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IAS WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY

We are dedicated to respecting the privacy rights of all visitors to our web site. By using this web site, you signify your assent to the terms of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.

If you do not agree with any term in this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Use, kindly exit this web site.

Any personal information collected on the site including your name, e-mail address, postal address, any demographic information or on-line credit card information is protected and is not given out, without your consent to any other organizations or individuals other than the International Association of Scientologists (“IAS”), IAS Administrations (“IASA”) — contracted to provide services to members of the IAS.

PLEASE NOTE that your information will be stored and processed via our computer system. We will hold and transmit your information in a safe, confidential and secure environment. We will never sell or rent your personal information without your consent to third parties.

Data Security

The personal information you provide — including any credit card information — is secured using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology. This SSL technology is used to prevent such information from being intercepted and read as it is transmitted over the Internet. The encrypted data goes to a secure site where your information is stored on restricted-access computers located at restricted-access sites.

While we make every effort to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party “hackers” from illegally obtaining this information.

As a matter of policy, we do not sell or rent any personally identifiable information about you to any third party other than to facilitate the processing of your membership application or donation.

Upon your request, we will deactivate your membership information, contact information, billing information, and financial information from our active databases. To make this request, click on “contact us” on our home page and send your request. Such information will be deactivated as soon as reasonably possible in accordance with our deactivation policy and applicable law.

Special Cases

It is our policy not to use or share the personal information about you in ways unrelated to the ones described herein without also providing you an opportunity to opt out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses. HOWEVER, we may be forced to disclose personal information about you or information regarding your use of the Web site to satisfy laws, such as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, regulations, or government or legal requests for such information; to disclose information that is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms of Use Policy or other use policies; to operate the site properly; or to protect the IAS and its members.

Cookies — What They Are And How We Use Them

A “cookie” is a small data file that can be placed on your hard drive when you visit certain Web sites to give you a unique identifier. Cookies help make it easier for you to navigate our site. A cookie generated by our site contains a unique session identifier used only for session control, meaning used by our site to control the electronic requests of your Browser to our site with the exception of containing your login ID in those instances where you have decided to Sign In.

Voluntary Visitor Surveys

We may periodically conduct surveys. We encourage visitors to participate in these surveys because they provide us important information that helps us improve the types of information and services we offer and how we provide them to you. Your personal information and responses will remain strictly confidential. Participation in our surveys is always voluntary.

Commitment to Children’s Privacy

Protecting children’s privacy is especially important to us. It is our policy to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and all other applicable laws. We recommend that children ask a parent for permission before sending personal information to us, or to anyone else online.

Change to Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify or amend this privacy policy at any time by posting the revised policy on our site. The changes will only affect the information we collect after the effective date of the change to our privacy policy unless we clearly express otherwise.

Questions or Comments

If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, please send us an email message by clicking on “contact us” on our home page or you can write to the IAS at the mailing address indicated.




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