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Privacy policy

This website is provided by ISIC, the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee. At ISIC, we consider your privacy to be extremely important. These are the fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to provide you with services, comply with the law, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our services.
  • We will use personal data that you provide to us in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

What we collect

Like most website operators, ISIC collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor’s request. Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use our website.

When you sign up for the ISIC newsbulletin we ask for personally identifying information such as your full name and email address.

What do we do with the information we collect

We may use your information in the following ways:

  • To comply with legal and regulatory requirements (including responding to subpoenas and to prevent crime). These special circumstances may require us to disclose personally identifiable information.
  • To maintain mailing lists for the ISIC newsbulletin

The information you provide to us will be held on computers and may be accessed by or given to staff of ISIC and companies contracted by ISIC to operate and maintain its website. You acknowledge that it may be necessary for your information to be processed by such parties.
Unless required by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any information you provide to us without your consent.

Why do we use cookies and what are they

We use cookies to better understand how you interact with our website and to improve our website and services. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser. If you do not wish to have cookies placed on your computer, you should set your browsers to refuse cookies before visiting our website. The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on’s settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer.

Visiting the ISIC website with your browser settings adjusted to accept cookies tells us that you want to access the information on the site and that you consent to our use of cookies.

What happens if these terms change?

ISIC may change its website Privacy Policy from time to time, and at ISIC’s sole discretion. If the alterations constitute a material change to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by email if you have provided your email address to us. What makes up a “material change” will be determined by ISIC, in good faith and using common sense and reasonable judgment. You may also check this page for any changes to this policy.

How to contact us

You have a right to access the personal information we hold about you or to obtain a copy of it; if you would like to do so please contact us by postal mail to the address mentioned under ‘contact us’.