Information Collection and Use
In order to improve the services we provide for you, IHCOS.org collects your information. This information is gathered through “cookies”, which helps us communicate with you when visiting our website again. The collected data is solely owned by IHCOS.org.
IHCOS.org uses user’s information for responding to requests, customizing services and improving communications with our users. IHCOS.org does not sell or share personal information with any outside parties; however, we may share generalized information about users for the purpose of improving our website.
Responsibility of Use
IHCOS.org is not responsible for user information collected by outside parties while visiting IHCOS.org. This includes information you voluntarily disclose through the use of forums, chats and e-mail, and information obtained through the use of links on our Website.
Although registration is not required for general use of our website, some areas on our website do require registration. In order to complete the registration process, a user is required to provide their contact information. This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site. It is optional for the user to provide any additional information, but encouraged so we can provide a more personalized experience on our website.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates. Cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.
We use Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to analyze trends, administer our site, track user movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
We share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
Your personally identifiable information is not retained, shared, stored or used by our third-party service providers, except in cases where the user has voluntarily signed up for their services. These third-party service providers are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that IHCOS.org is not responsible for the privacy practices of the sites to which we are linked. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of websites they visit.
Surveys and Contests
On occasion, our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose their information. Information requested may include contact information and demographic information. Contest information, which includes contact and demographic information, is used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information is used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use of IHCOS.org.
IHCOS.org takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, the information is protected both online and off-line. Sensitive information transmitted through our registration and order forms is encrypted and protected with encryption software. If you have any questions about the security at our website, please contact us.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve advertisements when you visit our website. These companies may use non-personal information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you.
In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertisers may place or recognize “cookies” on your browser. We have no access to or control over the cookies used by our third-party advertisers.
Google Advertising Cookies
Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our sites and other sites on the Internet.
Supplementation of Information
In order for IHCOS.org to properly fulfill its obligation to our users, it is sometimes necessary for us to supplement the information we receive with information from third-party sources.
We send a welcoming email to all new members for the purpose of verifying their password and username. Members are given the choice to receive information on products, services, and special offers via email. Only those members opting-in will receive these emails.
We also send our members site and service announcement updates. These updates are critical to our members, and therefore do not allow our members the ability to unsubscribe from this service.
Updating Personal Information/Member Status
If a user’s personally identifiable information changes, or if a user no longer desires the use of our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user’s personal data. If this situation occurs, please contact us.
Opting-Out of Information Use
When users are prompted to submit their personally identifiable information, they are given the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of having this information used for purposes not directly related to our site. When users opt-out, their information will not be used for these purposes.
Our users are notified when their information will be collected by outside parties. Users are given the opportunity to opt-out should they not want their information collected by outside parties.
Notification of Policy Changes
If you have any questions or concerns about the collection of your information during your visit at IHCOS.org, please contact us.