Should you have any questions or concerns about the Basel Institute on Governance's privacy statement and use of personal information, please feel free to contact us by e-mail at info(at)baselgovernance.org.
Automatic Data Collection
Like most Web servers on the Internet, our servers collect and store all of the information that your web browser sends when it requests a web page, including:
- the name, domain, and numerical internet address of the "host" computer (typically a computer belonging to your Internet Service Provider and not your personal computer) from which you access the Internet. For example, your host computer's name and its numerical address
- the date and time you accessed our site
- the Internet address of the web page that you came from
- the page you requested from our site and the number of characters sent to your computer
- the information your web browser software sends as its so-called "User Agent," which typically identifies the browser software and may also indicate the operating system and type of CPU used in your personal computer
- The Basel Institute on Governance periodically summarizes and analyzes these log files to learn how visitors use content on the site. This information is used to allocate resources effectively and to improve the content, organization and performance of our site. This process does not collect, store or use personally-identifying information such as name, address, telephone number or e-mail address.
Collection and Release of Gathered Information
It is the policy of the Basel Institute on Governance to collect only that personally-identifying information (such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number) that visitors to the Basel Institute on Governance's website knowingly and voluntarily provide by completing one of the forms on the website. If you do provide personally-identifying information through one of our forms, that information may be shared with our finance and logistics partners and providers, who are contractually permitted to use such information solely in connection with organizing and conducting Basel Institute on Governance activities. Should you register for one of the Basel Institute on Governance activites, your contact information will be displayed to other participants of that activity for networking purposes, within the private Members Area. You may view and edit that information through your personal page within the Members Area.
The Basel Institute on Governance is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. The Basel Institute on Goverrnance does not collect, save or store such personally-identifying information from our visitors who just browse through our website without completing and e-mailing any forms, and does not attempt to identify users or share user information with any parties outside of the Basel Institute on Governance, except as described above, in the event of a suspected attempt to deliberately circumvent our system's security with the intent to gain unauthorized access to or to do physical damage (for example, an attack by hackers), and as required in the course of officially authorized law enforcement investigations.
When users submit sensitive information via the Website (such as credit card numbers or social security numbers), that information is encrypted and is protected with SSL encryption software.
When you send us personal identifying information via e-mail (that is, in a message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a form that e-mails us this information), we use it to respond to your requests. We may forward your e-mail to other employees of the Basel Institute on Governance who are better able to answer your questions. We do not retain or distribute lists of e-mail addresses to any parties outside of the Basel Institute on Governance. In no event, do we distribute lists of e-mail addresses to any outside parties. Information collected via e-mail will be retained at our discretion in a directly readable form as long as necessary to complete our response.
A cookie is simply a small piece of information that a web server asks your browser to store on your local computer, and then later your browser presents this information to the web server. In its simplest form, a cookie is just an identifying number.
We do not know the identity of a person based on the numerical ID. The cookies used on our website do not contain any personal information about visitors, nor are they used to look up personal information about visitors. Even if you have entered information about yourself in one of our registration forms, we do not relate that information to the cookie data.
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