Privacy Statement

This document governs the privacy notice of our website http://www.ascina.org and details how ASciNA uses and protects any information that you provide ASciNA with when you use this website. ASciNA is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using our website, then you can rest assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Who we are

We are the network of Austrian scientists and scholars in the USA, Canada, Mexico. Our objective is to support Austrian scientists and scholars in North America and to facilitate interactions between Austrian scientists and scholars and international research institutions.

You may contact us at:

  • General inquiry: contact@ascina.at
  • Administrative inquiries: office@ascina.at
  • Webmaster: webmaster@ascina.at

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

ASciNA collects and uses personally identifiable information (PII) that you submit when you sign up for membership with us.
ASciNA collects and uses this PII for the purpose of providing networking opportunities, for communication in relation to these activities, for informing you about our events, the ASciNA award, our mentoring program, and occasionally about career opportunities and milestones. We also collect and retain this PII to enable you to apply for the ASciNA award and/or participate in the mentoring program.

PII includes among other things, your title, first name, last name, your business address (street, city, state, country, zip code) and e-mail address, your date of birth, telephone number, affiliation, year of graduation, area of study, your website and/or social media links, a photo, your CV or short biography and the ASciNA chapter of which you are a member.
Should you choose to provide us with a short bio and picture, this information will become part of your public profile on our website. Other information, like your address, email, phone number, etc. will never be shown publicly.

You control the data we store through your profile settings at http://www.ascina.org. You have the right to request the erasure of some or all of your PII at any time by contacting webmaster@ascina.at. We do not sell or share your data.

ASciNA is organized in local chapters in the USA, Canada, Mexico and Europe, and therefore transfers this PII across international borders.

Members can post on our blog at https://www.ascina.at/news/. Blog posts will display the real name of the author.

ASciNA may use (third party) cookies and other similar techniques to obtain information from you when using the ASciNA website in order to facilitate your use of this website. We do this for the sole purpose to provide you with a better experience when using this website.

Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics. Google’s analytics tool helps us to understand how visitors engage with this website. It may use a set of cookies to collect information and report website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. The main cookie used by Google Analytics is the ‘__ga’ cookie.
As stated in their privacy policy, Google adheres to several self-regulatory frameworks, including the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment on our blog, the comment and its metadata may be retained indefinitely.

For users that register on our website, we also store PII they provide in their user profile. All members can see and edit their personal information at any time. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may change this privacy policy from time to at our sole discretion. We will notify you about changes in our privacy policy by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. All such changes are effective at the time set out in our notice. This policy is effective from May 25, 2018.

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