Privacy Policy

I. Introduction

 

Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. Because we gather certain types of information about the users of the Persons of Infrastructure blog, we want to ensure that you fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

II. What Information Does the Persons of Infrastructure Blog Collect?

 

Personal information

When you register for my e-mail list, you will be asked to provide your e-mail address only.  This information is used solely for technical and customer administration of the site only and is not shared with third parties.  I will only use this information to notify you about the latest content published on the site or to send you other relevant updates about the blog.

Non-personally identifiable information

The Persons of Infrastructure Blog may contract with third-party vendors such as Google Analytics to track and analyze information about the usage of the site. This information is gathered so that we can better understand the usage of the site and improve its performance.  None of this information can be used to identify individual site visitors.

 

Only summaries of visitors’ behavior are produced. Examples of this type of information include statistics on most popular and least popular pages. The information collected cannot be traced back to a particular individual.

 

The purpose of this data collection is so that the Persons of Infrastructure Blog can better understand the preferences of its visitors and improve its site and services. This information is never connected with any personal information you supply to us if you register on our website.

Use of cookies and beacons

When you register to receive updates about new postings, the Persons of Infrastructure Blog sets a cookie, a small bit of code stored on your computer's hard drive that enables you to manage your subscriptions and online profile. By setting this cookie, the Persons of Infrastructure Blog will remember you the next time you visit and won't have to bother you by asking questions you have already answered (like address information).

You are always free to decline cookies if your browser permits.

IP Addresses

In addition, the Persons of Infrastructure Blog also records your IP address, which is the Internet address of your computer, and information such as your browser type and operating system. This information helps us learn about the geographical distribution of our website visitors and the technology they use to access our site.

III. What If I Don't Want to Share My Information?

Registering on our site is optional. If you choose not to register or provide personal information, you can still use the Persons of Infrastructure Blog's web site. However, you will not automatically be notified when new content has been published.

If you register for updates about new content, the Persons of Infrastructure blog will not share, sell, distribute or rent your information to anyone. Period.

IV. Security

The Persons of Infrastructure Blog employs a range of technologies to protect the information maintained on our systems from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

V. How to Contact Me

If you have any questions or concerns about the Persons of Infrastructure Blog Privacy Policy, please contact me:  brooks@personsofinfrastructure.com

Glossary

Cookie: A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a website's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive. Each web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Once the user has closed the browser the cookie will no longer be accessed during that session.

Demographic Information: This may include your gender, age, postal code, interests, and other information you provide to us voluntarily. We use this information to provide you with personalized services and to analyze trends to ensure the information provided by the sites meets your needs. For example, we could offer personalized News or reminders about upcoming events if you tell us which programs and topics you're interested in.

IP Address: When your web browser or email application requests a web page or email from another computer on the Internet, it automatically gives that computer the address where it should send the information. This is called your computer's "IP address." (IP stands for "Internet protocol.") For many users accessing the Internet from a dial-up Internet service provider (ISP), the IP address will be different every time you log on. The Persons of Infrastructure Blog does this to learn about the geographical make-up of its web site traffic.

Web Beacons: Also known as "clear gifs," "web bugs" or "pixel tags," these are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to allow us to count users.

Last updated:  November 8, 2018

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