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
- 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
Your Information Is
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.