Privacy Policy 

Summary

This notice describes IAFCI’s online privacy practices and it applies to all who visit our websites. The notice explains how we may collect information about you online when you visit an IAFCI website and how we may protect and use that information.

Information that you provide to IAFCI when you apply for membership or register for one of our events is used primarily for business or administrative purposes.

Collecting Information

Browsing
IAFCI may collect information about you when you browse our websites or use our online services. We may collect technical information about your browser and our web pages that you visit. For example, we may collect your internet protocol address (IP address) which is a numerical identifier assigned to a computer or device that connects to the internet. We may also collect any information you volunteer to us, such as survey feedback or contact information.

Online Tracking
IAFCI may use cookies or other online tracking methods. Cookies are small files that a website’s server places on your computer. Cookies provide a means for websites that you visit to track browsing activities conducted with your computer. If your browser is configured in a "Do Not Track" manner, our websites will not use cookies or other tracking methods. IAFCI does not expressly allow third parties to use cookies or otherwise track our websites visitor's browsing activities.

How We Use Information

On Our Sites
We may use cookies or similar tools to help us understand which parts of our site you find most useful and to optimize your browsing experience. Cookies may help us to recognize when you return to our site and may allow us to identify the path by which you returned to our site. We may use the information we collect to customize your experience on our websites and to assist us in taking data security precautions.

If desired, you can set your browser to inform you when cookies are sent or you may choose not to accept cookies. A decision not to accept cookies could limit access to some of the services available on our website.

If you post information to an IAFCI blog, message board, or other interactive feature of our websites, there is no privacy as this is considered a public posting. By posting in this manner, you hereby accept our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.

Third-Party Advertising

We may partner with third parties such as Google to monitor activity on our websites. We may monitor Web traffic, statistics, or other activities in order to improve browsing experience on our website. Our partners may use cookies, Web beacons, or other monitoring technologies to compile statistics about website visitors. These third parties are subject to their own privacy policies.

PII Sharing Information

We may share information that we collect online with industry partners and trusted third parties in order to add value to membership, or in an administrative fashion for the events we host. Third party service providers with whom we share identifiable information are barred from sharing this information externally except as necessary to service the function for which we have partnered with them.  

WHAT IS PII

PII is information that can be used to identify or contact a person uniquely or can be traced back to a specific individual.

PII is a person’s name, in combination with any of the following information:

  • Mother’s maiden name
  • Driver’s license number
  • Financial Institution account information
  • Payment Card information
  • Relatives’ names
  • Postal address
  • E-mail address
  • Home or cellular telephone number
  • Personal characteristics
  • Social Security Number (SSN)
  • Date or place of birth
  • Other information that would make the individual’s personal identity easily traceable

What is not PII from an IAFCI standpoint:

Since personal identity is distinct from an individual’s professional identity, the IAFCI does not consider the following information as PII

  • An individual’s name
  • An individual’s title
  • Work Telephone number
  • Official work location/address
  • Work email address

DISCLOSURE AND INDEMNIFICATION BY USER

IAFCI prohibits the disclosure of personally identifiable information (PII), financial information or any other sensitive information that may be illegal or may harm the party to which it applies if disclosed outside of proper legal channels or process. if you choose to post such information, you do so at your own risk, or that of any entity you may represent, and indemnifies and holds IAFCI harmless against all consequences of such use.

This information may be distributed only to members of IAFCI or Mobilize Industry Group Mailing List. it is prohibited to forward to personal email accounts or third parties outside the industry group. Further publication is not authorized in any manner, however, dissemination within your company or agency to appropriate individuals is fine. Please take all precautions to ensure this information is stored and/or destroyed in a manner that precludes unauthorized access. 

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance:

As part of the California Online Privacy Protection Act, all users of our site may make changes to their information at any time by logging into the member website and accessing the “My Account “page.

Online Privacy Policy Only: This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline. 

Email

If you provide your email address to us, or if we obtain it from another source, we may use it to respond to your inquiries, to contact you about membership, to provide industry updates, or to let you know about our events or training opportunities. If we send you email marketing, it will include instructions on how to opt out of receiving such emails in the future. If you elect to opt out of receiving email advertisements, we may still send you emails about your membership with us.

If you receive an email that claims to be from us but appears suspicious, do not click on any of the links in the email or any attachments. Instead, delete it. Additional email security tips can be found at United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-cert)  https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips.

Protecting Children's Online Privacy

IAFCI encourages protection of children’s information on the internet. We will not intentionally collect personal information from children under 13 on our website without first obtaining consent from their parents or legal guardians. For more information about the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) please refer to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) website athttp://www.ftc.gov/privacy/privacyinitiatives/childrens.html.

Links

Our websites may include links to third-party websites. These third parties are not subject to this notice or to the IAFCI Privacy and Opt Out Notice. Whenever you visit a third-party website, you should review its privacy notice.

Data Security

At IAFCI, we make your safety and security a top priority and we are committed to protecting your personal, professional, and financial information. If we collect identifying information from you, we will protect that information with controls based upon internationally recognized security standards, regulations, and industry-based best practices.

