The iKNOW Politics project and its Steering Committee members are committed to the privacy of users and members who visit and interact with the iKNOW Politics network via the Internet.
By accessing this Site, certain information about the User, such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses, navigation through the Site, the software used and the time spent, along with other similar information, will be stored on iKNOW Politics and web analytics servers. This information will not specifically identify the User. The information will be used internally only for website traffic analysis. If the User provides unique identifying information, such as name, address and other information on forms stored on this Site, such information will be used only for statistical purposes and will not be published for general access. iKNOW Politics, however, assumes no responsibility for the security of this information.
Member and user information such as names and e-mail addresses is used specifically by iKNOW Politics staff to send its newsletters and other materials for which the users and members have expressed their interest. Information submitted by iKNOW Politics members to register with myKNOW Politics is used for internal data collection purposes and the tagging of relevant materials and resources according to the member’s interests. iKNOW Politics staff collects data on a number of Web site visitors daily for reporting and Web site management purposes. iKNOW Politics staff tracks IP addresses and analyzes user logs on the Web site. Please note that this information is used strictly for internal purposes.
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