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Privacy and Security Statement

Global Internet Management Corp. (GIM) and the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, are committed to the protection and privacy of the users of their website, The following Privacy and Security Statements outline how GIM and NTIS collect and use the data transmitted to by users of the website.

Privacy Statement

Collection of information
GIM and NTIS collect a limited range of information about visits to the website. The following information is collected:

  • entry and exit pages
  • the date and time the site was accessed
  • which pages on the site were visited
  • what browser type and operating system was used

This information is collected for statistical analysis use only and no attempt is made by GIM or NTIS to identify the user or their browsing activities.

When you send a message to
You may provide personally identifiable information such as your name, physical address and email address, when you send us a message. Personal information sent to GIM and NTIS for technical or customer support purposes is not recorded or maintained in any database, nor is it shared with any 3rd party source.

When you place an order on
All personal information such as credit card numbers, name, address, phone number, and email address sent via’s online ordering system is encrypted via 128-bit SSL technology. Our SSL certificate is issued by VeriSign, Inc., one of the most trusted names in Internet encryption services. Your information is maintained on the secure server for convenience in placing future orders but is not accessed or shared by any member of the GIM or NTIS staff once your payment is confirmed.

Access to information
In the unlikely event of an investigation, a law enforcement agency or other government agency may exercise its legal authority to inspect our Internet Service Provider's logs.

Use and disclosure of information
Personal information provided to GIM or NTIS when you send us a message will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it. Your details will not be added to a general mailing list. Unless required by law, GIM and NTIS will not disclose this information without your consent.

Use of Our Online Services

Web-Based Subscriptions: Information transmitted through the online search form by users is not tracked or recorded in any way. The only information stored on our servers is your account and subscriber information and the Usernames and Passwords associated with the users on your subscription. This information is accessed by GIM Customer Service Providers only at the request of the user in question or the Account Administrator and is inaccessible to other users. Account Administrators can access Usernames attached to their own accounts but cannot view Passwords.
My Physicians List Data: Information uploaded to My Physicians List is maintained on GIM’s servers for your convenience in running future checks on existing lists and accessing the results of a previous check. If you prefer not to maintain your Physicians List data on our servers, you may delete your list(s) at any time.

Web Service Subscriptions: Information transmitted through the Web Service by Web Service users is not tracked or recorded in any way, except to deduct the number of queries used from the total number allowed by your subscription. The only information stored on our servers is your account and user information, the number of queries you have purchased, and your Username and Password. This information is accessed by GIM Customer Service Providers only at the request of the user in question and is inaccessible to any other user.

CD-ROM Subscriptions: The only information stored on GIM’s servers regarding CD-ROM subscribers is basic account and contact information. This information is accessed only at the request of the subscriber or NTIS to confirm the existence of the account and to contact the subscriber if necessary. This information is not accessible to any user.

Security Statement

Your personal information is protected by law. These laws prohibit any person from accessing, using or disclosing any personal information in the possession of GIM or NTIS unless it is in the performance of their duties or is in accordance with these laws. Penalties apply to those who fail to observe these provisions. encrypts all messages between the browser running on your PC and GIM’s servers when these messages are sent from the online ordering section of the website.

The encryption process used by is Secure Socket Layer (SSL). For SSL encryption to work, your browser must support SSL. Freely available browsers that support SSL include Netscape version 6.0 or later, Firefox version 1.0 or later and Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 4.0 or later.

While GIM and NTIS endeavor to provide a secure Internet environment, users should note that there are inherent risks associated with transmission of information via the Internet. GIM and NTIS provide alternative ways to provide information for those who do not wish to use public networks such as the Internet. These include direct contact with NTIS Subscriptions by telephone, facsimile or standard mail.

Note: Any link to an external site is provided for your information and convenience only. GIM and NTIS do not endorse, monitor or control such sites (or any associated organization, product or service) and is not responsible for their content, or your access or use of them. Without limiting the forgoing, you are advised to review their privacy and security statements and take precautions to ensure any content is accurate and downloaded software is safe.


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