Like most website operators, The Committee collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request.The Committee’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The Commitee’s visitors use this Site. From time to time, The Committee may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
The Committee also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments or submitting their information through forms. The Commitee only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the this Site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to this Site choose to interact with The Committee in ways that require The Committee to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Committee gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, The Committee collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The Committee. The Committee does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
The Committee may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, The Committee may monitor the most popular pages on this Site. The Committee may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The Committee does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
The Committee discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The Committee’s behalf or to provide services available on this Site. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using this Site, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Committee will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The Committee discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The Committee believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Committee, third parties or the public at large. If you have supplied your email address, The Committee may occasionally send you an email to tell you about news, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with The Committee. The Committee takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.