Like millions of other website owners, we use Google Analytics on sas1946.com
Google Analytics is a piece of software that grabs data about our visitors (you). It’s something like an advanced server log.
What does Google Analytics record?
- What website you came from to get here.
- How long you stay for.
- What kind of computer you’re using.
- And quite a bit more.
What else do we record?
If you visit our website to browse, read, or download information, your web browser automatically sends us (and we may retain) information such as the:
- Internet domain through which you access the Internet (e.g., yourServiceProvider.com if you use a commercial Internet service provider, or yourSchool.edu if you use an Internet account from your school);
- Internet Protocol address of the computer you are using;
- type of browser software and operating system you are using;
- date and time you access our site;
- the Internet address of the site from which you linked directly to our site;
- And quite a bit more.
What do we do with your data?
The tracking information allows us to better understand the kind of people who come to our site and what content they’re reading and searching for. This allows us to make better decisions about design and content.
We will use this information as aggregate data to help us maintain this site, e.g., to determine the number of visitors to different sections of our site, to ensure the site is working properly, and to help us make our site more accessible and useful.
We will not use this information to identify individuals, except for site security or law enforcement purposes.
We will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information.
We may retain personal information for an indefinite amount of time to preserve our database and to comply with various federal and state laws.
Occasionally, we will compile aggregate statistics about the number of visitors this site receives, browsers being used and other important data. No personally identifying data is included in this type of reporting.
We undertake to make every endeavour to ensure that the personal data supplied by our visitors is stored by secure means. We do respect the secrecy of correspondence and don't even have any technical means to e.g. read our visitor's personal messages or open their accounts undetected, but we remind users that secrecy of correspondence is not guaranteed when data is being transferred on the Internet.
All of our activity falls within the bounds of the Google Analytics Terms of Service.
Want to opt out of tracking on SAS?
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