The IAFF has created this privacy notice to explain how we use information that you may provide while visiting our website and to demonstrate our firm commitment to Internet privacy. The IAFF may modify this policy from time to time so we encourage you to check this page when revisiting this website.
The following discloses our information-gathering and dissemination practices for this website. The type and amount of information received depends on how you use the site.
Website Usage/Information Collection
When you visit the IAFF website, we automatically obtain information from you about the name of your Internet service provider, the browser and type of computer you are using, the website that referred you to us, the pages you request and the date and time of those requests. We use this information on an aggregate basis to generate statistics and measure site activity to improve the usefulness of the site to our visitors. For example, we use this information to track which pages are most popular among visitors as a whole. We may track the pages you or any individual visitor may look at during a visit to our site.
Collection of Personally Identifiable Information
The IAFF uses web forms so you may provide information to engage in IAFF activities. Any information we collect, such as your name, mailing address, email address, type of request you are making and any additional information you provide, is collected and stored by the IAFF or its contracted partners. The information is used to fulfill your request and track aggregate information about usage of these features. The IAFF makes every effort to ensure the secure collection and transmission of your sensitive information using industry accepted data collection and encryption methodologies, such as SSL (Secure Sockets Layer).
Sharing of Personally Identifiable Information
The IAFF may exchange limited personally identifiable information (such as name and email address) with partner organizations. The IAFF website will not post your personal contact information, including email address, street address and phone numbers, without your consent.
Financial Information and Payments
We use a secure server for processing payments and financial information. Information is transmitted using industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology.
Opting Out of Email Lists
People who subscribe to email lists via the website will receive periodic updates from the IAFF by regular mail or email. You may opt out of receiving future information via email by using the unsubscribe procedure specified on the email message.
This site contains hypertext links to other sites. The IAFF is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption to protect the transmission of information you submit to us when you use our secure online forms. You are on a secure page when the lock icon on the bottom of web browsers, such as Chrome, Firefox, Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer, become locked, as opposed to unlocked, or open, when you are just surfing. All the information you provide us through these forms is stored securely offline.
We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption to protect sensitive information online and also maintain internal policies to protect user information offline. All user information is restricted in our offices, unless it is shared with approved IAFF vendors and independent contractors, in which case reasonable measures are undertaken to assure the confidentiality and privacy of that information. All employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Finally, the servers that store sensitive information are kept in a secure environment.
Please note, however, that no system can be kept perfectly secure; attacks may come. If you send us an email, you should know that email is not necessarily secure against interception. So, if your communication includes sensitive information, such as your bank account, charge card or Social Security number, and you prefer not to use one of our secure online complaint forms, contact us by mail or by telephone rather than by email.
Corrections/Updating Personal Information
If your personal information changes (such as your mailing address), you may update your record online or contact us and we will endeavor to provide a way to update that personal data provided to us.