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Privacy Policy

The Internet Association (“The IA”) is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to its Web site. Outlined below is The IA’s privacy policy.

Personally Identifiable Information Collected on this Web Site

The IA may collect certain personally identifiable information [including your name and email address] from visitors to this site who choose to provide such information through various electronic forms on this site. Such information will not be disclosed or shared to any third party, except as required by law.

Privacy of our Email Lists

Visitors to this site may choose to subscribe to various email lists maintained by The IA. Subscribers to The IA lists have the opportunity to remove themselves from future communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email message generated by The IA. The IA does not sell, rent, or otherwise share email addresses or other personally identifiable information with anyone outside of The IA membership and authorized agents, or to the extent required by law.

Browser Information and Cookies

The IA monitors the performance of its Web site through commercially available Web log analytic tools. The IA may examine aggregate information including page views, unique user sessions, and other statistics to help assess the performance of the site. No personally identifiable information is collected as a result of this process. The IA may use cookies to enhance the user experience on its sites.

User Feedback and Contacting Us

The IA encourages users to share feedback about our organization and its policies. Please note that if you share feedback or comments with us via our Web site, we will use your information to respond to your questions or comments. The IA will not share this information with others unless you grant us permission to do so.

Blog Comments

If you choose to participate on our blog, your post will be publicly available in addition to the name you submit and a time stamp for the comment. The IA does not claim ownership of content you submit or make available for inclusion in the blog. However, with respect to content you submit or make available for inclusion on the publicly available blog, you grant the IA a worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such content on the IA’s Web site or any other IA communication or platform.

You understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, tags or other content you submit (“Content”) are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such content was generated. You and not the IA are responsible for all Content that you make available to the blog.

You agree not to post any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, or otherwise objectionable. The IA reserves the right (but not obligation) to remove or preclude Content that the IA believes violates its User Agreement.

YouTube Videos Embedded on Our Website

The IA will embed YouTube videos on our Web site from time to time. If you click to watch these videos, you agree to abide by YouTube’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Please visit YouTube for its Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Links to External Websites

Though The IA may link to external Web sites, it is not responsible for the content of these sites or for the information gathering practices on these Web sites. Please view the policies of these Web sites, as they may differ from The IA’s policies.

Children’s Privacy

The IA complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (“COPPA”). This site is intended for adults only, and The IA does not knowingly contact or collect personally identifiable information from children under 13.

General Provisions

Use of this site constitutes your consent to this policy. This policy and The IA privacy practices are subject to change at any time by The IA. If a change to The IA’s privacy practices is made, a corresponding change to this privacy policy will be posted here along with the date of the effect of such a change.

Copyright and Related Rights

All original content on The IA’s Web site are copyrighted; however, users may reproduce or distribute this original content for educational and personal use. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-ShareAlike (“CC BY-NC-SA”) applies to The IA’s original content unless otherwise specified. You may build on The IA’s work for noncommercial purposes and share it under this license as long as you credit The IA. Please visit the Creative Commons Web site for more information.

Unless otherwise indicated, all The IA’s marks displayed are subject to the trademark rights of The IA.

The IA’s Agent for Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:

Last updated: September 18, 2012.

Should you have any questions, please contact: or 1100 H St. NW, Suite 1020, Washington, D.C. 20005.

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