Date last modified: 24 May 2018
The Optical Society and the OSA Foundation (collectively “OSA”) is committed to protecting your personal data. This notice outlines how we collect, share and use your personal data, and how you can exercise your privacy rights involving your data.
OSA receives your personal data from these sources:
The personal data collected by OSA falls into these categories:
OSA uses your personal data to:
You may access the majority of the information that OSA maintains on you in our database in the My Account feature of our system (account.osa.org). Author and reviewing information is contained in OSA Publishing Digital Library and Prism. Questions or concerns about your data may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are an individual covered by European data protection rules and wish to exercise a specific data right, contact email@example.com.
Web site log files store information such as internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. Normally, an IP address will change each time you connect to the internet; in some cases, however, you may have a static address, and your IP address may be deemed identifiable. Log files are used to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movements within the site and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. The log files are used by utility tracking software to analyze user movement.
OSA is a global organization headquartered in the United States but with activities, members, customers, vendors and consultants around the world. In the course of normal business, OSA may transfer information to other countries as necessary for us to provide our products and services. By submitting your information to OSA (electronically or in hard copy), you consent to such transfers and to the processing of this information in other countries.
OSA may modify, add or remove portions of this Privacy Notice at any time. Where such changes are material in nature, OSA will provide additional notice via email or notification on the Websites. The date of the last update is displayed at the top of this Privacy Notice.
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding this Privacy Notice, please contact OSA at:
The Optical Society (OSA)
2010 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036