Privacy Policy

Society for Conservation Biology and its related companies (collectively, "SCB") recognize the importance of protecting the information collected from Users in the operation of this website (www.careers.conbio.org), and take reasonable steps to maintain the security, integrity and privacy of any information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Collected Personal Information
All information collected on the website is submitted voluntarily.  SCB may ask Users to provide personal information, meaning individually identifiable information such as user’s email address, name, mailing address, telephone number, or other information associated with individually identifiable information through the website when user register for a user account to access the website, and when user contacts SCB.  SCB may also collect publicly available information about Users from other sources, such as information from newspapers, blogs, and commercial websites.

SCB will ensure that any identifiable personal information it collects through this website, for example, the create an account or profile processes, will be adequate, relevant and not excessive for purposes of operating this website or any of the services operated hereunder, it will be kept accurate and up-to-date based on information provided and it will be deleted when no longer needed. Except where necessary in connection with services provided by appropriate intermediaries such as recruiters and employers, who may  be required to enter into confidentiality agreement with SCB, SCB will not disclose any personal information identifying Users to any third party without User’s consent, unless required by law or otherwise needed in connection with legal proceedings or unless we have received your consent.

Maintenance and Security of Personal Information
The Personal Information collected through the website is maintained in a manner consistent with current industry standards.  User’s Personal Information is protected in several ways.  User’s Personal Information resides on servers that are protected by physical and electronic safeguards.  Certain payment information and other Personal Information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) to prevent unauthorized parties from viewing such information when it is transmitted to us.

If use of an electronic product, feature or service offered by SCB on this website requires a User to provide a name and password or other personally identifiable information, the User will have the option to opt in or out of providing such information and using the product, feature or service. Any private communications or information supplied to SCB by a User may be used by SCB for internal business and research purposes and to help enhance and develop our websites but will not be shared with third parties unless we receive your consent.

Disclosure of Non-Personal Information
SCB may disclose to carefully chosen third parties navigational and transactional information in the form of anonymous, aggregate usage statistics (including "page views" on this website and the products herein) and demographics but only in forms that do not reveal a User's identity or confidential information, except as required by law, as needed in connection with legal proceedings, or unless we have received your consent.

Links to Other Websites
Links may be provided from this website to other third party websites. In using such links, Users should be aware that each third party website will vary in terms of its privacy and data protection policies, and SCB does not take responsibility for the privacy policies of, and usage of, personal information collected by others including, without limitation, those of any partner or affiliate. You should be aware that identifiable personal information – such as your name or e-mail address – that you voluntarily disclose that are accessible to other Users (e.g. on bulletin boards or in chat areas) could be collected and disclosed by others. SCB cannot take any responsibility for such collection and disclosure.

Security Measures
The website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under SCB’s control.   However, Users should keep in mind that this website is run on software, hardware, and networks, any component of which may, from time to time, require maintenance, experience problems or breaches of security.

Correspondence
If you correspond with SCB via e-mail, the postal service, or other form of communication, SCB may retain such correspondence and the information contained therein and use such to respond to your inquiry and notify you of other information concerning SCB’ services.  If you do not wish to receive correspondence from SCB or have specific contact preferences, you may express your preferences by emailing info@conbio.org informing SCB of your preferences.

Notice to All Users
You can always contact info@conbio.org if you wish to review any Personal Information SCB may have about you.  If SCB has Personal Information about you, SCB will provide you with a readable copy of such Personal Information at no charge.  Factual errors in your Personal Information, including out-of-date information, can be corrected by sending SCB a request that credibly shows SCB’s error.  To protect your privacy and security, SCB takes commercially reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to Personal Information or making corrections.

Additional Services 
SCB may offer additional services, including optional E-mail Alerting Services, which are opted into by registration and may be opted out of at any time. By choosing to take advantage of this and other services offered by SCB, such as the SCB Career Center, you consent to the use of your information for the purposes of providing these services.

Use of Cookies 
A cookie is a small piece of information that a website puts on a hard drive so that it can remember information about a user at a later date. The website cookies are used in two ways: as a temporary, Session Control cookie to validate access privileges and – at the user's option – as a permanent cookie to facilitate login to SCB Career Center via the Remember Me option. Cookies are not used to gather or provide usage statistics. By choosing to take advantage of these services, you consent to the use of your information for the purposes of providing these services.

Session Control Cookie 
Session control cookies are used on most  websites today because they facilitate navigation. In order to use this website and SCB Career Center users must have their browsers set to accept cookies. 
Once a user is signed onto SCB Career Center, our Web server uses a temporary cookie to help us manage the visit to the service. This Session Control Cookie is deleted when the user quits the browser. This cookie allows us to quickly determine access control rights and personal preferences during the online session. The Session Control Cookie is set out of necessity and not out of convenience.

Remember Me Cookie 
When a user registers to create an account on this website to access SCB Career Center, he/she is asked to choose a user name and password. Every time the user logs into SCB Career Center, he/she will be asked to enter this unique user name and password. Users have the option of storing this information on their computers as a permanent cookie by selecting the "Remember me on this computer" option when logging in. This feature is optional and user controlled. The Remember Me cookie can be deleted at any time by unchecking the Remember Me checkbox in SCB Career Center. Users must be careful not to store their user name and password as a cookie on any computer that is not their own, since doing so would enable other users coming to that computer to access SCB Career Center under their name.

Privacy Policy Updates
Please note that SCB's Privacy Policy is reviewed periodically. SCB reserves the right to modify its Privacy Policy at any time without notice. Any changes to the policy will be posted on this page. Your continued use of this website will be deemed conclusive acceptance of such modification. Any comments or questions concerning this policy should be addressed to info@conbio.org. If at any point you wish to access your personal information to 
1. change your preferences, 
2. review the accuracy, or 
3. correct, supplement or modify your information, you may either send an e-mail to the address set forth above, or update the information directly via the Job Seeker Account section of SCB Career Center.

Effective date: 20th March 2015