This policy outlines collection, use and disclosure practices regarding any personal information that is shared with website administrators. While absolute security cannot be guarantees by any website, administrators will take reasonable steps and efforts to help ensure the safety of personal information. This does not guarantee that the Portal community will be invulnerable to any or all breaches or immune from viruses, safety threats or vulnerabilities.
The Postdoc Portal strives to maintain the privacy and accuracy of confidential information, subject to provisions of state and federal law. Other than as required by laws that guarantee public access to certain types of information, or in response to subpoenas or other legal instruments that authorize disclosure, personally identifiable information is not disclosed without your consent.
Information Collection and Use
Portal administrators and RUA team members will have access to all data shared in the Portal. Personal information will only be shared with funding agencies, as required by the agencies, in aggregate and will not be personally identifiable. The rule of 5 will be used in reporting which requires any reported class to contain at least 5 members to be reported. To enable the partner universities to conduct RUA’s work, we will be sharing participant data between authorized staff at the RUA member universities. By participating in RUA programs, the participant agrees to this sharing of data. As required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. 1232g, and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. pt. 99, this information will be used for the purpose of implementing and evaluating RUA and its activities, which are intended to improve instruction by generating knowledge and insights regarding practices that contribute to the advancement of early career scholars (both doctorate students and postdoctoral fellows) into academic careers. RUA’s cross-institutional data sharing agreement is available on request.
Additionally, the web server collects, at least temporarily, the following information: Internet Protocol (IP) address of computer being used; web pages requested; referring web page; browser used; date and time; place of origin; screen resolution; computer operating system; web pages visited; duration of visits; search terms and phrases. This information is collected to monitor your navigation of our web pages. We may use browser-IP-address information and anonymous-browser history to report information about site access. This information is generally used to improve web presentation and utilization. We also may use IP address information for troubleshooting purposes.
Revisions to this Privacy Statement
This Privacy Statement was last revised on August 29th, 2022. We may change this Privacy Statement at any time and for any reason. We encourage you to review this Privacy Statement each time you visit the website.
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