Privacy Statement

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Privacy Statement

Harm Research Institute respects the privacy of visitors to our online sites. Harm Research Institute will only collect your personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address, when you provide it to us at this website. Harm Research Institute and/or the companies we hire will use this information to comply with your request for information or as otherwise disclosed to you on the web page when you submit your information to us. From time to time, we may refer to this information to better understand your needs and how we can improve our products and services. We may use this information to contact you. We will not sell or otherwise transfer the personally identifiable information you provide to us at this website to any third parties for their own use unless we tell you when you submit your information to us that we intend to do so.

Like many websites, some Harm Research Institute websites use a technology called “cookies”. A cookie is a small text file that a web server gives your browser to store on your computer when you access a website. Cookies are capable of storing many types of data and may be placed on your browser by Harm Research Institute, or by a third party. Cookies are used for a variety of purposes on Harm Research Institute websites:

Some Harm Research Institute sites set cookies that keep you from having to enter a password more than once during visits to one or more of our sites.

We also use cookies to help us analyze usage of our sites and traffic among our sites more accurately and to provide you with information of interest to you. For example, cookies are used on some Harm Research Institute websites to record the total number of hits received on the sites and web pages.

Cookies also allow Harm Research Institute to determine whether you came to a Harm Research Institute site from another Harm Research Institute site or from an advertising banner or link on a non- Harm Research Institute website, so that we can, for example, measure the effectiveness of the links among our sites and the effectiveness of our advertising on non- Harm Research Institute websites.

Similarly, cookies allow us to determine whether you register on or visit any of our websites, which enables us to analyze how particular users use our sites and whether registered and unregistered users of our websites use our sites differently.

Cookies also allow us to maintain information about how particular visitors use our family of sites, which enables us to better provide such visitors with information relevant to their interests. This may include using information about your use of our sites in conjunction with personally identifiable information that you have volunteered to us on one of our sites.

This is not an exhaustive list of all uses of cookies on the Harm Research Institute websites. In all cases in which cookies are used, however, neither Harm Research Institute, nor any third party will use the cookie to collect personally identifiable information from our site unless you voluntarily agree to enter the information. Most web browsers are set up to accept cookies. You can, however, reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Note, however, that some portions of our sites may not work properly if you refuse cookies.

In addition to cookies, Harm Research Institute may collect non-personally identifiable information about how you use our websites using other analysis technologies. These analysis technologies may be provided by third parties. Information that might be collected using these technologies includes, for example, the pages you visit on our site, the paths you take within our sites and the length of time that you spend on our websites. We use this information in the aggregate in order to better understand how to improve the quality of our websites.

Some Harm Research Institute websites might use a third party adserving service to display advertising on other, non- Harm Research Institute websites. In addition to placing advertisements on certain non- Harm Research Institute web pages, these services and/or Harm Research Institute may also place a segment of code called a clear pixel tag, also known as a “GIF”, on certain Harm Research Institute web pages that do not contain advertisements for the purpose of measuring the effectiveness of advertisements in bringing visitors to our web sites. GIFs may also be used with cookies to track the total number of visitors to our website, the number of visitors to various web pages, and the domain names of our visitors’ Internet service providers. No personally identifiable information is collected in this process.

As is common among Internet site operators, Harm Research Institute websites maintain web server logs. Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address and collect that information in its web server logs. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider (e.g., Comcast, Verizon, TimeWarner) whenever you log onto the World Wide Web or “surf” the web. Harm Research Institute web server logs collect statistical data that is generated by your computer when it visits a Harm Research Institute website, such as the type of web browser (e.g., Firefox, Chrome, Safari) and operating system (Windows 10 or Mac OS) used to access the site, the domain name of your Internet service provider, the date and time you access our site, and the pages you visit. Harm Research Institute websites use this non-personally identifying web server log information for a variety of purposes. Some of these purposes include: system administration; to examine overall traffic trends on our sites; trouble-shooting; and to gather broad demographic information about users of our sites. No personally identifiable information is contained in these web server logs.

This Harm Research Institute website is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 18. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we know to be under the age of 18.

As a convenience to our visitors, Harm Research Institute web sites currently contain links to a number of websites that we believe may offer useful information. The privacy policy and provisions described here do not apply to those sites. We suggest contacting those sites directly for information on their data collection and distribution policies.

From time to time, Harm Research Institute may decide to modify its practices and policies, and we reserve the right to revise this Harm Research Institute Internet Privacy Statement as necessary to disclose such changes in our practices and policies. Any such changes to this Harm Research Institute Internet Privacy Statement will be promptly communicated on this page. Any information that you submit before the change in policy will be used by Harm Research Institute and/or the companies we hire in a manner that is consistent with the Harm Research Institute Internet Privacy Statement in effect at the time you submitted your information. Continued use of our sites after receiving notice of a change in our privacy statement shall indicate your consent to the use of newly-submitted information in accordance with the changed, amended, or updated Harm Research Institute Internet Privacy Statement.

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