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Privacy Policy

Last updated: December 16, 2021

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Privacy policy

CERF is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust with respect to your privacy. This privacy policy explains how we collect, use and share your personal information.

About our privacy policy

This privacy policy applies to this website and other services, including programs and events, that refer or link to this privacy policy (each, a “Service”). This policy may be supplemented by additional privacy statements, terms or notices provided to you. CERF is the primary controller of your personal information provided to, or collected by or for, the Service.

Information we collect

We collect information about you in three ways: directly from your input and through automated technologies.

Information you provide to us

The personal information collected from you depends on the content and features of the Service you use and how you otherwise interact with us and may include:

  • ·         Contact details, such as your name, email address, postal address, phone number;
  • ·         Account login credentials, such as usernames and passwords;
  • ·         Other account registration and profile information, including educational, professional and other background information, such as your field of study, current position, practice area and areas of interests and photo;
  • ·         Content that you upload and share or store in your account, such as comments, contributions and replies;
  • ·         Payment information, such as a credit or debit card number, and government-issued ID numbers;
  • ·         Information that you communicate to us, such as questions or information you send to customer support;
  • ·         Data that you provide to us as part of interacting with the Service; and/or
  • ·         Communications preferences, such as your preferred language and the frequency, type and format of the alerts you sign up to receive.

Data from other sources

We also may obtain contact details and other information about you from other entities including:

  • ·         Social networks when that you grant permission to the Service to access your data on one or more networks;
  • ·         Service providers that help us determine a location in order to customize certain products to your location;
  • ·         Partners with which we offer co-branded services or engage in joint marketing activities; and/or
  • ·         Publicly available sources and data suppliers from which we obtain data to validate or supplement the information we hold and to support the Service.

Device and usage data

The Service may automatically collect information about how you and your device interact with the Service, such as:

  • ·         Computer, device and connection information, such as IP address, browser type and version, operating system and other software installed on your device, unique device identifier and other technical identifiers, error reports and performance data;
  • ·         Usage data, such as the features you used, the settings you selected, URL click stream data, including date and time stamp and referring and exit pages, and pages you visited on the Service;
  • ·         For educational Services, the course modules and test questions you view, answer or complete; and/or
  • ·         For location-aware Services, the physical location of your device.


We collect this data through our servers and the use of cookies and other technologies. You can control cookies through your browser's settings and other tools.  However, if you choose to block certain cookies, you may not be able to register, login, or access certain parts or make full use of the Service. For more details, visit the cookie notice of the Service.

How we use your information

We are committed to delivering a relevant and useful experience to you. Depending on how you interact with us and the Service, we use your personal information to:

  • ·         Provide, activate and manage your access to and use of the Service;
  • ·         Process and fulfill a request, order, download, subscription or other transaction;
  • ·         Offer you customized content and other personalization to make the Service more efficient for you and more relevant to your interests and geography;
  • ·         Enhance and improve the Service, such as add new content and features;
  • ·         Notify you about changes, updates and other announcements related to the Service;
  • ·         Deliver targeted promotional messages and other information;
  • ·         Identify usage trends and develop data analysis.

We may also use your information to:

  • ·         Respond to your requests, inquiries, comments or concerns;
  • ·         Invite you to submit or participate in our events or activities;
  • ·         Provide you with relevant messages about events and services of ours, our group companies and third parties such as societies and sponsors;
  • ·         Enhance and improve our products, events and services and develop new ones; and/or
  • ·         Comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

Your communications preferences

You can customize and manage your communications preferences and other settings by updating your account features and preferences.

You have the right under European and certain other privacy and data protection laws, as may be applicable, to request free of charge:

  • ·         Access to and correction and deletion of your personal information;
  • ·         Restriction of our processing of your personal information, or to object to our processing; and/or
  • ·         Portability of your personal information.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

If you are a California resident, you have additional rights:

Under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”), you have the further right to request that we disclose to you (i) the categories of personal information we collected about you and the categories of sources from which we collected such information; (ii) the specific pieces of personal information we collected about you; (iii) the business or commercial purpose for collecting personal information about you; and (iv) the categories of personal information about you that we shared or disclosed and the categories of third parties with whom we shared or to whom we disclosed such information in the preceding 12 months. You also have the right to not be discriminated against in pricing and services because you exercise any of your rights under the CCPA. Elsevier does not sell personal information to third parties within the scope of the application of the CCPA.

Data and security

We retain your personal information for as long as necessary to provide the Service and fulfill the transactions you have requested, or for other essential purposes such as complying with our legal obligations, maintaining business and financial records, resolving disputes, maintaining security, detecting and preventing fraud and abuse, and enforcing our agreements.

We take precautions to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction through the use of appropriate technical and organizational measures.

Your personal information may be stored and processed in your region or another country. We take steps to ensure that the information continues to be protected wherever it is located in a manner consistent with the standards of protection required under applicable law.

When we collect from you any personal information, we do so:

  • ·         where necessary to provide the Service, fulfill a transaction or otherwise perform a contract with you or at your request prior to entering into a contract;
  • ·         where necessary for our compliance with applicable law or other legal obligation;
  • ·         where necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest;
  • ·         where applicable, with your consent; and/or
  • ·         as necessary to operate our business, protect the security of our systems, customers and users, detect or prevent fraud, or fulfill our other legitimate interests as described in the sections above, except where our interests are overridden by your privacy rights.

Where we rely on your consent to process personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, and where we rely on legitimate interests, you may have the right to object to our processing.


We will update this privacy policy from time to time.  Any changes will be posted on this page with an updated revision date.


If you have any questions, comments, complaints or requests regarding this privacy policy or our processing of your information, please contact the administrator at:

Administrator: Claire Johnson

1507 E Valley Parkway 3-486

Escondido, CA  92027


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