Online Privacy Policy

(Last updated 1/11/2010)

To underscore our commitment to privacy and our vision that good privacy is good business, we have adopted an online privacy policy for www.lexisnexis.com/government. This site is operated by LexisNexis Risk Solutions GA Inc. and its affiliates ("LexisNexis"). This policy reflects and implements---in an online setting---our corporate privacy principles. This site is not directed at children.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, please contact us at:

LexisNexis
Privacy, Security and Compliance Organization
PO Box 933
Dayton, Ohio 45401
Telephone: 1-800-831-2578
Email: Privacy.Information.Mgr@lexisnexis.com

INFORMATION COLLECTION

I. Personally-identifiable information

Personally-identifiable information collected with your consent may include, for example, name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, occupation, any responses you choose to provide to survey questions, information provided in connection with subscribing to a newsletter, or any inquires you may make through our Web site. We do not share, sell, rent or trade PII with third parties for their promotional purposes.

II. Cookies

“Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. This site uses first and third party cookies (session and persistent), however personally identifiable information is not collected through the use of cookies, except as described in the “Personally-identifiable Web site Activity Monitoring” section below. Cookies are used to determine whether a visitor is unique or whether a visitor has viewed our site before.

While most browsers are set to accept cookies by default, you can set yours to refuse cookies or to alert you before accepting them. Your browser manufacturer has information on changing the default setting for your specific browser.

III. Personally-identifiable Web site Activity Monitoring

In the case of visitors to our Web site, who either (i) submit inquiries to us via Web Forms or (ii) have been directed to our Web site after clicking on a link in marketing e-mail from us, we may use software to connect such information submitted to us (such as e-mail addresses and contact information) with the IP address and cookie on the computer that has submitted the information to us (see "Cookies” above for a further description of cookies).

Once a visitor has submitted a Web Form to us or clicked on a particular link in a marketing e-mail from us, we may maintain a personally-identifiable record of certain information about their visits to our Web site, such as the pages viewed on our Web site, the time of the visit, the order of pages accessed and the amount of time spent on each page. We may combine this information with other information about you or your company. We use this information to better tailor the marketing of our products and services to you; we do not sell or share personally-identifiable Web site activity information to third parties.

If you would prefer that we not link your personally identifiable information with data from your visits to our Web site you have several options:

  1. Opt out of personally-identifiable Web monitoring on our Web site. You would need to do this from each computer that you use to access our site; or
  2. Disable cookies in your Web browser. If you disable cookies, you would need to do so from each computer that you use to access our site.

If you opt-out, we still reserve the right to collect non-personally identifiable information about your visits to our Web site, as described in the “Nonpersonally-identifiable information” section, below.

IV. Nonpersonally-identifiable information

This site also collects nonpersonally-identifiable information. For example, as you browse this Web site we may collect information about your visit, but not about you personally. Via Web server logs, for example, we may monitor statistics such as: the number of people that visit our site, which page(s) are visited on our site, from which domain our visitors come (e.g., aol.com, hotmail.com, etc.), and which browsers people use to visit our site (e.g., Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Internet Explorer, etc.). Our Web site uses outsourcing programs to assist us in analyzing this data to better tailor our Web site.

INFORMATION USE AND CONSUMER CHOICE

The information collected by this Web site is used only for responding to your inquiries and otherwise corresponding with you, for processing transactions you request, maintaining your account (if you have one), for other purposes permitted by your organization's subscriber agreement(s) (if any), and for the administration, review and/or the improvement the content of our Web sites.

We may contact you in response to your comments or inquiries, as part of the maintenance of your account with us (if you have one), or in order to complete a transaction that you requested.

We may also contact you to inform you of other products or services we believe may be of interest to you, but we will offer you an opportunity not to receive such communications.

If you decide that you do not want to receive further e-mails regarding your inquiry from LexisNexis, you can reply to the e-mail or use the telephone number (800) 831-2578 with a request that we not continue to e-mail you.

If you would like to opt-out of Personally-identifiable Web site Activity Monitoring as you visit our site, please see the “Personally-identifiable Web site Activity Monitoring” section above and follow the instructions in that section.

If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our site or a particular product or service, we will ask you for your friend's name and e-mail address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time e-mail message with information about the product or service and/or inviting him or her to visit the site. This message may include your name and/or e-mail address and any optional message that you elect to send along with our e-mail. We do not retain the information that you provide as part of this referral service (although we may retain your friend's e-mail address if he or she requests to receive additional information or e-mail messages from us).

ONWARD TRANSFER

We may disclose information you provide to us to third parties in order to complete a transaction that you requested or as otherwise permitted by your organization's subscriber agreement(s) (if any).

We may also outsource some tasks, including the operation of certain Web site functions that require access to information you supply online and information about your visits to our Web site. In such cases, however, we require that the companies acting on our behalf abide by our privacy policy and institute safeguards to protect the confidentiality of your information.

If our company or our assets are acquired by another company, that company will assume responsibility for the personal information collected by us through this Web site and it will assume the rights and obligations regarding the information collected through this Web site, as described in this privacy policy.

Finally, please note that we may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary in order to comply with the law or legal process.

ACCESS AND CORRECTION

As an information company, we know the importance of accurate data. Therefore, we strive to maintain the accuracy of the information collected through this Web site. We will provide you (whether you are a consumer or a customer) with access to personally-identifiable information you provide through this Web site for as long as we maintain that information in a readily accessible format. Similarly, we permit and encourage you to correct inaccuracies in the information you submit to us through this Web site.

If you wish to access information that you have submitted through this web site or to request the correction of any inaccurate information you have submitted through this site, please use the mechanisms provided by the site or send an e-mail to: Privacy.Information.Mgr@lexisnexis.com.

The access and correction provisions of this online privacy policy only apply to personally identifiable information collected from you through this web site. Individuals that are interested in information about how to access and/or request the correction of personal information LexisNexis maintains about them (such as public record information, insurance claims information, or information for employment background screening) for potential inclusion in information products and services can visit www.lexisnexis.com/privacy or www.choicetrust.com.

SECURITY

We take steps to protect against the loss, misuse, or unauthorized alteration of personally-identifiable information collected through this Web site. We recognize the importance of security for all personally-identifiable information collected by our Web site. We exercise care in providing secure transmission of your information from your PC to our servers.

Once we receive personally-identifiable information, we take steps to protect its security on our systems. In the event we request or transmit sensitive information, such as credit card information or Social Security Numbers, we use industry standard, secure socket layer ("SSL") encryption.

We limit access to personally-identifiable information to those employees who need access in order to carry out their job responsibilities.

OTHER WEB SITES

This online privacy policy only applies to the Web site(s) identified in the first paragraph of this privacy policy. Our Web site, however, may include links to other Web sites which may be operated by other LexisNexis companies or by third parties. If you visit a Web site not listed above, we recommend that you review the online privacy policy of that Web site to determine how the operator of that Web site will handle personal information collected through that Web site.

POLICY CHANGES

We may revise this online privacy policy from time to time. If we make any material changes, we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on the Web site. If we are going to use your personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify you via e-mail. You will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in this different manner.