Like most website operators, the Institute of Professional Sound (IPS) collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The Institute of Professional Sound’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use the website. From time to time, the IPS may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
The Institute of Professional Sound also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. The Institute does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Certain visitors to The Institute of Professional Sound’s websites choose to interact with the Institute in ways that require the IPS to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that the Institute gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask members of the Institute for a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with The Institute of Professional Sound – by purchasing books, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, the IPS collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the Institute. The IPS does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors may refuse to supply personally-identifying information, but it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
The Institute of Professional Sound may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website, and may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, the IPS does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
The Institute of Professional Sound discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on the IPS’s behalf or to provide services available at the Institute’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using The Institute of Professional Sound’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Institute of Professional Sound will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The Institute of Professional Sound discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when the IPS believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of the Institute, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the Institute of Professional Sound website and have supplied your email address, the IPS may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with the Institute of Professional Sound and our activities. We expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The Institute of Professional Sound takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.