The International Foundation for Online Responsibility (“IFFOR”) understands how important privacy is to you and to members of the Sponsored Community. This policy explains how we process information that identifies you personally (“Personal Information”) when you visit the website operated by IFFOR (“IFFOR Website”).

This policy applies only to Personal Information that IFFOR collects from and about you. It does not apply to information collected by on third party sites that you may access via a link from the IFFOR Website.

By using the IFFOR Website or services you consent to the collection, use, processing, and transfer of your Personal Information in accordance with the terms of this Policy. You consent to the collection, use, processing, and/or disclosure of your sensitive information and your Personal Information in the United States in accordance with the provisions of this Policy. If you are visiting the IFFOR Website from a country other than the country in which the IFFOR servers are located, including without limitation visiting from the European Union, your communications with the IFFOR may result in the transfer of your sensitive information as well as your Personal Information across international boundaries; you consent to such transfer.

Collection & Use of Personal Information

Information you Provide on the IFFOR Website:

We collect Personal Information that you directly provide on the IFFOR Website, for example, when you submit a question or comment or request to receive updates from IFFOR. Depending on the service, we may ask for your name, affiliation, job title, status (i.e., Sponsored Community Membership, etc.) email address, country, etc. We also collect information that you post on public forums or in chat rooms on the IFFOR Website. We may supplement the Personal Information you provide with demographic data from third parties. It is entirely up to you to decide whether or not to provide Personal Information on the IFFOR Website. If you disagree with this Policy, please do not submit Personal Information on or to the IFFOR Website.

Information Collected Automatically on the IFFOR Website:

When you visit the IFFOR Website, our servers automatically log certain information including without limitation: the type of browser you are using (e.g., Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using (e.g., Windows XP or Mac OS), CPU type (e.g. Pentium), the way you access the Internet (e.g., connection speed through narrowband or broadband access), IP address, other information about your geographic location, and the domain name of your Internet service provider. Our servers also log header information forwarded by the Internet site you navigated from to reach the IFFOR Website. Please note that IFFOR does not control the information included in the header by a referring website, which may include search terms and other information about your activities on that site. Our servers may also log information about your activity on the IFFOR Website, including without limitation the time and date of your visits, the pages you view on any the IFFOR, your responses to offerings and advertisements (if any) presented on the IFFOR Website.

Unless you have provided Personal Information directly, for example by registering for updates, IFFOR cannot and does not attempt to use log data to identify you personally.

Use of Personal Information Collected on the IFFOR Website:

IFFOR uses Personal Information collected on the IFFOR Website to operate and improve the IFFOR Website, to fulfill your requests and respond to your inquiries, to understand how you use the IFFOR Website, and to personalize the content you see on the IFFOR Website.

Disclosure of Personal Information

IFFOR may disclose your Personal Information to fulfill your requests for products and services, to respond to your inquiries, to third parties as necessary to deliver services, and to personalize the content you see.

IFFOR does not share your sensitive information or Personal Information, with third parties without your affirmative consent unless it is: (i) necessary to fulfill a transaction or provide information you have requested; (ii) as required by law or necessary to respond to legal process; (iii) in circumstances in which IFFOR believes that its IFFOR Website or services are being used in the commission of a crime; (iv) when IFFOR has a good faith belief that there is an emergency that poses a threat to your safety or the safety of another person; or (v) as necessary to establish, assert, defend, or protect our rights or property.

IFFOR may use agents and contractors in order to help operate the IFFOR Website, provide our product and service offerings, and to operate our business. You expressly consent to the sharing of your Personal Information with our agents, contractors and service providers under the premise that, if our agents and contractors have access to your Personal Information, they are contractually required to safeguard that information and prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.

Change of Ownership

If IFFOR’s ownership changes as a result of a merger, acquisition or transfer to another company, your Personal Information may be transferred. If that transfer will result in a material change in the use of your Personal Information, IFFOR will notify you and give you the opportunity to decline to permit such a transfer.

Cookies and Web Beacons

IFFOR may use cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies in combination with your Personal Information to enhance and personalize your experience on the IFFOR Website, including without limitation to operate and improve offerings through the IFFOR Website, to help authenticate you when you use the IFFOR Website, to remember your preferences and registration information, to present and help measure and research the effectiveness of IFFOR offerings, advertisements, and e-mail communications (by determining which IFFOR e-mails you open and act upon), and to customize the content provided to you through the IFFOR Website.

IFFOR or its advertisers may also use ad network providers and other service providers to present customized content on the IFFOR Website and other websites. These providers use cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies on your computer to help present, better target, and measure the effectiveness of their content and advertisements, using data gathered over time and across their networks of web pages to determine or predict the characteristics and preferences of their audience. IFFOR may share certain non-personally identifiable information about you with certain ad network and service providers to help them deliver more relevant content and advertisements through their networks. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by content and ad network providers is subject to their own privacy policies, not IFFOR’s. To learn more about third party content and ad network providers and the choices you have about these technologies, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative at www.networkadvertising.org.

Our Commitment to Security

IFFOR has implemented reasonable security measures designed to prevent unauthorized access to or misuse of the your Personal Information, but cannot guarantee that this information will never be disclosed in a manner inconsistent with this Privacy Policy (for example, as a result of unauthorized acts by third parties that violate applicable law).

Special Note for Parents

The IFFOR Website is intended for adults. We do not knowingly collect information from children under eighteen.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about IFFOR's Privacy Policy, or if you are unable to access and/or correct your Personal Information online, you may contact us at our Contact Page.  

Changes to this Privacy Policy

IFFOR may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, and will provide appropriate online notice of any significant changes. You may be provided other privacy-related information in connection with your use of specific IFFOR offerings, special features and services not described in this Policy, or products and services that may be introduced in the future.

Your California Privacy Rights

California privacy law allows California residents to obtain specific disclosures about a business's privacy practices if it shares information with other companies for direct marketing purposes. To make a request to the IFFOR under California's privacy law, please contact us at our Contact Page.