The DOI occasionally collects information from members/users and their interactions with DOI services.
The DOI's policy for personally identifiable information is to:
a) minimize its collection;
b) to discard or anonymize it as soon as is practical;
c) to secure and protect any personally identifiable information that is collected or retained;
d) to prohibit its use for commercial purposes; and
e) to advocate for, but not guarantee, similar protection by vendors and partners to whose services and content we may direct users.
The DOI discloses personally identifiable information when required by search warrant or if there is a substantiated reason to believe that violations of law or of privacy policies have taken place; or when failure to act might result in significant bodily harm or significant property loss. All personally identifiable information connected to an individual's use of DOI services is considered confidential. This information includes, but is not limited to, address and other registration information, informational questions asked, and searches, displays, and downloads of content managed by the DOI.
The DOI examines and may disclose various forms of non-personally identifiable information (e.g. aggregated usage statistics) when there is a business reason or agreement to do so.
This policy applies to all services offered by the DOI. It may be reviewed and revised from time to time (in which case former versions will be made available). Questions about the policy and the practices that support it may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Protecting your personal information and privacy is important to the DOI.
With regard to the DOI web site:
DOI only collect the various data and personal information that you voluntarily provide and will only use that information with respect to your request or otherwise for the purposes for which you submit it.
We will disclose all the personal information to the public place only if required by law and to other outside parties only if we have first obtained your permission.
We have implemented safeguards to protect any information collected from any other sources.
Linking to the DOI Site
If you link to the DOI site, DOI requests that your link be presented in a manner that does not create the impression that the DOI is making an express or implied endorsement of any good or service provided on your web site, and that the link is presented in a manner that clearly indicates that the user is leaving one site and accessing another.
Thank you for visiting the DOI-DS Web site. The following explains how we handle information about your visit to our site:
1. Information collected and stored automatically:
We collect and store the name of the domain from which you accessed the Internet with the date and time you accessed our site, and the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site. This information becomes part of a systems log file and does not store any personally identifiable information. We collect this information for site management and statistical purposes.
We also use a tool called “Google Analytics” that uses information about your visit including the IP address assigned to the computer you use when you visit the site to create summary statistics that assess the most and least interesting content, the number of visitors to different sections of our site, and other usage measurements. We use this to help us make the site more useful, determine technical design specifications, and identify system performance or problem areas.. The information we obtain from using Google Analytics is only used by site managers for the purposes described above and is not retained for any longer than necessary.
2. If you send us personally identifying information:
You may send us personally identifying information (e.g. in an email containing a complaint or by filling out an online form). We will use the personally identifying information you send us to respond to your message, fulfill the purpose for which you sent it, and provide better customer service. With respect to requests for confidentiality or anonymity, please visit the Your Rights page.
Any information sent via email or an online form could become part of our official records and be subject to disclosure in accordance with law. Our records are handled according to the requirements of the law, including the Federal Records Act, the regulations and records schedules of the National Archives and Records Administration, and where applicable, the Privacy Act and/or the Freedom of Information Act.
We only collect the personally identifying information that you choose to provide. We do not disclose any personally-identifying information we receive except as authorized by law.
"Cookies" are small text files stored on your computer by a Web site used to track analytical information and improve user experience. By default, our Web site uses “persistent cookies” that can last through multiple sessions. You can set up your Web browser to inform you when cookies are set or to prevent cookies from being set.
For site security and to ensure this service remains available to all users, this doi service system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this site are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law, such as under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
5. Information Collection
Registration: In order to become a Doi user, you must first create an account on this Site. To create an account you are required to provide the following information: name, email address, address like country, postal code, contact no., web URL, organization Reg. No. or ISSN or ISBN (if any), membership plan selected by you and you must choose a password.
Profile Information: Once a user, you may provide additional information in the Profile section describing your details. Providing additional information beyond what is required at registration is entirely optional, and enables you to better identify yourself and find opportunities on the Site.
Invite Others: If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for your friend's name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. Doi stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email. Your friend may contact us at email@example.com to request that we remove this information from our database.
One type of cookie, known as a "persistent" cookie, is set when you log in to your Doi account. The next time you visit the Site, the persistent cookie will allow us to recognize you as an existing user so you will not need to re-enter your password before using the Site. In order to access or change any of your private information, you must log in securely by re-entering your password even if your computer contains your persistent cookie. If you log out of the Site you will need not to re-enter your password the next time you visit the Site in order to log in to your account. Another type of cookie, called a "session" cookie, is used to identify a particular visit to the Site. Session cookies expire after a short time or when you close your web browser.
Due to Internet communications standards, when you visit our Site we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave. We also receive the Internet protocol (IP) address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, as well as the name of your Internet service provider. This information is used to analyze overall trends to help us improve our Site and its operation. The link between your IP address and your personally identifiable information is never shared with third-parties without your permission or except in accordance with applicable law.
Information Use: Doi is an online service dedicated to helping scientific professionals more effectively connect with one another. The personally identifiable information you choose to provide on this Site for your profile is used to help you describe yourself to other users. Other information that does not personally identify you as an individual, is collected through data mining technology from the Site in order to create a symantic comparison for relevant content (such as, by way of example, patterns of Site usage) and is exclusively owned by Doi. This information can be used by Doi in such manner as Doi, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate, including advertising targeted to generic users with profiles of similar content and/or similar patterns of Site usage.
Doi Communications:Doi will communicate with you through email and notices posted on the Site. These include a series of up to five welcome emails which help inform new users about various Site features. Please be aware that you will continue to receive certain emails from Doi relating to the proper functioning of your account, such as email notices when another user sends you an invitation. Doi may send you various information unless you have opted out of receiving such information. If you wish to opt-out of receiving this emails, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any way if you forgot your log in password, at the same time that will also be intimated to you through this mail.
Customized Content:Information you provide at registration or in your Profile section is also used to customize your experience on the Site.
6. Information Sharing
Sharing Information With Third Parties: Doi takes the privacy of our users very seriously. We will never sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to any third parties for marketing purposes. We will only share your personally identifiable with third parties to carry out your instructions and to provide specific services. For instance, we use a debit card processing company to bill users for purchases made on the Site. These third parties do not retain, share, or store any personally identifiable information except to provide these services and are bound by strict confidentiality agreements that limit their use of such information. Doi offers a "public profile" feature that allows users to publish portions of their Profile, including "name with web URL", but not "email address" to the public Internet. Users may opt-out of this feature, however we do not warrant how third-party search engines will update their cache.
Partnering with Other Companies to Offer Combined Services: Doi may partner with other online services to offer you a variety of services. Whenever we offer such combined services it will be your choice to make use of such services or not. In these cases, your personally identifiable information will only be passed from Doi to the partner if you choose to use the combined service.
Legal Disclaimer: It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information in accordance with applicable laws. We will disclose such information wherein we have a good-faith belief that it is necessary to comply with a court order, ongoing judicial proceeding, other legal process served on Doi, or to exercise our legal rights or to defend against legal claims.
Accessing and Changing Your Account Information:
In order to secure your personal information, access to your data on the Site is password-protected.
Questions or Comments