a. Information Gathered By the Company. In general, we gather information about all of our users collectively, and not on an individual basis, for purposes such as determining which parts of our Site users access most frequently. This information helps us determine which parts of our Site are most beneficial for users, and how we can continually create a better overall experience for you. We only use such data in the aggregate and anonymously.
b. Information About You Specifically. In some instances, e.g., in the “Careers” and “Press Room” sections of the Site, we allow you to provide us with specific information about you, such as your name, address, email address, telephone number or other pertinent information. If you elect to provide us with your personal information, we may use that information to make you aware of employment opportunities with the Company, to provide you with certain of our publications or to notify you of other information regarding the Company. If you provide us with your personal information, but later decide you no longer want us to send you any information about us, simply contact us at the address set forth in the “Contact Us” section of the Site.
d. Cookies. To enhance your experience on our Site, we use a feature on your Internet browser called a “cookie”. Cookies are small files that your Web browser places on your computer’s hard drive. They are used for a variety of reasons, such as remembering user names and passwords and preferences, tracking click streams, and for load balancing. By using cookies, we can deliver faster service, consistent, updated results, and a more personalized experience on our Site. Your browser gives you the option to reject cookies. However, setting your browser to reject cookies generally hinders the browser’s performance and will adversely affect your experience while using our Site.
e. Children. We do not specifically collect information about children. We believe that children should get their parents’ consent before giving out personal information. If you are concerned about your child’s use of the Site, we encourage you to use Web filtering technology to supervise your child’s access to the Site. We also encourage you to participate in your child’s experience with the Site.
We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples may include hosting our Web servers, analyzing data and providing customer service. These other companies will have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not share that information with any third party.