International Skeptics Forum (ISF) Privacy Policy Statement

The ISF is committed to safeguarding your online privacy.

What information is collected from or about you?

When you register for the forum the ISF requires you to supply a small amount of personal information: an active email address, your full name and your state and country of residence, this information is not viewable by other Forum Members but may be viewable to Administrators and Moderators. You also have the option to supply additional information: a homepage url, location, etc.  these are all optional and are viewable by other Members.

When your computer connects to the IS website or forum a record is kept of your  IP Address .


The IS website and Forum may use cookies to store and sometimes track information about you whilst you are visiting the site or the Forum. (A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive.)

The Forum uses cookies to store the following information: the last time you logged in, your  username and password and any preferred viewing options, if you set any in preferences. These cookies are used by your browser to enter your username and password when you return to the Forum. Cookies may also be used from time to time to gather information such as what browser or screen resolution you are using, any data gathered by such a cookie is anonymous.

ISF cookies are not used to track your movement or perform any function other than to enhance your use of the Forum. If your browser does not support cookies or if you do not have cookies enabled in your browser, or if you delete the cookies on your system or prevents them from being saved, the additional features of the Forum software may not work properly.

How your information is used.

The information collected by the ISF during registration may be used to contact you either regarding IS or IS Forum matters of interest, issues or other ISF business.

The ISF does not sell or share the information you are required to provide during registration with any other organisation.

With whom your information may be shared.

As a general rule, the ISF will not disclose or share any of your personally identifiable information except if you have given permission or when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.    

How your information is secured.

Other than officers of the ISF, agents acting on behalf of the ISF or the administrators and moderators of the JREF Forum you are the only person who has access to your personal information.

Your information is protected by the security of the Forum software and your password.  The ISF strongly recommends that you do not share your password to anyone.

Unfortunately it is not possible to guarantee that any data transmitted over the Internet is 100% secure. As a result, whilst the ISF will strive to protect your personal information, the ISF cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us from or via the Forum.

General on-line privacy

You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and any account information.

Please remember whatever personal information you disclose online can be collected and used by others so do not post any private or personal information unless you want it to be available publicly and remember you can never assume that you are completely anonymous and cannot be identified by your comments.


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