Collection of Your Personal Information
In order to access some IDS services, you will be asked to sign in with a login, which we refer to as your credentials.
At some IDS sites, we ask you to provide personal information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. We may also collect demographic information, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
We may collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken in connection with IDS sites and services. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring website addresses.
When you receive newsletters or promotional e-mail from IDS, we may use web beacons, customized links or similar technologies to determine whether the e-mail has been opened and which links you click in order to provide you more focused e-mail communications or other information.
In order to offer you a more consistent and personalized experience in your interactions with IDS, information collected through one IDS service may be combined with information obtained through other IDS services. We may also supplement the information we collect with information obtained from other companies. For example, we may use services from other companies that enable us to derive a general geographic area based on your IP address in order to customize certain services to your geographic area.
Use of Your Personal Information
We also use your personal information to communicate with you. We may send certain mandatory service communications such as welcome letters, billing reminders, information on technical service issues, and security announcements. Some IDS services may send periodic member letters that are considered part of the service. We may also occasionally send you product surveys or promotional mailings to inform you of other products or services available from IDS.
Subject to applicable laws, personal information may be collected through IDS sites and services and stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which IDS or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities. By using an IDS site or service, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. IDS abides by the safe harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union.
Sharing of Your Personal Information
Some IDS services may be co-branded and offered in conjunction with another company. If you register for or use such services, both IDS and the other company may receive information collected in conjunction with the co-branded services. If IDS links to third-party sites, please be aware that IDS is not responsible for and cannot control the privacy practices of these other sites.
IDS occasionally hires other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, providing customer support, hosting websites, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. Those companies will be permitted to obtain only the personal and other information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of the personal information and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose.
IDS may access and/or disclose your personal information if we believe such action is necessary to: (a) comply with the law or legal process served on IDS; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of IDS (including the enforcement of our agreements); or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of IDS services or members of the public.
Accessing Your Personal Information
You may have the ability to view or edit your personal information online. In order to help prevent your personal information from being viewed by others, you will be required to sign in with your credentials. The appropriate method(s) for accessing your personal information will depend on which sites or services you have used.
You can stop the delivery of future promotional e-mail from IDS sites and services by following the specific instructions in the e-mail you receive.
These communication choices do not apply to mandatory service communications that are considered part of certain IDS services, which you may receive periodically unless you cancel the service.
Security of Your Personal Information
IDS is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access, which are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit highly confidential information over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption.
If a password is used to help protect your accounts and personal information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential. Do not share this information with anyone. If you are sharing a computer with anyone you should always choose to log out before leaving a site or service to protect access to your information from subsequent users.
IDS websites use “cookies” to enable you to sign in to our services and to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
Cookies allow you to move from page to page at the website without having to sign in again on each page. When you sign out, these cookies are deleted from your computer.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of IDS sites and services that depend on cookies.
Use of Web Beacons
IDS website pages may contain electronic images known as web beacons – sometimes called single-pixel gifs – that may be used to assist in delivering cookies on our sites and allow us to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. We may include web beacons in promotional e-mail messages or our newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.
IDS may also employ web beacons from third parties in order to help us compile aggregated statistics and determine the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns. We prohibit web beacons on our sites from being used by third parties to collect or access your personal information.
Finally, we may work with other companies that advertise on IDS sites to place web beacons on their sites in order to allow us to develop statistics on how often clicking on an advertisement on an IDS site results in a purchase or other action on the advertiser’s site.
Controlling “Spam” or Unsolicited E-mail
IDS is concerned about controlling unsolicited commercial e-mail, or “spam.” IDS will not sell, lease or rent its e-mail subscriber lists to third parties. While IDS continues to actively review and implement new technology, such as expanded filtering features, there is no currently available technology that will totally prevent the sending and receiving of unsolicited e-mail.
Recruitment and Job Applications.
Job applicants may provide us with personal information through our website. Personal information such as that contained on a resume or curriculum vitae may be submitted in connection with a job application or inquiry. We may use this information throughout IDS (worldwide) for the purpose of employment consideration or your inquiry. We may also keep your information on file for future consideration. When you submit such personal information you consent to IDS’s worldwide use and processing of this information.
IDS does not monitor and cannot control the use of information disclosed in public forums, such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, bulletin boards, blogs, chat rooms, and networking functions of mobile-device applications. Any information disclosed in public areas may become public information. You should exercise caution when disclosing information in these public areas, and be careful how you disclose your personal information. Content posted in public areas (including advice, opinions and views) is the responsibility of those who post the content. IDS does not necessarily endorse, support, verify, or agree with the content posted.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be secure, therefore, we cannot ensure the security of any information you send to us and you do so at your own risk. If IDS learns of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using this website or providing personal information to us, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues. IDS may post a notice on this website if a security breach occurs. IDS may also send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us in these circumstances or communicate with you by other means if we can.
If you have questions regarding this statement, you should contact IDS by using our Web form.
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