There are several kinds of information we may collect, including web server logs, cookies, and information expressly provided by Site users. For all visitors to the Site, we collect and log your IP address. We collect IP address information to better administer our Site and to gather aggregate information on visitors to our Site, on how our Site is being used, and on the pages visitors are viewing. For example, we may aggregate this information to let us know what percentage of users come from which region. To maintain your anonymity, we do not associate IP addresses with records containing personal information except to personally identify you in order to enforce our legal rights or when required to do so by law enforcement authorities.
We use general traffic, Site usage, and length of stay information for statistical reporting and may share such reports with organizations with which we have a business relationship. This aggregate information does not personally identify you. Internally, we use aggregate Information in a number of ways to improve the Site and its content and services. The Aggregate Information helps us determine how much our customers use parts of the Site, so we can improve our Site to assure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many people as possible.  We may disclose aggregate information to third parties.
ACCESS AND USER OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
• To enable us to verify user credentials in order to maintain reasonable security;
• To provide our administrators with information that is useful in developing new features and services for our users;
• To allow us to potentially vary how we market information based on user preference, usage preferences, and demographics;
• To enable us to develop and improve the features, content, and services available through the Site; and
• To contact you regarding new Site features, topic-based news alerts, and other potential service(s) offered by the Consortium.
Only authorized Consortium administrators are permitted to access your personal information.
SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We want your personal information to remain as secure as reasonably possible. That is why our system combines technical safeguards and employee access restrictions. On the technical side, we use Secure Sockets Layer encryption technology for any forms to protect the integrity and privacy of the personal information you provide to us through the Internet. To take advantage of these technical safeguards, we always recommend you use the most current version of your computer browser to ensure compatibility with the Site.
DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTIES
Our privacy policies apply only to your use of the Site. The Site contains links to third party sites, including sites that may indicate a special relationship with us. While we do not disclose personally identifiable information (PII) to the parties operating linked sites, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. You should read the privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information that site may be collecting about you.