Website Guidelines:
We take your right to privacy seriously and want you to feel comfortable using our web site. This Privacy Policy deals with personally identifiable information (referred to as “Data” below) that may be collected by us on our site. This Policy does not apply to other entities that we do not own or control or persons that are not our employees, agents or within our control. Please take time to read our Terms of Use.

Passive Data Collection:
When you browse through our website, we use a number of tools to gather and store information about your visit, including:

Google’s Universal Analytics:
Our site uses Google’s Universal Analytics (UA) software to gather and store information about your visit. However, this information cannot be used to identify you as an individual. It is only used in aggregate to help understand how well our site is meeting the needs of our users and how we can best improve its performance. The aggregate data is only available to our Digital Strategy team and select staff members who require access to perform their job duties. The basic information we collect includes:

  • The date and time of your visit to our website;
  • The pages and documents you viewed on our website;
  • The URL of the website you visited prior to ours;
  • The type and version of your Web browser and operating system; and
  • Your location at the time of your visit, down to the city-level

The Google Analytics Privacy Policy is available at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Cookies:
Like many web sites, we set and use cookies to enhance your user experience, such as retaining your personal settings. Advertisements may appear on our web site and, if so, may set and access cookies on your computer and is subject to the privacy policy of those parties providing the advertisement. However, the companies serving the advertising do not have access to our cookies. These companies usually use non-personally identifiable or anonymous codes to obtain information about your visits to our site.

Use of Data:
“Cookies” are small pieces of information that some websites store on your computer’s hard drive when you visit them.  The use of cookies is a standard and common practice of many websites and enable certain types of Internet functionality.

Like many other websites, we use cookies to provide information relating to the sources of our site traffic.  We may place cookies on your computer to allow us to know when you visit our website in the future.  Cookies are also used to measure web traffic, to offer certain products or services, and to customize your visit.  Collecting this information, however, does not allow us to personally identify you, thereby helping you to maintain your privacy.

Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies, but allow you to modify security settings so that you can approve or reject cookies on a case-by-case basis.  With many internet browsers, you can change the browser settings to warn you before accepting cookies.  If you block cookies, you may not be able to use certain website features or functions, or this website may not operate as intended.  Our website requires that both cookies and JavaScript be enabled.  If you reject cookies from our site, some parts of the site may not work properly for you.

 

Changes/Updates
We may make changes to this Policy from time to time. We will notify you of substantial changes to this Policy either by posting a prominent announcement on our site and/or by sending a message to the e-mail address you have provided to us that is contained within your user settings.

NO GUARANTEES
While this Privacy Policy states our standards for maintenance of Data and we will make efforts to meet them, we are not in a position to guarantee these standards. There may be factors beyond our control that may result in disclosure of data. As a consequence, we disclaim any warranties or representations relating to maintenance or nondisclosure of Data.