What information is Perigee gathering and for what purpose?
Every computer connected to the Internet is provided with a domain name (i.e. earthlink.net) and an IP Address (i.e. 22.214.171.124). When a visitor requests a page from within the Perigee web site, our web server automatically identifies and logs the HTTP request that is made to our server. This information reveals nothing personal about you. In fact, the only information that we automatically gather and log is as follows: the IP address of the site that may have referred you; your IP address; the web page that you may have linked to us from, if any; the Product Identifier for version and make of browser (i.e. Firefox 3.0.7); the Operating System platform that you may be running (Mac or Windows); search words or terms that are passed from a search engine (Google, Yahoo, etc.,). There is nothing unique about this information in a personal sense, and the practice of collecting this data has been generally standardized by virtually every web server on the Internet today.
There are two purposes for gathering this information. First, Perigee finds it advantageous to examine visitor traffic in its aggregate, so that we can ensure maximum compatibility for the various browsers and operating systems that visit our site. Secondly, as it is our desire to generate a greater amount of visitor traffic, we may analyze visitation patterns, referring URLs, and search engine terms so we can strategically enhance our exposure on the Internet.
What about Cookies?
What information does Perigee request?
We require that your full name and e-mail address accompany any submissions to Perigee. For subscriptions, a name and e-mail address are also required. Optional information such as your postal address or telephone number may be requested, but is never required (except as might be required by PayPal to process a contest payment, for example). We also require consent of our copyright policy during the submission process.
What does Perigee promise not to do?
What about spam or junk mail?
Under what circumstances might Perigee disclose personal information to a third party?
We will only disclose your personal information or any of our log file information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such actions are necessary to: conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on Perigee; protect and defend the rights or property of Perigee, the authors whose work is presented on Perigee, or visitors of Perigee; identify persons who may be violating the law, the legal notice, or the rights of third parties; cooperate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities.
Scope and limit of this policy.