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Privacy Policy

IOS has a contract with imarcom, to host and distribute IOS's electronic communications.

This statement details how imarcom collects and uses personal data under its contract with IOS.

  1. All publications are opt-in only.
  2. All subscriber data is stored in a highly secure facility, and information is not shared with third parties.
  3. When you sign up, imarcom collects and saves your profile. This information is used to send electronic communications.
  4. We take every precaution to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information by using industry-recognized security safeguards, such as firewalls, coupled with carefully developed security procedures to protect your information from loss, misuse or unauthorized alteration. When we ask for sensitive information, we protect it through the use of encryption during transmission, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
  5. Your opening of the communications is notified to imarcom and saved. Your clicks on links and on the companion website are also saved. The clicks and the statistics generated are used in aggregate form to give IOS an indication of the popularity of the content and to help IOS to make decisions about future content and formatting. This information is held by imarcom and will only be shared by imarcom with IOS.
  6. Communications may contain a survey. Participation in such surveys is voluntary. Individual responses are saved and used to prevent multiple voting by any individual.
  7. Communications may contain links to third-party websites, such as those of business partners and/or online advertisers. While you are visiting these sites, they may collect information about you. Because imarcom does not control the information policies or practices of these third parties, you should review their privacy policies to learn more about how they collect and use personally identifiable information.
  8. Imarcom has the ability to monitor and record connections to and from its website. The data collected from this monitoring includes browser type, domain names, traffic volumes, temporal data, IP information, and data posted from web forms. Imarcom reserves the right to analyse this information from time to time.
  9. Imarcom services use cookies to authenticate users, keep track of the user session and govern survey voting. Imarcom does not use cookies to collect any information about you. All cookies, expire within several hours after a period of idleness or when you close your browser.

If you have questions or concerns about any aspect of the privacy policy detailed here, please contact in the first instance, Natacha Fournier, Géologue at natachaf@iosgeo.com.