Quertle® Privacy Policy


The Quertle® web sites are operated by Quertle, LLC ("Quertle"). The words "Quertle", "us", "we" refer to the owner of the website. The words "you" or "your" refer to the user or viewer of our website.

This privacy policy sets out how Quertle product use and protect any information that you give to Quertle or becomes available to Quertle when you use this website. This Privacy Policy is incorporated by reference into the Quertle Terms of Use.

Quertle is committed to ensuring that certain information by which you can be identified when using this website will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. Quertle may change this Privacy Policy at any time at Quertle's sole discretion.

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What We Collect
During registration, we ask for personal information such as name, job category and field, organizational affiliation, email address, and your geographical location. With each login, we receive information including, but not limited to, your Internet protocol (IP) address or domain name, your browser type, referring and exit pages, the duration of your visits, and of course, the queries you enter. Quertle does not store your credit card information except, in some instances, the last 4 digits. All billing information is stored by authorize.net.

You may, optionally, save your search queries, specific search results along with a personal annotation, and participate in Journal Clubs. All of this information is encrypted before being stored on Quertle servers.

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What We Do with the Information
Your organizational affiliation is used to connect your search results to your institutional subscriptions. We may also identify your organization as a user of Quertle services. Your email address is used to send you Alerts (notification about new articles), but only if you have elected to sign up for this service. Your email address is also used to send you important information about the site including, but not limited to, subscription information, notices of improvements to the site, announcements, and to communicate with you if there are any problems. Your contact information will not be sold or shared with others, except for our licensed distributors who are responsible for communication with customers in their assigned geographic areas. For Quertle Basic, your searches may be sent anonymously to a third-party ad server to deliver relevant advertisements. Site usage information, but never personally identifying data, is used to improve service.

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Security
All communication with the Quertle server is via an encrypted SSL connection to help protect your privacy. Your saved searches, your saved article personal annotations, and all journal club discussions are encrypted on the Quertle server and remain private. Journal Club discussion comments are visible only to other members of the discussion; additional members may be invited by any member of the Journal Club.

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Cookies
The Quertle site uses cookies. A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, usually through your browser's settings, the file is added and the cookie helps keep track of your activity, related user session information, and statistical information about your use of the Quertle site. The cookie may also save your login and password information. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website. The cookie does not give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. If you desire to decline or block our cookies, please note that disabling cookies may prevent your use of the Quertle site or certain of its features.

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Links to other websites
Our website may contain links that allow you to easily visit other websites of interest, such as publisher sites where you can access full-text articles. Once you leave the Quertle site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website and thus cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide on those sites.

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