Protecting your information
|When you visit our web site/s to read pages or download information, we automatically collect and store some of, or all of the following non-identifying information:
- The Internet protocol address from which you access our web site. An IP address is a unique number that is automatically assigned to the computer you are using whenever you are surfing the web
- The type of browser, such as Netscape or Internet Explorer, and operating system, such as Windows 98 or Linux, used to access our site.
- The date and time site/s pages accessed, for the purpose of monitoring demand.
- The pages visited, for the purpose of improving the usefulness of our web site by providing helpful links and removing pages that are not visited.
This information does not identify you personally
We maintain the above information in typical system logs. We only utilize this information to make our site/s more useful to visitors by learning the number of visitors to our site, the number of pages served, and the level of demand for specific pages. We do not track or record information about identifiable individuals and their visits.
Federal law protects your information, and we have developed policies and statistical safeguards to help us follow the law and further ensure the confidentiality of your information. 1
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We never identify you individually.
- 1. Federal Law
- Title 13 of the U.S. Code protects the confidentiality of all your information. Violating this law is a crime with severe penalties.
- 2. Privacy Principles
- Our Privacy Principles are guidelines that cover all of our activities. These principles encompass both our responsibilities to protect your information and your rights as a respondent. They apply to the information we collect and the statistics we publish.
- 3. Statistical Safeguards
- Statistical methods ensure that the statistics we release do not identify individuals or businesses. These methods include extensive review and analysis of all our data products, as well as disclosure avoidance methodologies such as data suppression and modification.
We recognize the value of your trust, and we believe that when you answer our surveys we must serve as caretakers of your information. If you would like to learn more about how we fulfill this responsibility, just ask.