Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to our company (Visual Life Web LLC, d.b.a sciGaia, hereinafter referred to as “sciGaia”). This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that sciGaia collects, and the ways in which sciGaia uses that personal information.

If you have any questions reguarding our Privacy Policy or Cookie Policy, please contact our service staff at info@scigaia.com.

Privacy Policy

Personal information collection

sciGaia may collect and use information we learn from customers to help us personalize and continually improve your experience. Listed below are the types of information we gather:

  • Information you give us: We receive and store any information you enter on our Web site or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customizing future features for you, improving our services, and communicating with you;
  • Automatic Information: We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many Web sites, we use "cookies," and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses sciGaia.com or advertisements and other content served by or on behalf of sciGaia.com on other Web sites;
  • Mobile: When you download or use apps created by sciGaia or our subsidiaries, we may receive information about your location and your mobile device, including a unique identifier for your device. We may use this information to provide you with location-based services, such as advertising, search results, and other personalized content. Most mobile devices allow you to turn off location services;
  • E-mail Communications: To help us make e-mails more useful and interesting, we often receive a confirmation when you open e-mail from sciGaia.com if your computer supports such capabilities. We also compare our user list to lists received from other companies, in an effort to avoid sending unnecessary messages to our users. If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, please adjust your Preferences;
  • Information from Other Sources: We might receive information about you from other sources and add it to our account information;
  • Information that you provide using for the purpose of registering with the website (including information stored in your user profile);
  • Information about transactions carried out over this website (including services you use or sign up for, and information about purchases of products, services, or licenses);
  • Information that you provide for the purpose of subscribing to the website services (including user preferences, settings, use history); and
  • Any other information that you send to sciGaia.

Using personal information

sciGaia may use your personal information to:

  • administer this website;
  • personalize the website for you;
  • enable your access to and use of the website services;
  • publish information about you on the website;
  • send to you products that you purchase;
  • supply to you services that you purchase;
  • send to you statements and invoices;
  • collect payments from you; and
  • send you marketing communications.

Where sciGaia discloses your personal information to its agents or sub-contractors for these purposes, the agent or sub-contractor in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement.

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, sciGaia may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.

Securing your data

sciGaia will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

sciGaia will store all the personal information you provide on its secure servers.

Information relating to electronic transactions entered into via this website may be protected by encryption technology, depending upon the type of information.

Cross-border data transfers

Information that sciGaia collects may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which sciGaia operates to enable the use of the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available around the world, unless the information is designated private or for restricted viewing.

You agree to such cross-border transfers of personal information.

Updating this statement

sciGaia may update this privacy policy by posting a new version on this website.

You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.

Other websites

This website contains links to other websites.

Contact sciGaia

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or sciGaia’s treatment of your personal information, please write:

  • by email to info@scigaia.com; or
  • by post to P.O. Box 10505, Bozeman, MT 59719.

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Personal information collection

sciGaia may collect and use information we learn from customers to help us personalize and continually improve your experience. Listed below are the types of information we gather:

  • Information you give us: We receive and store any information you enter on our Web site or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customizing future features for you, improving our services, and communicating with you;
  • Automatic Information: We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many Web sites, we use "cookies," and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses sciGaia.com or advertisements and other content served by or on behalf of sciGaia.com on other Web sites;
  • Mobile: When you download or use apps created by sciGaia or our subsidiaries, we may receive information about your location and your mobile device, including a unique identifier for your device. We may use this information to provide you with location-based services, such as advertising, search results, and other personalized content. Most mobile devices allow you to turn off location services;
  • E-mail Communications: To help us make e-mails more useful and interesting, we often receive a confirmation when you open e-mail from sciGaia.com if your computer supports such capabilities. We also compare our user list to lists received from other companies, in an effort to avoid sending unnecessary messages to our users. If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, please adjust your Preferences;
  • Information from Other Sources: We might receive information about you from other sources and add it to our account information;
  • Information that you provide using for the purpose of registering with the website (including information stored in your user profile);
  • Information about transactions carried out over this website (including services you use or sign up for, and information about purchases of products, services, or licenses);
  • Information that you provide for the purpose of subscribing to the website services (including user preferences, settings, use history); and
  • Any other information that you send to sciGaia.

 

Using personal information

sciGaia may use your personal information to:

  • administer this website;
  • personalize the website for you;
  • enable your access to and use of the website services;
  • publish information about you on the website;
  • send to you products that you purchase;
  • supply to you services that you purchase;
  • send to you statements and invoices;
  • collect payments from you; and
  • send you marketing communications.

