Information Collected and Stored Automatically
Acjohnston.com automatically collects some technical information from you when you visit the site in order to give you the best possible experience. Acjohnston.com uses web measurement technology (Google Analytics) to automatically track how visitors interact with acjohnston.com including where they came from, what they did on the site and whether they completed any pre-determined tasks while on the site. Aggregate data is used to help AC Johnston improve our user interface and diversify our content offerings to meet the needs of our customers, track operational problems, prevent fraud and improve the effectiveness, security and integrity of the site. This information does not identify you personally. For each page that you visit, we collect and store only the following technical information:
- Date and time of access
- URL address of the acjohnston.com webpage visited
- Internet domain and IP address from which our website was accessed
- Type of browser and operating system used to access our site (if provided by the browser)
- URL address of the referring page (if provided by the browser)
- Completion or success status of the request for a web page or other on-line item
- File size of the webpage visited
This information is only used to help us make the site more useful for you. With this data we learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We never track or record information about individuals and their visits and we do not share this data with anyone outside the AC Johnston unless necessary for law enforcement purposes.
There are two types of cookies. A session cookie is a line of text that is stored temporarily in your web browser’s memory cache, and will expire when the browser is closed. A session cookie is not placed on any hard drive, and it is destroyed as soon as you close your browser. A persistent cookie is saved to a file on your hard drive and is accessed whenever you re-visit the website that put it there. This lets that website remember what you were interested in the last time you visited.
We use persistent cookies to enable Google Analytics to differentiate between new and returning acjohnston.com visitors. Persistent cookies remain on your computer between visits to acjohnston.com until they expire.
By default, persistent cookies and web measurement technologies are automatically used when you visit acjohnston.com. Nevertheless, if you decide to disable or remove cookies from your browser, you will continue to have access to all information and resources on acjohnston.com.
Because we care about the safety and privacy of children online, we comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying regulations protect the privacy of children using the Internet. Acjohnston.com does not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. Acjohnston.com is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13. It is possible that by fraud or deception we may receive information pertaining to children under 13. If we are notified of this, as soon as we verify the information, we will immediately delete the information from our servers.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, our computer computer system employs commercial software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users and their usage habits. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986.
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