IAFCI and our partners maintain customer authentication procedures to protect your information and account from identity theft or takeover. These procedures are for your protection. If you suspect a website is “spoofing” or pretending to be an IAFCI website, do not enter personal information. Instead, contact us through a phone number you know is associated with your account at IAFCI.

For more information or tips about what you can do to help guard against online fraud, visit OnGuard Online http://www.onguardonline.gov, a U.S. federal government website managed by the FTC in partnership with various agencies.

Changes

This notice describes IAFCI’s current online privacy practices. IAFCI may change its online privacy practices in the future and we may revise this notice to reflect material changes. This notice was last revised June 2016 and is effective as of that date.

Terms and Conditions

IAFCI, Inc ("IAFCI") provides the materials contained at our site(s) on the World Wide Web (the "Site") as a service to our members and visitors. IAFCI requires that all visitors to the Site adhere to the following Terms and Conditions. By accessing the Site and any of its pages, you indicate your acknowledgment and acceptance of the Terms and Conditions set forth below without limitation or qualification. IAFCI may revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by updating this posting, which revisions will be binding upon all visitors to the Site. Please visit this posting to review these Terms and Conditions from time to time as you visit the Site. For purposes of these Terms and Conditions references to IAFCI include its directors and employees.

Laws and Regulations

User access to and use of the Site is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Unauthorized use of this system is prohibited and violators may be prosecuted under federal and state laws. California law and Federal law will govern the interpretation and enforcement of these Terms and Conditions.

Copyright and Trademark Information

The information contained at the Site, including but not limited to text, sound, and images herein (other than certain images licensed from third parties) and their arrangement, are copyright © 2016 by IAFCI. All rights reserved.

IAFCI and its logo are trademarks of IAFCI. Nothing contained at the Site shall be construed as granting by implication, estoppel, or otherwise any license or right under any patent, trademark, copyright (except as expressly stated above) or proprietary rights of IAFCI or of any third party.

The information and materials contained at the Site may not be copied, transmitted, displayed, distributed, downloaded, licensed, modified, published, posted, reproduced, used, sold, transmitted, used to create a derivative work or otherwise used for commercial or public purposes without IAFCI’s prior written consent.

The Site, including this page, may contain other proprietary notices and copyright information, the terms of which must be observed and followed. Certain images and information at the Site are the copyright or trademark of third parties and any use is subject to the terms and conditions of such third parties.

Limitation of Liabilities and Warranties

INFORMATION ON THE SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

The information contained at the Site may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. IAFCI from time to time amends, changes, adds, deletes, updates or alters the information contained at this Site, including information regarding membership, services, or events described at the Site, without notice. IAFCI assumes no liability for any errors or omissions in the information contained at the Site and expressly disclaims any responsibility to update the information contained at the Site.

IN NO EVENT SHALL IAFCI BE LIABLE FOR ANY PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS, WITHOUT REGARD TO THE FORM OF ANY ACTION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CONTRACT AND TORT ACTIONS (INCLUDING LIBEL), ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE, COPYING OR DISPLAY OF, OR THE INTERACTION OR ANY OTHER FORM OF COMMUNICATION WITH, THE SITE AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED AT THE SITE (INCLUDING VIA COMPUTER VIRUSES OR ANY OTHER FORM OF SOFTWARE).

Marketing

Regardless of whether you have chosen to opt-out of certain marketing offers from IAFCI, by using an IAFCI website you agree that we may market our services and the services of other companies on our Sites through the use of banner ads, "hyper-links," and other similar marketing devices. Products, services, or events offered will be at the sole discretion of IAFCI, and may be provided by companies not affiliated with IAFCI. Non-affiliated companies will be solely responsible and liable for the provision of or failure to provide stated services, benefits, or products. IAFCI does not legally endorse or guarantee products or services provided by non-affiliated companies.

Links to Other Internet Web Sites

Some Web sites listed as links herein are not under the control of IAFCI, but rather are exclusively controlled by third parties. Accordingly, IAFCI makes no representations whatsoever concerning such Web sites. Although IAFCI may provide a link to a third party, such a link is not an authorization, endorsement, sponsorship or affiliation by IAFCI with respect to such Web site, its owners or its providers. IAFCI is providing these links only as a convenience to you. IAFCI has not tested any information, products or software found on such Web sites and therefore cannot make any representations whatsoever with respect thereto. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select is free of such items as viruses, worms, trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature.

IN NO EVENT WILL IAFCI BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR ANY USE OF ANY HYPERLINKED OR OTHERWISE INDICATED WEB SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA ON YOUR INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF WE ARE EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Violations of Terms and Conditions

IAFCI reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these Terms and Conditions, including the right to block access from a particular Internet address to the Site. YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS IAFCI FROM ANY LIABILITY, LOSS, CLAIM AND EXPENSE, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES, RELATED TO YOUR VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND INFORMATION PROVIDED AT OUR SITES.