Privacy Policy

Independent Media Solidarity Privacy Policy

Last Updated: March 2, 2018

Independent Media Solidarity (“IMS”) wants you to know how we address privacy issues on the IMS web site (the “Site”) and all other websites owned and operated by Independent Media Solidarity. IMS provides the privacy policy below (“Privacy Policy”) to explain how your personal information will be treated by IMS. IMS reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time. Please check back frequently in order to see changes, and Your use of the Site constitutes your acceptance of the privacy policy, as it may be amended from time to time.

1. Collection of Personal Information from Site Users

a) IMS may collect and/or track (1) the home server domain names, e-mail addresses, type of computer, and type of Web browser of visitors to the Site, (2) the e-mail addresses of visitors that communicate with IMS or the Site via e-mail, (3) information knowingly provided by the visitor in online forms, registration forms and surveys, (including name, address, e-mail and other personal profile data), and (4) aggregate and user-specific information regarding page views.

b) IMS may place Internet “cookies” on visitors’ hard drives. Internet cookies save data about individual visitors, such as the visitor’s name, password, user-name, screen preferences, the pages of a site viewed by the visitor, and the advertisements viewed or clicked by the visitor. When the visitor revisits the Site, IMS may recognize the visitor by the Internet cookie and customize the visitor’s experience accordingly. Visitors may decline Internet cookies, if any, by using the appropriate feature of their Web client software, if available; however, this may impair certain features of the Site.

2. Use of Personal Data Collected

IMS may use personally identifiable information in a number of ways, including but not limited to:

a) To communicate with you about your account, or to communicate information about the Site.

b) To build higher-quality, more useful services, such as by analyzing usage trends, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas of the Site.

c) To support the operation of the Site, troubleshoot problems, resolve disputes, and to enforce our Terms and Conditions;

d) To inform you about products, activities and services related to IMS. You will have the option of opting out of further communications of this type by sending an email to (Please refer to Section 7 below.)

3. Disclosure of Personal Data Collected

IMS may disclose personally identifiable information about you to Third Parties as follows:

a) With your consent.

b) To facilitate a transaction or communication with a third party that you have initiated.

c) To IMS’s agents and advisors (such as our accountants or attorneys). We only disclose the personal information necessary for them to provide their services to you or to us, and only under strict confidentiality restrictions.

d) As IMS believes necessary to: (a) comply with law (including court and government orders, and civil subpoenas); (b) enforce or apply IMS’s Terms and Conditions and other agreements; or (c) protect the rights, property, or safety of IMS (and its officers, directors, employees and agents), our users, or others.

e) If you partake (or we reasonably suspect that you are partaking) in any illegal or potentially illegal activity. We may disclose personal information even without a subpoena, warrant, or other court order, to the extent we feel is necessary to inform and cooperate with law enforcement agencies or other appropriate authorities.

f) In aggregated form, i.e., information about multiple users collectively without identifying any individual user, such as the total number of visitors to a particular section in a given week.

g) If you provide us with your e-mail address and/or postal address, IMS may sell and/or rent lists containing e-mail and/or postal addresses to third parties whose professional and educational missions closely resemble those of IMS. IMS takes extreme carefulness in its decision to sell and/or rent lists. If you would like us to stop including your e-mail or postal address in such lists, please email us at the address below, requesting that we remove your information from these lists. If we receive such a request from you, we will act as promptly as possible to remove your information from future lists that we sell or rent to third parties.

4. Collection of Personal Data from Children

To the extent that IMS is able to determine the age of users by their submissions to, or communications with, the Site, IMS will not knowingly (a) collect or post information from individuals under thirteen years of age (“Children” or “Child”) without their parent’s or guardian’s consent, or (b) provide any personally identifying information collected from Children, regardless of its source, to any third party for any purpose whatsoever.

5. Security Measures

IMS has implemented numerous security features to prevent the unauthorized release of or access to personal information. In particular, when a visitor provides information through the Site, IMS offers the visitor the ability to use to store personal information securely.

6. Third Party Web Sites

The Site may contain links to other Internet web sites. Unless we explicitly state otherwise, we have no control over these third party sites and their privacy practices, and this Privacy Policy applies only to information you supply (or that we collect) in connection with use of the Site. You should review third party privacy policies in connection with visiting the Sites.

7. Opt-Out Right

Visitors may opt-out of having their personal information collected or used by IMS, by contacting us via email at

8. IMS’s Right to Contact Visitor

IMS reserves the right to contact visitors to the Site.

9. Access to and Ability to Correct Personal Data

IMS may sell and/or rent lists containing e-mail and/or postal addresses to third parties whose professional and educational missions closely resemble those of IMS. IMS, Inc. takes extreme carefulness in its decision to sell and/or rent. Upon request via e-mail, IMS will provide to visitors a summary of any personally identifiable information retained by IMS regarding the visitor and the identity of third parties who have been provided personal information within the last year. Visitors may have their personal record removed from IMS’s databases by contacting IMS via e-mail at the address indicated below.

10. IMS’s Right to Change Privacy Policy

IMS may change the content of our Site and Privacy Policy at any time. Please revisit our Privacy Policy from time to time to be sure you are familiar with our current policy.

11. Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us at:


12. Governing Law

This Privacy Policy and the privacy practices of IMS will be subject exclusively to the laws of the Florida within the United States of America. IMS makes no representation that this Privacy Policy and such practices comply with the laws of any other country. Visitors who use the Site and reside outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. If you reside outside of the United States, by using the Site, you consent to the transfer and use of your information outside your country