Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, & Copyrights

Privacy Policy

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

Web Server Log Files

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. This applies to all of The Stanley Foundation's Web servers. The Stanley Foundation may utilize multiple Web servers to better serve you.

Information Not Collected

  • Visitor's name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Credit card numbers
  • Other personal or personally identifying information

Information Collected

  • 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 audio files)
  • The amount of time spent on each page (including time spent listening to audio files)
  • Any errors encountered

Most Internet Service Providers (ISPs) 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 Common Ground site. Many other ISPs (such as AOL) use Proxy Servers that further protect the anonymity of visitors.

How Information Is Used

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.

Cookies

Sometimes, The Stanley Foundation's sites use a "cookie" to more accurately track your visit. This is a small file stored on your computer that uniquely identifies your machine. No personal information is stored in a "cookie." If you do not wish 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.

E-mail Forms

In some sections of our site, we may ask for personal information, such as your name, mailing address, and e-mail address. If you are under 18 years of age, you must have a parent's consent to provide this information. Personal information gathered in any section will not be shared with or sold to organizations outside The Stanley Foundation. Personal information is used for identification purposes, and mailing and e-mail addresses are used to provide a timely reply or respond to a request (i.e., for a transcript). No personal information is required to send us anonymous comments.

HOWEVER YOUR COMMENTS MAY BE EDITED AND PUBLISHED ON OUR WEB SITES OR QUOTED ON THE AIR DURING RADIO BROADCASTS. YOUR FIRST NAME AND GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION MAY BE USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE COMMENT.

Terms of Use

The Common Ground Web site is managed from The Stanley Foundation offices in Muscatine, Iowa, United States of America. It is part of a network of sites hosted by The Stanley Foundation. By using these sites, you agree to abide by all applicable local, state, and federal laws governing the use of these Web sites. If you do not agree to abide by the following terms or applicable laws, please do not use these sites.

Copyrights

The Stanley Foundation's sites contain copyrighted materials and other proprietary information—including, but not limited to, photos, text, audio, and transcripts—and the entire content of these sites is copyrighted as a collective whole under the copyright laws of the United States of America. The user of these sites may not modify or in any way alter the content in whole or part.

The Stanley Foundation has the following rights to content contained in the Foundation's network of sites:

  • The Stanley Foundation has exclusive North American broadcast rights for one year and nonexclusive rights in perpetuity on all audio and audio segments contained on this site. Audio may be downloaded for private and noncommercial use only. Under no circumstance may the audio—either a segment or whole—be sold, modified, altered, or distributed without the permission of The Stanley Foundation.

  • The Stanley Foundation has nonexclusive rights in perpetuity on all text contained within these sites including, but not limited to, transcripts and biographies. All text may be downloaded for private and noncommercial use only. Under no circumstance may the text—either in part or whole—be sold, modified, or altered without the permission of The Stanley Foundation. All text contained within The Stanley Foundation network of sites—including transcripts and biographies—may be downloaded, printed, and distributed so long as they are not sold.

  • The Stanley Foundation has nonexclusive rights in perpetuity on all graphics contained within these sites including, but not limited to, photos and logos. The Stanley Foundation does not own the copyrights on all photos contained within these sites. The copyright is owned by the respective photographer. All graphics may be downloaded for private and noncommercial use only. Under no circumstance may the graphics—either in part or whole—be modified, altered, sold, or distributed.

THE FOUNDATION'S WEB SITES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS-IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. THE STANLEY FOUNDATION DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE.

USE OF THIS SITE IS AT THE USER'S OWN RISK. THE STANLEY FOUNDATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE FOUNDATION'S SITES.

YOU AGREE TO WAIVE ALL CLAIMS OF LIABILITY AGAINST THE STANLEY FOUNDATION ARISING FROM AND IN CONNECTION TO YOUR USE OF THESE WEB SITES.

This agreement is effective until terminated by either party. The Stanley Foundation may terminate this agreement at any time.

By using this site, you agree to the terms and conditions listed in this document. If you have any questions or comments concerning our privacy policy and terms of use, please contact us at:

The Stanley Foundation
209 Iowa Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761
Phone: 563-264-1500
Fax: 563-264-0864
E-mail: info@stanleyfoundation.org


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