information; how we protect it; and what choices you have on how that information is used. At SSSIT, we understand that dvelopment is a private subject, and we want you to feel as comfortable as possible visiting our various Web sites and using their respective services.
personal information, we will not use the information we have previously gathered without providing notice or obtaining your consent when appropriate.
Visitors to each of our Web sites can access the Web site's home page, and browse some areas of the site, without disclosing any personally
identifiable information. We do track information provided to us by your browser, including the Web site you came from (known as the referring URL),
the type of browser you use, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you. On some of our sites, you
must register to access portions of the site.
In addition, we gather information about you that is automatically collected by our Web server, such as your IP address and domain name. SSSIT may use Web server and browser information to individually customize its offerings and presentations if you submit your personal information.
Visitors registering for services on our Web sites are asked to provide identifying information, such as name, gender, and contact information. On the registration screen, we clearly label which information is required for registration and which information is optional and may be given at your discretion. SSSIT Web sites obtain visitors' consent before collecting personally identifiable information.
We also collect information that you voluntarily provide to us through responses to search functions, questionnaires, feedback, forms and the like. We may also ask you to provide additional information such as your e-mail address if you want to obtain additional services or information or to resolve complaints or concerns.
SSSIT requires that users provide an email address as their login identity when registering for an account on our web site. This ensures a unique identity and provides SSSIT with a method to contact customers about service interruptions and other service related issues. During registration, new users are added to the SSSIT Subscriber list to receive additional communications about special SSSIT offers, unless the user unchecks the pre-checked Contact box. If you choose to un-check the Contact boxes, you will not be included in the SSSIT subscriber list. Once you are on the SSSIT subscriber list, you may ask to be removed at any time. You may simply click on the link that appears at the bottom of the SSSIT email you receive. If you would like to re-subscribe, you can add your email address to our list again by signing up to be contacted on your SSSIT Profile page, or by contacting Technical Support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internet cookies are small strings of text placed on users' hard drives during the data exchange that happens when a browser points to a website.
Cookies allow a website to store information on a user's machine and retrieve it later. Cookies and other information collection technologies can
only store information that is explicitly provided by the user or visitor in the first place, or information the website already knows about the user, such
as their IP address.
identifying unique visitors to the site for statistical purposes (that is, you will be allocated a visitor number which will be held in a cookie on your computer or device for a fixed period, such as 30 days. This cookie will also hold your IP address). proving your identity when you attempt to access a restricted part of the SSSIT site (generally only available to SSSIT staff and/or students). You will be asked to provide your SSSIT Access username and password to prove your identity. This information is sent across the Internet securely using a Secure Socket Layer (SSL). A cookie may then be created in your computer or device's memory until you shut down your browser, though sometimes it may be stored on your computer or device. This cookie contains the following information that is available even if you have disabled cookies:
internal unique ID generated by SSSIT.
your full name and email alias, which may be used for personalising the site as well as for emails sent from the site to you your relationship with SSSIT (for instances, the course or unit you are enrolled in or the work areas with which you are currently associated). This is used to ensure you are authorised to access the information you have requested.
Most browsers can be set to accept or reject cookies. You can choose to adjust your browser to reject cookies or to notify you when they are being used. Sometimes, rejecting cookies results in a loss of some website functionality. For instance, you may be unable to access a secure site, such as SSSIT Virtual. Alternatively, rejecting cookies may mean that you may have to establish your identity a number of times across the SSSIT site during a visit because the server cannot recheck your identity each time you request access to a restricted area. The information required to enable rechecking of your identity (eg your password) is encrypted for security prior to being added to the cookie.
When you visit SSSIT's website, we make a record of your visit embedded in the code of each page. We log the following information, which is used
for statistical purposes:
the IP address of the computer you are using or an IP that is dynamically allocated by your internet service provider
the date and time of your visit
the pages accessed and documents downloaded
the file size of the pages downloaded
the type of browser used and screen resolution
the referring page (ie last page visited before entering the SSSIT site).
We have implemented technology and security policies, rules, and other measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from unauthorized access, improper use, alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction, and accidental loss. We also protect your information by requiring that all our employees and others who have access to or are associated with the processing of your data respect your confidentiality. SSSIT uses security methods to determine the identity of each registered user, so that appropriate rights and restrictions can be enforced for that user. Reliable verification of user identity is called authentication. SSSIT uses both passwords and usernames to authenticate users. Users are responsible for maintaining their own passwords.