This Privacy Policy describes the privacy practices of ChIPs in connection with use of this Web site. This Privacy Policy should be read alongside our Terms of Use.

 

Our Web site does not automatically collect personally identifiable information. We do track certain information about the visits to our Web site. We compile traffic-based statistics that show the numbers and frequency of visitors to our Web site and its individual pages. These are an aggregated statistical report that we use internally to better understand our Web site traffic, manage our Web site, and help diagnose any problems. The statistics contain no personally identifiable information and cannot be used to gather such information.

 

We do collect personally identifiable information that you make available to ChIPs if you choose to communicate or register with ChIPs to receive additional information, or to participate in ChIPs events through our Web site, via e-mail or otherwise. We will use this information to provide you with the information you request and to improve your interactions with ChIPs. To the extent we collect such information, we may disclose the personal information if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal or regulatory obligation, in order to enforce or apply our Terms of Use, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of ChIPs. We will not sell or otherwise provide your information to third parties.

 

We may use “cookies” if you register through our Web site to receive additional information or use the Members portion of the Web site. We also may use cookies for saving temporary searches and session tracking, neither of which actions make use of personally identifiable information. “Cookies” are used to store and sometimes track your preferences in order to provide you with a customized and personalized experience. A “cookie” is data sent to your Internet browser from a Web server and stored on your computer hard drive. Cookies make your Web experience easier by storing passwords and preferences and are used by most Internet Web sites. Cookies enable our Web site to recognize your Internet browser and tell us how and when pages in our Web site are visited and by how many users. You can adjust your browser settings to refuse all cookies or to inform you when a cookie is being placed on your hard drive. However, your election not to accept cookies may diminish your experience with Web sites because of additional time needed to repeatedly enter your information.

 

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet or e-mail is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect personal data that you submit to us, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.

 

This Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party Web sites (if any) that may be accessed through this Web site. We may provide links to other Web sites that contain information that we believe may be useful to you or that you will find valuable. However, we have not investigated the security of those linked Web sites and you should not assume those sites have a privacy policy equivalent to ours. If you access such a third-party Web site through a link we provide, you will be subject to the privacy policy of the new site. ChIPs is not responsible for the contents of any linked Web pages referenced from this Web site. If you have any questions regarding the privacy, security, or content of those sites, you should contact the appropriate contact(s) at those sites directly.

 

ChIPs reserves the right to change, at any time without advance notice, this Privacy Policy. Should any new policy go into effect, ChIPs will post it on this Web site. We encourage you to periodically check back and review this policy so that you always know what information we collect, how we use it, and if and to whom we may disclose it.