911eyewitness.com is committed to maintaining a web site that protects the individual's right to privacy. We do not require personal information from our visitors, nor do we collect any personally identifying information (name, email address, Social Security number, or other unique identifier) unless you knowingly provide it. Likewise, we do not give, sell, or transfer any personal information to a third party except as might be required by law.
Data Collection for Statistics
To aid in web site management, certain information is collected for statistical purposes. 911eyewitness.com uses specialized software to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest to our customers, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. We collect only the following information about your visit:
- The name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, "princeton.edu" if you are connecting from Princeton University's domain, or "aol.com" if you are connecting from an America Online account);
- The web site from which you linked directly to our web site, if you have used another web site to reach our site;
- The operating system and web browser you use to view pages;
- The date and time you access our web site.
We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our web site, allowing us to make our web site more useful and accessible to visitors. We do not store any personal identifiers.
Information Collected from E-mails and Forms
You may decide to send us personally identifying information through e-mail messages or through on-line forms. Electronic communication allows us to collect information that will improve our web site for you, and we encourage it. We use personally identifying information from consumers in various ways to further our customer's protection and to provide better service. This may be to correct broken links that you have identified or provide additional information that you have requested.
Any information that we collect via a questionnaire, order form or a guestbook may be subject to disclosure, but will be handled in accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act and the Freedom of Information Act to ensure the greatest protection of personal privacy in the face of any required disclosure.
For web site security purposes and to ensure that this site remains available to all users, we employ software programs to monitor network traffic, identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this web site are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
When you visit some Web sites, their web servers generate pieces of information known as cookies. Some cookies collect personal information. This is not the case at 911eyewitness.com. Our cookies do not collect personal information on users. Session cookies serve technical purposes like providing seamless navigation through 911eyewitness.com. When an item is added to your shopping cart, a cookie is stored on your computer. That cookie contains only a unique ID number to allow your cart contents to be remembered. After completing your purchase you can delete these cookies from your hard drive.