The Asian Science Citation Index (ASCI) provides this Web site as a public service. We do not collect any personally identifiable information (PII) about you when you visit our Web sites unless you choose to provide that information to us. We do collect some data about your visit to our Web site to help us better understand how the public uses the site and how to make it more helpful. ASCI never collects information for commercial marketing or any purpose unrelated to ASCI's functions.
Type of Information Collected
When you visit any Web site, certain information about your visit can be collected. ASCI automatically collects and temporarily stores the following type of information about your visit:
- Internet address and domain from which you visited the ASCI Web site
- Information about the operating system and browser used
- Date and time of the visit
- Pages visited
- Internet address of the Web site that connected you to the ASCI Web site
- Words searched
This information is used to measure the number of visitors to the various sections of our site and improve organization, coverage, system performance or problem areas. This information is not used for associating search terms or patterns of site navigation with individual users. When search features offer suggested terms, these suggestions are based on aggregated data only. ASCI periodically deletes its Web logs.
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The cookie makes it easier for you to use the dynamic features of Web pages. Cookies from ASCI Web pages only collect information about your browser's visit to the site; they do not collect personal information about you.
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If you do not wish to have cookies placed on your computer, you can disable them at any time from your Web browser. If you opt out of cookies, you will still have access to all information and resources at ASCI, but may be unable to use cookie-dependent features. Please note that by disabling cookies from your Web browser, you will disable cookies from all sources, not just those from ASCI.
Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
If you choose to send us personal information by email, or by filling out a form on our Web site, we use that information to respond to your message and to help us provide you with information or material that you request. If provided, personally identifiable information is maintained in a database that is regularly purged. On occasion, we may conduct a study concerning the types of questions sent to us. These studies help us to improve our Web sites in order to make them more responsive to the needs of our users. We do not give, share, sell, or transfer any personal information to a third party unless required by law.
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