Advancing Science Worldwide

OUR SECURITY PRACTICES

Learn More About Our Dedication To Your Security

Here at Advancing Science Worldwide, we are committed to keeping your data secure. That is why we go out of our way to use the best data security practices available to us.

All of the content on our website is encrypted using the Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocols (you should see HTTPS in your browser's address bar). Even our contact forms and email subscription forms are encrypted using this technology. This is to make sure that there are no prying eyes while you are browsing our website.

Donations made through the form on our Donate page are handled by Stripe and PayPal. Both have received PCI Service Provider Level 1 certification, the most stringent certification in the payment industry. All your payment information is encrypted using the HTTPS and HSTS protocols and your full credit card or bank account information never even reaches us.

Donations of Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash made through the link on our Donate page are handled by BitPay, a payment processor that processes $1 million in payments each day. BitPay is well renowned for its security practices and even large companies such as Microsoft have partnered with them.

OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Learn More About How We Handle Your Data

We here at Advancing Science Worldwide know that you care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy very seriously. By visiting Advancing Science Worldwide’s website, you are accepting the practices outlined in this policy. This Privacy Policy covers Advancing Science Worldwide's treatment of personal information that Advancing Science Worldwide gathers when you are on the Advancing Science Worldwide website and when you use Advancing Science Worldwide's services. This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that Advancing Science Worldwide does not own or control, or to individuals that Advancing Science Worldwide does not employ or manage.

We only collect personal information that is relevant to the purpose of our website. We receive and store information you enter on our website or provide to us in any other way. Any of the information we collect from you may be used to personalize content and/or process transactions. Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested. Information is not stored in a personally identifiable manner. Our authorized agents automatically receive and record certain "traffic data" on their server logs from your browser including your IP address, cookie information, and the page you requested. We use this traffic data to help analyze trends, administer the website, and provide statistics to users. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of many of our special features.

Advancing Science Worldwide maintains the highest level of respect for the privacy of its donors. Donor Data may be collected and used for the purposes of: (1) Distributing receipts and thanking donors for donations, (2) Informing donors about upcoming fundraising and other activities of Advancing Science Worldwide, (3) Internal analysis, such as research and analytics, (4) Record keeping, (5) Reporting to applicable government agencies as required by law, (6) Other purposes related to the fundraising operations. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties Donor Data. Anonymized donor information may be used for promotional and fundraising activities. Comments that are provided by donors may be publicly published and may be used in promotional materials. We may use available information to supplement the Donor Data to improve the information we use to drive our fundraising efforts. We may allow donors the option to have their name publicly associated with their donation unless otherwise requested as part of the online donation process.

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information. We offer the use of a secure server through Stripe and PayPal. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, bank accounts, etc.) will not be stored on our servers. California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance: Because we value your privacy, we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

If you decide to visit our website, your visit and any possible dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of all applicable laws and regulations.

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, at our sole discretion. Use of information we collect is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make changes to the Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page.