Privacy Policy

Internet Privacy Policy
Effective January 2018

At Florida Society for Middle East Studies, we respect the privacy of our website visitors. We use information you provide to better serve your needs. We also recognize that this information belongs to you and that we must treat it accordingly. The following statement explains our privacy policy in more detail. The policy applies to www.fsmes.org and other sites on the World Wide Web owned and operated by Florida Society for Middle East Studies. If there are material changes to this policy in the future, information concerning any such change will be posted on this webpage.

Use of Personal and Non-Personal Information 
We collect two kinds of information about our on–line visitors, personal and non-personal information. Visitors are not required to register to access the public pages of Florida Society for Middle East Studies’s sites. Non–personal information is collected to track the total number of guests visiting Florida Society for Middle East Studies sites and to guide our efforts to improve our sites. The non–personal information we monitor includes the browser type and operating system being used by our visitors; areas of the sites visited; date and time of access; host or service–provider information, and identification of the referring site. This information is used
exclusively for our internal purposes and is not disclosed to any non–affiliated third parties except our producers.

Personal information that can identify a visitor, such as name, employer, and contact information, is collected only when voluntarily offered and solely for purposes that are clearly identified on our sites. Access to pages with content specific to administrators password–protected and requires pre–registration. Personal information acquired through registration is kept confidential and will not be disclosed to third parties except as may be required by law. Florida Society for Middle East Studies does not seek personal information from children.

Personal Database
You may be granted access to information such as news letters and emails generated by Florida Society for Middle East Studies. While the news letters and emails are the sole and exclusive property of Florida Society for Middle East Studies, you may be granted permission to distribute those items with your personal contacts, however any editing of the information in such items without express written permission of Florida Society for Middle East Studies is prohibited.  Further, Florida Society for Middle East Studies assumes no liability for your distribution to prohibited entities.

You are responsible for the maintenance of your login name and password used to access the information, and the personal database itself. Florida Society for Middle East Studies will not share your information except as may be required by law. Florida Society for Middle East Studies retains the right to suspend or terminate your membership, with or without cause, and with or without notice. Should your account be terminated, your information data will be removed from the database.

Use Of “Cookies”
Florida Society for Middle East Studies may place an electronic “cookie” in the browser files of a guest’s computer. Cookies are pieces of information that a web site transfers to an individual’s computer hard drive for record–keeping purposes. Cookies themselves do not enable us to access any personal information about our visitors; however, they do allow Florida Society for Middle East Studies to analyze guests’ use of our sites. This analysis helps us better understand which areas of our sites are most useful and popular so we can plan improvements and updates accordingly. The Placencia Group does not use cookies to retrieve information from a visitor’s computer that was not originally sent in a cookie.

Internet Communication
The privacy of communication over the Internet cannot be guaranteed, because the Internet is
not a secure medium. Florida Society for Middle East Studies does not assume any responsibility for any harm, loss, or damage you may experience or incur by the sending of personal or confidential information over the Internet by or to Florida Society for Middle East Studies.

Consent
By using this site, you signify your consent to Florida Society for Middle East Studies’s on–line
privacy policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use this site. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to update, change, modify, add, or remove portions of this policy from time to time.