Privacy Statement

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. It is JOURNAL OF TELEOLOGICAL SCIENCE (JTS) policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you across our website and other sites we own and operate.

We only ask for personal information when we truly need it to provide a service to you. We collect it by fair and lawful means, with your knowledge and consent. We also let you know why we’re collecting it and how it will be used.

We only retain collected information for as long as necessary to provide you with your requested service. What data we store, we’ll protect within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification.

We don’t share any personally identifying information publicly or with third parties, except when required to by law.

Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and practices of these sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies.

You are free to refuse our request for your personal information, with the understanding that we may be unable to provide you with some of your desired services.

Your continued use of our website will be regarded as acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information. If you have any questions about how we handle user data and personal information, feel free to contact us.

Cookie Policy for JTS

This is the Cookie Policy for JTS, accessible from the URL

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it, and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or break certain elements of the site's functionality.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases, there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

Types of Cookies that can be set by JTS

When you enter our site, a script provided by a third-party company assists us in obtaining your permission for the installation of cookies. The script is available on your first visit to JTS pages at the bottom in the form of a pop-up.

You can disagree with the policies, and enable or disable cookies through this script.

It is important to remember the types of cookies that can be used on a website. There are several types of cookies that can be enabled on a website:

a) Session Cookies: These are temporary cookies that are stored in the browser's memory while a user is visiting a website. They are deleted when the user closes the browser.

b) Persistent Cookies: Unlike session cookies, persistent cookies are stored on the user's device and remain there even after the user has closed the browser. They can be used to remember preferences or login information for a user's next visit to the website.

c) First-Party Cookies: These are cookies that are set by the website the user is visiting. They can be used to track user behavior, remember user preferences, or store session information.

d) Third-Party Cookies: These are cookies that are set by a domain other than the website the user is visiting. They are commonly used for advertising and analytics purposes.

e) Essential Cookies: These cookies are necessary for the basic functionality of a website, such as maintaining a user's session or storing preferences.

f) Functionality Cookies: These cookies enhance the user experience by remembering preferences and settings, such as language preference or user name.

g) Analytics Cookies: These cookies collect data about how users interact with a website, such as what pages they visit, how long they stay on the site, and what links they click. This information is used to improve the website's performance and user experience.

It's important to note that cookies and the types of cookies that can be used on a website are subject to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Brazilian General Law of Data Protection (LEI Nº 13.709, DE 14 DE AGOSTO DE 2018). 

Third-Party Cookies

In some special cases, we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third-party cookies you might encounter through this site.

  • The Google AdSense service we use to serve to advertise uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you.
  • For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ.
  • We use adverts to offset the costs of running this site and provide funding for further development. The behavioral advertising cookies used by this site are designed to ensure that we provide you with the most relevant adverts where possible by anonymously tracking your interests and presenting similar things that may be of interest.
  • Several partners advertise on our behalf and affiliate tracking cookies simply allow us to see if our customers have come to the site through one of our partner sites so that we can credit them appropriately and where applicable allow our affiliate partners to provide any bonus that they may provide you for making a purchase.

User's Responsibilities

The user undertakes the responsibility to make appropriate use of the contents and information offered on the site with enunciative, but not imitative, behavior:

  • A) Not to engage in activities that are illegal or contrary to good faith and public order;
  • B) Not to spread propaganda or content of a racist, xenophobic, ERROR, or gambling nature, any type of illegal pornography, terrorist claims, or against human rights;
  • C) Do not cause damage to physical systems (hardware) and unattainable (software) of JTS, its suppliers, or third parties, to introduce or disseminate computer viruses or any other hardware or software systems that are capable of causing damage previously mentioned.

More information

Hopefully, that has clarified things for you, and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren't sure whether you need or not it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.