Information Collected and Stored Automatically
When you visit ohmsett.bsee.gov to read or download information (such as brochures, the Ohmsett Gazette newsletter, fact sheets or scientific papers) we will automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:
Information you voluntarily provide to us such as your name, address, phone number, email address and other
The IP address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you re 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 website from which you linked directly to our site
The country and state from which you access our site
The pages you visit and the information you request
Search terms used to get to our website from an external search engine and terms used on our site using our
Like most web service providers, the information collected is part of a computer log file, and is only used internally for site management purposes. This information helps us continually evaluate what information the public is looking for and helps us provide it more efficiently and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.
This information does not identify you personally. This information is primarily collected to create summery statistics. We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site.
Ohmsett may use the information that we have collected for purposes included, but not limited to:
Improving and customizing the content of our website
Contacting those who visit our website about Ohmsett's services or upcoming events
Responding to requests for services and/or information
Contacting visitors for marketing purposes, including sending newsletters, event participation, training
information, and available test dates
For our research, recordkeeping, and reporting purposes
Complying with the law and maintaining the security of our website
We do not share or rent your information with third parties.
If You Send Us Personal Information
You do not have to provide personal information to visit our website. If you choose to provide personal information, such as by sending an email or submitting a form, we will use the information you provide to respond to you and add you to the marketing subscription categories you have requested.
Please do not send us sensitive information such as your credit card or social security numbers via email. It is possible that during transmission of your email this information may be intercepted by a third party. We cannot guarantee its safety while in transit.
We use personally identifiable information (name, email address, state, country) to provide better service. This may be to correct broken links that you have identified or to provide additional information you have requested.
Any information that we collect may be subject to disclosure, but will be handled in accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act and the Freedom of Information Act to ensure the greatest protection of personal privacy.
If you do not wish to receive information about Ohmsett services, the Gazette newsletter, or upcoming events, you may opt-out of receiving promotional communications by sending an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.
We undertake reasonable administrative, technical, and physical measures to safeguard the confidentiality of your information from unauthorized access or disclosure.
Web Server Activity
Like most web servers on the Internet, Ohmsett's servers collect and store, within web access logs, all of the information that your web browser sends when it requests a web page, including:
The name, domain, and numeric internet address (IP) of the host computer (typically a computer belonging
to your Internet Service Provider and not your personal computer) from which you access the Internet
The date and time you accessed our site
The Internet address of the web page that you came from
The page you requested from our site and the number of characters sent to your computer
The information your web browser software sends as its so-called "User Agent," which identifies the
browser software, probably indicates your computer's operating system, and if you are using a laptop,
tablet, or mobile device
It is impossible to determine the actual identity of an individual user from this information. The logs are periodically summarize and analyzed to study site usage over time and to perform other studies to help us improve our site's organization, performance, and usefulness. Monthly extracts of the log files are archived and stored offline at our discretion for an indefinite period of time. Some statistical summaries derived from these data may be retained online or offline at our discretion for an indefinite period of time.
For site security and to ensure this service remains available to all users, our computer system employs 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 other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this site are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act. We use virus protection measures on our computer systems and regularly update the software. These are computer security measures that, in addition to maintaining our computer systems, also ensure that all files that we develop and/or post on our web servers are virus-free. When you request a file for download from our site, it is possible, though unlikely, that the data may contract a virus and become corrupted before it reaches your computer. Ohmsett is not responsible for files that may become corrupted as the data travels the Internet.
If you have any questions or comments, please forward them to:
PO Box 150
Leonardo, NJ 07737