What personally-identifiable information is gathered?
eSpheres collects personally-identifiable information on certain areas of the Site when users register, request publications or other information, sign up for conferences and events, apply for jobs, and participate in user posting areas, such as bulletin boards, discussion forums, and surveys. The personally-identifiable information collected may consist of information that you provide, such as names, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and, for recruiting purposes, any other personally-identifiable information on your resume. In addition, eSpheres collects certain information that you do not visibly enter, such as your IP address, browsing pattern on the Site, click stream, and the status of cookies placed on your computer by eSpheres, as described below.
How do we use this information?
eSpheres uses your personally-identifiable information to fulfill your requests for information, to process your requests to participate in conferences and events, to evaluate any job applications or other employment-related inquiries that you may submit, or for such other business purposes as you may initiate or request. We may keep any of your personally-identifiable information on file and use it to contact you for recruiting purposes. eSpheres also uses personally-identifiable information to perform statistical analyses of user behavior in order to measure interest in specific areas and information posted on our Site. eSpheres uses personally-identifiable information collected from cookies and IP addresses as described below. eSpheres may provide your personally-identifiable information to any of its affiliates worldwide for such purposes.
Is this information disclosed to third parties?
eSpheres shall not intentionally disclose or transfer (and shall take reasonable steps to protect the confidentiality and security, and to prevent the unauthorized or accidental disclosure of) your personally-identifiable information to third parties (i.e., persons or entities that are not affiliates of eSpheres), whether for such third parties’ marketing purposes or otherwise, subject only to the following four exceptions: eSpheres may disclose your personally-identifiable information to third parties in the event that such disclosure is required by the laws, rules, or regulations of any nation, state, or other applicable jurisdiction; eSpheres may disclose your contact information to third parties as appropriate for eSpheres to make transmissions or deliveries to you; eSpheres may disclose your personally-identifiable information if, in connection with submitting the information, you consent to such disclosure; and eSpheres may disclose contact information for you in response to inquiries by bona-fide rights owners in connection with allegations of infringement of copyright or other proprietary rights arising from information you have posted on the Site or otherwise provided to eSpheres.
Links to third-party sites
eSpheres may provide links to third-party Web sites as a service to our users. In addition, some of the content appearing to be on this Site is in fact supplied by third parties, for example, in instances of framing of third- party Web sites or incorporation through framesets of content supplied by third-party servers. Please be aware that we cannot control and are not responsible for the information collection practices of such third-party Web sites, which may differ from those of this Site. We encourage you to review and understand the privacy policies on these Web sites before providing any information to them.
eSpheres has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personally-identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorized eSpheres personnel are provided access to personally-identifiable information, and these employees are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions, eSpheres cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your personally-identifiable information