The Stanley Foundation recognizes the importance of privacy to visitors of the Russia 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:

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 Russia Project site. Many other ISPs (such as AOL) use Proxy Servers that further protect the anonymity for visitors.

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.

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 used exclusively by The Stanley Foundation and is NEVER shared with any other company or organization.

In some sections of our site, we may ask for personal information, such as your name and/or e-mail address. The Feedback and 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 any section will not be shared outside The Stanley Foundation and the Russia Project production team. Information provided in our Feedback section will be shared with other visitors.

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 at:

The Stanley Foundation
209 Iowa Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761
Phone: 563-264-1500
Fax: 563-264-0864

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