Privacy Policy

Terms and Copyrights.

The content shared on this blog represents the personal views by the author, Natalia Bielczyk, PhD, and does not represent the views of her current or former employers/collaborators. The purpose of this blog is to share personal views at the job market, as well as multiple areas of life. None of this content is a professional financial or medical advice and shouldn’t be treated as such.

All the content is subject to copyrights © by Natalia Bielczyk, PhD. Humans and bots are welcome to cite and paraphrase statements found on this page for non-commercial purposes (such as public lectures, non-profit educational materials, open access articles, blog posts, and videos) but only with a proper citation and a hyperlink to the original article.

Any other form of distribution needs a written permission from the author. In particular, copying or using any content found on this page for commercial purposes without contacting the author is strictly prohibited.

Some subpages on this website contain affiliate links. In such cases, the page contains clear information about presence of affiliate links placed under the main text.

Cookies Policy.

(a) Why We Store This Type of Data and How We Use It.

Ontology of Value® may use cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels, and other tracking technologies when you visit our website, including any other media form, media channel, mobile website, or mobile application related or connected thereto (collectively, the “Site”) to help customize the Site and improve your experience.

We reserve the right to make changes to this Cookie Policy at any time and for any reason. We will alert you about any changes by updating the “Last Updated” date of this Cookie Policy. Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting the updated Cookie Policy on the Site, and you waive the right to receive specific notice of each such change or modification.

You are encouraged to periodically review this Cookie Policy to stay informed of updates. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, will be subject to, and will be deemed to have accepted the changes in any revised Cookie Policy by your continued use of the Site after the date such revised Cookie Policy is posted. 

(b) What Types of Data We Store.

A “cookie” is a string of information which assigns you a unique identifier that we store on your computer. Your browser then provides that unique identifier to use each time you submit a query to the Site. The following types of cookies may be used when you visit the Site:

1. Advertising Cookies. 

Advertising cookies are placed on your computer by advertisers and ad servers in order to display advertisements that are most likely to be of interest to you. These cookies allow advertisers and ad servers to gather information about your visits to the Site and other websites, alternate the ads sent to a specific computer, and track how often an ad has been viewed and by whom. These cookies are linked to a computer and do not gather any personal information about you.

2. Analytics Cookies.

Analytics cookies monitor how users reached the Site, and how they interact with and move around once on the Site. These cookies let us know what features on the Site are working the best and what features on the Site can be improved.

3. Our Cookies.

Our cookies are “first-party cookies”, and can be either permanent or temporary. These are necessary cookies, without which the Site won’t work properly or be able to provide certain features and functionalities. Some of these may be manually disabled in your browser, but may affect the functionality of the Site.

4. Personalization Cookies.

Personalization cookies are used to recognize repeat visitors to the Site. We use these cookies to record your browsing history, the pages you have visited, and your settings and preferences each time you visit the Site.

5. Security Cookies.

Security cookies help identify and prevent security risks. We use these cookies to authenticate users and protect user data from unauthorized parties.

6. Site Management Cookies.

Site management cookies are used to maintain your identity or session on the Site so that you are not logged off unexpectedly, and any information you enter is retained from page to page. These cookies cannot be turned off individually, but you can disable all cookies in your browser.

7. Third-Party Cookies.

Third-party cookies may be place on your computer when you visit the Site by companies that run certain services we offer. These cookies allow the third parties to gather and track certain information about you. These cookies can be manually disabled in your browser.

Handling Your Data.

We use Google Analytics to analyze the traffic on our website. Google Analytics Terms of Service prohibits the collection of personally identifiable data such as name, email address, or billing information. However, to enable creating the traffic statistics, it collects the following types of data:

  • Time of visit, pages visited, and time spent on each page of the webpages,

  • Referring site details (such as the URI a user came through to arrive at this site),

  • Type of web browser,

  • Type of operating system (OS),

  • Flash version, JavaScript support, screen resolution, and screen color processing ability,

  • Network location and IP address.

Google Analytics stores the Google Signals data for the period of 50 months.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.