Privacy Policy

WebPsychology Privacy Policy

WebPsychology Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important and we take it seriously. Please read this Privacy Policy to learn more about how we collect and handle your information.

1. Information We Collect.

Personally Identifiable Information.  We collect personally identifiable information when you use the website to perform certain tasks.  Examples of the ways in which we collect personally identifiable information during your use of the website include:

  • When you post or comment on an article or blog post or send email to us, we may collect your name and email address.
  • When you send email to a professional listed in one of the professional directories or offered services, or when you email a friend about a professional, we may collect your name and email address and your friend’s name and email address.
  • When you fill out an assessment, quiz, or any other available test. Most assessments, quizzes and tests are administered by third-parties which have its own Privacy Policies concerning information they may collect from users. Please refer to their policies via the Privacy Policy links on the assessment and test pages.  If an assessment, quiz, or other test is administered by WebPsychology, we may collect basic information such as your name, email, responses and results.
  • When you subscribe to a publication, we may collect your name and address.
  • When you purchase something from us. Your payment information is submitted directly to the credit card processor, who is responsible for its use and security.
  • When you register with us we collect information that will be used to create your profile, such as name, email address, as well as interactions within our site.  We collect additional information for our records that may not be displayed as part of your profile.
  • When you participate in an online survey, quizzes, polls, or other activity available through our site.
  • When you provide personal information in a community area or other public forum.
  • We maintain logs of site usage to evaluate how many pages a user viewed, how long a user remained on our website, web browsers used, and user’s level of interest in the various areas of our site.

Non-Personal Information.  Even if you do not register with or provide any personal information to WebPsychology, we collect non-personal information about your use of the WebPsychology site. “Non-personal information” means information that we cannot use to identify or contact you. We may also acquire non-personal information about our users from external sources. While you may use some of the functionality of our site without registration, many of the specific tools and services on the WebPsychology site require that you register with WebPsychology.

2. Our Use of Your Information.

Registration. Registration on our site constitutes your consent for WebPsychology to collect and use personal information provided by you via tool, assessments, content posted by you, et al to provide you with a relevant and contextualized experience on our site.  This may include providing recommendations related to products and services for personal use and/or purchase. Some of our tools (such as certain quizzes or tests or calculators) may retain your Personal Information or responses by you, while others do not.

Emails and Newsletters. WebPsychology reserves the right to send specific notifications and communications related specifically to you based upon registration, password recovery, account changes, privacy policy changes, terms of service, account termination, and any actions initiated by you related to customer service, products and services you interacted with or consumed.

When you sign up for our email newsletters on the WebPsychology site, you can choose to opt out of receiving additional newsletters from WebPsychology. You can unsubscribe from a newsletter by either following the directions included at the bottom of the newsletter, or logging in to the WebPsychology site and unchecking the newsletters you no longer wish to receive under the “My Profile” section.

Third Parties.  We share information with third parties only when needed to deliver to you products or services that you request. However, we do have a number of integrated partnerships where the user may interact with third party services not provided by WebPsychology where user will provide their information directly to third party – and WebPsychology will not be responsible for any issues related to consumer providing information to any third party to acquire/obtain any third party services provided or promoted through WebPsychology.

Cookies and Web Beacons. We may collect information about your use of the site and your use of other web sites through the use of Cookies and Web Beacons. “Cookies” are small data files that are stored on the hard drive of the computer you use to view a web site. “Web Beacons” are graphic image files imbedded in a web page typically used to monitor activity on a web page and send back to its home server (which can belong to the host site, a network advertiser or some other third party) information from your browser, such as the IP address, the URL of the page on which the beacon is located, the type of browser that is accessing the site and the ID number of any Cookies on your computer previously placed by that server.

We may use Cookies to create a personalized Web experience for our users. We use cookies for those applications that require us to keep track of information to customize results. If you don't have your browser set to accept cookies, certain areas of the website may not function properly. Further, third parties under contract with WebPsychology may use Cookies or Web Beacons to collect information about your usage of our site, such as surveys in which you have participated or articles that you have viewed. These third party advertising service providers may use this information, on our behalf, to help WebPsychology deliver advertising on our site as well as on other sites on the Internet based on your browsing activity on our sites.

