Privacy Policy


This privacy policy applies only to the International Oil Scouts Association website. This Privacy Policy details certain policies implemented by International Oil Scouts Association governing our use of personally identifiable information about users of our Site, including information gathered directly from our visitors in the course of their use of the Site' products and services. In addition, this Privacy Policy also covers how we use any other personally identifiable information provided to us in relation to our promotion or marketing of our products and services.


You can generally visit our Site without revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself. However, in certain sections of the Site, we may invite you to register for an account, register to receive periodic newsletters, as well as offers and coupons, participate in surveys, questionnaires or contests, apply for a job, participate in message boards available from our Site, Web logs (“Blogs”) and/or other types of forums, contact us with questions or comments or request information, and provide us with feedback. Due to the nature of some of these activities, we may collect personally identifiable information such as your name, email address, address, age or date of birth, gender, employment, income level, other contact information, company name, username and password, and credit card information. Additionally, we may collect personally identifiable information about you that you provide to us when you contact us in person or via phone or that you voluntarily post in message boards, Blogs and/or forums and other users will be able to see any information that you post to such message boards, Blogs and forums. We may use your personally identifiable information to deliver and provide certain services, products or information you have purchased or requested, provide you with notices regarding services, products or information that you have subscribed for or purchased or that you may want to subscribe for or purchase in the future, verify your authority to enter our Site, to provide you with advertising and content on our Site and by e-mail that may be of interest to you, and to improve the content and general administration of the Site and our services.


We may use small text files called cookies to improve overall online Site experience. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Cookies generally do not permit us to personally identify you. We will use cookies, pixel trackers, server logs, and any Internet technology in order to measure the effectiveness of the service and any advertising campaigns as well as to target meaningful content and ads to our users.  The Site may use DoubleClick, Google, and other third-party ad servers to serve and display advertisements on the Site. We do not provide personally identifiable information to ad servers. They may use cookies, pixel trackers, or other Internet technology to improve the effectiveness and targeting of advertisements to you within the Site and any other place where that third-party is serving advertisements.


The Site may track the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, browser type, IP addresses, External WebSite (defined below) linked to, and we may analyze this data for trends and statistics in the aggregate, but such information will be maintained, used and disclosed in aggregate form only and it will not contain personally identifiable information. We may use such aggregate information to analyze trends, improve and administer the Site, track users' movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We may also use aggregate information about the use of our products and services to improve the capabilities of our products and services. This information will only be disclosed in aggregate form.


We will disclose your personally identifiable information if we reasonably believe we are required to do so by law, regulation or other government authority, or if we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (i) enforce our Terms of Use, (ii) respond to claims that any of user postings to the Site violate the rights of a third party, or (iii) protect the rights, property or personal safety of International Oil Scouts Association, its affiliates, suppliers, users or the public. We may provide your personally identifiable information that we collect and the data generated by cookies to our parent, subsidiary or affiliate entities within our corporate family, to third party partner entities and to the vendors and service agencies that we may engage to assist us. For example, we may provide your personally identifiable information to an organization in order to complete a service or to assist us with marketing. Additionally, if you request certain information from this Site, we may provide your personally identifiable information to a third party entity to fulfill your request. We will not sell your personally identifiable information to any company or organization except we may transfer your personally identifiable information to a successor entity upon a merger, consolidation or other corporate reorganization in which International Oil Scouts Association participates or to a purchaser of all or substantially all of International Oil Scouts Association' assets to which the Site relates.


The Site may provide links to other WebSites or resources over which the International Oil Scouts Association does not have control, including, without limitation, message boards and/or links to WebSites or pages that are framed within our Site ("External WebSite"). Even if such materials are framed within our Site and appear to be a part of our Site, such materials do not constitute an endorsement by International Oil Scouts Association of those External WebSite. You acknowledge that International Oil Scouts Association is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and further agree that International Oil Scouts Association is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such External WebSite or the acts or omissions of their operators. Your use of External WebSite is subject to the terms of use and privacy policies located on the linked to External WebSite.


We may employ procedural and technological measures that are reasonably designed to help protect your personally identifiable information from loss, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. The Site may use password protection and other security measures to help prevent unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information.