Please read these Conditions of use ("terms") carefully before using this website. Accessing, browsing or using this website is a privilege subject to the following Terms and indicates your agreement and acceptance of these Terms. By using this website you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to the following terms.
Information we collect and how we use it
- Personal Information
You may choose to provide personal information (such as your name, address, telephone number and email address) on this web site. We ask you for information such as your name and email address so we can respond to your questions and comments. If you would like to receive IAO news alerts, we ask for your name and email address so we can send you the news alerts.
- Order Preliminary Accreditation Reports
If you would like to receive the Preliminary Accreditation Reports, you may ask for a copy on our web site. We ask for your contact information so we can send you the report.
- Contact IAO
On www.iao.org, we provide a phone number, a postal address and an email address so visitors can report complaints about quality assurance standards or other concerns to the IAO. If you email us, please be aware that you will be providing us with your email address and any other information you include in your email.
- Essential Cookies
Some cookies serve an essential function and the websites cannot work properly without them. Where such essential cookies are used, they cannot be disabled.
- Browser and Flash Cookies
Other cookies serve a functional purpose and improve the user experience of the websites. We use browser and Flash cookies to tell us, for example, whether you’ve visited us before, and to help us identify site features in which you may have the greatest interest. Browser and Flash cookies may enhance your online experience by saving your preferences while you are visiting a particular site so that you do not need to reset them each time you visit the website. Neither Browser nor Flash cookies can identify you as an individual. You can decline any Browser cookie through your browser however, without Browser cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of all our website features.
Information We Share
We do not sell or otherwise disclose personal information about our web site visitors, except as described here. We may share information provided by our visitors to iao.org with service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf. These service providers are contractually restricted from using or disclosing the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements. In addition, we may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law or legal process, (ii) to law enforcement authorities or other government officials, or (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity. We reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to direct the transferee to use personal information you have provided through this web site in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Statement.
Information We Transfer
We may transfer the personal information we collect on this site to other countries where we do accreditation activites, but we will do so only for the purposes described above. When we transfer your information to other countries, we will protect that information as described here unless otherwise required by applicable laws.
Links to Other Sites
We provide links to other web sites for your convenience and information. These sites may have their own privacy statements in place, which we recommend you review if you visit any linked web sites. We are not responsible for the content of linked sites or any use of the sites.
How We Protect Personal Information
We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect against unauthorized disclosure, use, alteration or destruction of the personal information you provide on this web site. We use secure socket layer (SSL) technology to help keep the personal information you provide on this site secure.
Access, Correction, and Deletion
To keep personally identifiable information that you provide via this site accurate, current, and complete, please contact us and we will take appropriate steps to update or correct such information in our possession, or to delete your information from our contact list.
Updates to Our Privacy Statement
This Privacy Statement may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our online information practices. We will post a prominent notice on this web site to notify you of any significant changes to our Privacy Statement and indicate at the top of the statement when it was most recently updated.