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Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments adopted the following privacy policy statement applicable to the website, www.terrain.org, a website designed to supply contributions in and information about Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments. If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please contact us.

COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION FROM USER INFORMATION REQUESTS. Users may, but are not required to, send inquiries or request further information about Terrain.org and its contributions through completing a contact or request form or sending us an email message. We collect information, including name, organization, email address, and the other information supplied through such contact or email. We may use such information to respond to the inquiry, supply information about Terrain.org and its contributions to the user from time to time, and maintain a record of the contact.

INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS. This website receives information that is automatically generated by a user's Internet service provider (ISP). This information may include the Internet protocol (IP) address (a number automatically assigned to a computer by the ISP), the associated uniform resource locators (URLs), domain types, the browser type used to access this site, the country, state, and telephone area code, the location of the ISP's servers, the pages of our site that the user views during the visit, any search terms entered on this site, and the website address and email address of a user. This information may be collected for system administration purposes, to gather broad demographic information, and to monitor the level of activity on the site. We do not link IP addresses to personal information; however, we reserve the right to link IP addresses and other information supplied by the ISP to personally identifiable information in order to protect the integrity of our system and for security purposes.

COOKIES. Cookies are small text files that a website transfers to your computer's browser. We may use cookies to measure traffic patterns, personalize content, and control security. The cookies we use supply non-personally identifiable information, but may identify your computer, browser and Internet specifications.

TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION. The Internet is a global environment. By using this site and sending information to us electronically, you consent to transborder and international transmission of any data that you may choose to supply us. Information transmissions to this site and emails sent to us may not be secure. Given the inherent operation and nature of the Internet, all Internet transmissions are done at the user's own risk.

INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE. Information collected through this site may be supplied to affiliates of Terrain.org and other organizations who perform work for us under contract. We also may disclose personally identifiable information in the following situations: (a) in response to a subpoena, court order, or legal process, to the extent permitted and required by law; (b) to protect user security or the security of other persons, consistent with applicable laws; or; (c) in connection with a sale, joint venture, or other transfer to some or all of the assets of Terrain.org. We otherwise exercise commercially reasonable care to not otherwise share or disclose the names of users or any personally identifiable information with third parties, except with the prior approval of the user. We do not sell, share, or otherwise provide information collected through this website to other vendors, including email and other marketers.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES. This site contains links to other websites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties, or by Terrain.org, or its affiliates. The information practices of those websites are not covered by this privacy policy, but by their own terms and policies, which you should read carefully. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data or solicit personal information. This privacy policy only applies to the www.terrain.org website.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY. We reserve the right to change the terms of this privacy policy from time to time by posting an updated privacy policy. We encourage you to review this privacy policy statement periodically for any changes or updates.

Last revised July 8, 2006.   

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