This statement contains information about the way we collect information about our users and how we use that information. If you have any questions or concerns, please send us an email.
Security of your personal information
The ISN takes online privacy very seriously. We are committed to protecting your personal information and have implemented all necessary measures to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of any data submitted to us or stored under our control.
Collection and use of personal information
Cookies and log files
Our servers log your interaction with the ISN website via cookies and log files. Standard log files like ours contain basic information such as the date and time of your visit, your internet protocol (IP) address, and the number of bytes your computer sends and receives. We collect this information to analyze user and demographic trends, and administer the website. We do not match IP addresses to individual users.
Newsletters and other subscription-based services
If a user wishes to subscribe to one of our newsletters or mailing lists, we ask that they provide, at minimum, an email address. Additional information, such as your name and organizational affiliation, is optional. Users can unsubscribe from a mailing list at any time. Once a subscription is cancelled, the user's personal information is deleted from our servers.
From time to time, the ISN will contact subscribers to update them on changes to its information services as well as the activities of ISN staff, partners and affiliates. Users are welcome to decline these emails.
Users are invited to contact ISN staff via our standard email template. Any information submitted here is only used to respond to your question or request. However, we may forward your email to another person or organization if we think they are in a better position to help you.
The ISN does not collect the information of users wishing to comment on our news stories or the ISN blog (e.g. your email address). Please note, however, that users are liable for any personal information they disclose on the ISN website via their comments.
On occasion, the ISN undertakes user surveys. Participation in these surveys is voluntary. Information requested here may include personal data such as name, gender, age, nationality and profession, as well as the users personal or professional interests. This information is aggregated and used to monitor and improve our website.
As part of our efforts to encourage greater collaboration among IR and security policy professionals, the ISN hosts a number of online communities. While access to all of our communities is free, some policy-oriented working groups require the creation and use of a username and password. Information provided here is kept strictly confidential.
Further, the ISN reserves the right to delete any content - including personal data - without notice to the provider should we consider this content inappropriate.
This policy was updated on 3 July 2008.