Last revised on December 1, 2007
Thank you for visiting the Noguska LLC web site. By visiting this web site, you are accepting the policies and practices described in this Notice. This notice covers the following topics:
Please note that this Use Policy is subject to change without notice, and that it reflects Noguska’s current business practices. Also note that each department in Noguska may have additional privacy and use policies specific to the mission and needs of their work.
- Personal Information
- Information Collected and How it is Used
- What Happens to Information You Submit to Us
- If You Send Us E-mail
- Order Forms
- Personal Information
- Automatic Collection of Information/Cookies
- Links to Other Sites
- Limitation of Liability
PERSONAL INFORMATION AND CHOICE
"Personal information" is information about a natural person that identifies or describes an individual, including, but not limited to, his or her name, social security number, physical description, home address, home telephone number, education, financial matters, and medical or employment history, readily identifiable to that specific individual. A domain name or Internet Protocol address is not considered personal information.
This excludes any information manually submitted to Noguska by a user, whether electronically or in written form, and information on or relating to individuals who are users, serving in a business capacity, including, but not limited to, business owners, officers, or principals of that business.
Noguska may note your Internet Protocol address, and statistical information. If you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for specific information (i.e. completing a request for assistance, personalizing the content of the web site, sending an e-mail or participating in a survey) more detailed data will be collected. If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will in no way affect your ability to use any other feature of the web site.
If any type of personal information is requested on the web site or volunteered by the user, this information may be a public record once you provide it, and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not otherwise protected by federal or state law.
Children are not eligible to use services that require submission of personal information and we require that minors (under the age of 18) do not submit any personal information to us. This includes submitting personal information as part of a user profile or personalization profile. If you are a minor, you can use these services only if used together with your parents or guardians. If you are a minor you should seek guidance from your parents.
INFORMATION COLLECTED AND HOW IT IS USED
We do collect personal information directly from individuals who volunteer to use some of our services. Collection of this information is required to deliver the specific services, but use of these services is voluntary.
If you do nothing during your visit to the web site, but browse or download information, we may (or may not) automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:
The Internet Protocol Address and domain name
The type of browser and operating system you used;
The date and time you visited this site;
The web pages or services you accessed at this site;
The web site you visited prior to coming to this web site;
The web site you visit as you leave this web site;
If you downloaded a form, the form that was downloaded.
The information we automatically collect or store is used to improve the content of our web services and to help us understand how people are using our services. This information does not normally identify you personally and is used for gathering web site statistics. The information we automatically collect and store in our logs about your visit helps us to analyze our web site to continually improve the value of the materials available
WHAT HAPPENS TO INFORMATION YOU SUBMIT TO US?
If you choose to submit information to us the information will be transmitted through secure lines to our database. Any private information will only be used for the purposes for which it was provided and will not usually be shared with another entity..
If during your visit to Noguska’s web site you participate in a survey or send an e-mail, the following additional information will be collected:
- The e-mail address and contents of the e-mail; and
- Information volunteered in response to the survey.
The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats you send us.
IF YOU SEND US E-MAIL
You may choose to provide us with personal information, as in e-mail with a comment or question. We use the information to improve our service to you or to respond to your request. Sometimes we forward your e-mail to another site or staff who may be better able to help you, and this staff may be outside the purview of Noguska...
We use your e-mail to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to further improve our web site, or to forward the e-mail to another agency for appropriate action.
If you place an order with us, we request information from the user on our order form. A user must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date]. This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your order/request. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with you.
If you choose you may have any personal information collected about you discarded without reuse or distribution, provided we are contacted in a timely fashion.
AUTOMATIC COLLECTION OF INFORMATION/COOKIES
Cookies created on your computer by using this web site do not contain "personal information" and do not compromise your privacy or security. We use the cookie feature only to store a randomly generated identifying temporary tag on your computer. You can refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file from your computer by using any of the widely available methods. However, if you turn your cookie option off you may not be able to access some of the features in our interactive applications.
Noguska, as developer and manager of this web site, has taken many steps to safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and computing infrastructure, including but not limited to authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day practices of the Noguska operating environment as part of its continuing commitment to risk management. This information should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided via Noguska’s supported web site.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
This web site and the information it contains are provided as a public service by Noguska LLC. This system is monitored to ensure proper operation, to verify the functioning of applicable security features, and for comparable purposes. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Noguska attempts to maintain the highest accuracy of content on its web site. Any errors, or omissions should be reported for investigation.
Noguska makes no claims, promises or guarantees about the absolute accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this web site and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this web site. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents of this web site or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources. Reference in this web site to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the user, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Noguska..
This Use Policy is subject to change without notice.
In general, information presented on this web site, unless otherwise indicated, is considered in the public domain. It may be distributed or copied as permitted by law. However, Noguska does make use of copyrighted data (e.g., photographs) which may require additional permissions prior to your use. Furthermore, the unique branding of the site and various seals and marks may not be used without permission Noguska. In order to use any information on this web site not owned or created by Noguska you must seek permission directly from the owning (or holding) sources. Noguska shall have the unlimited right to use for any purpose, free of any charge, all information submitted via this site except those submissions made under separate legal contract. Noguska shall be free to use, for any purpose, any ideas, concepts, or techniques contained in information provided through this site.