Message Board Privacy Statement

The Stanley Foundation recognizes the importance of privacy to visitors of the Iran Project Web site or any other Web site owned and operated by The Stanley Foundation. We want to let you know what information we collect and how it is used. Most important, we want to let you know how the information we gather affects you.

The Stanley Foundation's Web server, like most servers, collects information about visitors and stores them in log files. This information is gathered and stored each time the site is accessed. These logs do not collect personal information, such as a visitor's name, address, phone number, credit card numbers, or any other personally identifying information. Rather, these log files contain the following information:

  • The Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) of the machine that accessed our Web site.

  • The date of the visit.

  • The time of the visit.

  • The path taken through our Web site.

  • The browser being used.

  • A list of files downloaded or viewed, including RealAudio files.

  • The amount of time spent on each page, including time spent listening to RealAudio files.

  • Any errors encountered.

Most Internet Service Providers (ISP) use a dynamic form of assigning IP Addresses. This means that a visitor often has a different IP Address each time he or she visits the Iran Project site. Many other ISPs (such as AOL) use Proxy Servers that further protect the anonymity for visitors.

We may track your visit to sections of our site in order to better understand how the site functions for our visitors. To do this we use a "cookie." Cookies also help us learn the number of repeating versus unique visitors. If you do not want to accept a cookie from The Stanley Foundation's servers, you can adjust the settings in your browser accordingly. Refusing to accept a cookie does not affect how the site works.

The Stanley Foundation uses the information gathered in our log files to help us understand and evaluate our audience. By analyzing our logs, we can better understand which features work well and which features may not. It also helps us evaluate how well we are reaching our audience. The information gathered is NEVER shared with any other company or organization. It is used exclusively by The Stanley Foundation.

In some sections of our site, we may ask for your name and/or e-mail address. The Message Board and the Contact Us sections are examples. You must have a parent's consent to provide this information if you are under 18 years of age. This information is used exclusively for identification purposes only. In the case of the Contact Us section, the e-mail address is requested so that we may be able to offer a timely reply via e-mail. Information gathered in the Contact Us section will not be shared outside The Stanley Foundation and the Iran Project production team. Information provided in the Message Board is publicly accessible. For more information, read the Message Board terms of use.

By using this site, you agree to the terms listed in this privacy policy. If you have any questions or comments concerning our privacy policy, please contact us via e-mail or by mail at:

The Stanley Foundation
209 Iowa Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761 USA

Phone: 319-264-6889
Fax: 319-264-0864

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