The Stanley Foundation recognizes the importance of privacy to visitors of The Stanley Foundation Web site or any other Web site owned and operated by The Stanley Foundation.
Web Server Log Files
The Stanley Foundation's Web server, like most servers, collects information about visitors and stores them in log files. This information is gathered and stored each time the site is accessed.
Information Not Collected
- Visitor's name
- Phone number
- Credit card numbers
- Other personal or personally identifying information
- The Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) of the machine that accessed our Web site
- The date of the visit
- The time of the visit
- The path taken through our Web site
- The browser being used
- A list of files downloaded or viewed
- The amount of time spent on each page (including time spent listening to audio files)
- Any errors encountered
Most Internet Service Providers (ISP) use a dynamic form of assigning IP Addresses. This means that a visitor often has a different IP Address each time he or she visits The Stanley Foundation site. Many other ISPs (such as AOL) use Proxy Servers that further protect the anonymity of visitors.
How Information Is Used
The Stanley Foundation uses the information gathered in our log files to help us understand and evaluate our audience. By analyzing our logs, we can better understand which features work well and which features may not. It also helps us evaluate how well we are reaching our audience. The information gathered is NEVER shared with any other company or organization. It is used exclusively by The Stanley Foundation.
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