The Asan Institute, Partnership for Global Security, and the Stanley Foundation (the sponsors of the NSGEG) recognize the importance of the privacy of visitors to the NSGEG Web site.
Web Server Log Files
The server for the NSGEG Web site, like most servers, collects information about visitors and stores them in log files. This information is gathered and stored each time the site is accessed.
Information Not Collected
- Visitor's name
- Phone number
- Credit card numbers
- Other personal or personally identifying information
- The Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) of the machine that accessed the NSGEG Web site
- The date of the visit
- The time of the visit
- The path taken through the NSGEG Web site
- The browser being used
- A list of files downloaded or viewed
- The amount of time spent on each page (including time spent listening to audio files)
- Any errors encountered
Most Internet Service Providers (ISP) use a dynamic form of assigning IP Addresses. This means that a visitor often has a different IP Address each time he or she visits the NSGEG site. Many other ISPs (such as AOL) use Proxy Servers that further protect the anonymity of visitors.
How Information Is Used
We use the information gathered in our log files to help us understand and evaluate our audience. By analyzing our logs, we can better understand which features work well and which features may not. It also helps us evaluate how well we are reaching our audience. The information gathered is NEVER shared with any other company or organization. It is used exclusively by the sponsors of the NSGEG.
Sometimes, a "cookie" is used to more accurately track your visit. This is a small file stored on your computer that uniquely identifies your machine. No personal information is stored in a "cookie." If you do not wish to accept a "cookie" from our servers, you can adjust the settings in your browser accordingly. Refusing to accept a "cookie" does not affect how the site works.
In some sections of our site, we may ask for personal information, such as your name, mailing address, and e-mail address. If you are under 18 years of age, you must have a parent's consent to provide this information. Information gathered in any section will not be shared outside the sponsors of the NSGEG. Personal information, such as names, is used exclusively for identification purposes only, and mailing and e-mail addresses are used to provide a timely reply or respond to a request. No personal information is required to send us anonymous comments.
The Stanley Foundation Web site is managed from The Stanley Foundation offices in Muscatine, Iowa, United States of America. It is part of a network of sites hosted by The Stanley Foundation. By using this site, you agree to abide by all applicable local, state, and federal laws governing the use of this Web site. If you do not agree to abide by the following terms or applicable laws, please do not use this site.
The NSGEG site contains copyrighted materials and other proprietary information—including, but not limited to, photos, text, audio, and reports—and the entire content of the site is copyrighted as a collective whole under the copyright laws of the United States of America. The user of this site may not modify or in any way alter the content in whole or part.
The sponsors of the NSGEG have the following rights to content contained in the Web site:
The sponsors of the NSGEG have nonexclusive rights in perpetuity on all text contained within the site including, but not limited to, reports, articles, press releases, and biographies. All text may be downloaded for private and noncommercial use only. Under no circumstance may the text—either in part or whole—be sold, modified, or altered without the permission of all sponsors of the NSGEG. All text contained within the site—including reports, articles, press releases, and biographies—may be downloaded, printed, and distributed so long as they are not sold.
The sponsors of the NSGEG have nonexclusive rights in perpetuity on all graphics contained within the site including, but not limited to, photos and logos. The NSGEG does not own the copyrights on all photos contained within these sites. The copyright is owned by the respective photographer. All graphics may be downloaded for private and noncommercial use only. Under no circumstance may the graphics—either in part or whole—be modified, altered, sold, or distributed.
THE NSGEG'S WEB SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS-IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. THE SPONSORS OF THE NSGEG DO NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE.
USE OF THIS SITE IS AT THE USER'S OWN RISK. THE SPONSORS OF THE NSGEG SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE.
YOU AGREE TO WAIVE ALL CLAIMS OF LIABILITY AGAINST THE SPONSORS OF THE NSGEG ARISING FROM AND IN CONNECTION TO YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE.