Certain information about you (see below) is automatically collected and stored when you visit our website. We collect no other information about you unless you choose to provide that information to us.
Information Collected from Users
To access some of its services, QDR requests that you provide personal information. For example, when you register with QDR, we collect your name, email address, institution, position, the world region in which you are located and (optionally) how you found QDR and why you have decided to create an account.
Information Collected Automatically
When you access the QDR web site, our web server software generates logfiles of the IP address of your computer. These web server logs are retained on a temporary basis and then deleted completely from our systems.
When you download a file from QDR, our software associates the file download and accompanying information such as the time of the download with your user account (or the session ID data for guest users).
Use of Information Collected from Users
The information specified in the previous section is accessible to QDR staff who are authorized to use it for the purposes specified below.
We use your IP address and files you access to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer and enhance our web site. For instance, we can identify (1) which parts of our site are most heavily used, and (2) the geographic areas from which users access the site. We also use this information to tailor site content to user needs and to generate aggregate statistical reports. Unless required by law, we do not disclose site usage by individual users.
QDR uses the contact information that you provide when you register with QDR to email you regarding important updates on changes in terms or technology used by QDR. These communications occur at irregular intervals and QDR aims to minimize them. You will receive them as long as you have an account with QDR.
Two or three times a year, we will use the same contact information to email you about new developments on the site. We will also occasionally request your participation in surveys we conduct of our users. You can opt out of those communications.
We do not share any personally identifiable information we gather or develop about our users to any third parties for any purpose unless required by law. Any reports we may share externally would use unidentifiable, aggregated data.
A cookie is a small file that a server sends to a user's web browser. The browser may store it and send it back when the user makes the next request to the same server. Typically, it is used to tell if two requests came from the same browser — keeping a user logged-in, for example.
QDR has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.
This policy was last modified: January 15, 2018 As gratefully acknowledged on the About page on the QDR site, several QDR policies, forms, and agreements (including this one) draw on those used by other domain repositories.
This policy was last modified: January 15, 2018
As gratefully acknowledged on the About page on the QDR site, several QDR policies, forms, and agreements (including this one) draw on those used by other domain repositories.