Effective July 1, 2004
Information We Collect
"Personal Information" means information that would allow a party to contact you, such as your name, phone number, mailing address or email address, including Submitted Information and Browsing Information.
Submitted Information. We collect Personal Information about you when you register as a user of ned.com, or submit information or requests to us (through the Site or otherwise). For example, during the registration process, we may collect Personal Information such as your email address. You may view and make changes to your Personal Information by logging in and accessing your profile by clicking on the My Account tab on the top of any page and then clicking on the Settings tab. We may, in the future, include other requests for Personal Information from you to help us tailor the Site for you and deliver personalized information to you or when you do things like purchase products or other services in connection with the Site.
We use your Submitted Information to send you emails that you have requested and for administrative purposes, marketing, customer service, delivery of products and services, and related activities. Your user ID (either your full name or email address) is visible to all users of the Site. If you do not supply your full name in your user profile, your email address may be visible to other users of the Site. In addition, all content that you add to the Site may be visible to other users of the Site. ned.com does not control, and is not responsible for, any information or content that is exchanged via email or as a result the use of the Site by you or any other user.
Browsing Information. When you use the Site, our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) collect information automatically about your activities while using the Site, including the web pages you view, the times you view them, the search terms you use, information about the browser you are using as well as your IP address. An IP address is a number that identifies your computer's location on the Internet and may be automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. Your Personal Information is linked to your Browsing Information. We may, in the future, collect other Browsing Information from you to help us tailor the Site for you and deliver personalized information to you.
We use this Browsing Information for internal purposes such as to help understand how the Site is being used and to improve it, for systems administration purposes, and for other information to help you navigate through the Site, such as showing you your recently viewed pages. We also use "cookies" to enable you to specify unique preferences and for authentication purposes. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. For example, ned.com's cookie currently contains your display preferences, a list of pages you have visited which are displayed in your footprints list, and a session ID for user identification.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Member ID and Password Control
You are responsible for all actions taken with your user ID and password. Therefore, we recommend that you do not disclose your password to any third parties. If you choose to disclose your user ID or password or personal information with third parties, you are responsible for all actions taken with your account. If your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately change your email address or password on the ned.com Site.
ned.com uses a firewall to limit inbound traffic on servers hosting the Site and administrator-level access to the Site hosted on our servers relies on secure shell encryption.