Advertising. We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you would like to opt out of third party ad tracking for one or all of the companies that display ads on WebPsychology.com, visit  NAI – (http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices).  The ad serving partner(s) we integrate into our website are fully compliant with NAI and their ad choices policy.

Market Research. WebPsychology may conduct online research for WebPsychology or others through email invitations, pop-up surveys, or other means.  If you choose to participate in any of these surveys, we may ask you to enter your personal information which may be subsequently used by WebPsychology or approved third parties doing such research.  Please note that we will not knowingly accept participants in online research who are under the age of thirteen (13) years.

3. Third Party Sites.

When you click on links and/or ad banners or services provided by third parties that take you to third-party websites, the third party may collect information about you at their web site. It is most likely that the third party may have its own privacy policies that differ from ours. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement whenever interacting with any website you visit.

4. Posted Materials and Emailed Information.

WebPsychology offers various public forums on and through our site.  The materials you post on the website, such as articles, videos, photos, responses on forums, blog posts, directory information and comments, are made available to be seen and read by other users of the website. Any information you share, personal or otherwise in one or more of these forums is open to the public and you understand is not private.  WebPsychology strongly encourages you to carefully think about what information you post prior to posting, especially given that anything you post can be seen, disclosed to, or collected by third parties who may use such information in ways that WebPsychology cannot either control or predict.  We will not selectively remove any content but can remove your account and all related content you post through that account.  The exception to this would be if you posted any obscene, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate content, which at WebPsychology’s sole discretion, may be removed upon discovery.  Even if we remove your account and any related content, we cannot give any assurances that such materials posted to your account are not still available from servers maintained by others (such as search engines or proxy servers) or that others have not already downloaded and stored such materials.

Further, this Privacy Policy does not apply to information, content, business information, ideas, concepts or inventions that you send to WebPsychology by email or otherwise post on our site. If you want to keep content or business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not send them in to or post them to WebPsychology.

5. Children.

WebPsychology is committed to protecting the privacy of children. The WebPsychology site is not designed or intended to be used or accessed by children under the age of 13. The WebPsychology site does not collect personal information from any person actually known to be under the age of thirteen (13). A parent or guardian, however, may use WebPsychology on behalf of the parent/guardian’s minor child. The parent or guardian assumes full responsibility for ensuring that any registration information submitted is accurate. The parent or guardian also assumes full responsibility for the interpretation and use of any information or suggestions provided through WebPsychology for the minor.

6. Security and Removal of Personally Identifiable Information.

We take reasonable measures to protect the security of your personally identifiable information. When you register on our site your personally identifiable information will be secured via SSL.  However, when taking a test, quiz, or other type of assessment, your information may not be secured.  Despite our efforts to protect your personally identifiable information, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way around our security systems or that transmissions of your information over the Internet may be intercepted.

We will retain your personally identifiable information as long as your account is active or needed to provide you services. You can remove your personally identifiable information at any time or instruct us to remove it, but you should be aware that it may not be technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information from our servers and that we may retain such information as permitted by this policy. WebPsychology tools that collect and store personally identifiable information allow you to correct, update or review information you have submitted by going back to the specific tool, logging-in and making the desired changes. We reserve the right to retain your personally identifiable information as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

7. Limitations.

Though we make every effort to preserve your privacy, it is important for you to note that we cannot guarantee your privacy. Further, we may disclose personal information when required by law or where we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on us. We may also disclose personal information in cooperation with a law enforcement request, or if it becomes apparent that you may be a danger to yourself or others.

8. Amendment.

We reserve the right to change or modify this Privacy Policy at any time and any changes will be effective upon being posted. We encourage you to periodically review this website for the latest information on our privacy practices. If you do not accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, we ask that you do not register with us and that you do not access or use the WebPsychology site or sites. Your continued usage of the site following revisions and updates to this Privacy Policy constitutes your acceptance of such changes.