Media Solutions is committed to protecting individual privacy and securing the personal information made available to us when you visit our site.


This privacy policy describes what information is made available to Media Solutions and third parties when you visit our site, and how Media Solutions uses and stores that information.


We will revise or update this policy if our practices change, or as we develop better ways to keep you informed about them. You should refer back to this page often for the latest information and the effective date of any changes. If we decide to change this policy, we will post a new policy on our site and change the date at the bottom. Changes to the policy shall not apply retroactively.


  1. Information received and stored by Media Solutions when you visit our site

    When a computer is used to access information on our site, the following basic information is automatically received and stored by the ESC web servers hosting our site:

    • Internet Protocol (IP) Address. A computer’s IP address establishes its location on the internet and allows other computers, such as those hosting our site, to send it content and other information;

    • The internet domain name when a computer accesses the internet through a domain, such as from a corporation (“”) or university ("");

    • The date, time, and duration of a website visit;

    • If a computer accesses a page on our site via a link on another page, the URL of that referring page;

    • Information about the computer set-up, such as the type and version of web browser (e.g., Internet Explorer 8.0, Mozilla Firefox 5.0), operating system (e.g., Unix, Mac OS, MS Windows), Java support (yes or no), Flash version (e.g., 10.1 r85), screen resolution (e.g., 1280x800), and connection speed (e.g., DSL, T1);

    • The specific pages a computer accesses when it requests information from our site; and

    • The amount of data (measured in number of bytes) transmitted from our site to a computer.


    Media Solutions does not use this information to identify or track the browsing of individual users. We do use it to generate aggregate statistics about how our site is used. We retain this information for a year — for example, server logs from June 2011 will be deleted in June 2012.


    We do not sell, rent, exchange, or otherwise disclose this information to persons or organizations outside of Media Solutions. In some cases, we may share the information with other federal agencies in response to lawful law enforcement requests or to protect our site from security threats.


  3. Links to External Sites

    Our site may contain links to web sites created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations and individuals. Media Solutions provides these links as a service to our users. When you follow a link to an external site, you are leaving our site and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the external site. Media Solutions does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of information contained in a linked site. We also do not endorse the organizations or individuals maintaining sites that we link, any views they express, or any products/services they offer.


  5. Children and Privacy

    We believe in the importance of protecting the privacy of children online and do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. Our site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13.


  7. Security

    We take reasonable precautions to protect our site and information automatically collected by, or voluntarily submitted to our site. For example, we restrict access to information collected by or submitted to our site to employees who access it to perform their official duties. Access to official accounts on third-party sites is limited to the staff who administer those accounts, and all official accounts are clearly labeled. We also utilize commonly used practices and technical controls to protect this information. These practices and controls include, but are not limited to, encrypting the transfer of personal information over the Internet via Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), using high-strength firewalls and intrusion detection systems (IDS) to safeguard personal information and maintaining strict technical controls and procedures to ensure the integrity of all data on our site. We periodically review our processes and systems to verify compliance with industry best practices and ensure the highest level of security for our website.

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