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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 may use cookies, Flash cookies, and navigational data like Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) on the Site to gather information about your online activities, such as the date and time of your visit, the information for which you searched and which you viewed, and the sites you visited before and after visiting the Site. We may also use a cookie or Flash cookie to save your settings and to provide customizable and personalized services (such as to hold your account information). A “cookie” is a small data file placed on your hard drive when you visit certain websites. A “Flash cookie” is a small data file placed on your hard drive when you visit certain websites that use Adobe Flash. You may disable cookies by adjusting the preferences settings of your browser. Consult the “Help” feature of your browser for specific instructions. To adjust Flash cookie settings, access your Flash management tools from Adobe’s web site http://www.adobe.com/products/ directly.

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 software tools such as Flash or JavaScript to collect page interaction information such as clicks, drags, and hover-overs, response times, errors, and length of visits to certain pages.

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.