Privacy Policy

The mission of is to be a catalyst for innovation & excellence in practice, research and education of the geotechnical industry. We achieve our Mission by creating unique resources and by promoting cutting edge information that impacts the industry and its image on a global and local scale.

As part of our mission to provide useful resources to engineers, students and Professors engaged in the Civil Engineering Industry in an open access manner, all visitors can access all of resources with or without an account.

1. Personal Information Collected
In case you choose to create an account within the following personal information are requested:

Email Address
An option to create a public GeoWorld profile is provided, where the following additional personal information is requested:

Date of Birth
Location Address
Log files, IP addresses and information about your computer

Due to the communications standards on the internet, when you visit the website we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came. also receives the internet protocol (“IP”) address of your network (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using and email patterns. We use this information anonymously to analyze overall trends to help improve the service.

Profile Information

Once you become a User, you may provide additional information in the Profile Section describing your content preferences based on geotechnical categories and tags. Providing additional information about yourself beyond what is minimally required at registration is entirely up to you. Any information you provide at registration or in the profile section may be used by as described in this Privacy Policy.


Like most websites, we use cookies and web log files to track site usage and trends, to improve the quality of our service, to customize your experience on A cookie is a tiny data file that resides on your computer, mobile phone, or other device, and allows us to recognize you as a User when you return to the website using the same computer and web browser. Details about cookies can be found under our cookies page.

2. Rights to Access, Correct and Eliminate Information About You
By providing information to us for the purposes of creating your User account or adding any additional details to your profile, you are expressly and voluntarily accepting the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of use that allow us to process information about you. Supplying information to, including any information deemed “sensitive” by applicable law, is entirely voluntary on your part. You have the right to withdraw your consent to’s collection and processing of your information at any time, in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of use, by closing your account, but please note that your withdrawal of consent will not be retroactive.

You have a right to access, modify, correct and eliminate the data you supplied to If you update any of your information, we may keep a copy of the information that you originally provided to us in our archives for uses documented in this policy. You may request all data collected or deletion of your information at any time by contacting at We will respond to your request within 5 days.

3. Email Communication
We may send you a series of emails that help inform new Users about the features of the Services, and we will also send you service messages relating to the functioning of the Services.

You can change your e-mail and contact preferences at any time by logging into your account and changing your settings related to your email notification choices. Please be aware that you cannot opt-out of receiving service messages from, unless you choose to eliminate your account.

4. Sharing Information with Third Parties
Maintaining your trust is our top concern, so we adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:

We do not rent, sell, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to third parties for marketing purposes.
We do not share any of your personal information, unless compelled by law, or as necessary to enforce our User Agreement or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of, and the public.
All information that you provide will be protected with industry standard protocols and technology.
At this point, does not work with third parties to offer services but may do so in the future. A notification about changes in the Privacy Policy will be sent should changes are made.

5. Important Information
We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you by an email announcement. By continuing to use the service after notice of changes has been sent to you or published on the website, you are consenting to the changes.

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