If you are interested in learning about
online privacy, the Electronic Information Privacy Center
(epic.org) is a good place to start. See their
privacy page and their
Guide to Privacy Resources. The Electronic Frontier Foundation
is also very active in the online privacy area.
Standard web use logs are maintained. We may analyze these to
understand use and traffic patterns on the GeodSoft.com
web site and help develop the site. We may analyze the first
page request, subsequent pages requests, i.e., paths through
the site, how many pages are requested, and the intervals between
page requests, how long typical "visits" may last, and other
aggregate visitor patterns. We may
analyze referrer URLs, to determine what outside resources lead
visitors to this site (e.g. searches or links). We have no plans
or expectations of attempting to match any activity on the
GeodSoft.com web site with any user behavior on other web sites
or elsewhere on the Internet, or to identify any individual site users.
Web logs do contain IP addresses. With the cooperation of a visitor's
ISP, these may be used to identify an individual. We reserve the right
to take any legal steps to identify, and protect ourselves from,
anyone who in anyway interferes with our ability to freely serve our
web pages. This includes, but is not limited to, automated page retrieval
Denial of Service attacks, or webpage defacement.
Logs are maintained indefinitely. This allows us to understand long
term use trends, not just overall site useage and what is
popular on the site, but also what browsers and operating
systems access this site and trends regarding these. We may also
determine trends related to regions and countries that access
this site; we have always had a large percent of non U.S. visitors.
All web sites that collect personal information from their
informing the visitors of what information is collected,
how such information will be used,
give visitors or customers the opportunity to review and
correct information about themselves, and allow the visitors to
easily opt into or out of any program which does or does not
meet their needs. At this time we do not collect personal
information from our visitors. If we ever do, we
statement to this page (Sept. 14, 2006) I learned, however,
that the ads by the really big search engine company, that were briefly displayed on
this site did result in the placement of a cookie on on a vistor's
computer, if they clicked on an ad. That was a significant contributing
factor in the removal of these ads from this site.
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