We collect no information about you, other than information automatically collected and stored (see below) when you visit our website, unless you choose to provide that information to us.
Information Automatically Collected and Stored
When you browse through any website, certain personal information about you can be collected. We automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:
The IP address of the computer that you used to access our website (e.g., 184.108.40.206) [This IP address is often translated into a domain name, such as aol.com, if you are using an America Online account, or stanford.edu, if you are connecting from Stanford University's domain.]
- The date and time of your visit
- The pages that you visited and the files that you downloaded
- The address of the website that you came from when you visited our site
- The operating system of your computer
- The version and type of Web browser that you use when you visit our website
We use this information for statistical purposes and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. Unless it is specifically stated otherwise, no additional information will be collected about you.
Personally Provided Information
Unless you choose to register as registered user of this site, you will not be asked to provide us with additional identifying information. Registered users may comment, rate, and post material to the site.
In the event that you choose to become a registered user, you will need to create a registered user account, which involves filling out a brief form that requests the following information:
Account password (you create this)
Academic status (e.g., student, faculty, staff, etc.)
Department, discipline, or academic unit
After filling out the form, when you return to the site to post comments or content or to rate items on the site you will need to log in using the account name and password you signed up with. You will not need to edit your profile again, although you may wish to keep this information up-to-date.
We may contact you via email and ask you to verify/update the information in your account on an annual or biannual basis. We may also contact you infrequently to notify you of changes in access or privacy policies.
If you choose to provide us with additional information about yourself through an email message, form, survey, etc., we will maintain the information securely to the extent allowable by law and take every precaution to protect it.
We do not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about our visitors, unless required for law enforcement or by statute.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, we employ software programs to monitor traffic and to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or to otherwise cause damage. In the event of authorized law enforcement investigations, and pursuant to any required legal process, information from these sources may be used to help identify an individual.