IACET takes every precaution to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the Website, your information is protected. When you enter sensitive information, such as a credit card number, the information is encrypted with industry-standard encryption software-SSL. While on a secure page, such as our membership application, the lock icon displays when using Web browsers such as Outlook and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
IACET collects information in several ways on our Web site. Personal information is collected when you: sign up for membership, register for events or submit information or requests via www.iacet.org.
The type of information collected includes names, addresses, email address, telephone and fax numbers, credit card information, and information on your preferences regarding membership.
Information collected from other areas of the site is used for billing purposes and to fill customer orders. Contact information may be used to contact you regarding your request or registration.
At times, email and postal addresses are used to contact members in order to generate volunteer support for the organization or to send surveys to collect data for industry research. Information may also be used to send promotions from IACET sponsors. IACET does not sell its membership lists to third parties.
For the purposes of validating Open Digital Badges, IACET temporarily stores the uploaded image file to perform the validation. The file is immediately deleted once the validation has been perfomed, even if the validation is unsuccessful. IACET does not record or otherwise permanently store the image file nor does it persist any provided names, email addresses, personal information, or any other metadata related to the validation of a badge.
Occasionally, IACET will send you information on products, services, events, and special promotions. Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present you the option of not receiving these types of communications. Opt-out choices are placed on every promotional email and fax. You may also opt out of all marketing promotions by contacting IACET by phone +1 (703)-763-0705, by fax +1 (703) 603-6274, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and requesting removal from all e-mail, fax, or mailing lists. You will be taken off lists within 4-6 weeks of your request. If you receive anything in the meantime, we apologize. Any changes to your personal information may be sent by those methods as well.
Cookies are files stored on a user's computer. They are correlated to the particular user but are not linked to any personally identifiable information. If a member or site registrant requests that his or her profile be listed in the online database program that allows directory searches, event registration and community interactions, it will require a login. This login can be stored on the user's computer in the cookies, and will reside on the user's computer for an extended period of time. The cookies are used to maintain login information and shopping basket contents.
Like most Web sites, IACET's Web site tracks individuals' site use. For instance, IACET is able to identify the pages that registered users access. IACET uses these statistics in order to provide better service and to improve the function and quality of the site for you and other users. IACET does not share this information with outside parties.
IACET uses Verisign for credit card processing. This company does not retain, share, store, or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
IACET also uses outside sources for Web site hosting. The ISP has access to information stored in our Web databases and log files. The data is stored for display or order processing as appropriate. The servers that store this information are in a secure environment provided by our hosting company. IACET staff and their management company who need information to perform a specific job such as order processing are granted access to personally identifiable information.
IACET's sponsors have access to statistics regarding the number of click-throughs to their company websites. They have access to information pertaining to their particular ad, and are not provided any personally identifiable information.
Visitors to www.iacet.org can rest assured, knowing that their personal information is safe and secure.