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1. What information of yours does Continental Connections collect?
When you browse or download information from Continental Connections Web sites, our servers automatically collect limited amounts of standard information for traffic monitoring and statistical purposes. The information is analyzed for operational trends, performance, and for ways to improve our sites. Continental Connections cannot identify you from this information. Example information includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of the computers being used to access our sites;
- the operating systems and the types and versions of browsers used to access our sites;
- the Internet Service Providers used by visitors to our sites;
- the dates and times users access our sites;
- the pages visited; and
- the names and sizes of files requested.
In addition to this anonymous information, Continental Connections may also collect information that is about an identifiable individual, referred to within as personal information. Personal information includes information that tells us specifically who you are, such as your name and email address
2. What are "cookies" and does Continental Connections use them?
A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that is transferred from a Web site to the hard drive of your computer. This unique number identifies your browser, but not the individual, whenever you visit Continental Connections's Web site. These cookies will not let a Web site know any personal information about you, such as your name and address. Since these cookies are only text files, they cannot run on your computer, search your computer for other information or transmit any information to anyone. Cookies are used on many major Web sites. Many browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can reset your browser either to notify you when you have received a cookie, or to refuse to accept cookies.
To help serve you better, Continental Connections uses two types of cookies: session cookies (temporary) and persistent cookies (longer-term continuing use). Session cookies are used to support forms and registration. They are used only during your online session and expire when you close your browser. Without session cookies, moving around our Web sites would be less convenient. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer's hard drive for some length of time. They are usually used if you want us to remember information about your Web preferences (e.g. language preference) and passwords for automatic log-in purposes.
3. How does Continental Connections use the information it collects?
Continental Connections also uses the anonymous, aggregate data to perform statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behaviour of our Web site visitors. Without such data, it would be difficult for us to know what the most popular areas of the Continental Connections Web sites are, and it would be difficult for us to change and update the content and services appropriately. Continental Connections also uses such data to monitor and improve the operation of our Web sites and to maintain the quality of the products and services available through our Web sites.
4. What kinds of security procedures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your information?
Continental Connections is committed to protecting your privacy. We use the information we collect to process your requests and to better personalise broadcasts of information that may be of interest to you.
When you register with us via the web site, we need to know your name, e-mail address, mailing address, and other information. This allows us to process your request and to notify you of its status. We also monitor visitor traffic patterns and site usage to help us develop the design and layout of our site. We may also use the information we collect to occasionally notify you about important functionality changes to the Web site, new products and services, and special events we think you'll find valuable and interesting. If you would rather not receive this information, login to our web site to change your preferences. Make sure to change your preferences for each account or e-mail address you have left with us.
The company does not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. We may provide aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns, and related site information to reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information. The company may release account information when we believe, in good faith, that such release is reasonably necessary to
(i) comply with law,
(ii) enforce or apply the terms of any of our user agreements or
(iii) protect the rights, property or safety of the company, our users, or others.
This site contains links to other sites. The company is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.