privacy policy

General Disclaimer

SLIND.net is made available by STREET LEGAL. STREET LEGAL does not make any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by STREET LEGAL or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of originators expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of STREET LEGAL or any agency thereof.

SLIND.net utilizes web measurement technology in order to improve our website and provide a better user experience for our customers. This technology anonymously tracks how visitors interact with SLIND.net, including where they came from, what they did on the site, and whether they completed any pre-determined tasks while on the site.

This technology is provided by Google Analytics and the information collected is used to optimize SLIND.net; helping us determine top tasks, improve our user interface and diversify our content offerings to meet the needs of our customers. No personally identifiable information is collected, so the anonymity of the end user is protected. The measurement data that is collected is only retained for as long as is needed for proper analysis and optimization of the website and is accessible only to employees whose position necessitates it.

Privacy Policy

SLIND.net collects no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide this information to us. If you choose to provide this information, it will be used for the expressed purpose for which it was intended, such as responding to your request for information or joining a web discussion forum.

SLIND.net collects some technical information from you when you visit the site in order to give you the best possible experience. The section below explains how we handle and collect technical information when you visit our website.

Technical Information Collected and Stored Automatically

SLIND.net automatically records website usage information that we analyze statistically to track operational problems, to prevent fraud and to improve the effectiveness, security and integrity of the site. This information does not identify you personally and we do not use this information to track or record information about individuals. For each page that you visit, we collect and store only the following technical information:

  • Date and time of access

  • URL address of the SLIND.net webpage visited

  • Internet domain and IP address from which our website was accessed

  • Type of browser and operating system used to access our site (if provided by the browser)

  • URL address of the referring page (if provided by the browser)

  • Completion or success status of the request for a web page or other on-line item

  • File size of the webpage visited

This information is only used to help us make the site more useful for you. With this data we learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We never track or record information about individuals and their visits.

Cookies

When you visit some websites, their web servers generate files of information known as cookies, which helps webmasters understand how users interact with their site's content and services. Websites use cookies to track one's activities on a website (e.g., pages visited, links clicked on, etc.), and to record information about the user so when the user returns the site, customized features can be provided.

There are two types of cookies. A session cookie is a line of text that is stored temporarily in your web browser’s memory cache, and will expire when the browser is closed. A session cookie is not placed on any hard drive, and it is destroyed as soon as you close your browser. A persistent cookie is saved to a file on your hard drive and is accessed whenever you re-visit the website that put it there. This lets that website remember what you were interested in the last time you visited.

The following guidelines discuss the use of persistent cookies:

  • Office of Management And Budget (OMB) Memorandum (M) 10-22: Guidance for Online Use of Web Measurement and Customization Technologies

  • OMB M 03-22: OMB Guidance for Implementing the Privacy Provisions for the E-Government Act of 2002

The goals of the guidelines are to enable the useful functioning of websites while protecting individual privacy.

STREET LEGAL may utilize third party services to enhance its distribution of data and information (e.g. videos) through links from the SLIND.net web site. A persistent cookie may be set by such a third party provider when you click on the provider's link in order to access STREET LEGAL data (e.g. play a video).

If you would like to view a video without the use of persistent cookies, a link to download the video file is typically provided just below the video. Or, you can remove or block cookies by changing the settings of your browser.

Information Collected from Interactive Forms

SLIND.net provides interactive forms that let you voluntarily submit personal information (such as your e-mail address, name, or organization). This occurs when you register to join an online community to submit information to web discussion forums, blogs and other community features; registering to receive e-mail updates and newsletters; and sending questions and comments to the SLIND.net team. In these cases, all submitted information is used only for the express purposes for which it is intended, and is not made available to any third party. SLIND.net only shares information you voluntarily provide if required by law. SLIND.net never collects information or creates individual profiles for commercial marketing. However, when you join an online community and participate in online discussions, your name and other personal information you provide (except e-mail) are viewable by anyone visiting SLIND.net, unless you choose not to share this information with the public on your user profile page.

Children's Privacy

Because we care about the safety and privacy of children online, we comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulation establish United States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. SLIND.net does not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. SLIND.net is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13.

It is possible that by fraud or deception we may receive information pertaining to children under 13. If we are notified of this, as soon as we verify the information, we will immediately obtain parental consent or otherwise delete the information from our servers. If you want to notify us of our receipt of information by children under 13, please do so by contacting us via online form.

Site Security

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, STREET LEGAL employs commercial software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users and their usage habits. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

Subscriptions to SLIND Publications

If you subscribe to any of SLIND's publications, we collect your email address and name. We use this information for distributing the requested material only - and not for any other purpose.

Links to Other Sites

SLIND.net contains links to websites of other government, public and private organizations that are outside of our control. When you follow a link to another site, you leave the SLIND.net site and your website interactions are no longer protected by our privacy policy. SLIND.net is not responsible for, and does not endorse the privacy or security practices and content of sites to which SLIND.net links.

This policy was updated on March 23, 2011.

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