Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Science Debate, Inc makes every effort to ensure the privacy and security of the information you share with us online. In addition, we urge you to take steps to protect the privacy of your personal information, such as safeguarding your passwords and logging off of the website after submitting personal information. If you have broadband access to the Internet, it is strongly advised that you use a firewall.

Our privacy policy explains the information practices we use at sciencedebate.org related to:

Our site links to a limited number of other websites. Science Debate, Inc is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of these websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements for each website you visit. Science Debate, Inc will occasionally update this privacy policy as changes to the site necessitate it. We encourage you to periodically review this policy to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

How do we protect your information?

Our website has a number of security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control.  Our campaign's computer systems have restricted access limited only to those persons and organizations necessary to its proper functioning. This access applies to all electronic and physical security measures. Highly sensitive data including credit card information is additionally secured through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. Our servers are located in a locked, secure environment.  Our contribution forms are served from secure servers and connections at thedatabank.com.

How do we use the information you provide?

On registration, sign-up and contribution forms on sciencedebate.org we may ask for your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, as well as employer name and occupation.

We will use your e-mail address to provide you news and information about the Science Debate initiative and related information. We may also use your zip code to send you e-mail messages about upcoming campaign events or activities in your area.

We may also use the information that you provide online to contact you for other purposes or to solicit you for contributions. When you register or sign-up online, we may in rare circumstances share your contact information with successor organizations and other like-minded pro-science organizations, and they may contact you. When you make a contribution to us, we may also in rare circumstances exchange your contributor information with successor organizations and other like-minded pro-science organizations, and they may solicit you (see below for additional information regarding your contributor information). However, we will not sell or exchange your credit card information to any other third party under any circumstances, and we will shred any credit card information you provide us over the telephone or in written form as soon as we have processed the transaction.

When you contribute money online 

We are not required by law to report the name, mailing address,or  occupation and employer of individuals who contribute to our organization.  we maintain records of contributions but do not ordinarily disclose them.  We also make a note of your telephone number and email address, which helps us to contact you quickly if follow-up on your contribution is necessary.  However we do not sell or rent this information to others.

Cookies

A cookie is a tiny text file that is stored on your computer by sciencedebate.org. We use cookies to tailor your experience on our site according to the preferences you have specified. When you visit sciencedebate.org, we only access the cookie file that we have stored on your computer. We cannot and do not access any information stored in a cookie by other websites. Our cookies do not contain any personal identifiable information.

IP Addresses and Log File Data

We log IP address, which is the location of your computer or network on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We also use page hits in the aggregate to track the popularity of pages that people visit in order to improve the quality of the site. There is no personal identifiable information collected in our log files.

Information on Children

Because we care about the safety and privacy of children online, we comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulations establish United States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. Our site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13, and we have designed our sites to block our knowing acceptance of information from children under 13 whenever age-related information is requested.

Parents with questions may e-mail us here.

Use of Photos and Videos

Science Debate, Inc regularly takes photographs and video of events. Unless a participant or attendee requests otherwise, his/her attendance at, or participation in, an event sponsored, produced or hosted by Science debate, Inc is considered a release to use images obtained during that event for any lawful purpose, including on the organization's website or in other promotional materials. For the purposes of this policy, “images” includes any still, digital, video, and photographic images, recordings, or drawings, which may include sound or other audio clips.

Science Debate, Inc does not require specific permission from any or all individuals appearing in photographs or video of the audience at an event where specific individuals are not easily identifiable. Your attendance or participation is considered a release to use said images for any lawful purpose.  Science Debate, Inc reserves the right to use or not to use images of this type, in its sole discretion, without seeking any further permission.

In the event that an image of a child is used, we will not disclose the child's name, age, location, or other "directory information" without specific written and verifiable consent by the child's parent(s) or guardian(s).

All images, both solicited and unsolicited, which are submitted to Science Debate, Inc become the exclusive property of Science Debate, Inc.  You understand that you will not receive compensation or other consideration for any images. You agree that you will not assert any claim against Science Debate, Inc, its successor entities or other parties who use such images, and you relieve Science Debate, Inc of liability for its use of the image(s).

By submitting images, you guarantee that you have obtained the permission of all persons contained in the image(s), and that it was taken lawfully. You further understand that images of minors must follow the guidelines listed above. Science Debate, Inc reserves the right to edit and use any images as it sees fit including but not limited to advertising or other communications in any media, edited or unedited. You waive any right to inspect or approve the finished images or any printed or electronic use of the images on the part of Science Debate, Inc.

If you object to an image of you (or your child) from appearing in photographs or video of Science Debate, Inc events, please notify Science Debate, Inc in writing at:

Science Debate, Inc
12697 N 177th St
Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Unsubscribing from Email Communications

If you wish to unsubscribe from our communications, please use the unsubscribe link provided at the bottom of each message. We will regularly process these requests. To comply with state and federal law, however, our contributor records will be continuously maintained in a separate secure database.

Contacting us about Privacy

Science Debate, Inc
12697 N 177th St
Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, corrections to the information we have collected from you online, the practices of this site or your interaction with this website, please contact us here.