MSCWiki:Privacy policy

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Privacy Statement

This site,, is run by staff of the Mathematical Reviews (MR) Division of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and Zentralblatt MATH (Zbl) for the purpose of improving the Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC) and facilitating its use in the classification of mathematics, thus enhancing navigation of the world of mathematics. The American Mathematical Society (AMS) and Zentralblatt MATH (Zbl) are committed to protecting the privacy of those interacting with them.

Personal Information

The interaction with the website may collect personally identifiable information such as a name or e-mail address or other information conveyed in the course of offering feedback about this site's content or the Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC). This information is collected and can only be used by AMS or Zbl staff for the purpose of improving the MSC or its use.


This site may generate e-mail for the following types of communication:

  1. Notification e-mail to which the individual may subscribe and unsubscribe.
  2. Transactional e-mail, which is the result of a transaction initiated with this site.
  3. Correspondence from AMS or Zbl staff as a result of a communication initiated by a visitor to website.

E-mail that has a provision for opt-out will include instructions on how to do so.

The AMS and Zbl make every effort to preserve your privacy, but we may need to disclose personal information when required by law. The AMS and Zbl may also disclose personal information if it believes in good faith that such action is necessary.

Non-personal Information

Non-personal information is collected behind the scenes by this web server and is used to compile general website usage statistics or facilitate access to restricted website services. Such information includes:

  • IP addresses of computers
  • Browser-related information
  • Locations visited on the website
  • HTTP cookies

IP addresses

IP addresses are used to verify access rights and aids in the general administration of the website.

HTTP Cookies

HTTP Cookies are pieces of data that is stored by your browser in either your computer's memory or on your computer's hard drive. The website may use cookies to keep track of user session identity on the website, for instance in maintaining access to restricted website services. Cookies are also used to track the effectiveness of various services provided on the website. Browsers generally allow you to disable cookies. Services on the website that require a login may require that cookies are enabled.

Public Forums

A public forum may be hosted on the website. The inherent public nature of such a forums dictates that nobody can assume responsibility for protecting the information disclosed on them by users. Please exercise caution when disclosing personal information in public forums.

External Links

The only domain covered by the privacy policy is The website does contain links to other sites, however, and neither the AMS and Zbl nor their staff operating this site are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those external sites.