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Privacy Policy

Last updated: July 20, 2022


Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If you visit our site to read or download information, we automatically collect and store all of the following information about your visit:

  1. The name of the Internet domain (for example, "" if you use a private Internet access account, or "" if you are connecting from a university's domain).

  2. The IP address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the Internet) from which you access our site.

  3. The type of browser and operating system you use to access our site.

  4. The date and time you access our site.

  5. The Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our site.

  6. The country and state from which you access our site.

  7. The pages you visit and the information you request.

  8. Search terms you used to get to our website from an external search engine and terms you use on our site while you use our search engine.

This information does not identify you personally. 

We primarily collect this information to create summary statistics. We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. For example, we use these statistics to help us do all of the following tasks:

  • Assess which information is of the most and least interest.

  • Determine technical design specifications.

  • Assess system performance.

  • Identify problem areas.

If You Send Us Personal Information

You do not have to provide personal information to visit our website. If you choose to provide personal information, such as by sending an email, submitting a form, or entering a contest, we use the information you provide to respond to you. We do not keep or distribute lists of email addresses to any other parties unless it is necessary to accomplish what you asked us to do.

We want to be very clear: we will not obtain personally identifiable information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us.

Please do not send us sensitive information, such as your credit card or social security numbers, via email. It is possible that during transmission of your email this information may be intercepted by a third party. We cannot guarantee its safety while in transit.

Information Collected for Tracking and Customization (Cookies)

We use “cookies” to enhance your visits to our site. A “cookie” is information either temporarily or permanently stored in a file on a user’s computer. You can set your browser to reject cookies, but that may limit use of some features. 


Providing Information to Third Parties

We may share information with other organizations as part of a service that provides you with increased capabilities or functionality on the site. Those third parties have their own privacy policies, which you should review.  At this time, we share non-identifying information with Google Analytics and Wix.

Links to Other Sites

Our website may have links to many other sites. Once you access another site through a link that we provide, you are subject to the privacy policy of that site. The privacy policies and procedures described here do not apply to any external sites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of any site you link to from ours, especially if you share any personal information.

Transfer of Data

Your information, including personal information if you provide it to us, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those in your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside of the United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including personal information, to the United States and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. No transfer of your personal information will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place.

Disclosure of Data

We may disclose your personal information in the good faith belief that such action is necessary for the following reasons:

  • To comply with a legal obligation.

  • To protect and defend our rights or property. 

  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with our site.

  • To protect the personal safety of users of our site or the public.

  • To protect against legal liability.

Children's Privacy on Our Site

If you are a child under 13 years old, please do not use our website.


Pages on our site with children aged 14-18 as their primary audiences do not ask for or collect personal, individually-identifiable information. We do use web analytics so we can see how many visitors we have, but we can't tell personal information from them. If any visitor to the site chooses to provide us with personal information, for example with an email inquiry or by submitting a Contact form, we only use that information to respond to the message. We do not create individual profiles from the information provided or distribute the information to other organizations. 


Some pages on our site can be gateways to other information which you may enjoy. That means that when you use a link, you may be leaving our site. We do not create or maintain content on other websites. If you have questions or comments about the information on another site, you should use the email links or forms that that site has provided. 


Message to Children - Be Careful on the Web

Remember: when you use a link, you may be leaving our site. You may be directed to a site that asks you for personal information such as your name, address, telephone number, or email address. Before you provide any information, show a trusted adult what you are doing. 


Message to Parents and Guardians

Links on our site may take your children to other sites. It is important that you monitor your children's communication online to ensure that they do not provide personally identifiable information to websites that you feel are unacceptable. Tell your children to ask you or another trusted adult to look at what they are doing first if they wish to provide their name, address, telephone number, or email address to a website.


Are you in the European Economic Area?

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (known as the “GDPR”), we function as a “data controller” when we process personal information that you provide to us. (In this document, we will refer to users who access our site from within the EEA or the EU as a “Data Subject”.)


