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Privacy Policy

  • Privacy Policy:

    Quantitative Anthropology ("Quantitative Anthropology") operates QuantitativeAnthropology.com and may operate other websites. It is Quantitative Anthropology's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

    Website Visitors

    Like most website operators, Quantitative Anthropology 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, and the date and time of each visitor request. Quantitative Anthropology's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Quantitative Anthropology's visitors use its website. From time to time, Quantitative Anthropology may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

    Quantitative Anthropology also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on QuantitativeAnthropology.com blogs/sites. Quantitative Anthropology 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.

    Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

    Certain visitors to Quantitative Anthropology's websites choose to interact with Quantitative Anthropology in ways that require Quantitative Anthropology to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Quantitative Anthropology gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at QuantitativeAnthropology.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Quantitative Anthropology are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Quantitative Anthropology collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Quantitative Anthropology. Quantitative Anthropology 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.

    Aggregated Statistics

    Quantitative Anthropology may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Quantitative Anthropology may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Quantitative Anthropology does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

    Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

    Quantitative Anthropology discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Quantitative Anthropology's behalf or to provide services available at Quantitative Anthropology's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Quantitative Anthropology's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Quantitative Anthropology 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, Quantitative Anthropology discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Quantitative Anthropology believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Quantitative Anthropology, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Quantitative Anthropology website and have supplied your email address, Quantitative Anthropology may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Quantitative Anthropology and our products. 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. Quantitative Anthropology takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


    A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Quantitative Anthropology uses cookies to help Quantitative Anthropology identify and track visitors, their usage of Quantitative Anthropology website, and their website access preferences. Quantitative Anthropology visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Quantitative Anthropology's websites, with the drawback that certain features of Quantitative Anthropology's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

    Business Transfers

    If Quantitative Anthropology, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Quantitative Anthropology 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 Quantitative Anthropology may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


    Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Quantitative Anthropology and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

    Privacy Policy Changes

    Although most changes are likely to be minor, Quantitative Anthropology may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Quantitative Anthropology's sole discretion. Quantitative Anthropology encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a QuantitativeAnthropology.com account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.