- What Information We Collect
- Information Collected Automatically
- Information You Provide to Us Voluntarily
- How We Use Information Collected Automatically
- How We Use Information That You Provide to Us Voluntarily
- Our Security Measures
- Why We Use "Cookies"
- Third Party Advertisers
- Links to Other Sites
- Website Users Located Outside of the United States of America
- Business Transitions
- Contact us
We collect various types of information from our visitors which we use in the general administration of the Website, to improve the content and usability of the Website in order to meet our users’ needs and expectations, and to present to users of the Website more targeted advertising, products and services. This information is collected automatically through cookies or other Internet tracking technologies.>
Each time you visit the Website, your browser or internet session automatically sends to us, and we automatically collect, the following types of information:
- Your browser, e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc.,
- Your Internet domain, e.g., Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, etc.,
- You computer's operating system, e.g., Windows, Mac OS X, UNIX, Linux, etc.,
- Your navigation path, i.e., the URLs of where you come to our site from, which of our pages you visit, and where you go as your leave (sometimes called “clickstream data”),
- Your computer’s IP Address, and
- A date/time stamp.
This information is automatically stored in log files, and helps us analyze trends with regard to use of the Website so we can make the Website more useful. For example, we use this information to track how users are finding the Website, track users’ movements around the Website, determine which pages are visited the most often, and gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. However, this information does not identify individual users.
In addition, when you contact us with questions, opinions or feedback, we collect certain personal information that you provide, such as your first and last name and e-mail address.
We use the information we automatically collect only in the general administration of the Website, and to help us improve the Website to better meet your information needs.
Your e-mail address will be used only in the following circumstance:
- We may send a message to you directly, following up on your feedback.
Your e-mail address will never be shared with or displayed to any other person without your prior consent.
We will use the other personal information you have voluntarily provided to us for marketing purposes only with your prior permission. Otherwise, all personally identifiable information you provide is maintained in confidence.
Except as explained above, or where you are expressly informed otherwise, we will not sell, rent, share, trade or give away any of your personal information, unless required by law, when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on the Website, or for the protection of a Contributor’s use of the Website or participation in the publication process. However, we will share certain aggregate Website usage information or other aggregated demographic information about users of the Website in a non-personally identifiable manner with advertisers, partners, and other third parties in order to present to users of the Website more targeted advertising, products and services. In such situations we will never disclose information that would personally identify you.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If you have any questions about security on the Website, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session ID cookie expires when you close you browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” or “options” file.
The ads appearing on the Website are delivered to users by our advertising partner, who is a reputable, independent ad server. We share Website usage information about users with our advertising partner for the purpose of targeting our advertisements on the Website.
We also use third party advertisers to display ads and collect information on the Website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements on the Website, other sites and other forms of media about goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
The Website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by us. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware of when you leave the Website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.
This privacy statement applies only to information collected by the Website.
In the event that we go through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred. Where feasible, you will be notified via e-mail of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information. However, we reserve the right to notify you of any such change by prominently posting a notice on the Website for 30 days after any such change.
IP (Internet Protocol) Address
This is the address of a computer attached to a TCP/IP network. Every client and server station must have a unique IP address. Client workstations have either a permanent address or one that is dynamically assigned for each dial-up session. IP addresses are written as four sets of numbers separated by periods; for example, 126.96.36.199.
A browser session is defined as the period of time a browser is in consecutive use. The session begins when you open the browser and ends when you close it. When you reopen the browser, you begin a new session.
URL (Uniform Resource Locator)
An Internet address. URLs are used to locate sites on the Internet and to navigate between sites and pages within sites.