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Terms of Use

How We Use Cookies

Like many Websites, we use "cookies," which are small text files that are stored on your computer or equipment when you visit certain online pages that record your preferences. We use cookies to track use of our Website and online services. We may also use cookies to monitor traffic, improve the Website, and make it easier and/or relevant for your use. The IRF website is functional without the retention of cookies. For general information about cookies and how to manage them, go to allabout and look at managing cookies. The IRF website contains cookies for Google Analytics. Google Analytics persistent cookies are used for anonymous aggregate website tracking. No personal information is stored in cookies. Learn more here:

Like some other Websites, we may use web beacons or flash cookies. A web beacon or flash cookie (also known as an "action tag," "tracer tag," or "single-pixel GIF") is an invisible graphic on a web page or e-mail newsletter that is programmed to collect non-personally identifiable information about your use of a given Website or newsletter, e.g., whether you opened the e-mail. Like cookies, web beacons allow IRF and its technology providers to summarize overall usage patterns for our analysis and provide personalized services to you. We do not share or provide personally identifiable information we may collect through such web beacons, such as names or e-mail addresses, without your express permission.

IRF strives to protect the transmission and storage of any information submitted by visitors to the Website. But no transmission and storage of data is completely secure, and submissions are at your sole risk. These Website may contain links to sites operated by third parties. Please be advised that the practices described in this Privacy Policy do not apply to information gathered through these other Websites. Please remember that any information you share in public areas, such as comments, message boards or feedback sections, becomes public, and therefore this Privacy Policy does not apply to any information you choose to make public. Please be careful about what you disclose, and do not post any personal information that you expect to keep private.

Personal Information

The General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") is a European Regulation concerning the use and processing of personal information. We are committed to processing your information in compliance with the GDPR upon its effectiveness on May 25, 2018.

We will use reasonable efforts to securely process all personal information in line with the rights specified under the GDPR, in particular those related to the following requests:

  • Access to your personal information;

  • Correction of the personal information that we hold;

  • Deletion of your personal information;

  • A restriction of processing of your personal information;

  • Transfer of your personal information to another party; or

  • Objection to processing of your personal information based on IRF’s legitimate interest (or those of a third party) to use it and there is something about your particular situation that causes you to object to such processing.

We hold your information and use it as described in this Privacy Policy and will use reasonable measures to ensure that your personal information is only transferred to third parties who also maintain at least the standard of protection required under the GDPR.

We consider that IRF has a legitimate interest in collecting and processing your information, within the limitations set forth herein. The IRF Website is published in the United States and subject to the laws of the United States. If you are located in a country outside the United States and voluntarily submit personal information to us, you thereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this Privacy Policy and to the transfer of that information to, and/or storage of that information in, the United States. IRF shall not be liable under any circumstances for damages resulting from use of information collected from visitors to the Websites.

We reserve the right to modify or amend the terms of this Privacy Policy from time to time without notice. Your continued use of our Websites following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will mean you accept those changes.

Questions and comments should be directed to .

If you have any questions or requests regarding this policy, if you would like to change your preferences, if you no longer wish to receive e-mail updates from the IRF, or if you believe that IRF has erroneous or incomplete information about you, please send an e-mail to  

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