Collecting your Personal Information
We do not collect any personal information about you at our website unless you choose to provide it to us voluntarily. We define “personal information” as information that personally identifies you or allows us to contact you. Such information might include your phone number, name or email address. This information is requested when you are asked to register before entering a contest, subscribing to e-mail newsletters, completing an online survey, joining a limited-access premium site, viewing premium-level resource information, or when requesting information about or purchasing IGFA products and services. The IGFA does not collect or store any credit card or social security numbers. If you encounter a screen or page that requests information you do not want to share with us, do not enter the information and do not proceed with that screen or page.
You can personalize your experience at www.igfa.org by becoming a registered user. If you ever want to review or update your profile, simply visit www.igfa.org and edit your account information. We’ll ask you to disclose your User ID and password so that only you can access your profile. Your account information is secure and is accessible by using a password that you select. Do not share your password with anyone. The IGFA website assigns a personal identification number and sends it to your computer in the form of a small text file, called a "cookie." The use of this cookie allows you to visit other password-restricted portions of IGFA’s website — for which you have security access without having to sign in again.
Use of your Personal Information
If you do provide us with personal information, we will only use it for the purposes described where it is collected or we may use your personal information in the following ways: (1) to make the website easier for you to use by not making you enter your personal information more than once; (2) to help you quickly find information on IGFA products, services and customer support; (3) to help us create and deliver content most relevant to you; and (4) to alert you to product upgrades, special offers, updated information and other new services from IGFA.
We will not sell, license, transmit or disclose your personal information outside of IGFA or its affiliates without notice to you unless (1) you expressly authorize us to do so, (2) it is necessary to allow our service providers, representatives, or agents to provide services for or to us, (3) it is necessary to provide our products or services to you, (4) it is disclosed to entities that perform marketing services on our behalf or to other entities with whom we have joint marketing or other agreements, (5) it is necessary or we deem it appropriate in connection with a sale of all or substantially all of the assets or business of IGFA, a sale of stock or equity interests of IGFA, or the merger of IGFA into another entity or any consolidation, share exchange, combination, reorganization, or like transaction in which the IGFA is not the survivor, (6) it is necessary to protect and defend the rights or property of IGFA, (7) it is necessary to act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of IGFA customers, visitors to IGFA’s website or the public, or (8) otherwise as we are required or permitted by law.
Use of Text and Images
If you would like to publish information that you find on our Web site, please send your request to HQ@igfa.org . Where text or images are posted on our site with the permission of the original copyright holder, a copyright statement appears at the bottom of the page. Information about using our logo and images is available by contacting HQ@igfa.org.
Information Collected from Children
www.igfa.org is a general audience site, and we do not knowingly collect information about children or sell products to children under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, you must ask your parent or guardian to assist you in using our website or have their permission. Furthermore, we may restrict entries to any contests, sweepstakes or promotions to entrants who are at least 18 years of age.
We may send you e-mails with promotional offers, special event information, sales notifications or other messages only if you opt-in to receiving such e-mails. If you would no longer like to receive such e-mails from us, please follow the "Unsubscribe" instructions at the end of each email or contact us at HQ@igfa.org. Your e-mail address will be removed from our marketing list. Please allow us a reasonable period of time in order to satisfy your request, as some promotions may already be in process.
We appreciate your questions and comments about our website and services and welcome your email messages to mailboxes listed on our website. We will share your messages with those within and outside our organization who may be able to address the issues contained in your message. We will keep a copy of your message until we have had an opportunity to address your concerns. We may archive your message for a certain period of time or discard it, but your email message will not be used for any other purpose.
Opt-Out and or Changing Your Contact Information
Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us through a special online form. You may choose to receive only specific communications or none at all. You may also update your contact information previously provided to us through another online form. You cannot remove yourself from our database, but you can prevent unwanted communication.
This Web site is designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities, and to comply with federal guidelines concerning accessibility. We welcome your comments. If you have suggestions on how to make the site more accessible, please contact us at HQ@igfa.org.
Access to your Personal Information
We will provide you with the means to ensure that your personal information is correct and current. If you are a registered user of our website, you may review and update this information at any time on www.igfa.org or contact us at HQ@igfa.org. Registered users can view and edit personal information they have already given us. All users can subscribe or unsubscribe to IGFA email newsletters and blogs.
Security of your Personal Information
We restrict access to personal information collected about you at our website to our employees, our affiliates' employees, those who are otherwise specified in this Policy, or others who need to know that information to provide services to you or in the course of conducting our business operations or activities. While no website can guarantee security, we maintain appropriate physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information collected via the website. We protect our databases with various physical, technical and procedural measures and we restrict access to your information by unauthorized persons. We also advise all IGFA employees about their responsibility to protect customer data and we provide them with appropriate guidelines for adhering to our company's business ethics standards and confidentiality policies. Inside the IGFA, data is stored in strongly secure-controlled servers with limited access.
Links to Other Websites
We provide links to other websites for your convenience and information, including websites of other companies related to Macmillan through common ownership. These sites may operate independently from IGFA’s website, and are not under our control. These sites may have their own privacy notices in place, which we strongly suggest you review if you visit any linked website. We are not responsible for the content of these sites, any products or services that may be offered through these sites, or the privacy practices of these sites.
Reading or Downloading
We collect and store only the following information about you, (1) the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account, or princeton.edu if you are connecting from Princeton University's domain), (2) the date and time you access our site, (3) the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked to our site.
We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.
A cookie is a piece of information that a web server may place on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are commonly used by websites to improve the user experience and have not been known to transmit computer viruses or otherwise harm your computer. Many cookies last only through a single website session, or visit. Others may have an expiration date, or may remain on your computer until you delete them.
Our cookies will track only your activity relating to your online activity on this website, and will not track your other Internet activity. Our cookies do not gather personally identifiable information.
An IP address is a unique identifier that certain electronic devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. When you visit our website, we may view the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. We use this information to determine the general physical location of the device and understand from what regions of the world our website visitors come. We also may use this information to enhance our website.
Contests, Sweepstakes and Other Promotions
On our website, you may wish to participate in contests, sweepstakes and other promotions that we may offer from time to time. Through these promotions, you may choose to participate in activities such as sharing information found on our websites with others and sending email invitations. If you choose to participate in these promotions, and are eligible to do so, we may ask you for information such as your name, email address, date of birth and telephone number.
In connection with any contests, sweepstakes and other promotions that we may offer from time to time via the website, we use the information you provide to administer the contests, sweepstakes and other promotions. We also may use the information to communicate with you, or the other people you select, about our products and services or our partners may use such information to communicate with you about the contests, sweepstakes or other promotions or their products and services. As mentioned above, if you create a profile and submit an entry in connection with a contest or promotion, your name, profile and entry, but not your email address, phone number and age, will be visible to other website users. We will not use information you provide about other people for any purpose except the purpose you direct without first getting their consent.
Changes to this Policy
The IGFA may update this Policy at any time and from time to time. The most recent version of the Policy is reflected by the version date located at the bottom of this Policy.
If you have any questions about this Policy or would like to learn more about how we protect privacy, please write to us at:
The International Game Fish Association
300 Gulf Stream Way
Dania Beach, FL 33062
Updated on February 6, 2012