What Information We Collect and How We Use It
Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. text), address, interests, and other information. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers, unless you are making a purchase at our online store.
If you are an IONS member or become one through our website, your personal mailing information (only) may be shared with our partners, community groups, and like-minded organizations. If you prefer to opt out of such information sharing, you may contact our membership department (firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-769-4667) to remove your name from our shared lists. We will not sell or rent your email address to any other organization for any purpose.
In order to sign up as an IONS member online, or to use the members-only features of our site, we require a valid email address and/or valid financial information. IONS makes every effort to insure security in the collection and transfer of sensitive financial and user information using widely accepted standards of data collection and encryption.
Your email address will be used to send mailings of our monthly e-newsletters. If you do not wish to receive those newsletters, please follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each one.
Internet Protocol Address
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our site, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Use of “Cookies”
All information provided to IONS is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of IONS. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend’s name and email address. IONS will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. IONS stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.
Other Web sites
Our site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Web site for which IONS has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.
Contacting the Web site:
101 San Antonio Road
Petaluma, CA 94952