Ascend Privacy Statement

The policy of the ASCEMD Foundation is to respect the privacy of all web site visitors to the extent permitted by law. This online privacy statement is intended to inform you of the ways in which this web site collects information, the uses to which that information will be put, and the ways in which we will protect any information you choose to provide us.

There are three types of information that this site may collect during your visit: network traffic logs, web visit logs, and information voluntarily provided by you.

Network Traffic Logs

In the course of ensuring network security and consistent service for all users, the host of ASCEND's website employs software programs to do such things as monitor network traffic, identify unauthorized access or access to nonpublic information, detect computer viruses and other software that might damage computers or the network, and monitor and tune the performance of the network.

Web Visit Logs

ASCEND routinely collects and stores information from online visitors to help manage the site and improve service. This information includes the pages visited on the site, the date and time of the visit, the internet address (URL or IP address) of the referring site, the domain name and IP address from which the access occurred, the version of browser used, the capabilities of the browser, and search terms used on our search engines. This site makes no attempt to identify individual visitors from this information.

Information Voluntarily Provided by You

In the course of using this web site, you may choose to provide us with information to help us in our efforts. For example, you may send us electronic mail (through a mailer or a web form) to request information, you may make a donation or send a letter to your Congressman. Any personally identifiable information you send us will be used only for the purpose indicated. Requests for information will be directed to the appropriate staff to respond to the request, and may be recorded to help us update our site to better respond to similar requests. We will not sell, exchange or otherwise distribute your personally identifiable information without your consent, except to the extent required by law.

This website provides links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. We do not control these sites and resources, do not endorse them, and are not responsible for their availability, content, or delivery of services. In particular, external sites are not bound by the ASCEND's online privacy policy; they may have their own policies or none at all.

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