This Policy explains how we collect, use, and share your personal information. We collect very little personal information about you. We do not rent or sell your information to third parties. By using the CSDMS wiki, you consent to this Policy.
Types of Information We Receive From You, How We Get It, & How We Use It
Your Public Contributions
Whatever you post on the CSDMS web site can be seen and used by everyone.
The CSDMS wiki was primarily created to help you share your knowledge with the world, and we share your contributions because you have asked us to do so.
When you make a contribution to any CSDMS web page or repository, including on user or discussion pages, you are creating a permanent, record of every piece of content added, removed, or altered by you. The page history (viewable to all account members) will show when your contribution or deletion was made, as well as your username (with a link to your user page containing your name and contact information). We may use your public contributions, either aggregated with the public contributions of others or individually, to learn more about how the CSDMS wiki pages are used.
Unless this Policy says otherwise, you should assume that information that you actively contribute to the CSDMS wiki, including personal information, is visible to the public and can be found by search engines. Like most things on the Internet, anything you share may be copied and redistributed throughout the Internet by other people. Please do not contribute any information that you are uncomfortable making permanently public, like revealing your real name or location in your contributions.
You should be aware that specific data made public by you or aggregated data that is made public by us can be used by anyone for analysis and to infer information about users (such as which country a user is from).
Basic CSDMS Member Account Information & Registration
If you want to become a CSDMS community member, you will need to request a user account. We require a username, institute/organization, City, Country (State if applicable), email address and password to join. This information will be visible to other members and the general public (excluding your password). Your password is only used to log into the wiki and verify that the account is yours. No other personal information is required for a basic membership and user account.
User Profile Page
As part of the registration process, a member profile page will be created with the information you provided. You may also add additional details such as address, research interests, publications and photographs. Providing such information is always completely optional. Members and non-members will be able to view the information you include on this page. If at any time you wish to change or remove information from the page, please contact CSDMSweb@colorado.edu to make the request.
If you choose to join the CSDMS general membership or a CSDMS group, we may occasionally send you emails about important information. You do have the option to opt out of notifications.
Please note that if you email us, we may keep your message, email address, and any other information you provide us, so that we can process and respond to your request.
We will never ask for your password by email (but may send you a temporary password via email if you have requested a password reset). If you ever receive such an email, please let us know by sending it to CSDMSweb@colorado.edu so we can investigate the source of the email.
CSDMS Repository Contributors
Contributors to the CSDMS model, ekt, data and other repositories are required to provide contact information via their user profile page. Your real name will be used to give attribution to the submitted materials and will be clickable with a link to your user page and contact information. This information will be viewable by members and non-members.
Surveys & Feedback
We may ask you to provide us with information through a survey or provide feedback, but you will never be obligated to participate. Participating in optional surveys or providing feedback helps us make the CSDMS a stronger community. Because every survey and request for feedback may be used for various purposes, we will tell you, at the time we give you the survey or request for feedback, how we plan on using your answers and any personal information you provide. If you don't feel comfortable with how we plan on using the survey or feedback results, you are not obligated to take the survey or give feedback.
Information We Receive Automatically from Google Analytics
We may share your information when you give us specific permission to do so.
With Your Permission
We may share your information for a particular purpose, if you agree (for example, to note authorship of repository submissions).
For Legal Reasons
If the Organization is Transferred
To Protect You, Ourselves & Others
We, or users with certain administrative rights, may disclose information that is reasonably necessary to:
- enforce or investigate potential violations of Foundation or community-based policies;
- protect our organization, infrastructure, employees, contractors, or the public; or
- prevent imminent or serious bodily harm or death to a person.
Because You Made It Public
Information that you post is public and can been seen and used by members and non-members. Any information you post publicly on the CSDMS wiki is just that – public. For example, if you put your mailing address on your user page, that is public, and not protected by this Policy. Please think carefully about your desired level of anonymity before you disclose personal information on your user page or elsewhere.
How Do We Protect Your Data?