A. Active Collection and Use:
You are required to provide some personal information, such as your name and email address, in order to access the Site and the information available on the Site. When you register, you will have an option to choose to subscribe to our email list. If you have subscribed to our electronic mailing list and wish at any point to stop receiving it, simply follow the opt-out instructions that are included in each email. If you provide us with personal information, we will retain and may use that information to contact or respond to you. We may also use personal information to customize the services we provide to you and to ensure compliance with DataTracks’ policies and applicable laws.
B. Aggregate Information and Passive Information Collection:
From time to time, we may collect general, non-personal, statistical information about the use of the Site, such as how many visitors visit a specific page on the Site, how long they stay on that page, and which hyperlinks, if any, they “click” on. We collect this information through the use of technologies such as “cookies” and “IP addresses”, which are discussed in greater detail below. Our system may also automatically collect operational information about the technology you use, such as your browser, type of computer, operating systems, Internet service providers and the domain name of the Site from which you linked to our Site. We collect this information in order to determine which areas of the Site are most popular and to enhance the Site for visitors. We may also use this information for security purposes, to detect and to block security breaches and to provide you with a safe online environment.
C. IP Addresses:
An IP address is a number that’s automatically assigned to your computer whenever you’re surfing the web. Web servers, the computers that “serve up” webpages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address. DataTracks collects IP addresses for purposes of system administration, to report aggregate information to third parties and to track the use of the Site. When visitors request pages from the Site, our servers log the visitors’ IP addresses. It is not our practice to link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that a visitor’s session will be logged, but the visitor remains anonymous to us. However, we reserve the right to use IP addresses to identify a visitor only when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with the Site’s policies or to protect DataTracks, the Site, its visitors, or others.
D. Cookies and Beacons:
Site pages may contain electronic images known as web beacons—also referred to as single-pixel gifs—that permit DataTracks to count users who have visited those pages and for other related website statistics—(e.g., recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity). Web beacons are not used to access your personal information on the Sites; they are solely used to compile aggregated statistics concerning the use of the Sites. Web beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, the time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides.
A. Personally Identifiable Information:
We may use information collected via this Site to improve the content of our Web Site, to customize the Site to your preferences, to communicate information to you (if you have requested it), for our marketing and research purposes, and for any other purpose specified. We may make full use of all information acquired through this Site that is not in personally identifiable form.
B. Aggregate Information:
We may group information into aggregate visitor data in order to describe the use of the Site to our existing or potential business partners or other third parties, or in response to a government request. However, please be assured that this aggregate data will in no way personally identify you or any other visitors to the Site.
Protecting the security of your personal information is very important to us. When you transmit personal information from your computer to our servers, your information is protected by both a “firewall” (a combination of computer hardware and software that helps keep unauthorized visitors from accessing information within our computer network) and industry standard SSL (secure socket layer) encryption. Once we receive your transmission, we will take reasonable precautions to ensure its security on our systems. Unfortunately, data transmission over the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while DataTracks strives to protect your personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your personal information.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. If you have access to password-protected features, never share your password with anyone else, notify us promptly if you believe your password security has been breached, and remember to log off of this site before you leave your computer. Similarly, any personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data that you disclose through online forums hosted on this Site, may be collected and used by others. We recommend caution when giving out personal information to others in these public online forums.
This Site is not intended for use by persons under the age of 18. Persons under the age of 18 are strictly prohibited from using this Site and from submitting any personal information. If we discover that any persons under the age of 18 have submitted personal information on this Site, we will use all commercially reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database.