The software and web services are provided by Infonetica Ltd (“Infonetica”).
Reference to "we" are to McMaster University and/or Infonetica.
McMaster University and Infonetica are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our Website visitors and this policy sets out the basis on which any personal information we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
We may collect and process the following data from you:
The above information is used by us to maintain and improve quality of the service and to provide general user statistics regarding use of the Website. Additionally, the information is available to the Website’s administrators and is used for audit purposes. Furthermore, if you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the browser each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.
We use session cookies on the Website to keep track of you whilst you navigate the Website. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser.
To maintain and improve the quality
of the Website, we use Google Analytics. Google Analytics generates
statistical and other information about the Website use by means of
cookies, which are stored on user's computers. The information generated
relating to our Website is used to create reports about the use of the
available here. We are not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of our Website.
Data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and although we will do our best to protect your personal data, neither McMaster University nor Infonetica can guarantee the security of the data you transmit to the Website and any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use appropriate security procedures and features aimed at preventing unauthorised access, unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage.
You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password except when you login to the Website or when you request us to provide you with technical assistance with the Website.
a user of the Website, you understand and agree that you assume all
responsibility and risk for your use of the Website, the internet generally,
and the documents you post or access and for your conduct on and off the
Website. Upon your request, we will take reasonable steps to correct, amend or
delete your personal data that is found to be inaccurate, incomplete or
burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to
your privacy, where the rights of persons other than you would be violated or
where doing so is otherwise consistent with applicable law.
personal information and research project information you submit to the
Website is collected and stored for the purposes of:
Personal information and project information will not be released to third parties except when authorised by the user (e.g. submission of application forms) or required by law.
The Website contains links to other websites. McMaster University and/or Infonetica are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.