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Privacy Policy
The MUGEN - Network of Excellence is strongly committed to protecting your privacy and providing a safe online experience for all our users.


Information Collection
We collect two types of information during Web visits:
1) information that you submit to us and
2) information automatically recorded by our computer server.
We will never intentionally collect any information from children or minors. No part of the MUGEN - Network Of Excellence Web site is targeted to children or minors.
Please be assured that we will not sell or rent information collected during visits to the Web site to any third party. However, we may need to provide such information to a third party if required by third party license agreements, by grant obligations, or by law.

Information You Submit
If you choose to provide us with additional information about yourself through an email message, form, survey, etc., we will not provide this information to any third parties. Forms submitted may include some "required information" which is necessary to process the request and to communicate with you. These forms also include "optional" information, which you can provide at your discretion and is used to help us better serve you and your organization. The information you submit is maintained on a confidential basis and used to provide a high level of personalization, value, and customer support to the users of the MUGEN - Network Of Excellence Web site.

Information Collected Automatically
Aggregate Information
Our computer server(s) operating the Web site automatically collect statistical information on site traffic and usage patterns (e.g., how many people visit the site, frequently visited pages, browsers used, etc.). Data about visits is analyzed in aggregate with many other visits to give us information about the effectiveness of the Web site. An example of use of this aggregate information would be analyzing this information to identify specific Web pages to improve that would enhance the overall functionality of the Web site.

Standard Information Collected about Individual Web Site Visits
The standard information that is automatically collected and stored about your visit to our Web site includes:

  • The domain name from which you access the Internet. For example, if you connect to the Internet through America Online, the domain name is aol.com.
  • The name and version of your computer's operating system and browser. For example, Windows 95, Internet Explorer, or Netscape Navigator.
  • The Internet protocol address of the computer you use to access the Internet. An Internet protocol address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you log on to your Internet service provider.
  • The Internet address of the Web site from which you come to our site if you do not directly type in www.mugen-noe.org.
  • The date, time, and duration of your visit to our site, and the pages you visit.

Cookies
Our web site may use cookies; a unique, alphanumeric identifier sent to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser, to remember information your computer has sent to us (e.g., mailing addresses, course preferences, etc.) upon revisits to our Web site. An example of cookie usage on the Web site might be to pre-populate certain information fields on some forms for your convenience.
If you do not want your browser to accept cookies, you can turn off the cookie acceptance option in your browser settings. The "help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether.

Information Use & Sharing
General Practices
We treat information about visits to our Web Site with the utmost respect and attention to confidentiality. This information is critically important to providing a high level of individualized service to our site visitors. Information collected from Web site visits is used to help ensure that your experience with our Web site is productive, time efficient, helpful, and personalized.
Please be assured that we will not sell or rent information gathered during visits to the Web site to any third party. However, we may need to provide some of this information to a third party if required by third party license agreements, by grant obligations, or by law.

Surveys
Occasionally, we post surveys on the Web site. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary. By choosing to participate in a survey on the Web site, the survey participant gives us consent to use information in the survey and to disclose results in aggregate with other survey responses. Some examples of uses for survey information include, but are not limited to monitoring use of and satisfaction with the Web site and helping guide our priorities for improving this site.

Security and Encryption
General Security
We use reasonable precautions to protect against loss of, misuse of, alteration of, or unauthorized access to information provided through use of the Web site. We are not responsible for any breach of neither security nor any subsequent actions of any third parties that may receive information provided through use of the Web site as a result of such a breach.

Links to Other Sites
The Web site contains links to other Web sites. The MUGEN - Network Of Excellence Privacy Policy applies to information gathered and collected during site visits to our site. The MUGEN - Network Of Excellence is not responsible for the privacy practices, the privacy statements, or content of external Web sites.

Your Consent to This Agreement & Changes to This Privacy Policy
By using the MUGEN - Network Of Excellence Web site, you consent to the collection and use of information as described in this policy. We reserve the right to change the Web Site Privacy Policy at any given time as deemed necessary.
Reasons to change this policy may include, but are not limited to: a) to improve this policy; b) to keep pace with the rapidly evolving Internet environment; and/or c) to reflect the activities of the MUGEN - Network Of Excellence. If a material change is made to this privacy policy, we will post prominent notice of the nature of such a change on the first page of this privacy policy for a six-month period following the date of the change.

Contact Information
If users have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us via e-mail.

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