Privacy Policy

Realpsychology.com Privacy Policy

Realpsychology.com respects your right to the privacy of the personal information you provide us on our Web site. To that end, unless you designate otherwise or we state otherwise in this policy or at the time information is collected, any personal information you provide to Realpsychology.com will be known only to two parties: you and Realpsychology.com. The following policy is intended to explain how your personal information will be treated as you make use of our sites and their features. Personal information includes your name, street and e-mail addresses, billing information, click-through activity and any other personal information you may provide here. This policy may change from time to time, so please check back periodically.

Q & A

Each time a visitor comes to a Realpsychology.com Web site, our servers — like most on the Web — collect some basic technical information, including, for example, the visitor’s domain name (e.g., whether the user is logged on from aol.com or whitehouse.gov), referral data (e.g., we record the address of the last URL a user visited prior to clicking through to Realpsychology.com Web site) and browser and platform type (e.g., a Netscape browser on a Macintosh platform).

We also count, track and aggregate the visitor’s activity into our analysis of general traffic flows at our sites (e.g. tracking where traffic comes from, how traffic flows within the Realpsychology.com sites, etc.). To these ends, we may merge information about visitors and visits into group data, which may then be shared on an aggregated basis; but we will not disclose your individual identity or personally identifiable data without your permission. When we do present aggregated information to outside companies, no one will be able to identify you or contact you.

Use of Realpsychology.com cookies

A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. We use cookies in a limited way to help deliver advertisements, to identify unique browsers that visit us and to track usage throughout our site.

The information about readership and site usage that Realpsychology.com collects through cookies is aggregated into general reports about readership and not tied to individual identities.

“E-mail to a friend” feature

Realpsychology.com offers an “e-mail a friend about this story” feature, allowing site visitors to send e-mail to friends to inform them about an article they might be interested in reading. In order for this feature to function, we ask for e-mail addresses for the recipient (so we know who to mail the message to) and from the sender (so we can tell the recipient who sent the e-mail). We do not store or save these addresses and you will not receive e-mail or other communications from Realpsychology.com as a result of having used this feature.

“E-mail a friend about this story” is a mail service that individual visitors to Realpsychology.com make use of to send individual e-mails. While this tool cannot be used to send mass “spam” mailings, Realpsychology.com has no control over how our visitors use it, and any e-mail sent through it originates with, and is the responsibility of, the sender, not Realpsychology.com.

Surveys

Realpsychology.com will from time to time conduct voluntary surveys of visitors to the site to obtain aggregate demographic information about them. Such information may be compiled and shared in the aggregate with advertisers and other third parties, but no personal details will be traceable or associated with specific individuals.

Other disclosure of personal information

Realpsychology.com will not otherwise use or disclose your personal information (personally identifiable data such as your name, email address, password) without your consent except (i) as described in this privacy policy, or (ii) as required by law to be disclosed. This policy does not protect information you post to any on-line bulletin board, chat room, newsgroup or other public forum within our Web site.

Other sites

Realpsychology.com contains many links to other sites on the Web. We cannot control and are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other Web sites.

Who can I ask if I have any additional questions?

If you have any further questions or concerns about Realpsychology.com’s privacy policies and use of personal information, please send them to [email protected].