Security & Privacy Policy

The Social Science Research Council is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals using the SSRC Online Application Portal. Please take a moment to review the nature of that commitment.

As a matter of policy, the SSRC does not automatically track or store any personal information about visitors to the Online Application Portal, https://soap.ssrc.org . You may view or download the general information on this site without providing any personal information. The SSRC does maintain standard logs that provide information on the number of users, the domain names and IP addresses of users, the Website files accessed, and other items. This information does not identify individual users and is used solely for administrative purposes. The aggregate data collected may also be used for statistical research, including analyses of trends, and for reporting to SSRC funders. The SSRC makes every effort to protect the security and encryption of personal information. Data transmitted through the SSRC Online Application Portal is encrypted through a secure socket layer protocol, though done at a level which avoids impeding electronic access for those with slow connectivity to the internet.

If you indicate your desire to be notified about opportunities to participate in or be notified about SSRC activities, please indicate this desire by filling out the appropriate section of the Online Registration area. As deemed appropriate, we will notify you about fellowship programs, deadlines, academic initiatives, and programs for intellectual community development in which your expertise and support may be sought. Personal information that is provided by the user for a specific use (e.g. for application for a program or mailing of a publication) is used for the stated purpose only. The SSRC does not sell or provide the information you input to any other organizations.

More specific information regarding your privacy may be available. Please refer to the application page of your fellowship program for further details under "Security and Privacy Policy."

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