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IOSF 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 IOSF Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the IOSF website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through IOSF public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: IOSF does not read any of your private online communications.

IOSF encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from IOSF so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. IOSF is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the IOSF and IOSF family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information


IOSF doesn't ask for anything other than the essential details for the use of the IOSF site.

IOSF does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

IOSF does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

IOSF keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within IOSF, in order to determine what IOSF services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within IOSF to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

IOSF Web sites 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 IOSF or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of IOSF; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of IOSF, or the public.

Use of Cookies


The IOSF Web site use "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 IOSF pages, or register with IOSF site or services, a cookie helps IOSF to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same IOSF Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the IOSF 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 IOSF services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information


IOSF secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. IOSF secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.

Changes to this Statement


IOSF will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. IOSF encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how IOSF is protecting your information.

Contact Information


IOSF welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that IOSF has not adhered to this Statement, please contact IOSF at info@otter.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.