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Privacy Statement For PSA 2018 Biennial Meeting

Please read this privacy statement before submitting information to register for the PSA 2018 Biennial Meeting.

Purpose of Collecting Your Information  

By registering to attend the PSA 2018 Biennial Meeting (“PSA 2018 Meeting”), you will be entering into a contract with PSA and it will be necessary for PSA to collect your personal data in order to perform PSA’s contractual obligation to you, including processing registration applications, registration fees, printing name badges, providing information to meeting participants, planning for sessions and related events, and making all necessary logistic arrangements for the PSA 2018 Meeting. 

Information We Collect

As indicated on the PSA 2018 Meeting registration page, the types of personally identifiable information PSA collects includes your name, email address, phone number, and affiliation. PSA may also collect information that does not identify you personally, such as your area of interest and field of work, so PSA may utilize the information collected to prepare programs most relevant and beneficial to PSA 2018 Meeting participants and PSA members.  

PSA may continue to use information you provided to us  through the PSA 2018 Meeting registration process (which includes information submitted through the website psa2018.philsci.org and other pages on the same domain or subdomain) to further PSA’s mission purpose and benefit PSA members. Any user who gives consent to personal data (i.e., a data subject) can withdraw consent at any time by contacting the Philosophy of Science Association at office@philsci.org. 

How We Share and Disclose Information

It is PSA’s general policy not to share, sell, or rent information you provided through the 2018 PSA Meeting registration process to any third party processors for their promotional use or for marketing purposes. You may also opt-out of receiving promotional information from PSA by following the “unsubscribe” instructions included as part of the email communication.

PSA Agents: PSA contracts with Dryfta to process registration of the PSA 2018 Meeting. In addition, your personal information may be used within PSA or by a company acting as an agent of PSA to provide operational support pertaining to the PSA 2018 Meeting, including but not limited to payment through Stripe and Paypal Express, system maintenance, printing, and mailing.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, PSA may disclose your personal information as required by law or as needed in legal proceedings when PSA believes in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.

Data Security

When you submit information to register for the PSA 2018 Meeting, you should be aware that your information is transmitted across the Internet and that no method of transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. Although PSA and its agents and data processors take reasonable security measures to protect your information when we receive it, you also need to ensure you take appropriate steps to protect your information, such as refraining from transmitting information through open WiFi connection. 

Cookie Policy 

“Cookies” are files that contain information created by a web server that can be stored on a user’s hard disk for future use. The PSA 2018 Meeting registration website uses cookies for functional purposes to keep the content of the website up-to-date and running. The registration website also uses Cookies for analytical purposes to quantify the visits (traffic) on the website. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. However, if the user declines the attachment of any cookie, the user may not have access to the full benefits of the website.

 PSA Social Media Policy 


Increasingly, members of academic disciplines including philosophy are using Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms to broadcast information from professional conferences to a wider audience. However, norms around the use of social media tools at professional conferences have not yet solidified, and some conference participants may feel uneasy at the potential for social media coverage to misrepresent their claims or to broaden their audience in an unwelcome way.


The biennial conferences of the Philosophy of Science Association allow members to share their research with a wider audience. Social media can help extend that audience to members not at the meeting, and to the public. Norms around the use of social media in academic culture are still emerging. Meeting attendees using social media to broadcast content from the conference to a broader audience are asked to engage with respect and professionalism. Do not post images from presentations without consent. Be clear about when you are posting the words or claims of a presenter and when you are posting your own opinion on a presentation. Be considerate of presenters’ requests for no social media coverage; they may be sharing work with their peers at this conference to foster discussion and feedback, but feel that the findings are not ready for wider consumption. If you prefer that your presentation not be shared via social media, communicate that clearly to your audience.

 PSA Respectful Conduct Statement

The Philosophy of Science Association is committed to providing a safe, hospitable, and productive environment for everyone present, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, disability, physical appearance, sexual orientation, gender expression/gender identity, marital status, veteran status, or age.  PSA values freedom of expression, constructive and respectful dialogue, and spirited discussion.  Harassing behavior, including sexual harassment, undermines these goals. This statement affirms the principle that all attendees at PSA biennial meetings have an equal right to full participation, consistent with their duties and obligations as meeting participants and PSA members, without being hindered in or prevented from doing so by discriminatory practices based on race, ethnicity, religion, disability, physical appearance, sexual orientation, gender expression/gender identity, marital status, veteran status, or age, and to be free from harassment and intimidation in the performance of these duties and obligations.

PSA regards the following as breaches of acceptable conduct:

  1. making denigrating comments on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, disability, physical appearance, sexual orientation, gender expression/gender identity, marital status, veteran status, or age;
  2. making unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors, or engaging in other unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature;
  3. harassing, threatening, assaulting or intimidating other participants; or
  4. damaging or destroying any property that does not belong to them.

The Governing Board is working to develop a respectful conduct policy to put in place by 2020.

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