“Anonymous Information” is information that does not identify you, and may include statistical information concerning, for example, your use of our services or pages on the NECHE website that you visit most frequently. We use Anonymous Information to analyze the effectiveness of the NECHE website, to improve our services, and for other similar purposes. We may collect Anonymous Information through features of the software that supports the NECHE website, through cookies, and through other means described below.
IP Address. For each visitor to the NECHE website, our web hosting servers automatically collect information about which pages are visited and the IP address or domain name (e.g., www.neche.org of visitors. We use your IP address to help understand any problems with our hosting service and to administer and manage the NECHE website. Your IP address may be used to help identify unique visitors to the NECHE website by identifying your computer and other general demographic information e.g. approximate location.
Tags. We may use so-called “pixel tags” — small graphic images (also known as “web beacons” or “single-pixel GIFS”) — to tell us what parts of the NECHE website have been visited or to measure the effectiveness of searches customers perform on our Site. Pixel tags also enable us to send email messages in a format customers can read, and they inform us whether emails have been opened, to help ensure that our messages are of interest to our users. None of this data includes Personally Identifiable Information, and you can “opt-out” of receiving these types of emails from us by contacting us at the address or phone number provided in the Contacting Us section below. If any Personally Identifiable Information is collected using such tools, it will be subject to the terms of this Privacy Statement.
Click-Throughs. We may send email messages, which use a “click-through URL” linked to content on the NECHE website. When you click one of these URLs, you pass through our web server before arriving at the destination web page. We track this click-through data to help determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our user communications. If you prefer not to be tracked simply do not click text or graphic links in the email, or notify us at the contact address listed in the Contacting Us section below.
Computer Configuration. In order to determine whether your computer is supported by our system, we may collect certain Anonymous Information. This information includes, but may not be limited to, your operating system and browser, as well as the presence of any software that the NECHE website may require to operate your computer, or other third-party software on your computer. This information is kept strictly confidential and is not shared with third parties, except as provided for in this Privacy Statement.
We may share Anonymous Information with external consultants working with NECHE to assess and improve the NECHE website and for other purposes. For example, NECHE may provide information to external consultants about how many people use the NECHE website and what features of the NECHE website they use. The summary information we may share would not be linked to any Personally Identifiable Information.
To enable us to better understand your characteristics and/or to provide services tailored to your needs, we may link Personally Identifiable Information with Anonymous Information (collectively, “Linked Information”). Linked Information will be treated and protected as Personally Identifiable Information under this Privacy Statement.