SAS Privacy Policy


Information Collection

The Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS) is the sole owner of the information collected on and affiliated sites. SAS collects information at several different points on the Web site.


Authors and reviewers for the journal Applied Spectroscopy may provide personal information in the process of submitting a manuscript or review, or when establishing reviewer expertise profiles. We do not distribute personally identifiable information except as is consistent with the scholarly publishing peer-review process (e.g., for the purpose of introducing a manuscript to an editorial review board).


While placing an order, a user is asked to provide contact information and financial information. This information is used for billing purposes and to fill the customer's order. If there is a problem processing an order, the information may be used to contact the user.


Information is collected through cookies, log files, link tracking, and/or third parties. Some of the collected information is tied to the user's personally identifiable information to provide offers and improve the content of the site for the user.



SAS may use cookies to record session information such as items that visitors add to their shopping cart.


Database Confidentiality

Contact information for SAS members is automatically included in the directory of members, which is available to members, unless an SAS member has opted out.


SAS will periodically offer and/or sell member contact information to organizations of an educational nature that would directly benefit the member. No contact information is ever provided or sold to any non-educational corporation with the exception of our member corporate sponsors.


Log Files

Web site log files are used to store information such as: internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement within the site and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information. The log files are used by utility tracking software to analyze user movement.


Database download logs track which articles have been downloaded by which IP (for institutional subscriptions) or individual (for individual subscriptions). If downloads exceed a standard level, the individual or institution will receive a warning and service may be disconnected. This action is taken to ensure that the systems remain available to all subscribers. Individuals have access to a report that details the articles they have downloaded. Institutions have access to a report that details the articles downloaded by IP addresses at their institution.


Email Tracking

Link tracking is used within HTML-based emails to track which links have been clicked by the recipients. This tracking provides a means to measure the effectiveness of marketing campaigns.


Legal Disclaimer

Though every effort is made to preserve user privacy, it may be necessary to disclose personal information when required by law, such as in compliance with a court order or other legal or governmental process.



SAS may use your information to provide you with information on new products, services, or upcoming events, elections, etc. More and more SAS information is provided by email, so you may not receive notices on these subjects if you opt-out. If you wish not to receive email from SAS, you may contact us directly with your request at


SAS may also use your contact information to reach you through phone, mail or fax. Contact or call 301-694-8122 if you wish to be removed from all contacts by these methods.



This Web site may contain links to non-SAS web sites. SAS is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by SAS-hosted and maintained Web sites. We encourage you to be aware of the privacy practices of any non-SAS web site before disclosing any personally identifiable information on that site.


Online Discussion Forums

Whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online, that information can be collected and used by others. By posting personal information online that is publicly accessible, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.



This Web site takes every precaution to protect user information. When users submit sensitive information via the Web site, their information is protected both online and off-line.


SSL encryption software is used on forms requesting financial information. Full credit card numbers are not stored in our databases.


User information is restricted within the SAS offices. Employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. Servers that store personally identifiable information are in a locked facility.


Correcting/Updating/Deleting/Deactivating Personal Information

If a user's personally identifiable information changes, or if a user no longer desires the services provided, contact SAS by email, telephone, or postal mail at the contact information listed below.


Modifications to the Policy

SAS may modify, add or remove portions of the Privacy Policy at any time. Customer information may be used for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in the privacy notice. Information practice changes will be posted on this Web site.


Contact Information

If users have any questions or suggestions regarding this privacy policy, please contact
SAS at:
Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS)

168 West Main Street
New Market, MD 21774

301-694-8122 Ph
301-694-6860 Fax