I. Personally Identifiable Information
Personally identifiable information ("PII") collected with your consent may include, for example, name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, occupation, any information you provide to us when placing an order or using the services on our website, any responses you choose to provide to survey questions, information provided in connection with subscribing to a newsletter, any inquiries you may make through our website, or any other PII you provide to us through our website.
In addition, we collect information, including PII, in connection with attempts to log-in to our products and services through our website and the actions taken by users while they are logged into our online products and services. This may include, for example, collecting information pertaining to searches conducted, the pages visited during the online session, and any or all other interactions that the user may have with our systems while the user is logged into one of our products or services.
Our website may use browser "cookies", local shared objects (also known as "Flash cookies") or other technologies.
Our website also may use local shared objects, also known as "Flash cookies" to store your preferences or display content based upon what you view on our website to personalize your visit. Flash cookies are different from browser cookies because of the amount of, type of, and how data is stored. Cookie management tools provided by your browser will not remove Flash cookies. To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies click here: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html#117118.
Third Parties, with whom we may partner to provide certain features on our website or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity, may use browser cookies or Flash cookies to collect and store information.
III. Personally Identifiable Web Site Activity Monitoring
If you visit our website and you either (i) submit inquiries to us via Web Forms or (ii) have been directed to our website 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 you submit a Web Form to us or click on a particular link in a marketing e-mail from us, we may maintain a personally identifiable record of certain information about your visit to our website, such as the pages viewed on our website, 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 website activity information to third parties.If you would prefer that we not link your PII with data from your visits to our website, you have the following options:
- Opt-out of personally identifiable web monitoring on our website, by clicking on the opt-out link at the beginning of this sentence and following the instructions on the opt-out page. You would need to do this from each computer that you use to access our website; or
- 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 website.
If you opt-out, we still reserve the right to collect non-PII about your visits to our website, as described in the "Non-personally identifiable information" section, below.
IV. Non-personally Identifiable Information
Our website also may collect non-personally identifiable information. For example, as you browse our website we may collect information about your visit. Via Web server logs, for example, we may monitor statistics such as: the number of people that visit our website, which page(s) are visited on our website, from which domain our visitors come (e.g., google.com, microsoft.com), and which browsers people use to visit our website (e.g., Safari, Microsoft Internet Explorer, etc.). We also may compile statistics that show the numbers and frequency of visitors to our website and its individual pages. These aggregated statistics may be used internally to improve our website and for product development and marketing purposes generally. The aggregated statistics may also be provided to advertisers and other third parties, but again, the statistics contain no PII.
Our website also may use outsourcing programs to assist us in analyzing this data to better our website.
INFORMATION USE AND CONSUMER CHOICE
The information collected by our website may be used 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 agreement(s) (if any) for products and services, to maintain the security and integrity of our websites, products and services, for the purpose of conducting market research or surveys on behalf of LexisNexis, and for the administration, review and/or the improvement of the content of our websites, products or services.
We may use information about searches or submissions that users provide to us as part of our customer care functions to 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. In addition, we may also use this type of information to enhance our products and services or to communicate to you about products and services that may be of interest to you, but we will offer you an opportunity not to receive such communications. Similarly, if you sign up to receive newsletters or to be added to one of our mailing lists, you will be able to "unsubscribe" from these communications at any time.
We may enhance or merge your information collected on our website with data from third parties for purposes of marketing products or services to you.
We may offer you a "refer-a-friend" option to refer our website or information about our products and services to others. If you choose to use our referral 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 our website. 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 will 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).
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 customer agreement(s) (if any).
We may also outsource some tasks, including the operation of certain website functions that require access to information you supply online and information about your visits to our website. In such cases, however, we require that the companies acting on our behalf to institute safeguards to protect the confidentiality of your information.
If you choose to make information available to other people through instant messages, group chats, electronic mail messages, blog postings, your networking profile (if any), registering for an event, or by joining groups or using other networking functions that we may offer on our website, this information will be visible to third parties. Please take care in deciding what information you choose to make available through these mechanisms, as we do not control the manner in which recipients or persons who may see the information may use or re-disclose the information that you choose to provide.
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 or is pertinent to judicial or governmental investigations or proceedings.
ACCESS AND CORRECTION
We strive to maintain the accuracy of the PII collected through our website. We will provide you (whether you are a consumer or a customer) with access to PII you provide through our website for as long as we maintain that information in a readily accessible format. We will also work with you to correct any PII you submitted to us.
If you wish to access PII that you have submitted through our website or to request the correction of any inaccurate PII you have submitted through our website, please use the mechanisms provided by our website or send an e-mail to: Privacy.Information.Mgr@lexisnexis.com.
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 personalreports.lexisnexis.com.
We have put in place administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the information that we collect from you through our website. In the event we request or transmit sensitive information, such as credit card information or Social Security Numbers, our processes are designed to use industry standard, secure socket layer ("SSL") encryption. We also limit access to PII to those employees who need access in order to carry out their job responsibilities.
OTHER WEB SITES
Privacy, Security and Compliance Organization
PO Box 933
Dayton, Ohio 45401