EurekAlert!/AAAS is firmly committed to
protecting the privacy of its users.
- Information Gathered by EurekAlert!/AAAS
EurekAlert! is divided into
- A public area accessible to anyone with world wide web
- A restricted area open to registered journalists and
public information officers (PIOs).
EurekAlert!/AAAS gathers two
types of information:
- Individual data that journalists and PIOs provide when
they register, and
- Aggregated data on overall patterns of activity within
the site. Such information enables us to accomodate
our content to users' needs and to help those
organizations that post information to the site to better
understand the demographics of those seeing their
In general, however, EurekAlert!/AAAS gathers information such
as the date and time of your visit; the URL of the last Web
page you visited; the type of browser and operating system
you're using and your computer's IP address.
EurekAlert!/AAAS does not sell,
rent, trade or give away our list of users.
EurekAlert!/AAAS will not share
information about your individual movement within the site or
any other personal information about you with any third
party. However, as mentioned, we may look at general usage
patterns by user type (public, journalists and PIOs) to help us
improve the site.
- Information provided on the registration form is shared
with the administrators of journals to which the user
has requested access via EurekAlert!. No other
information is shared. Individual access to journals is
contingent upon the journal administrators of which you
have requested and not by the status of your
registration with EurekAlert!.
- The second exception would be in the case of violating
policy involving material allegedly obtained via
someone's password-approved access -- and only then in
response to a specific request by the journal or
research institution that submitted the embargoed
document, or by the journalist or PIO in
question. However, EurekAlert!/AAAS reserves the right
to decline any of these requests if there is not
sufficient evidence to support the charge. If we do
agree to provide information related to an alleged
embargo break, only three factors may potentially be
revealed and only to the relevant journal, institution
and/or registered user: whether or not the person viewed
the document for which the embargo was broken; if so,
what time of day he or she viewed it; and whether his or
her request for the file, if made, was successfully
fulfilled. If we do decide to fulfill such a request by
a journal or an institution, the user in question will
- Update, Opt-Out and Deactivation Policies
You may update the information in your contact information
and other personal information at any
time by going to the site and clicking on the My Settings
button. However, only a EurekAlert!/AAAS staff member may approve
your changed status (i.e., reporter, freelancer or
PIO). Requests for change of status should be made to email@example.com.
We may also modify the way your information appears in your
profile to conform to our standards of style.
You may also remove yourself from EurekAlert!/AAAS's database at any time by
contacting us via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org);
telephone (1-202-326-6716); fax (1-202-898-0391) or mail:
The American Association for the Advancement of Science
1200 New York Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20005
Please note that this policy applies only to the EurekAlert! site, and
not to other Web sites to which EurekAlert! may link. Also, given that
Internet technologies are rapidly evolving, we reserve the right to
modify portions of this policy at any time. You will be alerted to
Continual use of EurekAlert!
following the posting of changes to these terms will affirm acceptance
of any changes that were made.
Inquiries about policies governing EurekAlert! should be forwarded to
EurekAlert! is a public service
project of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in
Washington, D.C., and is administered within the Office of Public Programs.