You can visit the IES’s website and platforms without providing any personal information to the IES. In that case, only technical, non-personal information such as your IP address and computer information is automatically collected. This information allows the IES to evaluate how visitors use our website for site management. You can visit our website and choose to provide personal information such as your name, email address, telephone number, current employer, and, at times, credit card information when registering for IES conferences and events or purchasing IES or other publications.
Use of Information Collected
The IES does not share personally identifiable technical information with others. The IES uses personal information you voluntarily provide to send emails to you to market and promote IES membership, events, and publications; to send emails to you about the IES’s activities; and to invite you to participate in voluntary surveys or similar information gathering inquiries. The IES reserves the right to disclose visitor information pursuant to lawful court or administrative orders and to the extent required for the IES to investigate claims of site misuse or fraud.
For Website Visitors Who Make Purchases On This Site
When you make a purchase on the IES website, we collect your name, contact information, credit card information, as well as information about your current purchase and we keep information on your purchase history. This information is used by us and/or our agents: to support your interaction with our site, to deliver your purchases, and to contact you again about other services and products we offer. We DO NOT share your name or contact information (including email, telephone and physical address) with other companies, except as provided below.
For Website Visitors Who Are IES Members or Register for IES Conferences and Events On This Site
The IES is committed to providing programs, products, and opportunities based on our member’s needs. To do this, it is important for us to understand the demographics of our membership and conference attendees. In this effort, we would appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to answer certain demographics questions when you join the IES or register for the conferences and events. Once completed you will also have an opportunity to update your profile (title, address, phone, fax, email and communication preferences), your personal biography, and your interests.
For Website Visitors Who Do Not Make Purchases or Otherwise Identify Themselves
If you do not sign on to the IES website, our web server does not have access to personally identifiable information about you. It does not know your email address unless you volunteer it.
We place cookies on all website visitor hard drives to collect aggregate information on the number of visitors to our site and the number of pages viewed. Cookie information is used only by the IES and is not provided to any other organization. It is used in aggregate for traffic analysis and to provide relevant information to our visitors. It is also used for website and system administration, including research and development, user analysis, and business decision-making.
Our Commitment to Data Security
We collect click-stream data and HTTP protocol elements through access logs. This information is not personally identifiable and is used for website and system administration including: research and development, user analysis, and business decision-making. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Changing or Updating Personal Information
Visitors may change, update, or delete an email address, or opt out of IES marketing email distribution lists by contacting [email protected]. Pursuant to the CAN-Spam Act, the IES reserves the right to contact anyone with whom we have a commercial relationship regarding transactional or relationship content that facilitates an already agreed-upon transaction or updates a customer about an ongoing transaction.
Security/Disclaimer of Liability
The IES takes reasonable steps to ensure the security of information it collects online, and stores the information in limited-access servers. No website is completely safe from unauthorized access, no information transmitted over the internet is completely secure, and no access or service provided by the IES’s website will be without any errors. The IES does not guarantee the security of the information you provide and disclaims any and all liability relating to the security of information and to the functionality of its website.
Access to Other Websites
Social Media and Third Party Sites
In addition to the IES website, we use social media and third party sites to provide IES content in a different format that may be useful or interesting to you. When we use these sites, the information we provide is consistent with the intended purpose of the IES website. No personal information may be requested from or collected by the IES on social media sites. The privacy protection provided on social media and third party sites that are not a part of the IES website may not be the same as the privacy protection given by the IES and described here.
Comments or Questions
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please contact us at [email protected].