UNC-CH ITS and FPG ITS are committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This privacy statement applies to all FPG websites and governs data collection and usage. By using any FPG website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of Personal Information
Should you provide FPG with personal information, such as an e-mail address or phone number, the information will only be used to respond to you and to assist in providing you with the information or service requested. All personal information collected through forms on this Web site will be used only for the purpose expressed, such as, to answer an inquiry or to accept a meeting registration. Personal information will not be retained for longer than is necessary to fulfill the request made.
FPG ITS keeps track of the websites and pages individuals visit within FPG in order to determine what information and services are the most sought after and useful. This data is used to deliver customized content and information within FPG to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area. It also is used by FPG ITS for the operation of Web services, to maintain the quality of these services, and to provide general statistics regarding use of FPG websites.
When you visit a page on this site, the following information is automatically collected and stored:
- The Internet domain and IP address from which you accessed the FPG website;
- The type of browser and operating system you used;
- The date, time, and duration of your visit;
- The page(s) you visited; and
- If you linked to the FPG website from another website, the address of that website.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through FPG public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.
Note: FPG ITS does not, and will not, read any of your private online communications.
Use of Your Personal Information
FPG does not sell, rent, or lease its customer lists to third parties. Someone from FPG may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business matters. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e.g., e-mail address, name, mailing address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to FPG and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
FPG does not use or disclose sensitive personal information such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
FPG ITS will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on FPG or the website; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of FPG; and (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of FPG services or the public.
Security of Your Personal Information
FPG ITS secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. FPG ITS secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. When personal information (e.g., a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Some FPG websites may use "cookies" to enhance or personalize your online experience. Cookies are small text files stored temporarily in your computer's memory or on your computer’s hard drive while you are browsing a Web site. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. They are uniquely assigned to your computer and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. No personal information that would enable us to identify individuals is either obtained or stored, and the cookies are deleted automatically when you close your browser.
Note: You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers are set to automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the FPG websites you visit.