Users can browse the websites without revealing any personal information.
Monitoring Website Traffic
IOM monitors general trends in the use of its websites.
IOM uses the information to generate statistics and measure the websites' activity in order to improve the usefulness of the websites. This information is never connected with any personal information you supply to IOM if you register for one of IOM's services, online orders or make a credit card payment.
You are free to decline cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on the websites and may be required to re-enter information more frequently to use certain services on the websites.
IOM does not collect personal information, such as the name, mailing address, e-mail address, and other information of individual users, unless such information is voluntarily disclosed, for example by registering to the Media Library for browsing and downloading visual and audio materials. In such event, IOM will only use the personal information for the purpose for which it was disclosed.
IOM does not sell, distribute or rent personal information collected on its websites.
IOM relies on online service providers for the provision of services, such as hosting services, website traffic analysis, electronic newsletters, online surveys, online shopping carts and electronic payment solutions.
If you are purchasing goods or services on the websites, you may be asked to provide your credit card details. These details are transferred to a secure online payment service provider, hosted outside IOM. IOM does not retain credit card information.
IOM does not share personal information with any third party, unless it is related to the provision of services such as purchasing a publication, completing a survey or making a donation.
The materials are provided on an "as is" basis, without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. IOM specifically does not make any warranties or representations as to the appropriateness, quality, timeliness, accuracy or completeness of the materials.
While IOM cannot make any warranties that there are no errors on the websites, it does endeavour, where appropriate, to correct errors that are drawn to its attention.
The use of the websites are at a user's sole risk. By using the websites, the user agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless IOM, its employees, information providers and content providers from and against any losses, damages, expenses (including legal fees and costs), claims, suits and liabilities to the extent arising out of or resulting from the use of the websites.
Neither IOM nor any of its employees, information providers or content providers accept any responsibility whatsoever for the appropriateness, quality, accuracy, timeliness and completeness of the materials.
Neither IOM nor any of its employees, information providers or content providers shall be liable to any user or anyone else for any inaccuracy, error, omission, interruption, timeliness, incompleteness, deletion, defect, failure of performance, computer virus, communication line failure, alteration or use of any content published on the websites, regardless of cause, or for any damages resulting therefrom.
If a user is dissatisfied with any material on the websites or with any of the terms and conditions governing the websites, a user's sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the websites.
IOM does not necessarily support policies and beliefs of organizations and individuals listed or referred to in materials held on the websites.
IOM does not provide any warranties and specifically disclaims any liability whatsoever in connection with third party websites or links. IOM provides linked sites only as a convenience and the inclusion of a link or reference does not imply the endorsement of the linked site by IOM.
Bugs, Virus, Malicious Code, etc.
While IOM makes every effort to ensure the materials available on its websites are free of any software virus, it cannot guarantee that the materials are free from any or all software viruses. IOM is not responsible for any loss or damage caused by software and related codes, including viruses and worms.
The websites implement a series of technologies and security measures, such as encryption and/or authentication tools, in order to safeguard the information maintained on IOM's systems from misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or loss.
Although IOM applies reasonable means to ensure that the information you furnish is not used by third parties for purposes other than that for which it was provided, IOM cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat security measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. You should be aware that no transmission of information via the internet is ever totally secure. Transmission is therefore at your own risk.
Online Service Providers
While IOM has a strong interest in the integrity of its online service providers, particularly with a view towards their reliability and the protection of personal and credit card information, it does not provide any warranties and specifically disclaims any liability whatsoever in connection with services. IOM further disclaims any liability of any nature for any loss or damage howsoever caused in connection with using any of the services.
IOM attempts to respond to electronic messages sent to e-mail addresses listed on the websites. However, IOM is under no obligation whatsoever to respond to any or all such messages.