Privacy Policy

Information Matters values the privacy of the users of and visitors to https://informationmatters.org. Your information is used only for delivering Information Matters’ online content and will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to anyone without your consent.

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to our e-newsletter, submit and edit your user profile and preferences, or submit content for publication or comment.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used: To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs); to improve our website (we want to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you); to improve customer service (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs).

Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering Information Matters’ services.

The e-mail address you provide as part of your account profile may be used to send occasional Information Matters news, updates, and site service information.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future e-mails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each e-mail.

Do we use cookies?

Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser, if the browser is set to allow cookies, that enables the site or service provider systems to recognize your browser and to capture and remember certain information.

We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

Information Matters does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. We may share information not personally identifiable with trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or link to third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act); we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. If you are under 18 years of age, you may use the Site only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.

Copyright

Information Matters respects and upholds the intellectual property rights and copyright of all writers. No part or whole of writing that is published as part of or submitted to Information Matters.org may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means — electronic, mechanical, photocopying, or otherwise — without the explicit written permission of the author.

It is Information Matters’ policy to remove content that infringes on author copyright. Information Matters responds to notices of alleged copyright infringement as established and outlined by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Information Matters, in its sole discretion, may terminate and/or restrict the service, account, and/or profile of users who infringe upon the copyright of authors. If you have questions or concerns about the copyright of content on https://informationmatters.org, please contact us at https://informationmatters.org/contact/.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our online privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on July 8, 2021.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us at https://informationmatters.org/contact/