Here is how we handle information about your visit to our website. As you can see, the information we receive depends upon what you do when visiting our site:
I. Information Collected and Stored Automatically
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:
- the internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account, or "your school.edu" if you conect from a university or school) and IP address from which you access our website (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web); depending on how you connect to the Internet, it may be the address of your computer or the address of a computer owned by your Internet Service Provider, educational institution, or place of business.
- the type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
- the date and time you access our site;
- the pages you visit; and
- if you linked to the NEH website from another website, the address of that website. We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors and to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.
II. If You Provide Personal Information
If you choose to provide us with personal information as in an e-mail message or by filling in our form to join EDSITEment's mailing list, we use that information to respond to your message and to add your name and address to our mailing list in order to send you electronic and print EDSITEment announcements.
Information collected by the Endowment will not be used for commercial or marketing purposes; data, however, may be used for educational and scholarly research.
III. No Personal Information Collected from Children
Our policy is to not collect personal information from children, meaning those under 18 years of age, through the "EDSITEment" website. We at the National Endowment for the Humanities are especially concerned about protecting children's privacy. We hope parents and teachers are involved in children's Internet explorations. The "EDSITEment" website contains resources for teachers with information, lesson plans, and classroom activities for students and families, but these activities do not involve the online collection of personal information from children.