What information do we collect?
You can use most of our website without revealing any personal information, though for some specific features or services personal information may be required, like signing up for our newsletter. If you do not use these specific features or services, then the only information we collect will be information that is not traceable back to you and cannot be used to identify you. This includes information such as the web pages that you have viewed, the order in which they were visited, and which hyperlinks were “clicked.” Collecting such information may involve logging the IP address, operating system and browser software used by each user of the website. Although such information is not personally identifiable information, or information that is traceable back to you, we may be able to determine from an IP address a user’s Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of his or her point of connectivity.
We collect information from you when you subscribe to our newsletter. You may be asked to enter your name and e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used to:
- To send periodic emails
The e-mail address you provide when you register for our newsletter may be used to send you occasional organizational news, updates, and information.
How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter and submit your personal information.
We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our database to be only accessed by those authorized with special access rights to our systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.
We will keep your e-mail on file only to send occasional newsletters.
Please note that we do not guarantee the security of your information, and there is some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way to circumvent our security systems or that transmissions of your information over the internet will be intercepted.
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our site experience.
You should be able to control how and whether Cookies will be accepted by your web browser. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject Cookies in the “Help” section of the toolbar. If you reject our Cookies, certain of the functions and conveniences of this Website may not work properly, but you do not have to accept our Cookies in order to productively use many functionalities of the Website.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for improving the site experience.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.
Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act). We do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
This policy was last modified on May 14, 2012.
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