Like most website operators, The South End collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The South End's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The South End's visitors use its website. The South End also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. The South End does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to The South End's websites choose to interact with The South End in ways that require The South End to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The South End gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment to an email address. In each case, The South End collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with The South End. The South End does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
The South End may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, The South End may monitor the most popular articles or comments on the thesouthend.wayne.edu site. The South End may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The South End does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
The South End discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The South End's behalf or to provide services available at The South End's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using The South End's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The South End will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The South End discloses potentially personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when The South End believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The South End, third parties or the public at large. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The South End takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Legal Actions & Disputes
By accessing this website, user agrees that jurisdiction and venue for any and all legal actions or disputes against The South End and any of its employees shall be governed by the laws of the United States of America and the State of Michigan.