What is the difference between security and privacy?

Privacy refers to the collection and use of your personal information, whereas website security is a system of safeguards that prevent unauthorized parties from reading or modifying information in secured areas.

What security measures does use?

Our site uses current Web server technology, which provides us with data encryption and authentication features. Certain communications between you and are protected by a “Secure Sockets Layer” (SSL), which will let you know when the page you are viewing is secure.

SSL technology is used to establish a secure connection between your PC and the Web server. SSL allows all data transmitted between the server and your computer to be encrypted – even while traveling across multiple networks. The encryption is achieved through an electronic scrambling technology that uses “keys” to encrypt and decrypt data. The keys for each secure session are established and retired automatically by the SSL program; it is not necessary for you to learn to operate an encryption program. Jemstep uses SSL encryption that provides the maximum encryption key length allowed by your browser (up to 128 bits) when transmitting your information. The longer the key, the more secure the encrypted data. A 128-bit key is like a 16-character password.

Of course, no security system is completely foolproof, and no website can guarantee that it is impervious to security breaches. Be assured, however, that Jemstep takes security issues very seriously, and we strive to use the most up-to-date security measures possible.

How does handle cookies?

To personalize your experience on our website, we may assign your computer browser a unique random ID, called a “cookie.” A cookie is a small file that is sent to your computer by a website’s server. A cookie can be a record of your visit to a site, including such information as your username, registration information, time of last visit, pages viewed, etc.

We may use a combination of “persistent cookies” (cookies that remain on your hard drive for an extended period of time) and “session ID cookies” (cookies that expire when you close your browser) on the website to, for example, track overall site usage.

Certain portions of our site may require that you accept cookies if you wish to enter. While you are inside our website, you may receive a pop-up box asking if you would like to “accept the cookie” (assuming you have your browser preferences set to notify you about cookies). You must answer “yes” in order to advance beyond the area that prompted the message.

Cookies enhance website performance in several important ways. For example, cookies provide a secure way for us to verify your identity during your online session, they personalize your experience on our site, and they make your visit to our site more convenient. They also allow us to understand how people are using our site so that we can improve your experience.

Your privacy and security are not compromised when you accept a cookie from our website. We do not use cookies to collect personal information. Cookies from a secure site are encrypted and sent securely, and a cookie can’t read data from your computer’s hard disk or read cookie files from other websites.

Information in Jemstep’s cookies is not accessible to other sites. Cookies are small files (just a few hundred bytes) and won’t pose any significant disk-space concerns. Some websites use cookies from third-party service providers or third-party network advertisers. The Jemstep website does not use these third-party cookies.

You can clear any and all cookies from your hard drive anytime you wish. However, deleting these cookies may mean that any long-term settings (such as your stored username) will need to be reset. You can also set your browser not to accept cookies or to alert you each time you receive one. However, we recommend that you not do so. You might find it cumbersome to constantly re-enter information and to be alerted to each cookie you’ll encounter. You should note that refusing cookies may have a negative impact on the functionality and usability of the website.

How does handle do not track requests?

We do not respond to or honor “Do Not Track” requests at this time.

Will any of my personal information be sold to third parties?

Your privacy is one of our biggest priorities. Information about users of is not sold to any third party.


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