(Last updated on April 17, 2008)
We collect personally identifiable information that you submit to us ("Personal Information") voluntarily through the Website. Currently, the types of Personal Information we collect include but are not limited to the following and may be subject to change:
For visitors who e-mail us directly via an e-mail hyperlink or submit an on-line registration, feedback, survey or public comment form via the Website, you may be asked to provide personally identifiable information such as the following:
First and last name E-mail address Telephone number Residential address
Newsletters and Website Emails
We may offer free newsletters to provide information to you about our Website, about us and our affiliates and subsidiaries, or about business partners and sponsors. You may receive a newsletter by registering on the Website. You may cancel your free email subscription by following the instructions provided on the Website or, in some instances, in the designated area of the newsletter or email.
We may also collect other kinds of Personal Information which you disclose to us in your emails, public comments, or questionnaires completed or provided to us using the Website.
You can visit many areas of the Website anonymously without the need to become a registered user. Even in such cases, we may collect IP addresses automatically. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you begin service with an Internet Service Provider. Each time you access the Website and each time you request one of our pages, our server logs your IP address. Standing alone, your IP address is not necessarily personally identifiable. We may use your IP address to, among other things, administer our website, to assist in diagnosing problems with our server, to monitor our system performance and/or to make it easier and more convenient for you to navigate and use the Website.
IEBC may use a variety of other technical methods for tracking purposes, including Web beacons. Web beacons are small pieces of data that are embedded in web pages and e-mails. We use these technical methods in HTML e-mails that we send our users to determine whether our they have opened those e-mails and/or clicked on links in those e-mails. The information from use of these technical methods may be collected in a form that is personally identifiable.
Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online. Our Website may contain links to our other companies or organizations who may collect information directly from you. Each of the websites linked from the Website have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of IEBC, and IEBC has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites nor does IEBC make any warranties or representations about the contents, products or services offered on such websites or the security of any information you provide to them.
Although IEBC uses reasonable efforts to safeguard the security of your Personal Information, transmissions made on or through the Internet are vulnerable to attack and cannot be guaranteed to be secure.
IEBC does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. Children are not permitted to use the Website or to provide any Personal Information to IEBC through the Website. In the event that we learn that we have inadvertently gathered Personal Information from children under the age of 13, we will erase such information from our records.
You can learn more about Internet privacy from government websites such as www.ftc.gov/privacy/. In addition, it is important to keep us updated with your most current contact information. You can review and make changes to the information we have on file about you by emailing us your updated information.