Privacy & Cookies Policy

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy describes how PhD-Planner.com uses and protects any information that you give us. We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. If you provide us with personal information through PhD-Planner.com, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, PhD-Planner.com collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. PhD-Planner.com’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use its website. PhD-Planner.com also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. PhD-Planner.com does not use IP addresses to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to PhD-Planner.com choose to interact with PhD-Planner.com in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that PhD-Planner.com gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who subscribe to our newsletter to provide their email address.
In each case, PhD-Planner.com collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with PhD-Planner.com. PhD-Planner.com does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities, like joining the mailing list.
All of the information that is collected on PhD-Planner.com will be handled in accordance with GDPR legislation.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

PhD-Planner.com discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of project administrators, employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on PhD-Planner.com’s behalf or to provide services available through PhD-Planner.com, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using PhD-Planner.com, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
PhD-Planner.com will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.
If you have supplied your email address, PhD-Planner.com may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new products, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with PhD-Planner.com. We expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.
If you send us a request (for example via an email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it (without mentioning your name unless agreed to) in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. PhD-Planner.com takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Use of personal information

We use the information you provide to receive newsletters. We will not sell or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We would like to send you email marketing communication which may be of interest to you from time to time. If you have consented to marketing, you may opt out at any time. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.

Access to data

You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all your personal information, please send us an email.

Retention of personal information

We will retain your personal information on our systems only for as long as we need to. We keep contact information (such as mailing list information) until a user unsubscribes or requests that we delete that information from our live systems. If you choose to unsubscribe from a mailing list, we may keep certain limited information about you so that we may honor your request. PhD-Planner.com will not delete personal data from logs or records necessary to the operation, development, or archives of the PhD-Planner.com project.

Rights in relation to your information

You may have certain rights under data protection law in relation to the personal information we hold about you. In particular, you may have a right to: request a copy of personal information we hold about you; ask that we update the personal information we hold about you, or independently correct such personal information that you think is incorrect or incomplete; ask that we delete personal information that we hold about you from live systems, or restrict the way in which we use such personal information (for information on deletion from archives, see the “Retention of personal information” section);
object to our processing of your personal information; and/or withdraw your consent to our processing of your personal information (to the extent such processing is based on consent and consent is the only permissible basis for processing). If you would like to exercise these rights or understand if these rights apply to you, please write us an email.

Third Party Links

Our website may contain links to other websites provided by third parties not under our control. When following a link and providing information to a 3rd-party website, please be aware that we are not responsible for the data provided to that third party (including Etsy Shop). This privacy policy only applies to the website PhD-Planner.com, so when you visit other websites, even when you click on a link posted on PhD-Planner.com, you should read their own privacy policies.

Cookies

Additionally, information about how you use our website is collected automatically using “cookies”. Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to ‘remember’ you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a ‘session cookie’) or for multiple repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as ‘first party cookies’), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (‘third party cookies’).

Cookies set by PhD-Planner.com

We use cookies for a number of different purposes. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons; some enable a personalized experience for both visitors and registered users; and some allow the display of advertising from selected third party networks. Some of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or when a visitor takes a particular action (clicking the ‘like’ or ‘follow’ button on a post, for example).
Below the different categories of cookies set by PhD-Planner.com are outlined.

Performance: Performance cookies collect information on how users interact with PhD-Planner.com website, including what pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data. These details are only used to improve how the website functions.

Tracking: These are set by trusted third party networks (e.g. Google Analytics) to track details such as the number of unique visitors, and pageviews to help improve the user experience.

Third Party/Embedded Content: PhD-Planner.com makes use of different third party applications and services to enhance the experience of website visitors. These include social media platforms such as Instagram, or embedded content. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, PhD-Planner.com may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at PhD-Planner.com’s sole discretion. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Contact

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you by emailing questions@phd-planner.com.

Privacy & Cookies Policy adapted from wordpress.org.