SWGDE

Scientific Working Group on Digital Evidence

Privacy Policy

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If you visit our site to read or download information, we collect and store the following information about your visit:

The name of the Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you are connecting from a university's domain) and the IP address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the Internet) from which you access our site;

The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;

The date and time you access our site;

The Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site; and

The pages you visit and the information you request.

This information is primarily collected for statistical analysis and technical improvements to the site and is shared with the Department of Justice. This government computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which may be used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. In certain circumstances, however, we may take additional steps to identify you based on this information and we may share this information, including your identity, with other government agencies.

If You Send Us Personal Information

If you choose to provide us with personal information, such as by sending an e-mail or by filling out a form and submitting it through our Web site, we will use that information to respond to your message or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication. Remember that email is not necessarily secure against interception. Feedback comments are collected and shared with the members of SWGDE. This is to provide voting opportunities for suggested changes that improve the quality of our documents. No information is ever sold or given to any outside marketing organization.

This policy may change without notice.

Page edited 5/19/2010