Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. Since we gather certain types of information about the users of the NISG site (http://www.nisg.org) and services, we want to ensure that you fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.
What information does NISG site collect?
If you register for an email newsletter or join a discussion group (when these services are made available) you will be asked for personal information, such as your name, address, email address, organization, etc. This information is for technical and customer administration of the site only and is not shared with any third party.
Non-personally identifiable information
Non-personally identifiable information is only a summary of visitor behavior. Examples include statistics on which pages are most popular and which are least popular. The information collected cannot be traced back to a particular user.
The purpose of this data collection is to enable NISG to better understand the preferences of its visitors and improve its site and services. This information is never connected with any personal information you may supply to us if you register on our website.
When you register for one of our services (when made available) NISG site sets a cookie, a small bit of code stored on your computer's hard drive that enables us to manage your subscriptions and online profile. By setting this cookie, NISG site will remember you the next time you visit and will not ask you for information that you have already provided.
You are always free to decline or turn off our cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on the site and may be required to re-enter information more frequently to use certain services on the website.
NISG also records your IP address, which is the Internet address of your computer, and information such as your browser type and operating system. This information helps us learn about the geographical distribution of our website visitors and the technology they use to access our site. This information is never connected with the personal information you supply to us if you register on our website.
NISG site employs a range of technologies to protect the information maintained on our systems from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
For site security and to ensure that this service remains available to all users at all times, this computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic in order to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law. If monitoring reveals evidence of possible criminal activity, such evidence may be shared with law enforcement agencies.
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A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a web site's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive. Each web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Once the user has closed the browser the cookie will no longer be accessed during that session.
When your web browser or email application requests a web page or email from another computer on the Internet, it automatically gives that computer the address where it should send the information. This is called your computer's "IP address." (IP stands for "Internet protocol.") For many users accessing the Internet from a dial-up Internet service provider (ISP), the IP address will be different every time you log on. NISG does this to learn about the geographical make-up of its web site traffic.