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Statement of Purpose
This Privacy and Security Policy (the "Policy") sets forth the privacy and security practices of the SwiftLife Inc. ("SWIFTLIFE") with respect to information collected from visitors to the website of SWIFTLIFE, and all specific websites beginning with such domain (collectively referred to herein as, the "SWIFTLIFE Website"). The Policy contains information about the types of data collected and how such data is used by SWIFTLIFE.
This Policy only applies to the SWIFTLIFE Website. This Policy does not apply whenever visitors leave the SWIFTLIFE Website by clicking on and following a link to another website, including the websites of other state agencies and local governments. The privacy and security policies of the websites visited outside of the SWIFTLIFE Website should be reviewed to determine how each site owner addresses the issue of disclosure of personally identifiable information.
This Policy may be updated periodically.
The SWIFTLIFE approved the current version of this Policy on June 13, 2012.
"Personally identifiable information" means information that could be used to name or distinguish an individual conducting business on the SWIFTLIFE Website from others such individuals. Personally identifiable information includes, but is not limited to: name; address; credit card; IP address and e-mail address.
Collection of Information
For transactions conducted on the SWIFTLIFE Website, individuals will be requested to enter certain information about themselves and/or the organization with which they are affiliated. When personally identifiable information is requested, there will be an indication of whether the disclosure of such information is mandatory or optional to continue the transaction. The type of information requested will vary based upon the type of transaction. SWIFTLIFE collects this information in the same manner and for the same reasons as if the transaction were performed in person, over the telephone, or through the mail with SWIFTLIFE. Additional information may be requested if required by law, if such information is necessary to verify an individual's identity and secure the transaction, or if the visitor would like updates regarding new features offered by the SWIFTLIFE Website. Information regarding SWIFTLIFE Website features will only be sent to visitors if they explicitly choose to receive it.
For all other browsing, visitors are not asked for personally identifiable information, and none will be collected.
Use of Information
Information collected in the course of transactions via the SWIFTLIFE Website are used for the following purposes:
Transaction and Information Facilitation
To conduct online transactions between a visitor via the SWIFTLIFE Website;
For site management functions, information is collected for analysis and statistical purposes. This information is not reported or used in any manner that would reveal personally identifiable information. E-mail addresses will not be released to outside parties unless we are required to do so in connection with law enforcement investigations, legal proceedings, or as otherwise required by applicable state or federal law.
We use log analysis tools to create summary statistics, which are used for purposes such as assessing what information is of most interest to visitors, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. The following information is collected for this analysis:
User Client hostname - The hostname (or IP address if DNS is disabled) of the user/client requesting access;
Without the affirmative consent of an affected individual, SWIFTLIFE is prohibited from disclosing the e-mail addresses of members of the public that have communicated electronically with it. Personally identifiable information contained in a question or comment sent electronically to SWIFTLIFE in an e-mail message or submitted in an online form is only used by SWIFTLIFE to respond to the question or comment. SWIFTLIFE reserves the right to redirect any e-mail message to another government agency or person who is in a better position to answer an issue raised in an e-mail.
SWIFTLIFE may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide personally identifiable information to appropriate governmental authorities. SWIFTLIFE will cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who appear to be using its services for illegal activities. SWIFTLIFE reserves the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that officials of SWIFTLIFE in good faith believe to be unlawful.
Personally Identifiable Information
Except as otherwise provided by applicable state or federal law, SWIFTLIFE does not sell or release personally identifiable information. Please note that information provided to SWIFTLIFE is generally public information subject.
The SWIFTLIFE Website uses Secure Sockets Layer ("SSL") for secure transmissions. SSL applies encryption between two computers, in this case the individual's personal computer and the SWIFTLIFE Website server. The SWIFTLIFE Website utilizes 128-bit encryption, which is the strongest encryption currently standard in the marketplace. As a minimum, the following information will be protected when transmitted via the SWIFTLIFE Website:
Name; all credit, debit, and charge card numbers;
A cookie file contains unique information a web site can use to track such things as passwords, lists of pages previously visited by a particular visitor, and the date when a particular visitor last looked at a specific page. In addition, a cookie file may identify a visitor's specific session at a particular web site. A cookie is often used in commercial sites to identify the items selected for a specific shopping cart application. Cookies come in several types, primarily session or persistent. A persistent cookie is information from a Web site that lasts longer than the immediate connection. A session cookie lasts for the duration of the connection.
If you have questions or concerns about this policy, please feel free to contact us.