Information Collection and Use
BCM collects information that is sent automatically to BCM by your web browser. This information typically includes your IP address, the type of browser and operating system you use, the date and time of your visit, and the pages you visited. An IP address is a unique number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you connect to the Internet. It is used to identify your computer location in cyberspace so that the information you request can be delivered.
BCM uses session cookies (a temporary file created whenever you access the PFC survivor website that expires when you leave) to authenticate you as an authorized user. BCM tracks your name, the date, and the time related to the areas that you view for the purposes of monitoring usage for site maintenance and security purposes. BCM also performs measurement and analyses of user practices in order to document and evaluate interest in the various features and content areas for purposes of administering and improving the content, functionality, and usability of the PFC Survivor Portal website.
BCM takes reasonable efforts to safeguard any personal information that you provide by using physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards based on legal and regulatory requirements, industry standards, and best practices. While BCM may use a variety of technologies, such as transport layer security software, to protect the security of your personal information during transmission, processing, and storage, you should be aware that no data transmission/transport over the Internet, processing, and/or storage system can be guaranteed absolutely secure.