Privacy Policy

Web Site Privacy Policy

We have created this statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. We do not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. This policy is your guide to how we will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our web site.

Reading or Downloading

We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the web site from which you navigated to our site.

We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.

Online Community of Practice

Upon registration for the Online Community of Practice, users provide personal information such as their name, email address, and other information. We use this information to establish individual accounts and member profiles, which are protected by a password that you select.

The information you provide about yourself will be displayed in your personal profile for other members to see.  Besides displaying this information in your profile, we will not sell, distribute, publish or otherwise disclose your personally identifying information. However, if we believe you have breached the Terms of Service, especially with regard to uploading or transmitting any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, we will report such conduct to the appropriate authorities and turn over any and all information, including personal identifying information, to appropriate persons or entities. We will also comply with any laws or legal process that may require disclosure of personal identifying information.

We store personal information of members in secure databases protected by passwords as well as database and network firewalls to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of personal information. While no security systems are infallible, we will prosecute any unauthorized access to secured information to the fullest extent of the law. We periodically review and update security measures to insure the best possible protections for the membership.

You can notify your site administrator at any time to remove your registration information from our database by emailing If you do that, we will not keep any personally identifiable records concerning you unless required to do so by law. However, if you make this request you will be unable to further access this site or use the account previously created for you and its associated content.

Use of the Online Community of Practice is governed by our Terms of Service, as they may be amended from time to time, which are incorporated into this policy by reference.

Sending us an Email

You also may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a web form that provides us with this information. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer your questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest.

We want to be very clear: we will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. Except as might be required by law, we do not share any information we receive with any outside soliciters.

If you sign up for one of our email lists, we will only send you the kinds of information you have requested. We won't share your name or email address with any outside parties.

Kids and Privacy

For children who visit our site, special rules apply. We do not request personal information about children, such as first and last name or street address and city. When kids send email to us, their online contact information (email address) is not used to re-contact them and is not maintained in retrievable form.

Opt-Out or Change Your Contact Information

If you are subscribed to our newsletter, you will always have the opportunity to unsubscribe by clicking the link at the bottom of the email.  If you are a member of our Online Community of Practice, you may edit your personal profile, as well as your email and notification preferences, by logging into the community and selecting "My Settings." 

Changes to this Policy

Any material changes to this policy will be communicated to visitors via an entry in the News section of this website.

Effective Date

This policy is effective August 1, 2013.


If you have any questions about this privacy statement, our practices, or your dealings with this web site, you can contact us at

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