We may use "clear GIFs” (aka "Web beacons” or "pixel tags”) or similar technologies, in our site and/or in our communications with you to enable us to know whether you have visited a web page or received a message. A clear GIF is typically a one-pixel, transparent image (although it can be a visible image as well), located on a web page or in an e-mail that communicates to us whether you viewed an email that we sent you or visited a certain page on our site. A clear GIF may enable us to relate your viewing or receipt of a web page or message to other information we hold about you.
Our server automatically collects data about your server’s internet address when you visit us. This information, known as an Internet Protocol address, or IP Address, is a number that’s automatically assigned to your computer by your internet service provider whenever you’re on the internet. When you request pages from our site, our servers may log your IP Address and sometimes your domain name. Our server may also record the referring page that linked you to us (eg another website or a search engine); the pages you visit on our site; the website you visit after our site; the ads you see and/or click on; other information about the type of web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on our site or a referral site; and other web usage activity and data logged by our web servers. We use this information for internal system administration, to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our site. Such information may also be used to gather broad demographic information, such as country of origin and internet service provider. Any or all of activities with regard to our site usage information may be performed on our behalf by our services providers.