In General . The Sutherland Institute does not collect personally identifiable information about visitors to its Site. The Sutherland Institute does, however, collect personally identifiable information of users of the Site who access special services available only through the Customer Registration / Login page. Users of these special services must agree to special terms and conditions before being granted access to these additional services.
Use of Provided Information. We welcome questions and comments from visitors to this Site. If you email us or call us requesting that we contact you or provide you with additional information, we will use the information you provide to respond to your request. If you contact us for any other reason, we may use any information you provide in the regular course of our business. We will not disclose or provide any information you provide to us to any third party for any purpose, except as required by law or lawful process or in exigent circumstances where we reasonably believe there is a threat to person or property. Unless you are logged in to the secure Fleet Benchmarking Service as a registered subscriber, under no circumstances should you send us confidential, proprietary, and/or nonpublic information through this Site. Unless you are logged in to the secure Service, any information sent to us through this Site will not be considered confidential or privileged.
Site Logs . We do maintain a log with information regarding traffic to this Site, including without limitation IP addresses (a computer’s numerical Internet address), visitors’ domain names, the type of web browsers used, the pages viewed, and other information customarily gathered about visitors to a website. However, any such logged information is in aggregate form, and we cannot and will not associate this information with a specific visitor. In other words, you will remain anonymous. We use log information to improve our website.
Cookies . “Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your web browser on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies can be used to remember certain information about you in order to customize the information you see during visits to a particular website and/or to collect information about your visit. The Sutherland Institute may utilize cookies as part of its Site.