Automatic Information Gathering: Some information may automatically be collected as you browse our website(s), such as type of browser, operating system, domain name or IP address.
IP Address: An IP address is a unique number that is automatically assigned to your computer when connected to a network. Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When you visit a Duff & Phelps' website, our servers log your IP address. We may use third party vendors that link IP addresses to companies and customize the information shown on our website based on the type of company linked to an IP address.
Referrers: Duff & Phelps also collects information through "referrers" and various environmental variables. A "referrer" is information the Web browser passes along to Duff & Phelps' Web server that references the URL from which you came. "Environmental variables" include, among other things, the domain from which you access the Internet, the time you accessed our Web site, type of Web browser and operating system or platform used, the Internet address of the Web site you left to visit Duff & Phelps, the names of the pages you visit while at our Web site, and the Internet address of the Web site you then visit. We collect all of this information to allow us to detect broad demographic trends, to provide information tailored to your interests and to enhance your experience on Duff & Phelps' website. Duff & Phelps may store "referrer" information for a limited period of time prior to deleting this information.
Cookies: A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer, tablet or mobile phone browser from a website's computer and is stored on your device's hard drive. The cookie has a unique ID assigned to your device, but does not contain any of your personal information like name or email address. Cookies record information about your online preferences and allow us to tailor our website to your interests. Website cookies will be used to track individual web activity only after the individual accepts cookie tracking from Duff & Phelps' website.
Profiling: To help us improve our website and to ensure that we make every effort to provide you with information and offers that are of interest to you, we may merge your personal data with click-stream data and other data we have (including cookies and offline data). We will provide notice of this, as well as an opportunity to opt-out of it, at the time and place of information collection and before data is entered on our system.
We may also develop a non-identifiable profile on you based on the pages within our site that you visit.
Links: Duff &Phelps’ website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that they visit. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected when you visit our Web site.