Who we are
Madrasa, LLC (“Madrasa, LLC”) operates https://www.phdinsiders.com/ (“phdinsiders.com”) and may operate other websites. It is Madrasa, LLC’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Madrasa, LLC collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, the date and time of each visitor request, among others. Madrasa, LLC’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Madrasa, LLC’ visitors use its website. From time to time, Madrasa, LLC may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Madrasa, LLC also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on phdinsiders.com blogs/websites. Madrasa, LLC only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Sharing Data with Third Parties
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
From time to time, Madrasa, LLC may collect, use, and share de-identified information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of our Websites. Madrasa, LLC may display this de-identified information publicly or provide it to others.
Necessary personal, billing, and financial information may be relayed to necessary third parties to complete purchases and transactions. Your sensitive financial information including payment card number is never stored by Madrasa, LLC.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Madrasa, LLC’ websites choose to interact with Madrasa, LLC in ways that require Madrasa, LLC to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Madrasa, LLC gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at phdinsiders.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Madrasa, LLC are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Madrasa, LLC collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Madrasa, LLC. Madrasa, LLC does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Madrasa, LLC may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Madrasa, LLC may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Madrasa, LLC does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Madrasa, LLC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its managers, employees, contractors and affiliated entities that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Madrasa, LLC’ behalf or to provide services available at Madrasa, LLC’ websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those managers, employees, contractors and affiliated entities may be located outside of your home country; by using Madrasa, LLC’ websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Madrasa, LLC will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Madrasa, LLC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Madrasa, LLC believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Madrasa, LLC, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Madrasa, LLC website and have supplied your email address, Madrasa, LLC may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with Madrasa, LLC and our products and/or services. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Madrasa, LLC takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
We may disclose Personal Information to the following parties:
A service provider to which Madrasa, LLC has outsourced institutional services or functions; Any governmental agency, regulatory authority or self-regulatory organization with jurisdiction over Madrasa, LLC, if (i) Madrasa, LLC determines that such disclosure is necessary or advisable pursuant to or in connection with any Applicable Laws and (ii) such disclosure is not otherwise prohibited by Applicable Laws; Certain other persons to the extent authorized by you. In addition, we may use or disclose your Personal Information as we deem necessary or appropriate: under Applicable Laws, including laws outside your country of residence; in the event of a transfer of control of Madrasa, LLC or the sale of substantially all its assets
to comply with subpoenas and other legal processes;
to pursue available remedies or limit damages we may sustain;
to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates;
to protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of us, our affiliates, you and others; and
to enforce our terms and conditions.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Our Websites may use the following types of cookies:
Essential/Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are necessary for our Websites to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the Websites will not then work.
Analytics/Performance Cookies: These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our Websites. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the Websites. Information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our Websites.
Embedded Content from Other Websites
If Madrasa, LLC, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Madrasa, LLC goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Madrasa, LLC may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Your Rights Regarding Your Personal Information
Individuals in California, and certain other jurisdictions may have certain data subject rights. These rights vary, but they may include the right to: (i) request access to and rectification or erasure of their Personal Information; (ii) restrict or object to the processing of their Personal Information; and (iii) obtain a copy of their Personal Information in a portable format. Individuals may also have the right to lodge a complaint about the processing of Personal Information with a data protection authority. We do not sell your information, so you are already opted-out of such sales. We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of these rights.
If you have an account on our Websites, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the Personal Information we hold about you, including any Personal Information you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any Personal Information we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
How to Exercise Data Subject Rights
If you wish to exercise any of these rights please contact us using the webform at https://www.phdinsiders.com/contact with the phrase “Data Subject Rights” in the subject line. We will review your requests and respond accordingly. The rights described herein are not absolute and we reserve all of our rights available to us at law in this regard. Additionally, if we retain your Personal Information only in de-identified form, we will not attempt to re-identify your data in response to a Data Subject Rights request.
If you make a request related your Personal Information, we will need to verify your identity. To do so, we will request that you match specific pieces of information you have provided us previously, as well as, in some instances, provide a signed declaration under penalty of perjury that you are the consumer whose Personal Information is the subject of the request. If it is necessary to collect additional information from you, we will use the information only for verification purposes and will delete it as soon as practicable after complying the request. For requests related to particularly sensitive information, we may require additional proof of identification.
If you make a Data Subject Rights request through an authorized agent, we will require written proof that the agent is authorized to act on your behalf. We will process your request within the time provided by Applicable Laws.
California Shine the Light Law
If you are a California resident, you have the right to request information about how we share certain categories of Personal Information with third parties. California law gives you the right to send us a request at a designated address to receive the following information:
Categories of information we disclose to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year;
Names and addresses of the third parties that received that information; and, if the nature of the third party’s business cannot be determined from their name, examples of the products or services marketed.
Third Party Websites
Our Websites may contain links to third party websites, products, and services. These third party websites and services have separate and independent privacy policies, which we encourage you to read. We have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of such linked sites.
This website contains links and references to products and services that may include affiliates, sponsorships, or other business relationships in which Madrasa, LLC may receive compensation from referrals or sales actions.
Our Website https://www.phdinsiders.com/ works with high school students who might be under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, you will need to provide valid consent from respective parent/guardian before submitting a job application. This allows you to abide by the “Terms and Conditions” agreement. We will not use Personal Information without consent. If we are alerted that consent has not been granted, we will delete the personal information.
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