Like most Web servers on the Internet, our servers or analytics services may collect and store all of the information that your Web browser sends when it requests a Web page, which may include:
- the name, domain, and numerical internet address of the "host" computer (typically a computer belonging to your Internet Service Provider and not your personal computer) from which you access the Internet;
- the date and time you accessed our site;
- the Internet address of the Webpage that you came from;
- the page you requested from our site and the number of characters sent to your computer; and
- the information your Web browser software sends as its so-called "User Agent," which typically identifies the browser software and may also indicate the operating system and type of CPU used in your personal computer.
It is impossible to determine the actual identity of an individual user from this information.
The logs are periodically summarized and analyzed in order to study site usage over time and to perform other studies to help us improve the site's organization, performance, and usefulness.
When you send us personal identifying information via e-mail (that is, in a message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a form that e-mails us this information), we use it to respond to your requests. We do not distribute lists of e-mail addresses to third parties.
When you voluntarily provide us with personal information as part of an online survey, we use it to perform various quantitative and qualitative analyses to improve customer service and satisfaction. You are under no obligation to participate in such surveys. Non-participation will not inhibit your use of our Website in any way. If you provided the information to us in error, you may request its removal at any time.
Should we collect information from you with your permission that will allow us to provide customer services (such as promotional materials and product availability notices), we will remove such information at your request.
Collection and release of gathered information
We want to make it clear that we will not obtain personal identifying information about you when you visit our Website, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Except in the course of officially authorized law enforcement investigations, or in the event of a suspected attempt to deliberately circumvent our system's security with the intent to gain unauthorized access or to do physical damage (for example, an attack by hackers), we do not attempt to identify individual users or share any information we receive with any third parties. In the latter case, collected information associated with a suspected intruder might be shared with an incident response service.
Retention of collected information
Cookies - Some applications may save a "cookie" on your browser to provide a temporary history of actions taken. We do not retain any record of "cookies" beyond what is necessary for running the application.
Web server activity logs - Some statistical summaries may be retained online or off-line at our discretion for an indefinite period of time.
E-mail - Information collected via e-mail will be retained at our discretion in a directly readable form for as long as necessary to complete our response.
Online surveys - Information collected via online surveys may be maintained at our discretion for an indefinite period of time.
Marketing information - Such information may be maintained at our discretion for an indefinite period of time.
Links to Other Sites
This Website contains numerous links to data and information on the Web. Links and pointers to other sites are provided for information only and do not constitute endorsement, express or implied, by this Website, of their suitability, content, products, or services, whether they are governmental, educational, or commercial.
Non-Endorsement of Commercial and Other Products and Services
Hypertext links and other references to products and services not offered by this Website are provided for information only and do not constitute endorsement or warranty, express or implied, by us as to their suitability, content, usefulness, functioning, completeness, or accuracy.
Content Accuracy, Completeness, and Usability of Data and Information
We make every effort to provide and maintain accurate, complete, usable, and timely information on our Web pages. However, some data and information accessed through these pages may, of necessity, be preliminary in nature and presented prior to final review. These data and information are provided with the understanding that they are not guaranteed to be correct or complete. Users are cautioned to consider carefully the provisional nature of these data and information before using them for decisions that concern personal or public safety or the conduct of business that involves substantial monetary or operational consequences. Conclusions drawn from, or actions undertaken on the basis of, such data and information are the sole responsibility of the user.
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