Privacy and Security Statement
The Public Comment Analysis Toolkit web site is hosted and maintained by Texifter, LLC and powered by Microsoft ASP.NET, with technical and project support provided by the Qualitative Data Analysis Program (QDAP), in the University Center for Social and Urban Research, at the University of Pittsburgh and QDAP-UMass, in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. This Privacy and Security Statement contains policies pertaining to the privacy of visitors and registered users of the Public Comment Analysis Toolkit, and to security of data within the Toolkit.
We will not use the information collected from you in any way, shape, or form other than for use pertaining directly to this website. In addition, any other assets you provide us (including text, images, email addresses, etc.) will be held in the strictest confidence to the best of our ability. In addition, this service does not collect personally identifiable information about you except when you specifically provide the information on a voluntary basis.
Texifter, LLC. reserves the right to perform statistical analysis of user behavior and characteristics to measure interest in and the use of various areas of the Public Comment Analysis Toolkit web site. The web site does collect IP addresses, as well as access dates, times, browser type, and operating system type, within its web site logs. This data is only analyzed in aggregate form and no connection is made between you and the data recorded within your session.
A cookie is a small piece of information stored on the user's system that may contain various pieces of data in regard to the user's use of the web site. The Public Comment Analysis Toolkit utilizes cookies to keep track of various session variables. If a user is logged in as registered user, cookies are utilized to keep track of the logged in state of the user, various access parameters, and other account-specific information. At no time is any personal information transmitted via, or stored within any cookies originating from this service.
General Security Policy
Texifter, LLC. maintains security measures to protect visitor and registered user information, however Texifter, LLC. is not responsible for the leakage of any member or visitor information due to the Public Comment Analysis Toolkit being hacked or other registered users and/or visitors tampering with the web site. Registered users assume the risk that any information submitted, however secure, may be illegally misappropriated by others. Texifter, LLC. agrees to fully cooperate with law enforcement officials to protect and retrieve any information that may be illegally misappropriated by others.
Texifter, LLC. will not be held liable in any manner for abuse or any unintended use of this service by a visitor to the web site, an account holder of the web site, or by any third party whatsoever. All account holders are responsible for keeping their user name and password secret. Texifter, LLC. discourages the practice of allowing multiple users to log on using the same username and password, and will not be held liable for any misappropriation or loss of data that results from such account sharing.
The policies outlined within this privacy and security policy are effective as of 8/12/2010. Texifter, LLC. reserves the right to change this policy at any time without notice, but may make efforts to notify account holders of the Public Comment Analysis Toolkit. This statement and the policies outlined within are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights on the behalf of any party.