Privacy Policy

Web Site Privacy & Information Disclosure Notice

Thank you for visiting our web site. This notice addresses privacy concerns about the information collected on this site.

Gardens Reprographics, Inc., and its teammates, will not sell, distribute nor share your information to/with third parties anytime you place an order or request information pertaining to a specific project within the boundaries of the virtual planroom.

This privacy policy applies only to VIPR servers and this site. You should be aware that, through links, you could be directed to other sites that we do not control. Gardens Reproductive Arts, inc., its teammates, and Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) have no control over the privacy policies of other sites, and are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of web sites to which we link, list, rank or identify by means of a search. Neither Gardens Reproductive Arts, Inc., nor its teammates, nor DGS take responsibility for the products, services, policies or actions of third parties or the content of third party websites. We encourage you to be aware when you are leaving our site and to read the privacy policies of each website you visit.

The following topics are covered in more detail:

Links to Other Sites - A Disclaimer

This site has links to other web sites as a convenience to our customers. These include links to web sites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. When you use one of these links, you are no longer on this site and this Privacy Notice will not apply. When you link to another web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site.

Information Collected When You Just Browse

If you do nothing during your visit to this web site but browse or download information, we automatically collect and store the standard data collected by all web server software. That information is as follows:

  1. The Internet Protocol (IP) address and domain name used (but not the e-mail address). The IP address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. We use the Internet IP to respond to your browser request. Example: 122.125.36.42;
  2. The Domain name (DNS) assigned on the Internet to your IP Address (if there is one). Example: somename.com;
  3. The type of browser and operating system you used. Example: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows NT; IE4WDUS-1998101501);
  4. The date and time you visited this site;
  5. The web pages or services you accessed at this site; and
  6. The web site you visited prior to coming to this web site. (Note: this is included so that summary analysis can be done on how visitors get to this site, i.e., from a search engine, from a link on another site, etc.)
We summarize this information to determine how often our pages are being used (5). We do not track individual user navigation choices. We summarize what browsers are being used on our site to determine what techniques we can use to develop pages that will work with different browsers (3). And we summarize our traffic by organization name to determine such things as the search engines that are good at directing people to the site (6) and what organizations are our most frequent users (2) to better target our content for the audience.

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this site may monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. If security monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, system personnel may provide the results of such monitoring to appropriate officials. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the state law and federal statutes including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.

Personal Information and Nondisclosure

"Personal information" is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that individual, such as an individual's name, address and telephone number. Such personal information may be exempt from disclosure if disclosure would constitute an unreasonable invasion of privacy under the circumstances. A domain name or Internet Protocol (IP) address is not considered personal information.

E-mail

If you send us an electronic mail message with a question or comment that contains personal information, or fill out a form that e-mails us this information, we will only use the information needed to respond to your request.

Forms

Each electronic form that collects personal information on this site will have a specific privacy statement or a link to the privacy statement that explains the conditions (if any) under which information may be shared with other parties.

Secure Transmission

For secured-data transmission, this site uses the industry standard encryption software, Secure Socket Layer (SSL). The URL in your browser will change to "HTTPS" instead of "HTTP" when this security feature is invoked. Your browser may also display a lock or key symbol on its task bar to indicate invoked secure transmission. If these indicators are not present, any information is susceptible to interception by other parties. Most Internet e-mail communication will not be secure. If you are communicating sensitive information, you might want to consider sending it in by postal mail.

Cookies

A cookie file is a small text file created by a web site on your computer hard drive that contains unique information the site can use to track such things as passwords, lists of pages you've visited, the date when you last looked at a specific page or to identify your session at a particular web site. A cookie is often used in commercial sites to identify the items selected for a specific shopping cart application. If cookies are used on the web site, their use will be clearly marked. While most browsers have an option that allows you to control the use of cookies; their use might provide some features that can not be used if cookies are turned off. Each application start page where cookies are used will have a specific statement that explains the use of the cookies, what information is being stored, and whether the information is deleted or retained for future use when you complete your session.

Asking questions about this privacy notice

If you have any questions about this privacy notice, please contact the site Administrator.