Collection of your Personal Information
If you send EPDDS an electronic message, fill out an online form, or otherwise submit information to EPDDS, EPDDS collects any personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address, or telephone number, contained within the information submitted. When you visit the EPDDS websites, EPDDS may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests, and favorites.
EPDDS also collects information about your computer hardware and software. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by EPDDS for the operation of its services, to maintain quality of service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the EPDDS websites.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through EPDDS public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: EPDDS does not read any of your private online communications.
EPDDS encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from EPDDS so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. EPDDS is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the EPDDS websites.
Use of your Personal Information
EPDDS collects and uses your personal information to operate the EPDDS websites and deliver the services you have requested. EPDDS also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from EPDDS and its affiliates. EPDDS may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
EPDDS does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. EPDDS may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, EPDDS may share data with trusted partners to help EPDDS perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to EPDDS, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
EPDDS does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
EPDDS keeps track of the websites and pages you visit within EPDDS, in order to determine what EPDDS services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within EPDDS to individuals whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
EPDDS will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on EPDDS or the website; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of EPDDS; and (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of EPDDS websites or the public.
The EPDDS websites use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize EPDDS pages, or register with EPDDS websites or services, a cookie helps EPDDS to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same EPDDS website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the EPDDS features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the EPDDS websites or services .
EPDDS uses Google Analytics in addition to cookies. To learn about how Google Analytics collects and processes data, click here: “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps.”
Security of your Personal Information
EPDDS secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. EPDDS secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
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