Questions regarding privacy issues should be directed to ISAS.
Children should always get permission from their parents before sending any information about themselves (such as their names, email addresses, and phone numbers) over the Internet, to us or to anyone else. We won't knowingly allow anyone under 18 to register with our site.
To make use of certain features on our website, visitors need to register and to provide certain information as part of the registration process. We may also ask for information from those who buy products or services or conduct other transactions on our website. We may ask, for example, for your name, email address, sex, age, post code or credit card number. The information you supply will help us to offer you more personalised features, to tailor our site to your interests and make them more useful to you. If you don't supply the information we need, we may be unable to provide you with services we make available to other visitors to our site.
Even if you want to remain completely anonymous, you're still free to take advantage of the wealth of content available on our sites without registration.
To help make our site more responsive to the needs of our visitors, we invoke a standard feature of browser software, called a "cookie," to assign each visitor a unique, random number, a sort of user ID that resides on your computer. The cookie doesn't actually identify the visitor, just the computer that a visitor uses to access our site. Unless you voluntarily identify yourself (through registration, for example), we won't know who you are, even if we assign a cookie to your computer. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply. A cookie can't read unrelated data off your hard drive.
Our advertisers and the third parties that provide products or services through our site may also assign their own cookies to your browser, a process that we don't control.
Our web servers automatically collect limited information about your computer's connection to the Internet, including your IP address, when you visit our site. (Your IP address is a number that lets computers attached to the Internet know where to send you data - such as the web pages you view.) Your IP address does not identify you personally to us. We use this information to deliver our web pages to you upon request, to tailor our site to the interests of our users, and to measure traffic within our site.
At ISAS, we do our best to ensure that information we post to this site is both timely and accurate. But the news changes over time and reports that were accurate when posted quickly become old news. Though we may post follow-up reports, and may continue to provide access to the original report, as in an archive of news stories; for example, we don't go back and change the original report to reflect new developments. If you're looking for the most recent information on a given subject, and not the history of how the story unfolded, be sure you're not looking at an out of date report.
To obtain access to certain services on our site, you may be given an opportunity to register with ISAS. As part of any such registration process, you will select a user name and a password. You agree that the information you supply during that registration process will be accurate and complete and that you will not register under the name of, nor attempt to enter the service under the name of, another person. ISAS reserves the right to reject or terminate any user name that, in its judgment, it deems offensive. You will be responsible for preserving the confidentiality of your password and will notify ISAS's Web Team of any known or suspected unauthorised use of your account.
By using the ISAS web site you agree to abide by the terms of this visitor agreement. We hope you enjoy using the ISAS web site, and we welcome suggestions for improvements.