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Privacy Statement
Accelerate Virginia - Virginia Tech

eCorridors Program has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this web site.

Information Automatically Logged
This site uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our site.
This data may be used to preserve the integrity of our computing resources.

Personal Information
Automatically collected or required personal information:

  • IP address
  • City
  • State
  • Zip code
  • Latitude
  • Longitude
  • Download speed
  • Upload speed
  • Testing server used to run speed test
  • Google Maps zoom level when marker was placed

Optional personal information:

  • Location name (could be an address or simply a place name identifier)
  • Internet service provider
  • Cost of Internet service and whether it is bundled
  • Internet connection type (DSL, Cable, etc.)
  • Subjective rating of connection
  • Number of alternative service provider options available
  • Whether or not faster Internet connection options are available

The required and automatically collected fields are used to create a map marker (using latitude and longitude) and associate it with an Internet speed test (using upload/download). The IP address and testing server IP are recorded to enable us to troubleshoot problems with our testing servers and compare reported service provider to a list of known IP blocks. City, state, and zip code are used for grouping and sorting, and are obtained from the Google Maps geocoder retroactively from latitude and longitude. Zoom level is used to allow us to assign a confidence level to the positional accuracy of a marker. All the optional fields allow us to better understand the costs, satisfaction levels, and other factors associated with Internet service provision. For example we can, use these fields to identify whether there is a spatial pattern in "dollars per megabit" or to determine if certain types of connections on the whole, across all providers, typically achieve higher satisfaction levels. We can only answer such research questions when optional fields are populated.

We do not share any personal information with any third parties nor do we use any personal information for any purposes beyond those stated here.

Links to Virginia Tech or External Sites
This site contains links to other Virginia Tech pages. The privacy practices of other pages may vary with the purposes of the page. Consult the privacy statement on each page. This also site contains links to other sites. Virginia Tech is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.

Cookies and Session Management
This site uses cookies for session management. Session variables enable data to persist from the submit page to the results page. The session variables contain the information users provide to AccelerateVirginia through the speed test form fields. Session variables do contain the user's IP address and any location information that they voluntarily provide. The session information used by this site is deleted when your browser is closed.

Security
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control. Log file access is restricted to system administrators while stored on the server. Log files are rotated regularly and archived in a secure location. Users should also consult Virginia Tech's policy on Acceptable Use. Virginia Tech complies with all statutory and legal requirements with respect to access to information.

Contact Information
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact CIT.

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