This statement is intended to describe both the way our site interacts with your local computer environment during operation, the information actually collected by our site about your sessions, and how that information is used.
The site does collect basic information about your session for use in monitoring resources and security activities. The information collected is limited to your Internet Protocol address (IP), the time of access, browser type and versions, operating system of your machine, screen resolution, the site function requested, and the files requested to send to your browser. The nature of the IP address we see varies based on your ISP or the web page that you are accessing our site through. In most instances, the IP address cannot be directly linked to you and we make no attempt to determine this. No one outside of our host ISP will ever be permitted access to these logs.
The resource data collected is used only for generating basic summary statistics including the number of unique IP addresses and total number of requests daily, weekly, and monthly. The log information is archived as a regular part of site maintenance, but the logs are not retained more than three months. The summary statistical information is retained for comparison over the years.
Our site does create and manage cookies during its operation. These cookies are created for the following reasons:
1. To remember the query and results of your last few inquiries.
2. To store some of your inquiry data locally to remove the burden from our server to "remember things about your session."
3. To have, at your option, the ability to store the advanced query criteria so they can be retrieved at a later date.
These cookies are created for certain advanced operations available on our site. They are referenced directly by pages specifically requested by you and are only reviewed when needed during your visit. When you close your browser, the only cookies that remain are those that you have voluntarily created to save your advanced query parameters for later use.
Though our site looks for cookies that were created during your active session, the site never searches any portion of your local disk storage for any reason other than to identify activities on your current session.