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What This Policy Covers. This policy covers the website’s treatment of personally identifiable information that we obtain when you visit the website. The website regards personally identifiable information as information that someone can use to identify or contact you in person.
1. Information You Provide
Access to Your Personal Information. In general, the website makes it easy for you to view the personally identifiable information the website may collect from you, where you can add, edit or delete it as you see fit.
2. Information We Do Not Collect
3. Information We Track
Log Files. Similar to many websites, the website gathers certain anonymous, non-personal information automatically and stores it in web server log files. This information includes Internet protocol addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), site entry/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and clickstream data. The website uses this information to improve our site, analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements around the site and gather aggregate information about our user base as a whole. Aggregate information is data the website collects about a group or category of services or users from which individual member identities have been removed, and therefore does not include your personally identifiable information.
Cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. It can also help us understand how the website site visitors click to our site, and what pages they view during their visit. Similar to many websites, the website stores an encrypted cookie on your computer so the website can remember you when you come back to the website without requiring you to log in every time. Cookies also allow the website to track and understand the interests of our users to enhance the overall experience on our site.
You can set your web browser software (Chrome, Firefox, etc.) to disable cookies. To do so, please refer to the help section of your specific browser for more information on how to manage or disable cookies. If you disable cookies, you may still view our site, but some areas of the website site may not work properly.
How Information Is Used
Promotional Announcements. In order to improve the experience for our users, the website may offer you the ability to sign up for optional email communications, such as updates from the website, periodic newsletters or invitations to events. These communications are enhancements to the website service and are entirely optional. The website will ask for your consent, and then confirm this consent, before sending you promotional communications and will make it easy for you to unsubscribe from these communications.
On the website. Identification of Authors. The website may offer opportunities for users to comment on content found on the website, engage in dialogue, share information and submit original content. This means that to some extent, the website depends on the contributions and actions of our users to improve the quality of the site experience. When you make a contribution to the site (such as posting a comment), you will be identified by whatever social network or social sharing profile you provide if using a feature offered by a third-party website, or you can elect to remain anonymous. Site Statistics. As noted above, the website may use information collected from our web log files to calculate and publish anonymous, non-personal, aggregate statistics that we believe our users are interested in viewing. For example, the website may track and publish the total number of users who have viewed a particular web page. The website may publish this data in aggregate form only and will not tie it to any personally identifiable information. For Internal Reporting and Analysis. As noted above, we use information gathered from log files and cookies to improve our site, analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements around the site and gather aggregate information about our user base as a whole. We do not tie this data to personally identifiable information.
How Information Is Shared and Disclosed
On the Website. Public Messages. Some of our features may allow you to communicate with other users by posting public messages (such as when you make comments on a blog post or respond to comments about an article). Please be aware that what you write in these public messages, as they can be viewed, collected or used by anyone who visits our website. The website is not responsible for any personally identifiable information that you submit or permit others to submit through public messages.
With Third Parties. Linked Services. In some cases, the website allows you to access or link to other web services through our website. The website makes it easy for you to determine when you are accessing or linking to these other web services through or website. In all of these cases, these third-party websites may choose to collect your personal information as they deem appropriate. As noted above, the website is not responsible for or in control of how these sites collect, use or disclose your information obtained through these linked services. The website encourages you to be aware when you are using these services and, for your best online experience, the website encourages you to review their policies before submitting any personal information to them. As Necessary in Certain Legal Circumstances. Legal Requirements. The website reserves the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when the website believes that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on our website.
How Information Is Kept Secure
Network Security. The website has implemented a variety of commercially standard encryption and security technologies and procedures to protect information, including your personal information, stored in our computer systems from unauthorized access. Please be aware that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. The website strives to use all commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, but the website cannot guarantee its absolute security. Management Procedures. The website also maintains standard physical and electronic procedural safeguards that limit access to your personally identifiable information to our employees (or people working on our behalf and under confidentiality agreements) who, through the course of standard business activities, need to access your personally identifiable information.
Your Personal Choices
Sharing Information with Other Users. You are able to control what personal information about you is shared with other users and what information you choose to keep private in your use of the site. Receiving Communications. If you subscribe to any optional promotional communications, you will be able to unsubscribe from them through the emails we send you.
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