ITAGroup, Inc., the authorized developer and administrator of this site, has a strong commitment to providing excellent service to all program participants, including respecting all concerns about privacy. We understand that visitors to this online site may have questions about whether and how this Web site collects and uses information. We have prepared this statement to inform you of the privacy principles that govern this site.
In order to maintain a secure environment, all program participants are required
to use the username/login identification assigned to them by Program Award Headquarters
to access program-related Web sites. The use of this username/login identification
and password provides program participants access to the information and data within
the Web site(s) to which they, and they alone, have been specifically authorized
access. Program participants are also responsible for the control and use of assigned
usernames/login identifications and passwords assigned to them. They should not
be shared with anyone.
Some general guidelines regarding passwords are as follows:
Access to this site is password protected for your privacy and security.
We do not sell, rent or transfer for other considerations our program participant information to any outside party under any circumstances. We do not reveal your e-mail address or other personal information. ITAGroup, Inc. may use participant information, such as name, address, and e-mail address to better understand Web site usage and trends. ITAGroup, Inc. may use e-mail address information to communicate future program-specific information, including program changes, news and announcements.
Any third-party vendors who assist in the transfer of data, award delivery or credit card authorization are bound by contract to hold all information as secure and private.
When visiting this site, you may be asked to provide us with some personal information. This information is used solely for the purpose of making your future visits easier and for purposes of security. It enables us to store key details, such as your name, address, program status, etc., so you don't have to enter the same information each time you enter this site.
In some cases, we may collect information about you that is not individually identifiable. Examples of this type of information include the type of Internet browser you are using or the type of computer operating system you are using.
Many Web sites, including this site, use cookie technology to help users navigate efficiently. When you make selections or set preferences on our site, our site will send a request to your Web browser to record some (but not all) of your selections in a cookie file. The cookie is a small text file that resides on your hard drive. From time-to-time, our site will request the cookie from your browser so that we can retrieve the stored information and you do not have to make the same selections over and over.
Please note that with most browsers, a user can set the preferences to show a warning each time a cookie request is received. You can also usually set the browser not to accept cookies at all. However, doing so will require you to enter similar data each time you visit this site.
When you are asked for confidential account information, we will require that a secure session first be established using Secure Socket Layer (SSL). Before this data is transmitted, our site will first establish a secure session using SSL. This technology encodes information as it is being sent over the Internet between your computer and our secure servers, helping to ensure that the information remains confidential.
You will know when a secure session is taking place, because your browser will display an indicator of whether your session is secure. For example, a broken key symbol may appear in the bottom bar to indicate you are visiting a non-secure site; an unbroken key indicates a secure site. You should see an unbroken key during each visit to this site.
ITAGroup, Inc. may amend this policy from time to time.