The Information We Collect
Through the IPEN websites and other media, you may be able to order products and publications; subscribe to one of our services, such as newsletters; engage in activities like taking quizzes or expressing an opinion; or participate in an online discussion or community. Your Personally Identifiable Information may be required to engage in these activities as well as to receive products and services that you may have requested. The types of Personally Identifiable Information that may be collected at these pages include but are not limited to: name, gender, address, email address, telephone number and credit or debit card information.
We may also collect certain non-Personally Identifiable Information when your visit our websites, such as the type of browser and operating system you are using, your IP address, your device identifiers, your Internet or wireless service provider and location based information.
We may receive Personally Identifiable Information about you and your computer, mobile or other device through third-party social networking services that may be integrated with the site. For example, some social networking services allow you to push content from our Service to your contacts. Your decision to use a social networking service in connection with our Site is voluntary. However, you should make sure you are comfortable with the information your third-party social networking services may make available to our Site by visiting those services’ privacy policies and/or modifying your privacy settings directly with those services.
From time to time you may voluntarily provide Personal Information to complete questionnaires or to participate in contests, polls or personalized assessments. We use this information to improve our products and services. We may also use your Personal Information to provide you newsletters and other marketing information we think would be of particular interest to you concerning things such as events or website features. But you always have the opportunity to let us know if you do not wish to receive unsolicited promotional materials from us, and we will make every reasonable effort to honor such requests.
If you are visiting the website from outside the United States and provide IPEN with personal information, please note that your personal information will be transferred, stored and processed within the United States. The data protection laws in the United States may not be as comprehensive as those in your country. By doing business or interacting with IPEN, you are consenting to the transfer of your personal information to facilities located in the United
States and other facility locations selected by IPEN and to the application of United States law regarding the collection, transfer and maintenance of your personal information.
The Information We Share
Personal Information may be shared with trusted third parties, primarily companies and organizations partnered with IPEN. Personal Information will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the website user at the time of collection. The user will have the opportunity to indicate whether he or she would like to "opt out" of receiving promotional and/or marketing information about other products, services and offerings from IPEN and/or any third parties.
IPEN may disclose Personal Information to a third party in the event that IPEN sells all or part of its assets to such third party or merges with or is acquired by the third party.
We may disclose the information that we collect about you when we have reason to believe that it is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against persons or entities that may be causing injury to you, to us or to others. At times we may be required by law or legal process to disclose your personal information, and we may also disclose information when we believe the law requires it. We may also disclose information about you if we believe that disclosure is necessary for the public interest.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
To enhance your experience on our sites, we may place “cookies” on your computer or device. Cookies are small text files, often including a unique identifier, that are stored on your device or computer’s hard drive. By themselves, cookies do not contain Personally Identifying Information unless you have chosen to provide it to us, such as by subscribing to one of our services. The unique identifier may allow us to recognize you as the same user who has visited our sites before and relate this visit to other information about you.
Some of our third party partners, such as advertisers, may set and access cookies and similar technologies on your computer as well, or we may do so on their behalf. We do not have control over how these third parties use such cookies or the information obtained through their use.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies. If you don’t want cookies, you can set your browser option so that you will not receive cookies, and you can also delete existing cookies from your browser. However, some parts of the site will not function properly if you have refused or deleted cookies. Check your browser’s instructions for how to block or delete cookies.
Cache Cookies: Cache cookies, such as eTags, may be used to identify your computer or device as the same computer or device that visited our Sites in the past.
Local Shared Objects: Local shared objects, such as Flash cookies, may also be stored on your computer or device. Blocking or deleting cookies as described above will not remove Flash cookies.
Web Beacons: We may use small pieces of code called “web beacons,” “clear gifs” or “pixel tags” in the sites and in our communications with you to enable us to know whether you have visited a web page or received a message. A web beacon is typically a one-pixel, transparent image. A web beacon may allow us to relate your viewing or receipt of a web page or message to other information about you, including your Personally Identifiable Information.
How We Use Information About You
We may use the information you provide about yourself or others to fulfill requests for our publications, products or services; to respond to inquiries; and to offer other products, programs or services that may be of interest.
When you request a service or other product, we will forward the information you give us to the publisher, provider or other services to the extent necessary to fulfill your request.
We may use this information to communicate with you, such as to fulfill a request from an online newsletter, to contact you about your account or to notify you of changes to an event.
If you choose to submit content (e.g., a comment on an article, a post on our social media pages or a letter to the editor), we may publish your name, screen name and other information you have provided to us.
We will disclose information we maintain when required to do so by law, or example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We may also disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request and in other matters in the public interest.
We may combine and use any and all information we collect or receive about you either online or otherwise, including from third parties, for marketing purposes.
We will use non-Personally Identifying Information for business purposes, such us to gather broad demographic information, analyze trends and to improve the content and design of our publications and websites.
Third Party Websites
The Site may provide hyperlinks, which are highlighted words, pictures or advertisements within a hypertext document that, when clicked, take you to another place within the document, to another document altogether, or to other web sites not controlled by IPEN. These hyperlinked web sites may contain privacy provisions that are different from those provided herein. IPEN is not responsible for the content of, or the collection, use, or disclosure of information collected through these web sites or links, and IPEN expressly disclaims any and all liability related to such collection, use, or disclosure.
We use industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personally Identifiable Information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is completely secure; we use reasonable efforts to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, but we cannot guarantee its absolute security and are not responsible for any loss of such information.
Kids and Parents
The IPEN websites and downloadable applications are not intended for use by children, especially those under age 13. If your children disclose information about themselves in publicly accessible areas of the site, they may get unsolicited messages from other parties. Accordingly, you should tell them not to do so. We do not knowingly collect, use or disseminate any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If, however, we become aware that personally identifiable information regarding a child under the age of 13 has been collected at the Site, we will delete such information from our records.
If you do not with to receive commercial messages from us, simply follow the unsubscribe instructions contained within the message you receive or click here. Note that you may continue to receive certain communications from us, such as transactional or relationship messages and/or messages about you account.
IPEN will not use or transfer your Personally Identifiably Information in ways unrelated to the ones described above without providing you with an opportunity to opt out of these unrelated uses.
Your California Privacy Rights
California’s “Shine the Light” law, Civil Code section 1798.83, requires certain businesses to respond to requests from California customers asking about the businesses’ practices related to disclosing personal information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. Alternatively, such businesses may have in place a policy not to disclose personal information of customers to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes if the customer has exercised an option to opt out of such information sharing. We have such a policy in place. If you wish to opt out of our sharing of your information with third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes, please contact us at the addresses set out below.
How to Access or Correct Your Information
If you identify any inaccuracy in your personal information, or you need to make a change or would like to verify such information, please contact us so that we may update our records or you may go online to IPEN's website and update your own information. IPEN’s contact information is set forth below. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to accommodate all such requests.
Opt-Out Requests and Contact Us
You may opt out of having your Personally Identifiable Information shared with third parties for their marketing purposes. If you wish to exercise this right, please contact us at the email address above and state that you want to opt out of our sharing with third parties.
Last revised May 21, 2020.