OUR COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on every page.
INFORMATION EDWARDS LAND GATHERS AND TRACKS
Edwards Land gathers two types of information about users:
- Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to apply for scholarships or to submit a resume.
- Information Edwards Land gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers’ needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of our audience. Under no circumstances does Edwards Land divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.
Edwards Land tracks user traffic patterns throughout our site. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. Edwards Land does break down overall usage statistics according to a user’s domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser).
Edwards Land sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in the Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.
Our site uses a personalizing device, called a “cookie,” that is commonly used on the Internet. A cookie is a small data file that a Web site puts on your hard drive when you visit. It generally contains personal information that you as a user have knowingly provided, such as a user name and password or the selections you made when you customized a site. It’s important to note that a cookie cannot read any data from your hard drive. It cannot install a virus or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies make a site more useful to you. Cookies also help us track how and when a Web page is visited. This information guides us in site refinements that benefit you and other visitors.
Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
OUR COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, Edwards Land has put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.
THIRD PARTY SITES
This site may contain links to third party sites for your convenience. Although we try to link only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, Edwards Land will not be held responsible for the condition or content of those sites as they are not under Edward Land’s control. You access those sites and/or use the site’s products and services solely at your own risk. The links are provided solely for your convenience and do not indicate, expressly or impliedly, an endorsement by Edwards Land of the sites or the products or services provided on the site.
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please contact us (close window and click Contact Us).