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EBI - A How To Guide is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the EBI - A How To Guide site and governs data collection and usage. By using the EBI - A How To Guide site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

EBI - A How To Guide collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. EBI - A How To Guide also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by EBI - A How To Guide. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by EBI - A How To Guide for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the EBI - A How To Guide site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through EBI - A How To Guide public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: EBI - A How To Guide does not read any of your private online communications.

EBI - A How To Guide encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from EBI - A How To Guide so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. EBI - A How To Guide is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the EBI - A How To Guide and EBI - A How To Guide family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

EBI - A How To Guide collects and uses your personal information to operate the EBI - A How To Guide Web site and deliver the services you have requested. EBI - A How To Guide also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from EBI - A How To Guide and its affiliates. EBI - A How To Guide may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

EBI - A How To Guide does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. EBI - A How To Guide may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, EBI - A How To Guide may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to EBI - A How To Guide, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

EBI - A How To Guide does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

EBI - A How To Guide keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within EBI - A How To Guide, in order to determine what EBI - A How To Guide services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within EBI - A How To Guide to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

EBI - A How To Guide Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on EBI - A How To Guide or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of EBI - A How To Guide; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of EBI - A How To Guide, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The EBI - A How To Guide Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize EBI - A How To Guide pages, or register with EBI - A How To Guide site or services, a cookie helps EBI - A How To Guide to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same EBI - A How To Guide Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the EBI - A How To Guide features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the EBI - A How To Guide services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

EBI - A How To Guide secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. EBI - A How To Guide secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

EBI - A How To Guide will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. EBI - A How To Guide encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how EBI - A How To Guide is protecting your information.

Contact Information

EBI - A How To Guide welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that EBI - A How To Guide has not adhered to this Statement, please contact EBI - A How To Guide at john.warming@idph.iowa.gov. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.