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Privacy Policy

Overall Policy

Thank you for visiting our website. We’re pleased to share our policy regarding the use of information received here. Privacy is a matter of concern to us. We are committed to protecting your privacy, and the security of the information that you may provide to us.

Personal Information

We do not track individual users. Your email address or other personal information is not collected unless you provide it on a form or survey. We will not sell or otherwise make available any personally identifiable information to any organization not directly affiliated with us; we will comply with legitimate government or legal requests as necessary to protect our organization or to comply with laws.

Traffic Analysis

We analyze traffic to this site. We collect statistical data on an aggregated basis. For example, we collect information about the domain names of servers that bring visitors to our site, and we count the number of visitors and keep track of where they go on our site. Such information allows us to find out what areas users visit most frequently and what services they access the most, which enables us to create a better overall experience for our users. To gather such data we use "cookie" technology which collects data in aggregate form, not by individual user.


As referenced above, we use cookie technology for traffic analysis. Cookies are small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. The cookies placed by our server do not gather personal information about you, do not provide any way for us to contact you, and do not get information about your computer; they simply allow us to enhance our site by letting us know what sections are visited most frequently. The use of cookies is common on the Internet and our use of them is similar to that of other reputable online organizations.

Links To Other Sites

Our site contains links to other sites and Internet resources. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other websites and Internet resources.

Mail and E-mail Addresses

We do not sell, rent, loan, trade, lease or otherwise divulge the postal or e-mail addresses on our list to anyone. When you become a member or place an order with us, your information becomes part of our in-house database which means you may receive annual membership renewal notices from us by postal mail and/or e-mail and will be included in any other occasional mailings about Geochemical Society related products or announcements only. You may elect not to receive such materials. Please let us know if you wish your file to be marked 'do not mail.'


We request pertinent information from online customers on our order forms. Here a customer must provide contact information (like name, shipping address and phone number) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill a customer's orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user. No credit card information is divulged to any person outside of authorized Geochemical Society fulfillment staff or our authorized credit card processing company.

Updates to Privacy Policy

We may update these privacy policies periodically, and we encourage visitors to review them on a regular basis.

Contact Us

If you have any further questions or concerns about privacy of information on this site, please feel free to contact us.

Last revised: August 2008