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Privacy Policy

The Independent Regulatory Commission (IRC) has created this privacy policy to demonstrate our commitment to the privacy of the users of our website. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy, and how we treat personally identifiable information collected from our visitors and users.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

You can visit the IRC’s website without revealing any personal information. However, the IRC needs certain personal information if you wish to sign up to our forums and other membership access areas. Where required, this information may include your personal contact information and/or your company contact information. The IRC will use this information to reply to your inquiries, to provide you with requested information and services, to set up your member’s account (if you cannot do so), and to contact you regarding updates to the Commission. By accessing the services of the IRC and voluntarily providing us with the requested personal information, you consent to the collection and use of the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information

The IRC automatically receives and records non-personal information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, cookie information and the page you requested. The IRC may use this information to learn more about its visitors, and see how best it can tailor its services to those visitors. However, the IRC does not connect this non-personal data to any personal information collected from you. The IRC also allows third party companies that are presenting advertisements on some of our pages to set and access their cookies on your computer. Again, these cookies are not connected to any personal information. Third party cookie usage is subject to individual owned privacy policies, and the IRC assumes no responsibility or liability for this usage.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

The IRC may disclose your personal information to third parties who work on behalf of/or who is responsible for the commission, to provide services requested by you. We will share personal information for these purposes only with third parties whose privacy policies are consistent with ours or who agree to abide by our policies with respect to personal information

The IRC may otherwise disclose your personal information when:

  • We have your express consent to share the information for a specified purpose;
  • We need to respond to subpoenas, court orders or such other legal process;
  • We need to protect the personal safety of the users of our website or defend the rights or property of the IRC;
  • If your actions on our websites violate the IRC’s

Terms of Use document or any of our usage guidelines.

Consent If you do not consent to the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information as outlined in this policy, please do not provide any personal information to the IRC. If you have provided personal information to the IRC and no longer consent to its use or disclosure as outlined herein, please notify the IRC.

Security

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be considered 100% secure. However, your IRC Information is protected for your privacy and security. We also safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access, through access control procedures. Further, the IRC retains your personal information only as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes identified above or as required by law.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

The IRC may at any time, without notice to you and in its sole discretion, amend this policy from time to time. Please review this policy periodically. Your continued use of the IRC website after any such amendments signifies your acceptance thereof.

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