Kasey Foster in The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci. (Scott Suchman)
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Consistent with the provisions of the Internet Security and Privacy Act, the Freedom of Information Law, and the Personal Privacy Protection Law, this policy describes our privacy practices for this website regarding information collected from users of this website.
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When visiting this website, we collect no personally identifying information about you unless you choose to provide that information to us. We automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:
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As noted above, this website does not collect any personal information about you during your visit to this website unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending an e-mail or by initiating an online transaction, such as forms. You may choose not to send us an e-mail or initiate an online transaction. While your choice not to participate in these activities may limit your ability to receive specific services or products through this website, it will not prevent you from requesting services or products from us by other means and will not normally have an impact on your ability to take advantage of other features of the website, including browsing or downloading most publicly available information.
Disclosure of information collected through this website
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Retention of information collected through this website
The information collected through this website is retained by us in accordance with applicable law and policy.
Information, including personal information that you submit in an e-mail or initiate in an online transaction, such as forms and submitting information through our website, is maintained in our database in accordance with applicable law and commercially reasonable business practices.
Confidentiality and integrity of personal information collected through this website
We are strongly committed to protecting personal information collected through this website against unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Consequently, we limit employee access to personal information collected through this website to only those employees who need access to the information in the performance of their official duties. Employees who have access to this information are required to follow appropriate procedures in connection with any disclosures of personal information. Credit card numbers and expiration dates are encrypted and are available only to the staff responsible for processing such data.
In addition, we have implemented procedures to safeguard the integrity of our information technology assets, including, but not limited to, authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. Security procedures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations of this website as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information.