Who we are
Science Research for All is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization devoted to promoting high school science research for all interested public school students throughout the United States. We do not collect personal information about visitors to our website unless you choose to provide that information to us. Science Research for All will use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
Science Research for All uses online analytics tools such as Google Analytics, to collect and track information about your visit so that Science Research for All can monitor usage and make improvements. These tools may store your IP address from which you access our Website. Science Research for All also collects anonymous data elements in aggregate form, that cannot be tied to an individual:
- The name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, gmail.com, if you are connecting from a Google Online account)
- The type of device, browser, and operating system used to access our Website
- The date and time you access our site
- The length of your visit
- Demographic data
- The location from which you access our site (approximate country, state, city and postal code based on Google Analytics data)
- The pages, files, documents, and links that you visit and engage with
- The domain of the website which referred you to this website (the last website you visited before visiting this one)
Additionally, to better understand our visitors and supporters, we may ask that you share additional information about you or your experience (such as, your city or state, age); your participation would be voluntary and, unless specifically stated otherwise in the request, the information you provide will not be connected with your personally identifiable information.
When you access or interact with Science Research for All through a social media service such as Facebook or Instagram, we may have visibility to your profile name and other information you have made public in connection with that particular social media service. The social media companies may collect and share anonymous aggregate metrics with us regarding use, such as the total number of clicks, shares, users’ demographics (e.g., age range, gender, location). These social media companies are not operated by Science Research for All; use of their services is governed by the privacy policies of the social media companies.
If You Send Us Personal Information
The Science Research for All website will only collect personal information which you knowingly and voluntarily provide by, for example, sending emails, completing forms, or responding to surveys. If you provide us with personal information, we will respond to your inquiry, request, or order. We may also contact you to provide information about Science Research for All activities, programs, membership and development opportunities, products, and special events that may interest you. Except as described below, we will not share your name or information outside Science Research for All unless you affirmatively authorize us to do so by opting-in.
When we send you such information by email, you will always have an immediate opportunity to decline further communication. Please use the contact specified in the email so that we can remove you from the list that contains your name. If you are uncertain about whom to contact, contact us.
Science Research for All uses outside vendors to provide certain services, such as companies that process credit card transactions for Science Research for All. These third-party vendors will have access to the information needed to perform their functions, but may not use your information for any other purpose. Science Research for All may occasionally share, exchange, or rent information which may include your name, address, email address, and demographic data with other charitable or cultural non-profit organizations.
Opt-Out and User Control
Users may opt-out of regular mailings, and/or emails, by contacting us.
Customers can change their email communication preferences by using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email or contacting customer service for the relevant service.
You may also access, update, review, correct, suppress, or remove any of the personal information you have given to us by emailing email@example.com.
We will retain your information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Statement unless a longer retention period is required or allowed by law.
Remember that even after you ask us to delete your personal information, copies of some information from your account may remain viewable in some circumstances where, for example, you have shared information with social media or other services. Because of the nature of caching technology, your account may not be instantly inaccessible to others. We may also retain backup information related to your account on our servers for some time after cancellation or your request for deletion, for fraud detection or to comply with applicable law or our internal security or recordkeeping policies. It may not always be possible to completely remove or delete all of your information due to technical constraints or, contractual, financial or legal requirements.
Cookies, Web Beacons, and Pixels
Additionally, some Smithsonian Websites may use the Demographics and Interest reporting feature for Google Analytics for Display Advertising. The data provided by this service (such as age, gender, and interests) is used to better understand visitors to these Websites and customize our Websites to our users’ interest. You may opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising by visiting Ad Settings.
Web Beacons and Pixels
Science Research for All also collects non-personally identifiable information through the use of tracking pixels that appear on our pages. A tracking pixel is a transparent graphic image (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel) that is placed on a web page and, in combination with a cookie, allows us to collect information regarding the use of the web page that contains the tracking pixel.
We use tracking pixels to trigger ads on participating websites based on activity tracked from the browser on a device used to visit our Science Research for All website. We also use them to tell when an advertisement we run on another website has been clicked on by Science Research for All website visitors, and use that information to judge which advertisements are more appealing to users.
Science Research for All takes reasonable steps to design and manage our website’s technology to ensure that its information technology systems, applications, and information technology infrastructure are secure. When you use your credit card for any purchase or donation, that transaction is encrypted using “Transport Layer Security (TLS)” encryption to protect your credit card information when traveling over the Internet. Further, we require credit card processing to be secured based on compliance with Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards.