- You do not have to give us personal information to visit our site.
- We collect personally identifiable information (name, e-mail address, or other unique identifier) only if specifically and knowingly provided by you.
- Personally identifying information you provide will be used only as described at the point of collection.
- We do not give, sell, or transfer any personal information to a third party.
- We do not enable “cookies” (a “cookie” is a file placed on your hard drive by a web site that allows it to monitor your use of the site, usually without your knowledge).
2. Description of Information Collected and Store Automatically
If you only browse through the web site, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:
- Your Internet domain (for example, “xcompany.com”) if you use a private Internet access account, or “yourschool.edu” if you connect from an educational institution’s domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you use the Internet) from which you access our web site;
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
- The date and time you access our site;
- The pages you visit; and
- If you linked to our web site from another web site, the address of that web site.
We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors – to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology or visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.
3. Treatment of Information Collected from E-Mails or Web Forms
If you identify yourself by sending an e-mail, for example, in an e-mail message containing a complaint, please be advised that the material you submit may be seen by various people. We may enter the information you send into our electronic data base to share with our attorneys involved in supervision and enforcement or policy development. We may also share it with a wide variety of other government agencies enforcing the law. You may be contacted by us or any of those agencies. In other limited circumstances, including requests from private individuals, we may be required by law to disclose information you submit. Also, e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception. If your communication is very sensitive or includes personal information, such as your bank account, credit card, or Social Security number, you might want to send it by postal mail instead.
4. Security, Intrusion, and Detection
For web site security purposes and to ensure that this services remains available to all users, this computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload of change information, or otherwise cause damage. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the law.