Last modified: June 11, 2009
- Information We Collect. The Society collects the following
kinds of information:
- Information You Provide. When you register to become a member of the Society, we ask you for a limited amount of personal information (namely, your name, email address, an account password, and some user preferences). For payment of membership dues, the Society uses the Stanford University Credit Card Merchant Services (‘eCommerce’) payment system, which routes all credit card transactions through a secure CyberSource gateway. The Society itself therefore doesn't keep any credit card information, though it does receive confirmation from the CyberSource gateway that your membership dues have been received.
- Log Information. When you access the Society's webpages and/or log in to receive services, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit one of our pages or request a PDF version. These server logs may include information such as the date and time of your web request, the Internet Protocol address of your computer, the type of browser you are using, etc.
- Communications. Should you ever send paper mail, email, or phone the Society to leave voicemail, we may retain such communications in our records for processing your enquiries, responding to your requests, improving our services, etc.
- How We Use The Information We Collect. The Society
processes personal information not only for the purposes mentioned
above but also to:
- display customized content (such as a member's list of previously viewed PDF versions),
- audit, research and analyze member accesses (anonymously) in order to maintain, protect and improve our services,
- ensure that our systems are functioning properly, and
- develop new services.
- Information Security. Though the Society does not store the credit card numbers of its members, we nevertheless take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to, and disclosure or destruction of, data. We restrict access to member personal information to Society employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.
If you have any questions about this policy, you may contact us through our website or write to us at the following address:
Friends of the SEP Society
c/o Metaphysics Research Lab
202 Cordura Hall
210 Panama Street
Stanford, CA 94305-4115