This is how we will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our web site. The information we receive depends upon what you do when visiting our site.
If you visit our site to read or download information:
- We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site.
This site contains links to other sites. TheCapitol.Net is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.
- When you visit our web site, we collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account, or princeton.edu if you are connecting from Princeton University's domain); the date and time you access our site; and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site.
- We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.
Our site uses forms for customers to request information, products, and services. When a visitor purchases a service or product from us, we collect the visitor's contact information (like their email address, mailing address, fax and telephone numbers), the visitor's IP address and browser type, and financial information (like credit card numbers). None of our systems stores complete credit card numbers.
Contact information from the order form is used to send registration confirmations, orders and information about our company to our customers. The customer's contact information is also used to get in touch with the visitor when necessary, and is added to our in-house mailing list (regular postal mail) and fax list. We add email addresses to our in-house email list ONLY when a customer asks us to do so or when a customer gives us permission on our registration and order forms via the check box or radio button. Our online forms by default are set to "No, do not add me." for our email update. When neither Yes nor No is checked online or in print we treat it as a No. See our Email Update page for more information.
We do not rent, sell, share or loan our client information with any third party, other than the mail house when we mail our print catalog and our emailing list software provider when we send our email update. Neither the mail house nor our emailing list software provider uses your contact information for any client but TheCapitol.Net.
Financial information that is collected is used to bill the user for products and services.
If you identify yourself by sending us email:
- You also may decide to send us personally-identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a suggestion. We use personally-identifying information from users in various ways, primarily to respond to suggestions and inquiries. Personally identifying information is never disclosed to any person or organization not affiliated with TheCapitol.Net, other than if you send us spam or email that threatens us or asks us to boycott something, in which case we are free to publish your contact information and your message - to the whole world.
- In other words, personally identifying information given to us is not shared, given or sold to any person or organization not affiliated with us except as described above, or if it is spam or contains threats or asks us to boycott a product or service. If you send us email, you will not be sent any mail, files, telephone calls or email messages from us unless you bought something from us or requested information from us.
The material you submit may be seen by various staff members and independent contractors working for and with TheCapitol.Net. We may enter the information you send into our electronic database, to share with our editors and staff involved in developing and maintaining our website, programs and courses, custom training and publications.
Also, email is not necessarily secure against interception. If your communication with TheCapitol.Net or any other entity is very sensitive, or includes personal information like your bank account, charge card, or social security number, please do not send it via email--please send it by postal mail, call it in via telephone, or send it to us by fax (our fax is land-line based, not VOIP).
CyberCrime: If you have reason to believe you may be the victim of an online crime, such as identity theft, fraud, infringement, or hacking, you may contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center, at www.ic3.gov, a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this web site, you can contact:We want to be very clear: We will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us, and we do not share, give, trade, rent or sell any client information to any third party, other than as stated above and when you send us spam or threats or ask us to boycott a product or service.Please see our email notice before sending us email.(This statement on privacy is adopted from a model privacy statement from the FTC.)
This site gives users the following options for removing their information from our own database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service. However, if your name appears on a postal mailing list that we rent you may still receive our mailings. We do not rent email lists.
This site gives users the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided.
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We try to keep all URL's ever used on our web site active (i.e., permanent URLs, or PURLs). Not all document or image links (links ending in .doc or .pdf or .jpg or .gif) are kept active. That means that if we move a web page, we will provide forwarding information on the old page, describing the new location of the page. If we discontinue a web page, we will place a notice on the page that it is no longer available or no longer updated. (URL means "Uniform Resource Locater," i.e., the web address that appears in your browser's Address line. For example, this page's URL is http://www.TheCapitol.Net/Privacy/ )
We attempt to keep all links on our web site in working order. However, because the Internet is always changing, links to other web sites may go dead. If you find a dead link, feel free to send us a note via our web form to let us know. Please include the URL of the page on our site where the dead link appears.
We do not sell or accept advertising from any third party other than Google ads and Amazon ads on our web site.
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Although you can LINK freely to any page on our web site, you must have our written permission to republish any material from our web site in any format or medium, because we like to know where and how our material is being used. (E.g., this means that you can NOT FRAME any of our web pages in your web page.) Such written permission is routinely freely granted. In exchange for the free use of our material, we ask that our copyright, name, address and main web address, www.TheCapitol.Net, appear as part of the republished material. For permission to use any of our copyrighted material whether from our web site or from any of our publications, please see this Publication FAQ for specific information.
TheCapitol.Net is a non-partisan firm, and the opinions of its authors, faculty, clients, and the owners and operators of its vendors are their own and do not represent those of TheCapitol.Net.
The Internet is an immense global electronic network over which there is little federal, state, or local control. Neither content nor usage is systematically monitored. You should be aware that the Internet contains material of a controversial nature. TheCapitol.Net can not monitor or control access to such material, nor can it protect you from information that you may find offensive.
The accuracy, completeness, and currency of information found on the Internet varies widely. You should use critical judgment in relying on information found on the Internet. There are inherent dangers in the use of software found on the Internet, and you should make sure that you completely understand the risks before retrieving any software from the Internet.
The Internet is not secure and the privacy of email and other online communication is not guaranteed.
TheCapitol.Net provides links to other sites only as a convenience to you; it has not tested any software found on any of these sites nor does it vouch for the accuracy or suitability of any text or images found on any of the sites linked to.
Although TheCapitol.Net endeavors to maintain the accuracy of the links on its web pages, those links can and do change often, rapidly, and unpredictably. You are asked to inform us of links that you would like to find on these web pages and that you find are not accurate or do not work.
Web sites linked to in these pages are not under the control of TheCapitol.Net, and it makes no representations to you concerning the content of the sites linked to. The appearance of a link in these pages is not an endorsement of the linked site by TheCapitol.Net.
Finally, TheCapitol.Net assumes no responsibility for damage to your computer, disks, or files arising from the use of these web pages, the Internet, or the links provided.