What personal information does DRIVE gather?
As you navigate around the DRIVE website, certain information about you is collected, however this is done so anonymously, we do not collect personal information such as your name or email address. We collect the following information:
Your IP Address:
An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a number that is attributed to a computer by the internet service provider in order to grant access to the internet. Normally, an IP address contains no personal information since it is generally dynamic (it changes each time connection is made with the Internet) and not static. We use IP Addresses for purposes such as calculating website usage levels, helping diagnose server problems, and administering the website.
Cookies, including “session cookies” and “persistent cookies”:
A cookie is a piece of information sent by a website to a web browser in order to enable the website to remember certain information and preferences of previous users for future use. “Session cookies” are temporary cookies that are deleted as soon as the visitor leaves their web browser or switches off their computer. Session cookies are used to improve browsing on websites and to collect static information. “Persistent cookies” are stored on the hard disc and stay there unless they are deleted. Persistent cookies are used in order to invoke previously provided information (such as passwords), to retrieve which components of the website visitors find the most valuable and to adapt the website to the visitor’s preferences. You can refuse to accept these cookies by following your browser’s instructions; however, if you do not accept them, you may not have optimal use of the website. To learn more about cookies, please visit: http://www.allaboutcookies.org
Internet labels, (also known as single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, invisible GIFs and 1-by-1 GIFs) are smaller than cookies and provide certain information on the server such as the IP address and the web browser type of the visitor’s computer.
Navigation data (log files, server logs and click stream data) are used by the system administrator to improve the content of the website, for market research and in order to provide information to the visitor.
Certain information is collected by most browsers, such as your Media Access Control (MAC) address, computer type (Windows or Macintosh), screen resolution, operating system version, and Internet browser type and version. We may collect similar information, such as your device type and identifier, if you access the Site through a mobile device.
We may collect information about your mobile device, such as a unique device identifier.
How we use and disclose information
We may use information from or about you for IT purposes, such as enhancing our website and identifying website usage trends.