Like most website operators, Scopeofpracticepolicy.org (SOP)—a collaboration of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)—collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. SOP’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how SOP’s visitors use its website. From time to time, SOP may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
SOP may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, SOP may monitor the most popular blog posts on the SOP site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. SOP may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, SOP does not disclose personally-identifying information.