In these situations, the data processing and protection practices are explained in this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. 


If you access our site from within the EEA we may ask for your consent so that we can process your personal information for various purposes. For example, if we plan to send you marketing information, we will ask for your consent first. However, in certain situations, applicable data protection law allows us to process your personal information without obtaining your consent. For example, the following situations:


  • To perform our contractual obligations to you, including:

    • To fulfill requests that you made.

    • To contact you about any issues with your use of the site.

    • (as needed) To provide your personal information to our service providers who help us operate the site.

  • To comply with laws, regulators, court orders, or other legal obligations.

  • To fulfill our “legitimate interests,” including:

    •  To communicate with you about the site, including about changes to the site.

    • To respond to your questions about your use of the site. 

    • To support our investigation of suspected illegal activity relating to the site. 

    • To protect and defend our rights and property, or the rights or safety of others. 

    • To develop, provide, and improve our site and to enforce our Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy.


Are you a resident of the European Union? 

When we operate as a data controller as described above, Data Subjects have certain rights related to their personal information.  Please note that the rules in your country may provide you with additional rights or may limit the rights in the following list.  In all cases, we will act in accordance with applicable laws.


The following list provides the rights you have as a Data Subject:


  1. Right of access. You may obtain confirmation about whether personal information concerning you is processed, and request access to the personal information, including the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal information concerned, a copy of the personal information, and the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal information have been or will be disclosed. However, this is not an absolute right and the interests of other individuals may restrict your right of access.

  2. Right to rectification. You may have inaccurate personal information concerning you corrected. Depending on the purposes of the processing, you may have the right to have incomplete personal information completed, including by providing a supplementary statement.

  3. Right to erasure ("right to be forgotten").  Under certain circumstances, you may have personal information concerning you erased.

  4. Right to restriction of processing.  Under certain circumstances, you may restrict us from processing your personal information. In this case, we are only permitted to process the respective data for certain purposes.

  5. Right to data portability. Under certain circumstances, you may receive the personal information concerning you in a structured, commonly-used,  machine-readable format, and you may have the right to transmit that data to another entity without hindrance from us.

  6. Right to object.  Under certain circumstances, you may object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, or at any time where personal information is processed for direct marketing purposes to the processing of your personal information by us, and we can be required to no longer process your personal information. If personal information concerning you is processed for direct marketing purposes, you also have the right to object at any time to the processing of that personal information for that marketing, including profiling to the extent that it is related to the direct marketing. In this case we will no longer process your personal information for such purposes.


If you have provided your consent for our processing of your personal information, you may revoke that consent at any time by sending your request to the email listed at the end of this document. That withdrawal will not impact the lawfulness of the processing prior to your revocation of consent.


International Data Transfers

If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that your information will be transferred to, processed, and stored in the United States, where it will be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy and applicable privacy laws in the United States and the EU. These laws may be different from the privacy laws in your country and with regard to which an adequacy decision by the European Commission does not exist.


However, this does not change our commitments to safeguard your privacy and we will comply with all applicable laws relating to the cross-border data disclosure of your personal information. Where required, we implement Standard Contractual Clauses with our third parties pursuant to the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).


Are you a California resident?

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users of our site who are California residents to request and obtain from us a list of what personal information (if any) that we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year, and the names and addresses of those third parties. Each California resident can make such a request only once per year. Requests are free of charge. Under Section 1798.83, California residents are entitled to request and obtain such information, by contacting us at the addresses listed at the end of this document.


You can also request to review, correct, update, or have us delete your personal information from our database by contacting us.


Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time, and you should review it periodically so that you know about the changes. Changes are effective once posted here. If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify and obtain prior consent from you using the email address you provided to us or otherwise as required by law.


Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about our Privacy Policy, please contact us at:


By email:

By telephone: 815-821-8916

By regular mail: Privacy Request, PO Box 3072, Champaign, IL 61820

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