Privacy Policy of

Our Commitment to Privacy

Our Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you provide to us. This policy will be continuously assessed and revised against new technologies, our practices and our users’ needs.

Information Collected by

When you visit our Web site you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and Web site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Web site.

1. Personal Information

If you choose to submit artifacts to us or access the restricted area of our website, we ask you to fill up a registration form as part of normal operation of our site. You may also provide us your e-mail ID to subscribe to an “opt - in” list receiving site notifications, newsletters or other information via email.

2. Web Site Use Information

Similar to other Web sites, our Web site utilizes a standard technology called "cookies" and Web server logs to collect information about how our Web site is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the IP address, the date and time of visits, details of the specific license agreements that a user clicks to accept, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, any downloads from our site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site. If you are a registered user of we keep track of these details.

Use of personal Information that you provide to us

Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our operational activities. One of our administrative tasks is verification that a person submitting artifacts is who s/he claims to be. We may, for example, contact you for confirmation that you intended to submit a document. Internal access to users' nonpublic personal information is restricted to site administrators and individuals on a need-to-know basis.

We may also send occasional notices to you. If you submit an artifact or other communication (such as a review of an artifact), any contact information you provide in that submission will be posted with the submission.

If you submit an artifact, and someone advises us that they believe they own the copyright in that artifact, we may contact you directly or we may provide them with your contact information. We will not otherwise share your personal information with third parties unless we are required to do so by law.

Use of Information We Collect from Cookies and Web Logs

We use Web site browser software tools such as cookies and Web server logs to gather information about our Web site users’ browsing activities, in order to improve our Web site and to provide data to our grant sponsors and the research / teaching communities..

Cookies help us collect important technical statistics. The information in the cookies lets us trace the paths followed by users of our Web site as they move from one page to another. Web server logs allow us to count how many people visit our Web site and evaluate our Web site’s visitor capacity. We also use the information from the web logs to keep track of downloads from our site and acceptance of the license agreements.

Sharing Information with third parties

We will not share your personal information with any third party except in the circumstance listed in the following paragraph. We will not allow any third party advertising server to display banners or advertisements while you are visiting

We will keep a record of the submitter of each artifact or document and send this information to the third parties who claim that we are infringing on their trade secret or intellectual property rights or defaming them by publishing a document or artifact that was submitted to us. We will also provide such information as we are required to provide as a matter of law (such as information demanded under a court order). Finally, we will allow people to inspect our records, including personally identifiable information, in the course of reasonable audits. Such audits might be performed by our University’s ethics committee or by a grant sponsor.

 Accessing and Correcting Your Information

Users can view their data on their personal profile page. When technically feasible, users are permitted to update their personal information directly through When such viewing/updating service is not technically feasible, we will make reasonable efforts to assist users in updating their personal information. You may request access to all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by emailing

 Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information

We may disclose information when we believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.

Links to other websites

We have no control over the information displayed or practices employed by Web sites linked to or from and so we cannot responsible for them. Often links to other Web sites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our Web site.


In the event that becomes aware that site security is compromised or user nonpublic information has been disclosed to unrelated third parties as a result of external activity, including but not limited to external security attacks, shall take reasonable measures which it deems appropriate, including but not limited to internal investigation and reporting, and notification to and cooperation with law enforcement authorities, notwithstanding other provisions of this Statement.

If becomes aware that a user's personal information provided to us has been disclosed in a manner not permitted by this Privacy Statement, shall make reasonable efforts to notify the affected user, as soon as reasonably possible and as permitted by law, of what information has been disclosed, to the extent that knows this information.

Updates To The Privacy Statement

When we update the Privacy Statement, we will post the changed version and its effective date at Concurrently with any substantive change to the Privacy Statement, we will email notice of the change to known users at least 15 days in advance (or such shorter or longer time as mandated by law or any judicial or government body with jurisdiction in the State of Florida).

Date of last Revision: August 16, 2002.

No Guarantees

While this Privacy Statement expresses’s standards for maintenance of private data, is not in a position to guarantee that the standards will always be met. There may be factors beyond our control that may result in disclosure of data. As a consequence, disclaims any warranties or representations relating to maintenance or nondisclosure of private information.