Driven by requests from its customers, D&B delivers products and services through the Internet faster and more efficiently than ever before. The free flow of information must be balanced against data protection interests, and D&B believes that a fair balance makes good business sense.
A visitor to the D&B’s web site is not asked to reveal any individually identifiable information. We collect some information about visitors indirectly through standard web logs, including IP address, what browser is being used (e.g., Netscape), and the domain name from which a visitor entered the site (e.g., www.yourcompany.com or www.youruniversity.edu). We normally use this information in the aggregate to administer and improve our web site. Some data may be traceable to an individual, but we do not normally seek to identify individuals unless we believe that someone is using our site improperly.
Some existing customers come to our web site with IDs and passwords already assigned. Others who register at our web site are asked to provide standard contact information, such as name, mailing and email addresses, and telephone numbers.
Through our web site, we provide opportunities for users to receive sales or promotional information about D&B products and services of interest to them. A user who agrees may be asked to provide contact information (e.g., name, mailing address, email address, telephone and fax number) that we will use to provide information about these products and services.