Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. We want to make your experience on the Internet as enjoyable and rewarding as possible. We have created this policy to demonstrate our commitment to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy describes how the Tactile Communication Neurorehabilitation Laboratory (TCNL) collects information from its visitors; what we do with the information we collect; and what choices visitors have concerning the collection and use of such information. TCNL requests that you read this Privacy Policy carefully.

Collection of Your Personal Information

TCNL is the sole owner of the information collected at www.tcnl.bme.wisc.edu. We collect information from you when you visit the site, contact us using the contact form, or participate in any other website features. When contacting us with a question, we ask you to provide personal information such as your e-mail address and your full name, so we can communicate back. This is the only type of personal information collected on this site.

We may also collect information about your interaction with the TCNL site. For example, we may use website analytic tools on our site to retrieve information from your browser, including the site you came from, the search engine(s) and the keywords you used to find our site, the pages you view within our site, and your browser add-ons. We may also use technologies, such as cookies, to collect information about the pages you view, your language preferences, the links you click and other actions you take on our site. Additionally, we collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring Web site addresses.

Use of Your Information

Personal visitor information is confidential and will not be disclosed to any unrelated third parties, except as described below. TCNL does not sell mailing lists and will not disclose your name, email address, or any other information about you to any unrelated third parties, except as described below. The term "unrelated third parties" does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating the website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.

TCNL collects and uses your personal information to operate and improve its site and services. These uses may include providing you with more effective customer service; performing research and analysis aimed at improving our products and services; and displaying content and advertising that are customized to your interests and preferences.

We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as providing customer support or performing statistical analysis of our services. Those service providers will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose. We may access or disclose information about you, including the content of your communications, in order to: (a) comply with the law or respond to lawful requests, a court order, or legal process; or (b) protect the rights or property of TCNL or our customers, including the enforcement of our agreements or policies governing your use of the services.

Storing of Your Information

Profile. When you contact us using the contact form, we keep a record of your name and e-mail address. We do not share your personal identifiable information with other third parties. We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. Your personal information is only accessible by a limited number of persons who are required to keep the information confidential.

Cookies. TCNL uses cookies to enhance your browsing experience. Cookies are small pieces of information saved by your browser onto your computer. Cookies are used to remember your preferences based on previous or current site activity which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

Log Files. Like most standard Web site servers, we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, referring/exit pages, platform type, and date/time stamps. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Disclosure of Your Information

Third Party Websites. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to unrelated third parties your personally identifiable information except as described below. We may release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Links. This website may contain links to other sites. These linked sites have separate and independent privacy policies. TCNL therefore has no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected on the TCNL website.

Policy Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this page. Policy changes will apply only to information collected after the date of the change. We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. This policy was last modified on May 25, 2010.

Contacting Us

We welcome your comments regarding this privacy statement. Please contact us with any and all feedback pertaining to privacy, or any other issue.