Information Collected and Stored Automatically
When you visit our site to read or download information, we collect and store the following information about your visit:
- The name of the Internet domain (for example, “xcompany.com” if you use a private Internet access account or “yourschool.edu” if you are connecting from a university’s domain) and the IP address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the Internet) from which you access our site
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our site
- The date and time you access our site
- The Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site
- The pages you visit and the information you request
This information is primarily collected for statistical analysis and technical improvements to the site. The Web sites that we support use software programs to summarize usage statistics, which may be used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.
If You Send Us Personal Information
You do not have to provide any personal information to visit this Web site. If you choose to provide us with personal information, such as by sending a message to an e-mail address on this Web site or by registering for an event through our Web site, we will use that information to respond to your message, to register you for an event, or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication. The Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) does not collect or use information for commercial marketing.
We may share information you give us with contractors acting on our behalf or with a government agency if your inquiry relates to that agency. In other limited circumstances, IIR may be required by law to disclose information you submit.
IIR will safeguard all information submitted electronically and keep data no longer than is necessary based on the requirements of the submission.
Remember that e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception. If your communication is sensitive or includes personal information, you may prefer to send it by postal mail instead.