We value your privacy and make this policy easily available throughout our site to assist you in understanding the handling of your information in the course of using this site.
Log Files and Cookies
The Council for European Studies (CES) utilizes an industry standard analytics package which gathers limited information on visitors to our website automatically, and stores this anonymous information in server log files. This information may include IP addresses, browser type, basic IP information, referring pages, operating system used and date/time stamps. We also enable Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting Remarketing with Google Analytics to collect data about web traffic via Google advertising cookies and anonymous identifiers, in addition to data collected through a standard Google Analytics implementation. This information does not identify individual users and is used only for site administration, as well as for analysis of website usage and trends.
Additionally, cookies may be used to provide easier and faster access to website features such as logins and/or repeat visits. Cookies are very small text files that are stored on personal computers for reference purposes. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information.
If you do not wish to take advantage of these features, please configure your browser so it does not accept cookies. Alternately, you can opt-out of the Google Analytics Advertising Features we use by changing the “Ads Settings” in your Google account, by visiting the NAI's consumer opt-out page or by downloading the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
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Registration and Use of Personal Information
Registration is not required in order to use or access this website. However, if you would like to take advantage of special site features, such as Member Resources, or submit a proposal for the Council’s International Conference of Europeanists, we may require you to first provide some basic contact details and/or register to access those features.
If you do register and in the process provide us with personally identifiable information, we guarantee that any such information will not be shared with any third-party organization. The Council for European Studies does not distribute, sell, disclose, or otherwise share its lists except when required by law.
Please note that if you post comments or articles to any forum, blog, or message board on this site, any personally identifiable information you provide in those comments or articles may be read, collated, and used by anyone viewing them. As such, we are not responsible for personally identifiable information you may choose to make available through these channels.
Access to Personally Identifiable Information
We follow accepted industry standards to protect any personal information you have provided to us. However, please be aware that no method of electronic storage can ever be 100% secure. Therefore, we are not in a position to guarantee the absolute security of your information.
Nonetheless, to ensure that financial transactions initiated on our site are as secure as possible, the Council for European Studies does not store credit card or online financial transaction data on its systems. All digital financial transactions are conducted via the third-party sites of PayPal and Google Checkout.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on our website.