The NHIVNA website does not automatically capture or store personal information, other than logging the user's IP address and session info such as the duration of the visit and the type of browser used. This is recognised by the Web server and is only used for system administration and to provide statistics which NHIVNA uses to evaluate use of the site.
You may be asked for personal information if you want to take advantage of specific services we offer such as online forums and subscription to our newsletter. In each case we will only use the personal information you provide to deliver the services you have told us you wish to take part in. Any personal information collected by us will not be shared with any third parties.
If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us either by Email or from the contacts page.
Summary of terms
Used to locate and display Web pages via a software application. The most popular ones are Netscape Navigator, FireFox and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Message given to a web browser by a web server. The message is then stored by the browser in a text file called cookie.txt. Each time the browser requests a page from the server, this message is sent back. A cookie's main objective is to identify users and personalise their visit by customising web pages for them for example by welcoming them by name next time they visit the same site. A site using cookies will usually invite you to provide personal information such as your name, e-mail address and interests.
IP (Internet Protocol)
All networks connected to the internet speak IP, the technical standard which allows data to be transmitted between two devices. TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is responsible for making sure messages get from one host to another and that the messages are understood.
If you are connected to the Internet you have one, for example it may look something like this 126.96.36.199
Delivers (serves up) web pages to your computer.