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1.Privacy PolicyPolicy
This notice provides AEPSHEP ‘s policy regarding the nature, purpose, use and sharing of any information collected via this Web site. The information you provide on an AEPSHEP Web site will be used only for its intended purpose. We will protect your information consistent with applicable laws. Submitting information is strictly voluntary. By doing so, you are giving AEPSHEP your permission to use the information for the intended purpose. If you do not want to give AEPSHEP permission to use your information, simply do not provide it. However, not providing certain information may result in AEPSHEP ‘s inability to provide you with the information or services you desire.There are several types of information we collect. These include:

  1. Automatically Collected Information
  2. Information Collected for Tracking and Customization (Cookies)
  3. Personal Information

AEPSHEP will only share your information with another government agency if it relates to that agency, or as otherwise required by law. We may share information with private organizations as part of a service that provides AEPSHEP users with increased capabilities or functionality on the site. AEPSHEP never creates individual profiles.
If you visited this AEPSHEP Web site from another Web site, the URL of the forwarding site. This information is only used to help us make our site more useful for you. With this data we learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are retained temporarily as required for security and site management purposes only.
(1)Automatically Collected Information
We collect and temporarily store certain technical information about your visit for use in site management and security purposes. This information includes:

  1. The Internet domain from which you access our Web site (for example,“” if you use a private Internet access account, or “” if you connect from an educational domain);
  2. The IP address from(a unique number for each computer connected to the Internet) which you access our Web site;
  3. The type of browser (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer) used to access our site;
  4. The operating system (Windows, Unix) used to access our sites;
  5. The date and time you access our site;
  6. The URLs of the pages you visit;

(2)Information Collected for Tracking and Customization (Cookies)
A cookie is a small file that a Web site transfers to your computer to allow it to remember specific information about your session while you are connected. Your computer will only share the information in the cookie with the Web site that provided it, and no other Web site can request it. There are two types of cookies, session and persistent. Session cookies last only as long as your Web browser is open. Once you close your browser, the cookie disappears. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for longer periods of time. AEPSHEP Web sites may use session cookies for technical purposes such as to enable better navigation through the site, or to allow you to customize your preferences for interacting with the site. A few AEPSHEP Web sites may also make use of persistent cookies to remember you between visits so, for example, you can save your customized preference settings for future visits. Each AEPSHEP site using persistent cookies identifies itself as doing so. If you do not wish to have session or persistent cookies stored on your machine, you can turn them off in your browser. However, this may affect the functioning of some AEPSHEP Web sites.
(3)Personal Information
If you choose to provide us with personal information, through such methods as completing a form or sending us an email, we will use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information or services you have requested. Remember that email isn’t necessarily secure. You should never send sensitive or personal information like your Social Security number in an email. Use postal mail or secure Web sites instead.
2.Web Site Security Notice
For site security purposes and to ensure that this Web service remains available to all users, this computer system employs programs that monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on AEPSHEP servers are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by applicable laws.
3.Accessibility Statement
We ensure the pages on this Web site are accessible to individuals who are authorized to login the sites using the secret user name and password. If you have any difficulty viewing any page with adaptive technology, please contact the webmaster for this site. Documents on AEPSHEP Web sites are presented in many formats. These formats are generally accessible to users using screen reading software. Some files on this Web site may be posted as Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Adobe provides their Acrobat Reader software as a free download.
4.Linking Policy and Disclaimer of Endorsement
AEPSHEP links to many Web sites created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. AEPSHEP provides links to these sites as a service to our users. The presence of a link is not an AEPSHEP endorsement of the site. When users follow a link to an outside Web site, they are leaving AEPSHEP and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside Web site(s). AEPSHEP is not responsible for the information collection practices of non-AEPSHEP sites.