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Universal Scholar | February 22, 2018

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Privacy Policy - Universal Scholar

What Information Do We Collect?
We primarily collect information that users voluntarily provide us with in the course of using Universal Scholar. This information includes, but may not be limited to, registration information such as username, password, and email address, biographical information provided along with a submitted article such as a user’s name and educational background, the content of comments posted to the site, and the content of articles submitted for publication. Users may choose to visit the site without providing this information, and may make use of certain features anonymously.

Additionally, certain information may be logged in the course of using our site, including but not limited to a user’s IP address and article viewing history.

How Do We Use this Information?
It is our policy only to user our users’ information for legitimate business purposes, including but not limited to improving site functionality, personalizing user experience, contacting registered users, and maintaining a high quality of content on Universal Scholar.

Certain user information may be made available when necessary to trusted third parties for purposes such as operating our website or improving customer service, on the condition that these third parties agree to maintain confidentiality regarding any user information they may have access to.

Additionally, user information may be made available when necessary to comply with applicable laws, to enforce our Terms of Use, or to protect ours or others’ legal rights, property, or safety.

Aggregated non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with our advertising partners.

How is Your Information Protected?
We at Universal Scholar take your privacy very seriously. The information we collect is stored on secure servers with access limited to as few members of the Universal Scholar team as possible.

We reserve the right to use cookies to improve site usability, including but not limited to storing login information and site preferences.

Users may delete specific cookies or disable cookies in general through their browser settings, though this may affect the functionality of this site and others.

Advertisers and Third Parties
This site is supported by displaying third party advertisements, including ads delivered through the Google AdSense platform.

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to our website. Google uses the DoubleClick cookie to enable it and its partners to serve ads to users based on their visit to our site and/or other sites on the Internet.

The DoubleClick cookie is used by Google in the ads served on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying AdSense ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. When users visit a partner’s website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser. Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ads Settings.

Additionally, third party advertisements delivered by Google’s AdWords and Ad Exchange platforms may be displayed on this site. These advertisers may also make use of cookies as described above. Users can opt out of receiving these cookies for interest-based advertising by visiting these vendor and ad network websites, or by visiting

Users may delete specific cookies or disable cookies in general through their browser settings, though this may affect the functionality of this site and others.

Our site may at times display links to other third party sites. These outside sites have their own separate privacy policies and terms of use, which may differ from those of Universal Scholar. Accordingly, we make no representations or guarantees regarding what information a third party site collects or how they use this information. Users should review a third party site’s privacy policy before providing it with personally identifiable information.

Terms and Conditions
Please visit our Terms of Use section prior to posting on Universal Scholar and review the rules for using our site, along with disclaimers and limitations of liability.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy
At times it may be necessary to revise this privacy policy to better serve our users. Any changes to the policy will be posted on this page.

This Privacy Policy was last changed on 12/15/2014

Your Consent
By using this website, you consent to our Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, what data we collect and how your data is used, or if you want to unsubscribe from our email list, please contact us at: