We collect your IP address, the web address of the site that referred you and the site to which you exit, the time of your visit, whether you are a new user or not, the approximate geographic area from which you are logging in, and the areas and files that you visit. This information tells us something about the type of visitors we get and which areas of the site they find most interesting. We use the IP address so that we know where to send information you are requesting. An IP address is often associated with the place from which you enter the Internet such as your ISP (Internet service provider), or your company.
A website statistics service, Google Analytics, is used to generate statistics on visits to our website. These include items such as your IP address, website traffic patterns, usage time on the site and page views. Your IP address or domain name may be used to analyze this website’s traffic patterns and usage and to otherwise improve performance of the site. Website logs may be analyzed and reviewed, but are not sold to third parties.
Persistent cookies remain on your hard drive after you’ve exited from our site, and we may use them for several reasons. For instance, when you give us permission to “remember” a feature about you when asked by the web site we place a persistent cookie on your hard drive so that the next time you visit us we won’t have to ask you that information again. If you’ve given us permission to e-mail you with information we may place a persistent cookie on your hard drive that will let us know when you come back to visit our site. Persistent cookies will not contain any personal information about you such as a medical record number.