In various places on our website, we gather email addresses and other basic contact information for the purpose of allowing people to subscribe to our newsletter. We also gather contact information from individuals who choose to donate to us via our website in order to process their donations, acknowledge them in a timely manner, and keep donors informed about the impact of our work. Our website may set "cookies" for the purpose of collecting aggregate statistics about the total number of visitors to our website. We do not store any personally identifiable information in cookies.
How does The Cloud Institute use personally identifiable information?
The Cloud Institute partners with service providers to host our website and other online publications. Third-party service providers are not permitted to use or share any personally identifiable information that we provide to them. The Cloud Institute does not share any of the personally identifiable information we collect with other outside parties, unless we have received your specific permission to do so. The Cloud Institute uses personally identifiable records of people's interactions with our online publications as a means for better understanding their interests in our work. At some point in time, this information may be used to personalize the publications and other information individuals receive from The Cloud Institute.
Like most website operators, our web servers create log files. These track data on Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to enable us to administer the site, analyze trends, track user movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Server log files do not contain personally identifiable information.
How does The Cloud Institute protect personally identifiable information?
The Cloud Institute takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, their information is protected both online and off-line. When our website asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers), the information is encrypted and protected with the best encryption software in the industry.
We also do everything in our power to protect user information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. All of our databases are password-protected to ensure that unauthorized users cannot access sensitive data.
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