IHMCS (“IHMCS”) operates www.ihmcs.org/ and may operate other websites. It is IHMCS’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, IHMCS collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. IHMCS’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how IHMCS’s visitors use its website. From time to time, IHMCS may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
IHMCS also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on www.ihmcs.org/ blogs/sites. IHMCS only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to IHMCS’s websites choose to interact with IHMCS in ways that require IHMCS to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that IHMCS gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at www.ihmcs.org/ to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with IHMCS are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, IHMCS collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with IHMCS. IHMCS does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
IHMCS may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. IHMCS may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, IHMCS does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
IHMCS discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on IHMCS’s behalf or to provide services available at IHMCS’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using IHMCS’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. IHMCS will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, IHMCS discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when IHMCS believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of IHMCS, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an IHMCS website and have supplied your email address, IHMCS may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with IHMCS and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. IHMCS takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If IHMCS, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that IHMCS goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of IHMCS may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Although most changes are likely to be minor, IHMCS may change its Privacy from time to time, and in IHMCS’s sole discretion. IHMCS encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy. If you have a www.ihmcs.org/ account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy will constitute your acceptance of such change.