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We use Google Analytics to collect information about how you use this website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting your needs and to make improvements based on our findings.
Google Analytics stores information about:
- the pages you visit on our website
- the time you spend on each page
- how you got to the site
- what you click on while you’re visiting the site.
Google may retain user and event data for up to 14 months. We don’t collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so we can’t identify who you are. We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
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