ITAGroup, Inc., the authorized developer and administrator of this
site, has a strong commitment to providing excellent service to all program participants,
including respecting all concerns about privacy. We understand that visitors to
this online site may have questions about whether and how this Web site collects
and uses information. We have prepared this statement to inform you of the privacy
principles that govern this site.
Your Username/Login and Password
In order to maintain a secure environment, all program participants are required
to use the username/login identification assigned to them by Program Award Headquarters
to access program-related Web sites. The use of this username/login identification
and password provides program participants access to the information and data within
the Web site(s) to which they, and they alone, have been specifically authorized
access. Program participants are also responsible for the control and use of assigned
usernames/login identifications and passwords assigned to them. They should not
be shared with anyone.
Some general guidelines regarding passwords are as follows:
- As a best practice, your password should be changed every 30 days -- or whenever
a compromise of the password is suspected.
- Your password is not to be shared with others.
- Passwords should not be associated with personal information -- for example, PIN
used for bank cards, date of birth for self or family members, telephone numbers,
first or last name of self or family members. Additionally, ITAGroup
will not provide your Logon/Password combination to anyone other than you.
Use of Your Personal Information
Access to this site is password protected for your privacy and security.
We do not sell, rent or transfer for other considerations our program participant
information to any outside party under any circumstances. We do not reveal your
e-mail address or other personal information. ITAGroup, Inc. may use
participant information, such as name, address, and e-mail address to better understand
Web site usage and trends. ITAGroup, Inc. may use e-mail address
information to communicate future program-specific information, including program
changes, news and announcements.
Any third-party vendors who assist in the transfer of data, award delivery or credit card authorization are bound by contract to hold all information as secure and private.
Your Information is Protected
When visiting this site, you may be asked to provide us with some personal information.
This information is used solely for the purpose of making your future visits easier
and for purposes of security. It enables us to store key details, such as your name,
address, program status, etc., so you don't have to enter the same information each
time you enter this site.
Non-Individually Identifiable Information Collected Automatically
In some cases, we may collect information about you that is not individually identifiable.
Examples of this type of information include the type of Internet browser you are
using or the type of computer operating system you are using.
Many Web sites, including this site, use cookie technology to help users navigate
efficiently. When you make selections or set preferences on our site, our site will
send a request to your Web browser to record some (but not all) of your selections
in a cookie file. The cookie is a small text file that resides on your hard
drive. From time-to-time, our site will request the cookie from your browser so
that we can retrieve the stored information and you do not have to make the same
selections over and over.
card numbers, nor can the information we store in the cookie ever be read by any
Web site other than ours.
Please note that with most browsers, a user can set the preferences to show a warning
each time a cookie request is received. You can also usually set the browser not
to accept cookies at all. However, doing so will require you to enter similar data
each time you visit this site.
When you are asked for confidential account information, we will require that a
secure session first be established using Secure Socket Layer (SSL). Before this
data is transmitted, our site will first establish a secure session using SSL.
This technology encodes information as it is being sent over the Internet between
your computer and our secure servers, helping to ensure that the information remains
You will know when a secure session is taking place, because your browser will
display an indicator of whether your session is secure. For example, a broken
key symbol may appear in the bottom bar to indicate you are visiting a non-secure
site; an unbroken key indicates a secure site. You should see an unbroken key
during each visit to this site.
ITAGroup, Inc. may amend this policy from time to time.