Browsing the Site
No personal information is collected if you browse our web site. We do not collect any information from use of any of the planning tools available on our site. We do gather and analyze data regarding the use of the Site, including domain name, pages visited, length of user session, etc., to determine the usefulness of the Site, to help us stay abreast of technical upgrades that can make the Site more accessible to visitors, and to record the date and time of your visit to the Site. When a visitor performs a search on our search engine, we do not record any information identifying the visitor or linking the visitor to the search performed. As necessary to provide the service, we do record limited information for every search request and use that information only to solve technical problems with the service and to calculate overall usage statistics.
Internet "cookies" are messages that a web server gives to your web browser in connection with your visit to a web site. The message contains information, in the form of lines of text, that is then stored on your hard drive. When you click on a hyperlink, the site transmits a cookie to your browser; when you return to the page or site that transmitted the cookie, the information is transmitted back to the web site's server. Cookies are stored on your hard drive and are not stored, in any form by the web server. Cookies cannot transmit computer viruses. You can set up your web browser to inform you when cookies are being sent and/or to prevent cookies from being sent.
Web Server Log Files
We use standard web server log files to help us count visitors and to evaluate the Site's technical capacity.
Through the use of web server log files, any or all of the following information may be collected during your visits to the Site: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet; the date and time you access the Site; the pages that you visit on the Site and the sequence in which you visit them; the amount of time that you spend on any given page of the Site; the Internet address of the web site that you visited immediately before visiting the Site; the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to the Site, if any; the Internet address of the web site that you visit immediately after leaving the Site; the type of operating system (e.g., Macintosh®, Windows®) on your computer; the type of browser (e.g., Netscape Navigator®, Internet Explorer®) that you are using to view the Site.
Any information gathered through the use of web server log files is viewed by us in the aggregate for overall patterns and does not describe or identify any individual user.
If, in interacting with the Site, you actively transmit to us through our application form or by electronic mail information such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, your account number, or information concerning you or your account, to enable you or us to perform certain services, we will retain the content of the form or email, the email address and our response. This allows us to keep a record of our contact and provide you with the product, service or information that you may have requested.
Use of Information
Any information that we collect through visitors' use of the Site will be used for editorial and feedback purposes, for marketing and promotional purposes, for a statistical analysis of visitors' behavior, for product development, for content improvement, and to customize content and layout of the Site. Data on visitors' home servers is aggregated for internal review and then discarded. Any information that you actively supply to us such as names, postal and email addresses, and telephone numbers may be added to our databases.
Linked Web Sites
The Site contains links to other web sites and other web sites may link to the Site. Linked sites may contain privacy or confidentiality provisions or security measures that differ from those provided on the Site. We are not responsible for such provisions or measures, and expressly disclaim any and all liability related to such provisions.