Our Commitment To Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.
The Information We Collect:
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Intellogist website. On some pages, you can register or make requests. The types of personal information that may be collected at these pages are:
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Company name
When a visitor requests or reads a page, or sends email to us, no more information is collected than is typically collected by other web sites. We may keep raw logs of such transactions, but these will not be published or used to track legitimate users. In addition, when a page is edited by a logged-in user, the server confidentially stores related IP information.
We do not share this information with outside parties except as required by law.
How We Use The Information We Collect:
We use return email addresses and/or telephone numbers to answer your questions. We also use your e-mail address to verify your identity before allowing you to post information on our website. These addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties except as required by law.
You must register with our website if you would like to contribute your expertise or if you would like to be notified of changes made to the reports, the discussion forum, or other content that appear on the website. These notifications will not be sent to you unless you specifically request them.
We use this information to enhance the public accountability of the website. We recognize that any system that is open enough to allow the greatest possible participation of the general public will also be vulnerable to certain kinds of abuse and counterproductive behavior. We have established a number of mechanisms to prevent or remedy abusive activities. For example, when investigating abuse, vandalism, harassment of other users, or disruptive behavior, the IP addresses of users (derived either from those logs or from records in the database) may be used to identify the source(s) of the abusive behavior.
We use this information to solve technical problems. Log data may be examined by developers in the course of solving technical problems and in tracking down badly-behaved web spiders that overwhelm the site.
We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with advertisers. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we will not disclose anything that can be used to identify those individuals.
Finally, we will never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
Details of Data Retention
IP and other technical information
When a visitor requests or reads a page, or sends email to an Intellogist server, no more information is collected than is typically collected by other web sites. We may keep raw logs of such transactions, but these will not be published or used to track legitimate users. When a page is edited by a logged-in user, the server confidentially stores related IP information.
The sites set a temporary session cookie on a visitor's computer whenever a page is visited. Other cookies may be set if you choose to maintain your logged in status. If you save your user name or password in your browser, that information will be saved, and this information will be resent to the server on every visit to Intellogist. Contributors using a public machine who do not wish to show their username to future users of the machine should clear these cookies after use.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (NOT including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
Edits or other contributions to Intellogist on the Community Reports page, Best Practices page, Glossary page, and Discussion Forum are generally retained forever. Removing text from a page does not permanently delete the text. Normally, anyone can look at a previous version of an article and see what was there. Even if an article is "deleted", someone entrusted with a higher level of access may still see what was removed from public view. Information can be permanently deleted by individuals with access to Intellogist servers, but aside from the rare circumstance when we are required to delete editing-history material in response to a court order or equivalent legal process, there is no guarantee any permanent deletion will happen.
User contributions are also aggregated and publicly available. User contributions are aggregated according to their registration and login status. Data on user contributions, such as the times at which users edited and the number of edits they have made, are publicly available via user contributions lists, and in aggregated forms published by other users.
No more information on users and other visitors reading pages is collected than is typically collected in server logs by web sites. Aside from the above raw log data collected for general purposes, page visits do not expose a visitor's identity publicly. Sampled raw log data may include the IP address of any user, but it is not reproduced publicly.
Edits to Intellogist pages are identified with the username of the editor, and editing history is aggregated by author in a contribution list. Such information will be available permanently on Intellogist.
Logged in users do not expose their IP address to the public except in cases of abuse, including vandalism of a wiki page by the user or by another user with the same IP address. A user's IP address is stored on the wiki servers for a period of time, during which it can be seen by the Intellogist team.
IP address information, and its connection to any usernames that share it, may be released under certain circumstances (see below).
The email address put into one's user preferences may be used for communication. Users whose accounts do not have a valid email address will not be able to reset their password if it is lost. A user can remove the account's email address from his preferences at any time to prevent it from being used. Private correspondence between users may be saved at those users' discretion and is not subject to our policies.
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