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Privacy Policy

Your privacy on the Internet is of utmost importance to us. Because we collect certain types of information about the users of this Web Site ("Site") and its services, we feel you should fully understand the conditions of our collection and use of such information. This Privacy Policy discloses what information we collect, how we use it, and how to correct or change it. By using this Site, you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy, along with any related procedures, at any time, without prior notice. We suggest that you review this Privacy Policy from time to time in order to be informed of any and all revisions to this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy Answers The Following Questions

  • What information do we collect, what are the purposes for which we collect this information, and how is it used? How do we disclose information collected?
  • What security measures do we have in place to protect information we collect?
  • How do you correct and/or update the information we collect?
  • How do you opt out from allowing your information to be used by us for certain purposes?
  • What are cookies, and how do we use them?
  • How are you able to contact us?

Any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with us, should either be directed to our Webmaster at info@ip-advocate.org, or discussed by calling us at 678-627-8109 and mentioning that you have a privacy policy issue related to the IPAO website. The Webmaster is our designated privacy policy consultant. The Webmaster monitors compliance with all international and domestic privacy regulations.

We collect the following information from you

  1. Information you explicitly provide to us by completing any submission, registration, or account form(s) on or through this Site, including your name, email and mail addresses, and credit card information.
  2. We use information that is automatically collected by us when you visit this Site for our own internal purposes, which are more fully explained below. We do not share your information with any other parties, unless it is necessary to do so in order to comply with state and federal laws, or to fulfill our obligations arising from this Site.

Contact Information

If you subscribe to our email alerts or blogs, we ask for contact information (such as your name, email address, and demographic information, if and when requested). We use this information in the same manner as we use your collected information during the account creation process and otherwise in this Site. Recipients of our email alerts and users of our blog can unsubscribe using the instructions at the end of the email alerts or on this Site.

Information You Explicitly Provide

Creating an Account. Visitors to this Site may create an account with us by completing and submitting a short registration form on this Site, which requires them to provide certain information about themselves. Through this process, we collect your contact information (like your telephone number and physical and/or e-mail addresses) and a user chosen password. The contact information we collect is used for our own internal tracking purposes, identification, service selection, and evaluation. We also use this contact information from time to time to send you email alerts and other materials about IPAO including information related to this Site and updates to its contents. Certain portions of your contact information are retained for our internal records. If you wish, when you create an account you may elect not to receive future mailings of our e-mail alerts or other materials. See "How to Opt Out" below.

Information We Automatically Collect

IP Addresses. When you connect to the Internet, your computer has a unique identification code called an "IP address." We use your IP address for system administration purposes, such as to help diagnose problems with our server. In addition, we may use your IP address to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information about you and the rest of the users who visit this Site.

Disclosure and Use of Collected Information

Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information. We may disclose any and all information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or if disclosure is necessary to protect our legal rights.

Use of Information. We use collected information for many purposes, including, but not limited to administering and improving this Site, diagnosing problems with our systems, developing new ideas and services, and communicating with you. We do not share your personally identifiable information (including any information gathered through the account registration process such as name, and e-mail address) with other, third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent.

Our Security Measures

We take reasonable security measures in order to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information we collect from you. If you wish, you may contact the Webmaster to find out more about the security measures we have implemented.

How to Correct Your Information

You have the ability to correct or change any information you have previously provided to us by sending an email to info@ip-advocate.org or by calling us at 678-627-8109 (and mentioning that you have an information correction issue related to the IPAO website). You may change this information at any time and as often as necessary.

How To Opt Out

You have the opportunity to opt out of receiving further communications from us at the time you register an account this Site. Alternatively, if you initially decide to receive information from us but at a later date wish to remove your information from our database, you can do so by sending an email to info@ip-advocate.org or by calling us at 678-627-8109 (and mentioning that you have an opt-out request related to the IPAO website).

What Are Cookies and How Do We Use Cookies?

"Cookies" are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a Site. They are small pieces of data that are stored by a user's web browser on the user's hard drive. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include information such as the date and time of visits, the pages viewed and the time spent at this Site. This information is used to constantly improve this Site and better serve our users of this Site.

If you have turned off all cookies, you will still be able to access all of the areas on this Site, but be advised, certain features will not be available if cookies are turned off.

Linked Websites

This site contains links to other sites. The linkages are provided as a courtesy, to be used or not at the discretion of the individual user. If users decide to follow those other links, IPAO cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and content of those sites. Users should contact the coordinator of the particular site with any questions about those sites.


We may change the terms and conditions of our Privacy Policy at any time by posting revisions on the web site. By accessing or using the IPAO website, you agree to be bound by all the terms and conditions of our Privacy Statement as posted on the IPAO website at the time of your access or use. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement or any revised statement, please exit the site immediately.

Last Updated

This Privacy Policy was last updated in September 2008.

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