Under no circumstances do we attempt to identify public users of our site. No identifying data is disclosed to any third party for any purpose. In all cases where data is collected it is used only for server administration, site improvement, usage statistics, site traffic analysis, and/or to facilitate web site usage (e.g., cookies used to aid web site navigation).
Pages on our site may link to or embed content such as video from other (external) sites. Those resources are governed by the privacy policies of their originating sites.
When you create a user account, you are asked for a username, email address, real name, and affiliation. This information is stored in the database and displayed on your public profile page (if you have set your account to be public); your email address is not displayed in your profile unless you choose to do so. You may choose to provide additional information for public display.
Mailing lists and announcements lists may be publicly archived. On your first submission to one of these lists, you may be asked to approve the public posting of your message. We do not remove postings from archived lists.
In the event that we are required by law (including a court order) to disclose the information you submit, we will make an effort to provide you with notice (unless we are prohibited) that a request for your information has been made and give you an opportunity to object to the disclosure. We will attempt to provide this notice by email, if you have given us an email address. We will independently object to over-broad requests for access to information about users of our site. If you do not challenge the disclosure request we may be legally required to turn over information.