ROWAN collects non-personally identifying information that web browsers & servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, & the date & time of each visitor request. ROWAN’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how ROWAN’s visitors use its website. From time to time, ROWAN may release non-personally identifying information in an aggregate & anonymous format.
ROWAN also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. ROWAN does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to ROWAN’s websites choose to interact with ROWAN in ways that require ROWAN to gather personally-identifying information. The amount & type of information that ROWAN gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, ROWAN collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with ROWAN. ROWAN does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
ROWAN may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. However, ROWAN does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
ROWAN discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on ROWAN’s behalf or to provide services available at ROWAN’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using ROWAN’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. ROWAN will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, ROWAN discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when ROWAN believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of ROWAN, third parties, or the public at large. If you send us a request we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. ROWAN takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
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