Questions regarding this statement should be directed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information this Site Gathers/Tracks
The information gathered by AIS falls into two categories:
- Information voluntarily supplied by visitors to our Site when they register or initiate transactions, and
- Tracking information gathered as visitors navigate through our Sites.
Third party providers featured on or linked to from our Sites, such as vendors of products and services offered through our Sites, may be gathering the same kinds of information.
To help make our Sites more responsive to the needs of our visitors, help you navigate between sections, tailor content to your needs and to measure traffic within our Sites, our web servers automatically collect limited information about your computer’s connection to the Internet, including your IP address, when you visit our Sites. They also invoke a standard feature of browser software, called a “cookie,” to assign each visitor a unique, random number, a sort of user ID, which resides on your computer. The cookie helps give us an idea of which parts of our site users are visiting and doesn’t actually identify the visitor, just the computer that a visitor uses to access our site.
Unless you voluntarily identify yourself (through registration, for example), we won’t know who you are, even if we assign a cookie to your computer. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply. Our cookies can’t read unrelated data from your computer. Our advertisers and the third parties that provide products or services through our Sites may also assign their own cookies to your browser, but we don’t control their cookies or their processes, and they do not regularly share information they gather with us. To make use of certain features on our Sites visitors need to register and to provide certain information as part of the registration process. We may also ask for information from those who buy products or services or conduct other transactions on our Sites. We may ask, for example, for your name, email address, street address, sex, age, city or town, zip code (and for those who seek to purchase a product or service, credit card number), and we sometimes request information on your interest in other topics.
The information you supply may help us to offer you more personalized features, to tailor our Sites to your interests and make them more useful to you, and to process e-commerce transactions. Of course, even if you want to remain completely anonymous, you’re still free to take advantage of the wealth of content available on our Sites without registration. The vast majority of our site does NOT require visitors to complete a registration form or give us contact information (such as a name and email address) to visit.
The more we know about our visitors the more value we can potentially offer them. Supplying such information is entirely voluntary. But if you don’t supply the information we require, we may be unable to provide you with services we make available to other visitors to our Sites. Similarly, we can’t notify you that you’ve been lucky enough to win a prize in a promotional contest if we don’t know how to contact you. We gather such personal information only with our users knowing and active permission and participation.
Our online surveys and contests ask visitors for contact information (like their email address) and demographic information (like their zip code, age, or income level). Demographic and profile data collected at our site may be shared with advertisers on an aggregate basis. We collect financial information (like an account or credit card numbers) only from visitors making a credit card or other purchase. We use the financial information solely to bill the user for products and services and necessary information from the order form to send orders.
We also use customer contact information from the various registration forms, opt in features and service features to send the user information about our site, our company and our affiliates. Users may opt-out of receiving routine future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.
Links to Other Sites
This Site contains links to many other web sites. The establishment of a link does not mean that AIS has approved of a site, is endorsing a site, has reviewed its content, or is in any manner recommending a visit. AIS is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of linked Web sites.
Third Party Features
Certain features of and portions on our site are also the result of special relationships, such as “Powered By” or Co-Branding or affiliate programs. These firms share varying amounts of information with us. You are encouraged to review the privacy policies of such providers before providing information to them.
This Site may make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. We do reserve the right to delete any postings at any time.
This Site has numerous security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. The measures include passwords, linkages to secure servers, encryption, backup tapes, and conventional locks and alarm systems. However we cannot guarantee that the measures in place have been, are now, or will remain adequate.
This Site is directed at adults, not children, and we do not seek to collect from children online contact information, or distribute to third parties any personally identifiable information from children, or entice children by the prospect of a special game, prize or other activity, to divulge information to us. We won’t knowingly allow anyone under 13 to register with any of our Sites or to provide any other personally identifying information without written approval of a parent or guardian.
This Site gives users options for changing and modifying information previously provided, often at the feature on which you registered. For specifics concerning a matter impacting you, you can send email to email@example.com or by mail to the following postal address:
Applied Information Sciences
11400 Commerce Park Drive
Reston, VA 20191