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IES Abroad is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy and helping you make the most of your time on the Internet within a trusted environment. The IES Abroad Privacy Policy applies to IES Abroad’s website and governs its data collection, usage, and services.

Information We Collect
Any information collected on this site is used only to facilitate a more personal experience for the user. IES Abroad does not sell or distribute any information about its users to outside organizations. This privacy policy discloses how we collect, protect, and use information gathered about you on our website. Your use of the IES Abroad website signifies your acceptance of this policy. We hope that this disclosure will help increase your confidence in our website and enhance your experience on our site.

You can use our website without divulging any personally identifiable information including your email address. Our website does not collect identifiable information about individuals except when such individuals specifically provide such information on a voluntary basis, such as when registering at our website, requesting a catalog, or completing our online application. IES Abroad uses such information collected to improve and customize the content you see, to provide the products, services or membership benefits you request, and to contact you with related information.

IES Abroad uses IP addresses to measure the amount of use of our website, and diagnose problems with our server, as well as administer its contents. IES Abroad does not link IP addresses to personal information. Information collected via IP addresses includes page views, browser types, and referring site information.

Use of Cookies
Our website uses "cookies" to enable you to utilize our online application (in order for the NEXT and SUBMIT buttons to function properly), as well as our Alumni Bulletin Board (to enable your password to be remembered the next time you visit the bulletin board). Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. We NEVER share or sell information contained within cookies with any other person or third party. Any information that is obtained through a cookie is information a user has voluntarily submitted through the site.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies, if you prefer. However, if you choose to decline cookies, you will not be able to fully utilize the interactive features of our website.

Links to Other Web Sites
IES Abroad’s website utilizes links to other websites. IES Abroad holds no responsibility for the content, privacy practices, or other site links to those websites. The inclusion of any link to such a site does not create or imply any approval or endorsement of that site by IES Abroad. IES Abroad makes no representations whatsoever as to any other website that you may access through this one. These links are included on our website for reference purposes only.

Choice/Opt-out
We provide you the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes, when we ask for this information.

If you no longer wish to receive communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in our website or you may contact us at 1.312.944.1740 or by mail at 33 N. LaSalle, Chicago IL, 60602 to opt-out.

You will be notified when your personal information is collected by any third party that is not our agent/service provider, so you can make an informed choice as to whether or not to share your information with that party.

Emails
By requesting a catalog from our site, you authorize IES Abroad to contact you via email in the future regarding its study abroad programs. You are able to unsubscribe from our email distribution list by writing to info@IESabroad.org  and asking to be removed from our mailing list. Please put "REMOVE" in the subject area and in the body copy include your full name and email address. We do not distribute email addresses under any circumstance.

Security
All IES Abroad information technology systems and infrastructures meet and exceed industry standards of security, encryption, and controls.  These standards and controls are tested annually by independent outside auditors.

Links from Other Web Sites
IES Abroad is not responsible for the content of any other site linked to this one. The inclusion of any link to our site on another site's pages does not create or imply any approval or endorsement of that site by IES Abroad.

Children's Privacy
IES Abroad recognizes the privacy interests of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. This Site is not intended for children under the age of 13. IES Abroad does not target its services or this Site to children under 13. IES Abroad does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.

Disclaimer
IES Abroad may disclose personal information if needed to comply with the law.

Updates to the Privacy Policy
We will occasionally amend this privacy policy, as needed, and therefore encourage you to periodically review this policy. IES Abroad is committed to maintaining a secure and current website.

Contact IES Abroad
If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the privacy practices of this website, please contact us at info@IESabroad.org, attn: Assistant Director of Online Marketing.