Sift websites don’t collect any personally identifiable information (PII) about you during your visit unless you choose to provide it to us. We do, however, collect information from visitors who read, browse, and/or download information from our site. We do this so we can understand how the public uses the site and how to make it more helpful.
When you browse through any website, certain information about your visit can be collected. We automatically collect and temporarily store the following types of information about your visit:
We use this information to measure the number of visitors to our site and its various sections and to help make our site more useful to visitors.
Sift websites use a variety of Web measurement software tools. We use them to collect the information listed in the “Types of information collected” section above. The tools collect information automatically and continuously. No personally identifiable information is collected by these tools.
Sift website staff analyze and report on the collected data from these tools. The reports are available only to Sift website managers, members of the Sift websites communications and web teams, and other designated staff who need this information to perform their duties.
Sift websites may also use an online survey to collect opinions and feedback. This online survey appears on the bottom left of many pages on the site. You don’t have to answer these questions. Please do not to include any personally identifiable information (PII) in comments you make. We analyze and use this information to improve the site’s operation and content. The reports are available only to Sift website managers, members of the communications and Web teams, and other designated staff who require this information to perform their duties.
SIFT websites keep the data from our measurement tools as long as needed to support the mission of the website.