II. Non-personally identifiable information
YCP Microfinance has and will continue to contract with third-party vendors to track and analyze information about the usage of YCP Microfinance sites. This information is gathered so that the YCP Microfinance can better understand the usage of its sites and improve and develop them. None of this information can be used to identify individual site visitors. All data collected by third party vendors is owned by the YCP Microfinance, and the YCP Microfinance will not share, sell, distribute or rent this information to anyone.
Only summaries of visitors’ behavior are produced. Examples of this type of information include statistics on most popular and least popular pages. The information collected cannot be traced back to a particular individual.
The purpose of this data collection is so that the YCP Microfinance can better understand the preferences of its visitors and improve its site and services. This information is never connected with any personal information you supply to us if you register on our website.
In addition, the YCP Microfinance may records your IP address, which is the Internet address of your computer, and information such as your browser type and operating system. This information helps us learn about the geographical distribution of our website visitors and the technology they use to access our site.
III. How to Contact Us
Cookie: A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a website’s computers and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Each web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Once the user has closed the browser the cookie will no longer be accessed during that session.
Demographic Information: This may include your gender, age, postal code, interests, and other information you provide to us voluntarily. We use this information to provide you with personalized services and to analyze trends to ensure the information provided by the sites meets your needs. For example, we could offer personalized News or reminders about upcoming events if you tell us which programs and topics you’re interested in.
IP Address: When your web browser or email application requests a web page or email from another computer on the Internet, it automatically gives that computer the address where it should send the information. This is called your computer’s “IP address.” (IP stands for “Internet protocol.”) For many users accessing the Internet from a dial-up Internet service provider (ISP), the IP address will be different every time you log on. The YCP Microfinance does this to learn about the geographical make-up of its web site traffic.
Web Beacons: Also known as “clear gifs,” “web bugs” or “pixel tags,” these are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to allow us to count users who have visited certain pages and to help determine the effectiveness of promotional or advertising campaigns. When used in HTML-formatted email messages, web beacons can tell the sender whether and when the email has been opened. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, web beacons are embedded invisibly on Web pages.