The IACC Foundation (“Foundation”) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Foundation website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Foundation website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
The Foundation collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name and agency. The Foundation may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code or geographic area.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by the Foundation. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by the Foundation for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Foundation site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through the Foundation public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: the Foundation does not read any of your private online communications.
The Foundation encourages you to review the privacy statements of sites you choose to link to from the Foundation so that you can understand how those sites collect, use and share your information. The Foundation is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on sites outside of the Foundation site.
Use of your Personal Information
The Foundation collects and uses your personal information to operate the Foundation site and deliver the services you have requested. The Foundation also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of updates and materials available from the Foundation. The Foundation may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
The Foundation does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. The Foundation may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, the Foundation may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you e-mail or provide customer support. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to the Foundation and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
The Foundation keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within the Foundation site, in order to determine what Foundation content is the most popular. This data may be used to deliver customized content from the Foundation site.
The Foundation site will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the Foundation or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the Foundation; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Foundation site, or the public.
The Foundation site uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize the Foundation pages, or register with the Foundation site, a cookie helps the Foundation to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information. When you return to the same Foundation site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Foundation features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Foundation site or sites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
The Foundation secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The Foundation secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information is transmitted to other sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
The Foundation will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. The Foundation encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how the Foundation is protecting your information.
The Foundation welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that the Foundation has not adhered to this Statement, please contact the Foundation using the “Contact Us” form linked above. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.