About your Security and Privacy
Credit Card Transactions
For your protection, we have taken a number of steps to maximize the security of financial transactions that are accepted on the IFAC-PapersOnLine Web Site. Credit Card processing is accomplished using secure processing services. No information about your credit card that can lead to their misuse, including the full credit card number and expiration date, is ever stored on the IFAC-PapersOnLine servers. Your entry of credit card information is encrypted when transmitted in secure mode. If you are behind a firewall, the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) feature of your browser and the processing of the credit card may be blocked. If for any reason, you still feel uncomfortable submitting your credit card over the Internet, you can mail your form to us.
In addition, there are constantly changing restrictions in the use of encryption software and schemes that are used in various countries. The use of appropriate software and encryption options are your responsibility, and the IFAC-PapersOnLine assumes no risk or liability in ensuring your compliance to local law.
REGARDLESS OF THE PRECAUTIONS TAKEN BY YOU OR BY THE IFAC-PAPERSONLINE, "PERFECT SECURITY" DOES NOT EXIST ON THE INTERNET. THE IFAC-PAPERSONLINE CANNOT ENSURE OR WARRANT THE SECURITY OF ANY INFORMATION YOU TRANSMIT TO THIS SITE OR THE IFAC-PAPERSONLINE, AND YOU TRANSMIT SUCH INFORMATION AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Information We Collect From You, How We Use the Information and Opt-out Choices
There are a number of areas in the IFAC-PapersOnLine Web Site where we ask for and collect information about you, including personally identifiable information. Where we do, it is in order to serve you better, or is necessary to accomplish the service you are requesting. Examples include membership information (which may include name, address, email, telephone number and educational and professional affiliation), security identifiers, shipping information, and product purchase information stored in online transactions.
From time to time, to better serve our members and to supplement member dues, the IFAC-PapersOnLine mailing list, in part or as a whole, is released to other engineering organizations that have signed a "Memorendum of Agreement" with the IFAC-PapersOnLine, to provide you with information on relevant technical products and services useful to our members. In addition, the mailing lists may be used in connection with informing you about IFAC-PapersOnLine services, products, conferences, meetings and events.
Security identifiers are not disclosed to third parties or affiliated persons or entities. Shipping information (except membership information as noted above) and product purchase information stored in online shopping carts is not disclosed except in connection with the fulfillment and processing of your orders and requests
- General IFAC-PapersOnLine Web Server Security
All of the IFAC-PapersOnLine Web servers use self generated security certificates using industry-standard certificate techniques.
- Personal Protection of Your Access Rights and Authentication
A username (or PIN) and password will be used to authenticate you when you enter privileged services that are offered by the IFAC-PapersOnLine. After authentication, the service being requested will be allowed based on your current status in the IFAC-PapersOnLine.
- Links to Third Parties
- Legal Requests
The IFAC-PapersOnLine cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties, to enforce laws. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us, service or content providers we work with, or you to possible legal liability.