Privacy and Security Policy Thank you for visiting our web site. The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to explain the types of information we obtain about visitors to our web site, how the information is obtained, how the information is used, and how visitors can restrict the disclosure of their information. General You do not have to provide any personal information to visit our web site. This means that you can visit our web site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. We collect personally identifiable contact information, such as name, electronic mail address, and U.S. mail address, only if voluntarily, specifically, and knowingly provided by you. If you post comments on content on this web site you will be asked to supply some identifying information about yourself, including at a minimum your name and electronic mail address. Cookies A cookie is a file placed on your computer’s hard drive by a web site, usually without your knowledge. We may place a cookie on your computer if you take advantage of features of our web site that require the system to personalize your usage of the site or grant special security rights to you based on your identity. The cookies will remember your preferences and security rights during your visit, and may preserve some settings for your next visit our web site. Information Collected and Stored Automatically As you browse through our web site, read web pages, or download information, we automatically gather and store certain information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only information about: the date and time you visited this web site, the web pages you visited, the files you downloaded, the type of browser software you used during your visit, and your Internet Protocol (IP) address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the Internet). We routinely use this information for aggregate statistical purposes. The statistical information allows us to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our web site and helps us continually evaluate and improve our web site’s organization and content. In cases of suspicious activity or computer security threats, we may use the information to attempt to block further inappropriate use of our systems. The information may be disclosed to investigative authorities in case of a security investigation or if required by law. Correspondence Sent to Our Staff We encourage you to contact our staff should you have any questions, comments, or concerns. Regardless of the medium by which you contact our staff — electronic mail, telephone, fax, or U.S. mail — the personally identifiable information you provide will only be stored and used to correspond with you. Database and Mailing List We maintains a database of interested persons who voluntarily, specifically, and knowingly request to be contacted about our work and activities. This database enables us to send information, which typically includes meeting notices and other important announcements, to such persons. We do not use or authorize other persons to use our database or mailing list for any purpose other than the purposes stated above. We do not sell our database or mailing list or exchange them for consideration of any kind. Our database and mailing list will not be disclosed unless required by law. Links to other Web Sites Our web pages sometimes contain links to other web sites. We are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices used by other web sites. Security Statement For security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, our web site also employs software programs to monitor network traffic 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 under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996. Contact Information If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about our Privacy and Security Statement, please contact us via email at [email protected]. Thank you for reviewing our Privacy and Security Policy.