Where sciGaia discloses your personal information to its agents or sub-contractors for these purposes, the agent or sub-contractor in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement.

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, sciGaia may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.

 

Securing your data

sciGaia will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

sciGaia will store all the personal information you provide on its secure servers.

Information relating to electronic transactions entered into via this website may be protected by encryption technology, depending upon the type of information.

 

Cross-border data transfers

Information that sciGaia collects may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which sciGaia operates to enable the use of the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available around the world, unless the information is designated private or for restricted viewing.

You agree to such cross-border transfers of personal information.

 

Updating this statement

sciGaia may update this privacy policy by posting a new version on this website.

You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.

 

Other websites

This website contains links to other websites.

sciGaia is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party.

 

Contact sciGaia

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or sciGaia’s treatment of your personal information, please write:

  • by email to info@scigaia.com; or
  • by post to P.O. Box 10505, Bozeman, MT 59719.

 

Cookies Policy

About Cookies

This website uses cookies. By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to sciGaia's use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Cookies are files sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers.

The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

What sort of cookies does sciGaia use?

Generally, our cookies perform different functions:

1. Essential cookies

Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website. For example, some cookies allow us to identify persons with accounts (“authorized users”) and ensure they can access specific private pages. If an authorized user opts to disable these cookies, the user will not be able to access all of the content that their account entitles them to.

2. Performance Cookies

We utilize other cookies to analyze how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customizing our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. We might also use these cookies to highlight specific sections of our website or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the website.

3. Functionality Cookies

We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. For example, cookies save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you access the site, and recall your customization preferences, such as session information, preferences, regional location, language, or other characteristics of the website when you log in.

We also use functionality cookies to provide you with enhanced services such as allowing you to watch a video online or comment on a blog.

4. Behaviorally Targeted Advertising Cookies

Our company and our advertisers use cookies to serve you with advertisements that we believe are relevant to you and your interests based upon your use or stated preferences. For example, if you opt in to see specific ads or information in a specific knowledge or research field, we or an advertiser may provide ads that are relevant. You might see these advertisements on on other sites that you visit. We do not tell our advertisers who you are unless you agree that we can provide that information.

Does anyone else use cookies on sciGaia websites?

Advertisers sometimes use their own cookies to provide you with targeted advertising. For example, advertisers may use a profile they have built on sites that you have previously visited to present you with more relevant advertisements during your visit to sciGaia.com. We believe that it is useful to our users to see advertisements that are more relevant to their interests. If you are based in the European Union and would like to learn more about how advertisers use these types of cookies or to choose not to receive them, please visit www.youronlinechoices.eu . If you are based in the United States and would like to learn more, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ .

We also use or allow third parties to serve cookies that fall into the four categories above. For example, like many companies, we use Google Analytics to help us monitor our website traffic. We may also use third party cookies to help us with market research, revenue tracking, improving site functionality and monitoring compliance with our terms and conditions and copyright policy.

Cookies on our website

sciGaia uses cookies on this website for the following purposes:

  • Cookies are unique identifiers that we transfer to your device to enable our systems to recognize your device and to provide features such as storing your use history, your annotations, your preferences, and other activity related to your use of our website and web services;
  • The Help feature on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on's settings or visiting the Web site of its manufacturer. Because cookies allow you to take advantage of some of sciGaia.com's essential features, we recommend that you leave them turned on. For instance, if you block or otherwise reject our cookies, you will not be able to track your history and other useful information, or use any sciGaia.com products and services that require you to Sign in.

Google cookies

  • sciGaia uses Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website.  Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers.  The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store and use this information.  Google's privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html .
  • sciGaia reserves the right to publish Google Adsense interest-based advertisements on this website.  These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests.  To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour across the web using cookies.  You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google's Ads Preference Manager, available at:http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/ .

You can opt-out of the Adsense partner network cookie at: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html.  However, this opt-out mechanism uses a cookie, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at:http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin .

 

Third Party cookies

When you use this website, you may also be sent the following third party cookies, which may be used for the following purposes:

  • Social Media Sharing and Integration (3rd party). We use Facebook and Twitter functionality within this site so that you can share items of interest, or become a fan of our Social Media Profiles. You can find out more about Facebook’s Cookie use here: http://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=115180708570932, and Twitter’s here: https://twitter.com/privacy
  • We also sometimes use video embedding, like YouTube or Vimeo (3rd party) to enhance your experience of content on our site. You can find out about YouTube’s Cookie policy here:http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/, and Vimeo’s here:http://vimeo.com/privacy
  • WordPress uses Cookies to further enhance the experience of the website, which you can read more about , here -http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Cookies
  • We may use Google+, LinkedIn, Research Gate, or other social services in the future which may use cookies.
  • If we add other services that use cookies, we will update this section to provide details about the use and policy of such third parties about their use of .

