Privacy Policy

    Privacy Policy

    Last Updated: August 15, 2011

    Security Statement
    This website takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line.

    When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number ), that information is encrypted and is protected using industry-standard encryption technologies for transferring and receiving customer data.  While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on internet browsers such as Firefox and Internet Explorer becomes locked.

    While we use encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line.  All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, has restricted access within our offices.  Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our publications manager) are granted access to personally identifiable information.

    Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment, with limited access to only those that need access, such as server administrators.

    Privacy Policy
    IFAC believes that privacy is important to the success and use of the Internet.  This statement sets forth IFAC’s Privacy Policy for and its affiliated websites (collectively, the “Website”) and describes what information is collected, how it is used and with whom it is shared.

    What Personal Information Do We Gather?
    In order to provide you with quality service, IFAC gathers the following types of information:

    Information You Give Us:
    For example, the contact information you provide (such as name, shipping address, billing address, telephone number, e-mail address) when you subscribe to a newsletter, create an account to access password protected content or participate on discussion boards, participate in a survey, or purchase publications.

    Automatically Collected Information:
    IFAC, primarily through Google Analytics, uses cookies to collect and temporarily store anonymous traffic data and technical information about your visit for use in site management and security purposes.  This information includes:

    1. The Internet domain from which you access the Website;
    2. The IP address (a unique number for each computer connected to the Internet) from which you access the Website;
    3. The type of browser (e.g., Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer) used to access the Website;
    4. The operating system (Windows, Unix, etc.) used to access the Website;
    5. The date and time you access the Website;
    6. The URLs of the pages you visit;
    7. Your username, if it was used to log in to the Website; and
    8. If you visited IFAC’s Website from another website, the URL of the forwarding site.

    This information is only used to help IFAC make the Website more useful for you.  With this data IFAC learns about the number of visitors to the Website, the information and materials that users are most interested in, and the types of technology IFAC’s visitors use.

    When and With Whom Do We Share Personal Information?
    IFAC does not share your personal information with other companies.

    IFAC reserves the right to disclose any personal information about you or your use of the Website without your prior permission if IFAC has a good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process (such as subpoenas, search warrants and court orders); (2) protect and defend the rights or property of IFAC or its affiliated companies; (3) enforce the Terms; or (4) act to protect the interests of IFAC’s members or others.

    This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the Website.  Please be aware that the Website contains links to other sites, and IFAC is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you users to be aware when you leave the Website. and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.

    eNews and Newsletters
    If you want to subscribe to any version of our eNews and/or Newsletters, we ask for contact information such as your name and e-mail address.  This information is not provided to any other entity. You may cancel your subscription at any time.

    The IFAC Website, like many other commercial websites, may utilize a standard technology called “cookies” to collect information about how the Website is used.  A cookie is a special packet of data designed to help a website operator determine whether a particular user has visited the website previously and what that user’s preferences are.  Your browser’s Help resources tell you more about managing cookies.

    From time-to-time, IFAC requests information from Website users via surveys.  Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and the user, therefore, has a choice whether or not to disclose his or her personal information.  Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of the Website.

    Notices and Communications
    We may send service and other specific announcements without offering you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving them.

    Welcoming E-mail
    We send all new registered users members a welcoming e-mail to verify their user name and password.

    Use of the Website By Minors
    The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act requires that we not knowingly collect or share personal information from children under the age of 13 without the consent of a parent or guardian.  If a child under the age of 13 has provided personal information without such consent, please contact us at the address below so that we can delete such information.  Youth under the age of 18 are encouraged to use our site only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.

    We update and modify our Privacy Policy from time to time.  Such updates or modifications are effective upon posting.  Please refer back often for the latest information.  We will provide reasonable notice to subscribers about significant changes, either via the e-mail address you provided us or by notice on our site.

    Contact Us
    If you have questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact us:
    U.S. MAIL:    IFAC
    545 Fifth Avenue, 14th Floor
    New York, NY 10017
    Attn: Communications Department


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