Your privacy on the Internet is important to us. As part of the operation and customization feature of The Benjamin Rush Institute web site (“benjaminrushinstitute.org”), we gather certain types of information from users, and we would like to explain the types of information we gather, what we do with them, and how to correct or change the information.
Information Collected By Benjamin Rush Institute
Benjamin Rush Institute collects two types of information from users: personal data such as zip code, email address and demographic information that are collected for email subscriptions or Benjamin Rush Institute events; and aggregated data such as information about traffic patterns on benjaminrushinstitute.org (for example, how many users log on to benjaminrushinstitute.org on a daily basis). For certain services, such as book sales or donations, we also request credit card or other payment account information. The Benjamin Rush Institute will collect information on this website only to the degree necessary to provide features and services, to complete online transactions, or to maintain the security of our network and maintain services as detailed below.
Aggregated information, such as which pages users visit, is collected through various means. One of these ways is through an IP address, a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web. Web servers, the computers that “serve up” Web pages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When you request a page from benjaminrushinstitute.org, our servers log your IP address. benjaminrushinstitute.org collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration only.
Use of Information Collected by Benjamin Rush Institute
benjaminrushinstitute.org uses both the personal and aggregated information we collect for multiple purposes. The information is used to improve the content of the site, to customize the content and/or layout of the site for each individual user, and if requested, to provide information services by email to the user. After registration, users will receive a single email message confirming registration.
Third Party Sharing
Benjamin Rush Institute may share voluntarily submitted data with third-party service providers for providing information services by email to the user. These service providers may store database lists containing email addresses and other demographic information. Service providers can track whether the email recipient supports HTML email in their email client, as well as whether an HTML email message has been opened or previewed. These service providers have access to your voluntarily submitted data solely for the purpose of providing these services to us on our behalf, and they are contractually prohibited from sharing your voluntarily submitted data with any third parties.
Information Security at Benjamin Rush Institute
Children and Privacy
The Benjamin Rush Institute encourages parents and guardians to spend time with their children online and to be fully familiar with the sites visited by their children. In general, benjaminrushinstitute.org will not contain content that is reasonably considered unsuitable for children.
Links to Other Sites
It is important to note that benjaminrushinstitute.org contains links to sites other than benjaminrushinstitute.org, and that those sites may not follow the same privacy policies as benjaminrushinstitute.org. For instance, a link in the “Partners” section of benjaminrushinstitute.org will take you away from benjaminrushinstitute.org to an entirely different site.