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Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Chesapeake Bay Gateways website! Our privacy policy is very simple: We collect no personal information about you unless you choose to provide that information to us. Some of our web pages (such as our comment form, online publication order forms, conference and training registration forms) let you voluntarily submit personal information.We do not give, share, sell, or transfer any of this personal information to a third party.

If you want to know more about how we record non-personal information about your visit, how we use information that you voluntarily submit using forms or e-mail, or our use of cookies and links, then continue on. Otherwise, enjoy your visit!


Non-personal Information We Record:

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, our website's operating system will automatically record some general information about your visit.

During your visit, our Web operating system will record:

1. The Internet domain for your Internet service, such as "xcompany.com" or "xcompany.net" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from a college or university domain and IP address (a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web) from which you access our site.

2. The type and version of browser (such as "Netscape version X" or "Internet Explorer version X") that you use and the type of operating system you use (such as Macintosh, Unix, or Windows).

4. The date and time you visit our site, and the Web pages that you visit on our site.

5. The pages you visit.

6. The address of the previous website you were visiting, if you linked to us from another website.

We use this information for statistical analysis, to help us make our site more useful to visitors. This information is only used internally, does not record information about individuals, and will only be used for internal management purposes.

Cookies:

On certain Gateways webpages, we use "cookies" to help you use our web sites interactively. A cookie is a small file that a website transfers to your computer's hard disk, usually to keep track of you while you are connected to that site.

The cookies on Gateways Network webpages do not collect information about you, but only about your browser "session." The cookie makes it easier for you to use the dynamic features of these webpages, without having to provide the same information again as you move from one page to another.

To protect your privacy, be sure to close your browser completely after you have finished conducting business with a website that uses cookies. If you are concerned about the potential use of information gathered from your computer by cookies, you can set your browser to prompt you before it accepts a cookie. Most Internet browsers have settings that let you identify and/or reject cookies.

Information from E-mail You Send to Us:

If you decide to send us an electronic mail message (e-mail), the message will usually contain your return e-mail address. If you include personally-identifying information in your e-mail because you want us to address issues specific to your situation, we may use that information in responding to your request. We do not distribute lists of e-mail addresses to any parties outside of the Gateways Network and its partners.

Information Collected from Interactive Forms:

On some of our webpages we offer interactive forms that let you voluntarily submit personal information (such as your e-mail address, name, or organization). This occurs when you are providing comments or ordering publications. In those cases, all submitted information is used only for the expressed purposes for which it is intended and is not made available to any third party.

Links to Other Sites:

Our website has many links to Gateways Network partner sites. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information. The privacy policies and procedures described here do not apply to any external links. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of any site you link to from ours, especially if you share any personal information. Except as required by law, we do not share our e-mail with any other outside organizations.

If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please send us comments using our online comments section or contact our Web Administrator.


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