This site is owned and operated by NIRI-Chicago. Your privacy on the Internet is important to us, and we want your experience on our site to be both satisfying and safe. This policy explains what types of information we gather about site visitors and how we use it.
Information We Collect
NIRI-Chicago gathers two types of information about users:
"Terms and Conditions" of Optional, Voluntary Submissions
The following services require voluntary submission of personal information by users:
"Terms and Conditions" of Site Usage Information
NIRI-Chicago gathers data to help enhance users' experience on our site. Our immediate goal is to improve site content based on user interests. In the future, we may use this information to provide interactive, personalized and/or "members only" site elements. Currently, we do not share site usage information with sponsors or partners, referring them instead to the aggregated demographic information about our chapter's members that is posted on our website.
We use aggregated site usage (tracking) information to determine which areas of our site that users like and don't like based on traffic to each page. We do not correlate this information with data about individual users, such as what the user reads on a given page. However, you should be aware that NIRI-Chicago has the capability to break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).
NIRI-Chicago sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our search function, but we don't track which terms a particular user enters. Our goal in gathering aggregated search information is to measure what interests site users as a group.
We will not disclose information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
NIRI-Chicago has partnered with Shareholder.com to offer this website. Shareholder.com operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our members.
Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.