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sporadically throughout this web site, they are
in no way used to collect, archive, track
or database user information. Where used, cookies
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on the Internet, the web server hosting this web site
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the number of hits received on each page, when and,
in some instances, from where the hits originated.
With this in mind, all Internet users should be
aware of the existence and prevalence of log file
data across the web and the ways that it can be used.
Every Internet user is assigned or lent an IP (Internet
Protocol) address. This address, even if temporarily,
acts as an identification number for the user's computer
or network. Upon subpoena, log file data can be used
to demonstrate that a particular machine, network,
or ISP account visited a web site on a given date,
at a given time by searching for the presence of an
Please be aware that almost all web sites collect
log files, but most do not mention that fact in their
privacy statements. Additionally, even in the absence
of Log files, similar data can be derived from other
sources such as ISP's, firewalls and routers. Although
one can surf anonymously--that is to say that they
can hide their personal identity--it is very difficult
to surf "invisibly". For most, the benefits
of using the Internet outweigh the risks. However,
if you would like more information about hiding or
masking your IP address while using the web, please
visit the RESOURCES
page on this web site.
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