Online Information Gathering
Types of information collected by this site: Information collected online is often defined as being either personally identifiable or anonymous:
* Personally Identifiable Information
Let’s us know the specifics of who you are, such as your name, email address or postal address; it may also include your views and preferences as they relate to cyberspace & Intellectual Property issues and KNOWLEDGE CAFE’s services
* Anonymous Information
Is information that cannot be tied back to a specific individual.
Personally Identifiable Information
The choice of how much of your personally identifiable information is disclosed to KNOWLEDGE CAFE is left completely up to you.
The only way we know something about you is when you use a personalized service, such as the “Members Only” area, the email discussion list, or you voluntarily disclose your information such as a credit card number, address, phone number, fax number, email address, demographic, and other personal and financial information when you transact business at our Site, communicate on the Site by sending us an email, complete a KNOWLEDGE CAFE survey or fill in a form.
In some cases, such as on our list services, discussion boards, or other public forums, any personal information you provide may become publicly available to our members and possibly the larger general public. Users should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose such personal information (e.g. username and email address as used in a signature line), that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or parties.
Collection of IP addresses: When visiting any Internet site your unique address, called an “IP address”, is recorded. The amount of information about users made available from their IP addresses varies greatly, for instance depending on how they are connected to the Internet. KNOWLEDGE CAFE does not release any information about the collection of this address to any third parties. KNOWLEDGE CAFE archives the logging of IP addresses for security reasons.
Anonymous Identifiable Information
KNOWLEDGE CAFE collects and archives basic logging for site statistics. These log files show the daily number of visitors to our Site and its sub directories, the daily requests we receive for particular files, what server locations those requests come from, including from which countries, as well as the domain name of the server or browser accessing the KNOWLEDGE CAFE Site. These aggregated statistics are primarily used internally to provide better service to the public, but may also be provided to others.
KNOWLEDGE CAFE does not sell but may rent, lend or give personally identifiable information collected from you on KNOWLEDGE CAFE’s website to marketers. The one exception is that, although unlikely, KNOWLEDGE CAFE may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide personally identifiable information. In these cases, we will provide this information as and to the extent we have determined that the disclosure of any such information is appropriate.
To enable any shopping features that may be available or become available on the KNOWLEDGE CAFE website, our server will assign your browser a unique identification number stored in a file on your computer (a “cookie”). Cookies by themselves cannot be used to find out the identity of any user. This unique identification number will automatically identify your browser to our computers whenever you interact on our Site.
Users will find links to other sites or services on the KNOWLEDGE CAFE Site. Although we initially visit the sites or services that are linked to KNOWLEDGE CAFE’s website, we do not control the content or links that appear on these sites. In addition, these sites or services, including their contents and links, may be constantly changing. The fact that we have made these links available to you is not an endorsement or recommendation to you by KNOWLEDGE CAFE. We provide these links only as a convenience.
Other companies linked to this Site may collect information about you when you view or click on these sites. We cannot control this collection of information. You should contact these content providers directly if you have any questions about their use of the information they collect. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies, or no policy at all. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third party sites or services before providing any of them with your personal information.