We and our affiliates may use the information we collect from or about you through the Web Services for a number of purposes, including, but not limited to:
We also may combine or aggregate any of the information we collect through the Web Services or elsewhere for any of these purposes, including for the delivery of Targeted Advertisements.
To further demonstrate how we and our affiliates may use the information we collect from or about you through the Web Services, we provide the following examples:
We may disclose the information we collect from or about you through the Web Services:
In addition, we may share de-identified information, such as reports on user demographics and traffic patterns, with third parties, including researchers.
Information You Provide – We and our service providers collect information that you provide when you use the Web Services, including, but not limited to, when you:
The information that you provide us can include, but is not limited to:
You have control over your own privacy. Think carefully before providing any personal or financial information online.
Information Automatically Collected From You – We and our service providers may automatically collect certain technical information from your computer or mobile device over time and across different websites when you use the Web Services, such as your Internet Protocol address, your geographic location, your browser type, your operating system, the pages you view on the Web Services, the pages you view immediately before and after you access the Web Services, and the search terms you enter on the Web Services. This information allows us and our service providers to recognize you and personalize your experience if you return to the Web Services, to improve the Web Services and the services we provide, and to provide you with Targeted Advertisements. We and our service providers may collect this information using “cookies,” which are small text files that many websites save on your computer when you visit and access when you return, or similar technologies. We also collect this information by setting a unique anonymous identifier called User ID, set by Universal Google Analytics. User ID helps identify unique users across multiple devices and browsers. Clearing your cookies does not ensure that you will not be recognized as the same unique visitor even after you cleared them. Website visitors who do not want their data collected with Google Analytics in this way can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.
Information collected through the Web Services will be processed in and subject to the laws of the United States. In addition, we may transfer your information outside the United States to our affiliates and service providers located in other countries. By using the Web Services, you consent to such transfer to, and processing in, the United States and these other countries.
We strive to maintain reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to safeguard the information collected through the Web Services. However, no information system can be 100% secure, so we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information. Moreover, we are not responsible for the security of information you transmit to the Web Services over networks that we do not control, including the Internet and wireless networks. If you have concerns about the security of sensitive information, do not send it electronically.
In addition to the records left on your computer by cookies, your browser and operating system contain other records of your web browsing and other actions (e.g., browser history). As with cookies, you can find information about how to clear these history trails in your browser’s "Help" menu.
If you wish to review the contact information we have on file for you, correct your contact information, or inform us how you wish your contact information to be used, please contact our staff using the contact information below.
To opt-out of Google Analytics for the web, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page and install the add-on for your browser.
If you reside in California and have provided your personally identifiable information to us, you may request information once per calendar year about our disclosures of certain categories of your personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Such requests must be submitted to us in writing at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
700 Thirteenth Street, N.W. Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005-3960
When you contact us or otherwise submit content via the Web Services, if you desire to remain anonymous, you should not tell us your name or the names of your friends or any other individuals. To fully protect your privacy, do not provide any information that you think may identify you or others.