Privacy Policy

This describes how the Center for Digital Antiquity (Digital Antiquity) and tDAR treat personally identifiable information.  Digital Antiquity values the privacy of our users.

A. Information We Collect

Digital Antiquity collects information to provide better service to all of our users. Information is collected actively as users register, browse, or interact with tDAR and as users interact more directly with Digital Antiquity staff.

The information we collect includes:


  1. Device information: For example, what web browser you use or if you are using a mobile device.  
  2. Log Information: What a user does on tDAR is captured in server logs. Log data tracks searches, downloads, pages viewed, and information that may be useful for debugging purposes when users save resources or perform other actions within the system.  This information helps us understand how users interact with tDAR and assists us in debugging issues within the system. Raw log data is stored for only a short period, while aggregate, anonymized usage data is stored for a longer period of time.  
  3. Cookies and other Identifiers: tDAR uses cookies to assist with authentication and storage of user preferences.  
  4. Third Parties: Digital Antiquity uses third party software to provide some services such as web analytics (e.g., analytics performed by Google), hosting of fonts or other files, or credit card processing.

B. How We Use Information that We Collect

We use the information we collect to provide, maintain, protect, and improve tDAR and assist in developing new features and services.

C. Management and Discloser of Personal Information

Digital Antiquity provides users with the means to manage their own personally identifiable information from the tDAR user profile. Users can control what information Digital Antiquity has access to, such as phone numbers or contact information.  Digital Antiquity will not sell users’ contact information and will not disclose it to third parties unless legally obligated to do so. 

D. Opting Out

If you wish to have your personally identifiable information removed from tDAR, please contact us at:  Digital Antiquity will not remove your name from public documents or tDAR records, but will ensure that all contact information within the application is removed. Requests for the removal of personally identifiable information within specific files in tDAR, such as PDF documents, should be directed to the authors or contributors of those materials.

From time to time the Board of Directors of the Center for Digital Antiquity at its discretion will add to or modify its Policies and Procedures.