Privacy Policy

INTRODUCTION

USAFacts Institute (“USAFacts”) is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to the usafacts.org website (this “Site”). USAFacts is also committed to protecting the privacy and security of all personally identifiable information it receives through use of this Site.

This Privacy Policy describes the types of information that USAFacts may receive through your use of this Site and how USAFacts may use such information.

This Privacy Policy is an integral part of the Terms & Conditions under which you may use this Site. Your use of this Site constitutes your agreement with this Privacy Policy, as well as the other Terms & Conditions.

This Site does not collect personally identifiable information from you unless you voluntarily transmit such information to USAFacts through completion of forms to subscribe to the USAFacts newsletter or you send USAFacts an email containing such information. This Privacy Policy describes USAFacts’ practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing such information.

INFORMATION SUBMITTED TO BECOME A NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBER

In order to become a USAFacts newsletter subscriber (a “Subscriber”), USAFacts requires that visitors to this Site fill out a form requesting the following information:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Email address; and
  • Your choice of one of six answers responding to the question “How did you hear about us?”

USAFacts uses the information you submit on the newsletter subscription form for the following purposes:

  • To email the USAFacts newsletter to Subscribers
  • To email Subscribers research surveys or other requests for feedback regarding USAFacts, this Site or any data, information, materials, features, products or services USAFacts currently offers or may or does offer in the future; and
  • To email Subscribers about USAFacts or any matters related to USAFacts. Such matters may include, among other things, changes to this Site, data, information, materials, features, products or services related to USAFacts, or data, information, materials, features, products or services that USAFacts currently offers or may or does offer in the future.

If you do not want USAFacts to use the information you submit on the newsletter subscription form in these ways, please send an email to [email protected] You may also adjust your user preferences in your account profile or unsubscribe from the USAFacts newsletter by selecting the appropriate option in a USAFacts newsletter email sent to your email address. USAFacts does not sell, trade, rent, or otherwise transfer to any third party information you submit to USAFacts on the newsletter subscription form or in response to a USAFacts newsletter email.

INFORMATION EMAILED TO USAFacts

USAFacts may also receive information about yourself that you voluntarily email to USAFacts. USAFacts does not sell, trade, rent or otherwise transfer to any third party information you submit to USAFacts about yourself by email.

INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM GOOGLE ANALYTICS SOLUTIONS

USAFacts uses reports from Google Analytics Solutions to help it analyze how visitors use this Site. Google Analytics Solutions uses “cookies,” which are small text files placed on the computers of Site users and which collect standard internet log information and Site use information in an anonymous form. No personally identifiable information is collected about you through such cookies.

Anonymous aggregated data about use of this Site is collected from cookies and transmitted to Google Analytics Solutions, not to USAFacts. Google Analytics Solutions then compiles this anonymous aggregated data into statistical reports on user activity of this Site such as the source of traffic to the Site (e.g., search engines, links on other websites, etc.), the number and duration of visits to different pages on this Site, the number of downloads from this Site, and the geographic location of Site users. The Google Analytics Solutions reports are then transmitted to USAFacts, which uses the reports to evaluate how this Site is used by visitors so that USAFacts can better understand the interests of Site users and make improvements to this Site.

For further information about how Google Analytics Solutions collects and processes data, see https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/

You may block cookies from transmitting the anonymous information to Google Analytics Solutions by activating the appropriate settings on your browser. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that cookies are blocked, Google Analytics Solutions will receive information from cookies on your computer when you direct your browser to this Site.

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

USAFacts may disclose the Google Analytics Solutions reports it receives showing aggregated anonymous data about this Site’s visitors without restriction.

In general, USAFacts will not disclose to any third party any personally identifiable information you give USAFacts. However, USAFacts may disclose any personally identifiable information you give USAFacts in order to comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including, without limitation, to respond to any government or regulatory request.

DATA SECURITY

USAFacts has implemented measures designed to secure personally identifiable information emailed to it or received through its newsletter subscription forms from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure. All personally identifiable information given to USAFacts is stored on the secure Microsoft Azure cloud solution. USAFacts does not have its own server. All of USAFacts’ data and the Site are cloud-based (Microsoft Azure).

Unfortunately, transmission of information over the internet is not completely secure. Although USAFacts does its best to protect personally identifiable information given to it, USAFacts cannot guarantee the security of such information transmitted to USAFacts through the newsletter subscription forms or by email. Any transmission of personally identifiable information to USAFacts is at the risk of the party transmitting such information. USAFacts is not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on this Site.

This Site may contain links to other websites. USAFacts has no control over the privacy practices or policies of such other websites and USAFacts recommends that you read the privacy policies and terms of use of such third-party websites before using them. USAFacts is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices or other aspects of such third-party websites.

CHILDREN VISITING THIS SITE

USAFacts does not offer content targeted to children. USAFacts requests that children under the age of thirteen (13) years do not use this Site.

CONTACT INFORMATION

To ask questions or provide comments about this Privacy Policy and USAFacts’ privacy practices, please send an email to [email protected]

Last updated: December 7, 2018

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