Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Purpose

LKM & Associates, Inc. (“LKM”) may share personal information gathered from its Web servers.  As part of its commitment to maintain the privacy of its Web users, LKM has developed this privacy statement.  The statement has two purposes:

  1. To educate users about privacy issues.
  2. To inform users about specific privacy policies and guidelines employed at LKM.

Technical terms referred to in this document are defined in the Technical and Security Glossary.

Scope

LKM owns, controls, operates and/or maintains web sites under a number of domains (collectively, “LKM Web”).  This Web Privacy Policy applies to all domains within the LKM Web.

The LKM Web site contains links to external web sites. LKM is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of the external web sites we link to.

Information Gathered by US

The LKM Web servers generate temporary logs that may contain the following information:

  • Internet address (IP address) of computer being used
  • Web pages requested
  • Referring Web page
  • Browser used
  • Date and Time
  • UIN (unique person identifier)

Some pages within our domain may contain content that is served from external third parties.

<img src=”http://www.other-org.com/logo.gif” alt=”Sample” />

In this example, logo.gif would be third party content served from a web server outside our domain (www.other-org.com in this case).  Third party content in our Web site is not limited to graphics, but this is the most frequent use.

LKM does not transmit any information to these third parties as part of such requests.  However, when you visit our Web site pages that contain third party content, information such as your IP address, date, browser, and requested page are transmitted from your computer to that third party.  LKM is not responsible for the privacy practices of these external third parties.

Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of data stored by the Web browser.  Cookies are often used to remember information about preferences and pages you have visited.  For example, when you visit some sites on the Web you might see a “Welcome Back” message.  The first time you visited the site a cookie was probably set on your computer; when you return, the cookie is read again.  You can configure your web browser to refuse to accept cookies, to disable cookies, and to remove cookies from your hard drive as needed.

LKM Web servers use cookies in our authentication system.  These cookies are used so you will not have to repeatedly enter user names and passwords when you go to different parts of the Web site.  You are normally required to enter a user ID and password when you request data about yourself or to ensure that you are a member.  For example, members who want to check their status must enter their user name and password so the system knows who is requesting the data.  This login process uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) so the user name and password are encrypted between the web browser and our Web server.

Some Web servers within LKM may also use cookies to retain user preference information.  It is against our policy to share this information with external third parties.

Security and Accuracy of Confidential Information

LKM does its best to ensure that the personal information we have about you is accurate.  Users can check and update personal information such as their address and e-mail address on our Web site.

Although no computer system is 100% secure, LKM has deployed certain security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control, but these security measures are not guaranteed to prevent loss.

E-commerce

Sites within LKM enable you to pay for products or services online with a credit card.  Unless otherwise noted, these transactions are encrypted.  It is our policy that confidential information you enter in the transaction is used only for the purposes described in that transaction, unless an additional use is specifically stated on that site.

Sharing of Information

LKM does, upon explicit request of users, share information with other parties and gather information from other private data providers.  This is done only at the request of users (persons to whom the information applies).

Public Forums

LKM makes some public chat rooms, forums, message boards, and news groups available to its users.  We do not ordinarily log public chat sessions, however, any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should therefore exercise caution when deciding to disclose your confidential information in such places.

Questions

If you have questions about this privacy statement or you believe that your personal information has been released without your consent send e-mail to info@ecgen.org.