Passive Information Collection: As you navigate through a Web site, certain information can be passively collected (that is, gathered without your actively providing the information) using various technologies and means, such as Internet Protocol addresses, cookies, Internet tags, and navigational data collection.
Active Information Collection: This site includes forms which you may use to send information to New England Security Shredders, including personally identifying information. This information will be sent over the public Internet, and will not be encrypted or otherwise protected from theft or tampering while in transit. Please consider this before deciding to provide any information through this site.
An "IP Address" is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider so you can access the Internet and is generally considered to be non-personally identifiable information, because in most cases an IP address is dynamic (changing each time you connect to the Internet), rather than static (unique to a particular user's computer). We use your IP address to diagnose problems with our server, report aggregate information, determine the fastest route for your computer to use in connecting to our site, and administer and improve the site. This site uses IP Addresses.
A "cookie" is a bit of information that a Web site sends to your Web browser that helps the site remember information about you and your preferences. Most Web browsers can be configured to refuse cookes, although doing so will usually degrade your browsing experience, as the Web server can no longer track your progress through the site.
"Session" cookies are temporary bits of information that are erased once you exit your Web browser window or otherwise turn your computer off. Session cookies are used to improve navigation on Web sites and to collect aggregate statistical information. This site uses session cookies.
"Persistent" cookies are small bits of data that are saved on your computer and used to restore your preferences or to identify your computer to the web server during return visits to the Web site. This site does not use persistent cookies.
"Internet tags" (also known as single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, invisible GIFs, and 1-by-1 GIFs) are not stored on the visitor's computer. They tell the Web site server information such as the IP address and browser type and computer platform in use by the visitor. This site uses Internet tags.
"Navigational data" ("log files," "server logs," and "clickstream" data) are used for system management, to improve the content of the site, for market research purposes, and to communicate information to visitors. This site uses navigational data.
Information Collection and Minors: This site will not knowingly collect personally identifying information from persons under the age of 14. Children are advised to ask a parent or guardian for permission before using this or any other Web site to disclose personally identifying information.