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Privacy Policy and Legal Information

Information Collection and Use
When you browse IAVI's web site, you do so anonymously.  However, IAVI does have the ability to collect your IP address. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet and is not linked to any personally identifiable information. IP addresses are used to administer IAVI's website, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use to enhance IAVI's web site.

IAVI's web site uses cookies. A cookie is a small string of text that a web site can send to your browser. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive, pass on computer viruses or capture your email address. In general, cookies can securely store your user ID and password, personalize home pages and identify which parts of a web site that have been visited. Cookies help us understand which parts of IAVI's web site are the most popular, where our visitors are going and how long they spend there. In addition, we use cookies to study traffic patterns on our web site so we can improve the website and your experience.

If you are browsing IAVI's web site, a cookie identifies only your browser. If you become a registered user on IAVI's web site (with a user ID and password), we may use cookies so that we can provide personalized information that we believe will be of value to you based on preferences you have indicated while visiting the web site. It is possible to set your browser to inform you when a cookie is being placed. This way, you have the opportunity to decide whether to accept the cookie. If you are just browsing our web site and are not a registered user, you do not have to accept a cookie and you can still continue browsing the web site. However, to be a registered user with a confidential account, you must accept that web site's cookies because they are essential for site administration and security.

If you choose to become a registered user of IAVI's website, you will be asked to provide us with your name and e-mail address, as well as other optional information such as title, organization and profession. You may choose, or be provided, with a user ID and password. Please safeguard your user ID and password. You may edit information provided during the registration process by changing your account settings. Your online account will allow you to manage subscriptions to IAVI electronic and/or print materials. The information collected during our registration process is secured using certain safeguards, including by permitting only authorized IAVI staff and agents to have access to this information. IAVI will not sell, trade, rent or share any personal information provided by registered users of IAVI's website to third parties. Notwithstanding the foregoing, IAVI may disclose personal information under the following circumstances: in connection with subpoenas, court orders or other legal process.

IAVI will neither sell, trade, rent or share any donor’s personal information, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. IAVI may contact donors for informational, educational, or solicitation purposes.

Online donations to IAVI are conducted by IAVI using VeriSign's payment processing services. Payment information provided in connection with online donations to IAVI is collected and transmitted to VeriSign using industry-standard secure methods (128-bit SSL) solely for the purpose of verifying credit-card transactions. IAVI does not store any credit-card information for any reason. You should review Verisign's legal notices to understand how your personal information will be handled and protected prior to making any online donations to IAVI through this website.

Children’s Privacy
We do not knowingly contact or collect information from anyone under 13 years old. IAVI’s website is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13.

Third Party Websites
IAVI’s website contains links to third-party websites. These linked websites are not under the control of IAVI and IAVI is not responsible for the contents of any linked website or any link contained in a linked website. IAVI provides these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement of or affiliation with the linked website by IAVI.

Please note that third parties may collect information about you, through cookies or other technologies, when you link to their websites through IAVI’s site. IAVI does not monitor or control the information collection or privacy practices of these or any third parties, and IAVI is not responsible for the practices or the content of their websites. You may wish to review the privacy policies of such third parties to understand how they collect and use information prior to providing any personal information.

IAVI reserves the right to amend this Important Legal Information and Privacy policy from time to time. Your continued use of this site subsequent to changes to this policy will constitute your acceptance of such policies.

Effective Date
The effective date of this Important Legal Information page is August 25, 2010.

Opt-Out Requests, Questions and Concerns
Donors, online registrants and all others receiving electronic and/or print communications may opt-out from such communications by contacting us at

Your opinion is important to us.  If you have any questions or concerns about this policy or the website, please feel free to contact us at