We use a web marketing automation suite to gather information about Site users (such as IP address, operating system, web browser, and pages visited) when they complete an online form, for example; for registration to events, contact/request forms or for subscription to our e-mail communications.
Our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) collect information from you when you visit or use the Site, such as browser type and version, operating system, platform, Internet Protocol (IP) address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet, which may vary from session to session), domain name, and a date/time stamp for your visit. If you create an account, we may link your IP address with your account and collect information about your activities on our Site.
We use Google Analytics to collect and process analytical data about Site users. Google Analytics tracks your interaction with the Site and stores information about IP address, operating system, web browser, and pages visited. Also collected is information about demographics of the Site users, the device used, and where the visit originated. Google provides certain privacy options and choices in this regard, which are described here.
If you choose to disable cookies or Flash cookies, some areas of our Site may not work properly. Our advertisers and partners may also use their own cookies. We do not control use of these cookies used by advertisers and partners and expressly disclaim responsibility for information collected through them.
We may use clear gifs (otherwise known as web bugs or web beacons) to gather information about your visit to the Site, such as what you click on and pages and information you viewed. Additionally, be aware that advertisers and partners may also use their own clear gifs and we do not control use of these by advertisers and partners and expressly disclaim responsibility for information collected through them. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are placed on a user’s hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on web pages.