy”) is issued by CFSP in conjunction with the CFSP Terms of Use governing each User’s use of the CFSP Website and Services. This Privacy Policy explains under what circumstances CFSP and/or its staff and service providers (CFSP, its staff and service providers shall be referred to in this Privacy Policy, collectively, as “we,” “us,” or “our”) gather information relating to each User (referred to in this Privacy Policy as “you” or “your”), how we use such information, and who may access that information. This Privacy Policy is an integral part of the Terms of Use. All defined terms used in this Privacy Policy that are not otherwise defined shall have the meanings ascribed thereto in the Term of Use.

YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE CONSTITUTES YOUR UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE OF THE PRACTICES DESCRIBED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND THE OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE TERMS OF USE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH AND ACCEPT ALL OF THE PRACTICES DESCRIBED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY, DO NOT USE THE WEBSITE OR DO NOT PROVIDE OR SUBMIT ANY PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION VIA OR WHILE USING THE WEBSITE, OR THE SERVICES.

This Privacy Policy may be revised by us periodically. We advise that you review this Privacy Policy whenever you visit the Website so that you are aware of any changes. Your continued use of the Website following any changes in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such modifications.
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Collection of Personal Information

There are two primary methods through which we may collect personal information from you. The first method is in connection with the establishment of your User Account. The specific personally identifiable information that we collect in connection with the account registration process (“Registration Information”) may vary, but typically always includes your name, e-mail address, and the name of the institution or association with which you are affiliated. During the registration process, we may also collect other information from which your identity is discernible, such as your address, telephone number, gender, current position/job title, country, and biographical data.

The second method is when you make personally identifiable information available while using the Website, or the Services (“User Information”). For example, if you are a User and elect to post a message to a Forum discussion board, or elect to update your Profile posts, you may provide additional information that you believe may be of interest to other Users, such as your age, gender, race, life or professional experiences, research interests, academic or professional qualifications, and links to personal homepages.

While User Information may assist in the member registration and profile posting process, you are under no obligation to provide any User Information. If you do provide User Information, you are thereby consenting to the use and disclosure of such User Information in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy.
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Use of Your Personal Information by Other Parties

All Personal Information that you submit or otherwise make available while visiting the Website or the Services may be accessed and reviewed by any third party who has access to the Website. In particular, Administrators generally will have the ability to access all of your Personal Information. We are not responsible for the use or disclosure of your Personal Information by third parties who can access your Personal Information. We cannot control how third parties who can access your Personal Information may use your Personal Information and we have no means of tracking any use or disclosure of your Personal Information by any such third party. As described in this section, a number of third parties may be able to access your Personal Information. Accordingly, you should exercise great care and prudence before submitting or making available any Personal Information at the Website or the Services.
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Security

We have implemented reasonable physical measures and administrative procedures to safeguard against unauthorized access and help prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your Personal Information in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy. However, we cannot guarantee that the security measures we implement in connection with the operation of the Website, and the Services will absolutely prevent others from accessing or acquiring any of your Personal Information.
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Clickstream data and cookies

In addition to the Personal Information that you supply to us, we may collect, store and use certain, anonymous information known as “Clickstream Data” as you access and navigate the Website. We do not currently collect, store or use Clickstream Data, but intend in the near future to collect, store and use Clickstream Data to gain a better understanding of how people use the Website, to analyze data for trends and statistics, to help diagnose problems with our servers and computer networks, and to enhance the performance of the Website, and the Services. We encourage you to periodically check this Privacy Policy so you will know when we have implemented technological measures enabling us to collect, store and use Clickstream Data. The Clickstream Data that we may collect, store and use includes the IP address of your computer (automatically assigned by your Internet Service Provider whenever you log onto the Internet), the Internet address of the site from which you linked to the Website (known as the referring URL), the date and time you access to the Website, what pages of the Website you visit and when, and the type of browser you use. Clickstream Data is not personally identifiable and we do not link this information to personally identifiable data, or any of your Personal Information.

We also use session cookies, which are small text files placed on your browser that maintain information from page to page as you navigate the Website. Session cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. If you do not want session cookies stored on your computer you might be able to adjust your browser settings to refuse all cookies, including session cookies, although this may prevent you from using certain features of the Website and the Services.
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Third Party Sites

This Site may contain links to other websites that are run by third parties. Once you have clicked on a link or button activator connecting you to such third-party website, you will leave the Website and be taken to a website that we do not control. THIS PRIVACY POLICY DOES NOT APPLY TO ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED ON A THIRD PARTY SITE. We suggest you read the privacy statement of the third-party website before providing any personally identifiable data on that site. We are not responsible for any use by any person or entity of any information that you may provide while accessing or using any third-party website.
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Access to and Change of Personal Information

You have the right to contact us at any time to: (a) request the removal of any Personal Information that you provided to us from our servers and computer networks; and (b) update your Personal Information. Please use the contact information provided below. If any Personal Information is removed from our servers or computer networks, third parties who had access to such Personal Information prior to its removal may have retained some or all of such Personal Information. We are not responsible for the retention or use by third parties of any of your Personal Information at any time, including following its removal from our servers or computer networks.
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Contacting CFSP

A “Contact Us” link is provided on most pages of the Website. Please click on this link to send an e-mail to us and we will work to ensure your query is passed on to and answered by the appropriate person in a timely manner. Please be aware that e-mail you send us is not necessarily secure against interception. If your communication pertains to sensitive information then you should contact us via regular mail or telephone. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the practices of CFSP, you can contact us as follows:

By mail:
Consortium on Financial Systems and Poverty
5835 South Kimbark Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637

By e-mail: Consortium [at] CFSP [dot] org