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
Our Commitment to Security
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
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.