Privacy Policy

Welcome to Citeations.com (Site), a website owned and operated by Professor Malcolm's LLC ("we", "us", or "our"). We operate the Citeations Platform, which makes sharing content on the web easy. The Citeations Platform uses and extends the Beciteable Technology, which is our underlying citation framework that enables users to create and distribute citations.

The Site provides the means to access and create Citations on a particular topic, and the means to select, arrange, and annotate these Citations as a unique and cohesive arrangement called a Page. Text that describes a Citation or a Page is called an Annotation. We refer to Citations, Pages, and Annotations collectively as the Content.

The Citeations Platform enables Publishers to create Citations and Editors to create Pages. The Citeations Platform enables Readers to have free access to both, Citations and Pages. The capacity to create Citations and Pages and to provide read access to both is collectively called the Services.

We provide this Privacy Policy to let you know what information we collect, how we use it, share it, and protect it. This Privacy Policy applies to the Site and Services.

BY ACCESSING THE SITE AND USING THE SERVICES YOU ARE ACCEPTING THE POLICIES AND PRACTICES DESCRIBED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU ARE ACCESSING THE SITE OR USING THE SERVICES ON BEHALF OF AN ENTITY OR BUSINESS, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO ACCEPT THE POLICIES AND PRACTICES DESCRIBED HEREIN ON THEIR BEHALF. IF YOU OR THE ENTITY DO NOT ACCEPT THESE POLICIES AND PRACTICES, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THIS SITE OR THE SERVICES.

We understand your concerns about how your information is used and shared, and we endeavor to use such information carefully and sensibly. This page explains how the information you provide is collected and used.

What Information Do We Collect?

We may collect both Personally Identifiable Information about you and Non-Personally-Identifiable Informationn about your experience when you access the Citeations Platform.

The Personally Identifiable Information we collect on our website or through our Services consists of information you submit to us, including your name, email address, and other personal information that you willingly provide. Because participation in these activities is voluntary, you have a choice whether or not to disclose such information.

In addition to information that you provide to us through forms, we receive Non-Personally Identifiable Information whenever you interact with our website, including your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, geographical region, referral URLs, and other data automatically supplied by common web browsers.

What Information Do We Collect from Third-Party Sites?

When you use any Citeations Platform application associated with a Third-Party Site ("TPS"), including but not limited to social networking sites such as Facebook, we may collect Personally Identifiable Information about you from the profile you have established at the TPS.

By authorizing the Citeations Platform to access your TPS profile, you are authorizing the Citeations Platform to collect, store, and use in accordance with this Privacy Policy any and all information that your privacy settings at the TPS allow the Citeations Platform to access through the TPS Application Programming Interface ("API").

The Personally Identifiable Information the Citeations Platform is allowed to access is affected by the privacy settings you have established at the TPS. Because the linkage between any TPS and the Citeations Platform is completely voluntary, and our ability to access your information at the TPS requires that linkage, you have a choice whether or not to disclose such information.

How Is Your Information Used?

Information about our users is an important part of our business, and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We do not sell, rent, or lease your information to third parties.

The information we obtain from the Citeations Platform users helps us enhance and refine our Services and Content. Non-personal information collected about you through your experience and queries is used to better understand the entire population that is utilizing our website and how we might improve our Services to improve the collective experience. Except as noted below, we track and record IP addresses that access our website for internal reporting, diagnostic, and analysis purposes only.

If you choose to receive communication from the Citeations Platform directly or via use of any submission forms associated with the website, we may send you an email response as well as notify you of other offers or Services that may be of interest. When you send email or other communications to us, we may retain those communications to respond to you and improve our Services and Content.

Your IP address is used to determine, when possible, your approximate geographical location, which affects such things as your results' default currency and units of measure, based on what country you are in. Your browser type may be used to fine-tune the results for optimal display, for example on mobile devices or to work around limitations of a particular browser. Referrer URLs may be used to generate usage statistics and analyze usage patterns.

Other Disclosures of Your Information

We may release Personally Identifiable Information when we believe release is necessary to comply with lawful court orders. Any collected information associated with your use of the website (personal and non-personal) will be disclosed to government authorities or third parties only pursuant to a lawful request, subpoena, or other process that legally compels disclosure of that information.

We may also preserve, use, or disclose your information if necessary to enforce our Terms of Use and related agreements; to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, including high-volume use of the website; to respond to support requests; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Citeations Platform, our users, or others.

Cookies

When you visit our website, we, like most websites, send one or more cookies—small anonymous identifiers—to your computer that uniquely identify you to our servers. While we do use cookies for security and fraud investigation purposes, our primary purpose is to enhance your user experience by understanding and remembering your preferences, and by general tracking of our user trends. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is sent. Please be aware that the Citeations Platform may not have full functionality if your browser refuses cookies. We use the following types of cookies:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide Services that you have requested on our website.
  • Functional Cookies: These cookies support and facilitate your use of our website by enabling enhanced and personalized features.
  • Performance Cookies: These cookies collect information that we use to support the measurement of this website.
  • Targeting Cookies: These cookies are used by social sharing services (such as Facebook), and also by various third parties to deliver messaging that may be of value or interest to you. We do not have access to read or write such third-party cookies, nor do we directly control the manner in which they may be used.

Links to Third-Party Websites

From time to time, the Citeations Platform may contain links to other websites. We do not exercise any control over these websites, and we are not responsible for their privacy practices or content. We encourage all users to read the privacy policies of each and every website visited when following links from the Citeations Platform. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by the Citeations Platform.

Accessing the Citeations Platform from Third-Party Sources

The Citeations Platform may additionally be accessed through web widgets or gadgets that are embedded on third-party sites, such as iGoogle. If you choose to access the Citeations Platform via such tools, then depending on the third-party widget technology, your personal information and queries may be passed on to the third party's servers prior to being processed on the Citeations Platform.

Security

We take appropriate measures to ensure the security of our website and systems. This includes precautions to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data.

Despite our efforts to protect your personal information, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way around our security systems or that transmissions of your information over the internet may be intercepted. Your use of the website constitutes an acceptance of such risk.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update or modify this Privacy Policy from time to time in the future. Any such updates or modifications shall be effective immediately upon their posting. Please refer back to this page often for the latest information.

Questions and Concerns

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, you may email us at legal@citeations.com.

Effective as of November 24, 2014.