Refusing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.

In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.

In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”.

Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.

More Information

More detail on how businesses use cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org.

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About cookies

This website uses cookies. By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to sciGaia's use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Cookies are files sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers.

The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

 

What sort of cookies does sciGaia use?

Generally, our cookies perform different functions:

1. Essential cookies

Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website. For example, some cookies allow us to identify persons with accounts (“authorized users”) and ensure they can access specific private pages. If an authorized user opts to disable these cookies, the user will not be able to access all of the content that their account entitles them to.

2. Performance Cookies

We utilize other cookies to analyze how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customizing our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. We might also use these cookies to highlight specific sections of our website or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the website.

3. Functionality Cookies

We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. For example, cookies save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you access the site, and recall your customization preferences, such as session information, preferences, regional location, language, or other characteristics of the website when you log in.

We also use functionality cookies to provide you with enhanced services such as allowing you to watch a video online or comment on a blog.

4. Behaviorally Targeted Advertising Cookies

Our company and our advertisers use cookies to serve you with advertisements that we believe are relevant to you and your interests based upon your use or stated preferences. For example, if you opt in to see specific ads or information in a specific knowledge or research field, we or an advertiser may provide ads that are relevant. You might see these advertisements on on other sites that you visit. We do not tell our advertisers who you are unless you agree that we can provide that information.

 

Does anyone else use cookies on sciGaia websites?

Advertisers sometimes use their own cookies to provide you with targeted advertising. For example, advertisers may use a profile they have built on sites that you have previously visited to present you with more relevant advertisements during your visit to sciGaia.com. We believe that it is useful to our users to see advertisements that are more relevant to their interests. If you are based in the European Union and would like to learn more about how advertisers use these types of cookies or to choose not to receive them, please visit www.youronlinechoices.eu . If you are based in the United States and would like to learn more, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ .

We also use or allow third parties to serve cookies that fall into the four categories above. For example, like many companies, we use Google Analytics to help us monitor our website traffic. We may also use third party cookies to help us with market research, revenue tracking, improving site functionality and monitoring compliance with our terms and conditions and copyright policy.

 

Cookies on our website

sciGaia uses cookies on this website for the following purposes:

  • Cookies are unique identifiers that we transfer to your device to enable our systems to recognize your device and to provide features such as storing your use history, your annotations, your preferences, and other activity related to your use of our website and web services;
  • The Help feature on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on's settings or visiting the Web site of its manufacturer. Because cookies allow you to take advantage of some of sciGaia.com's essential features, we recommend that you leave them turned on. For instance, if you block or otherwise reject our cookies, you will not be able to track your history and other useful information, or use any sciGaia.com products and services that require you to Sign in.

 

Google cookies

sciGaia uses Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store and use this information. Google's privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html .

sciGaia reserves the right to publish Google Adsense interest-based advertisements on this website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour across the web using cookies. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google's Ads Preference Manager, available at:http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/ .

You can opt-out of the Adsense partner network cookie at: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html. However, this opt-out mechanism uses a cookie, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at:http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin .

Third Party cookies

When you use this website, you may also be sent the following third party cookies, which may be used for the following purposes:

  • Social Media Sharing and Integration (3rd party). We use Facebook and Twitter functionality within this site so that you can share items of interest, or become a fan of our Social Media Profiles. You can find out more about Facebook’s Cookie use here: http://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=115180708570932, and Twitter’s here: https://twitter.com/privacy
  • We also sometimes use video embedding, like YouTube or Vimeo (3rd party) to enhance your experience of content on our site. You can find out about YouTube’s Cookie policy here:http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/, and Vimeo’s here:http://vimeo.com/privacy
  • WordPress uses Cookies to further enhance the experience of the website, which you can read more about , here -http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Cookies
  • We may use Google+, LinkedIn, Research Gate, or other social services in the future which may use cookies.
  • If we add other services that use cookies, we will update this section to provide details about the use and policy of such third parties about their use of .

 

Refusing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.

In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.

In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”.

Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.

 

More Information

More detail on how businesses use cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org.

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