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Privacy Notice

This document sets forth the INCOSE Online Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) for this web site, (the “Site”). If you have objections to the Privacy Policy, you should not access or use this Site. This Privacy Policy does not govern privacy practices associated with offline activities or other INCOSE web sites.

INCOSE shall have the right at any time to change or modify this policy without notice. Users agree to review the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy (as posted on INCOSE's web site) periodically to be aware of such revisions.

Information We Collect From You, How We Use the Information and Opt-out Choices

There are a number of areas in the Site where we ask for and collect information about you, including personally identifiable information. Where we do, it is in order to serve you better, or is necessary to accomplish the service you are requesting. Examples include membership information (which may include name, address, email, telephone number and educational and professional experience information), shipping information, and product purchase information.

Membership information is used both in the INCOSE mailing lists (which also includes lists provided to working groups and chapters) and in the INCOSE Membership Directory.

The mailing lists may be used to inform you about INCOSE services, products, conferences, meetings and events. You may instruct us to exclude you from the central INCOSE mailing list or a chapter mailing list by sending an email to us at [email protected] . This email should include your name and INCOSE member number for identification purposes as well as which mailing list – central INCOSE or local chapter – you are opting out of.

The INCOSE Membership Directory, available online to INCOSE members, contains each member's, name, mailing address (home or business), title (if applicable), company (if applicable), telephone number and email (if applicable).You may choose not to be listed in the Membership Directory by opting-out when joining INCOSE, renewing your membership, or at any other time by emailing us at [email protected] and including your name and INCOSE member number for identification purposes. This opt-out must be renewed annually with your membership renewal to remain in effect.

Security identifiers are not disclosed to third parties or affiliated persons or entities. Shipping information (except membership information as noted above) and product purchase information is not disclosed except in connection with the fulfillment and processing of your orders and requests.

Use of "Cookies"

Cookies are implemented in various parts of the Site. In most instances, the use of Cookies is discretionary by you, and declining Cookies will usually result only in loss of certain conveniences such as one-click access to your local chapter web site, session continuity, and re-authentication during current or future sessions. Various types of persistent and per-session (transient) Cookies may be used with any one service, and their implementations, behaviors, and effects will vary. It is the policy of INCOSE that Cookies do not carry any of your personal information (name, email address, credit card, etc.) nor identification/password-type data that allows access to such personal information on INCOSE servers. All personal, transaction, and security rights are housed on secure INCOSE servers, and follow the policy described in the "Information We Collect From You and How We Use the Information" section above.

General INCOSE Web Server Security

All of the personal information collected from you on the Site, including names, addresses, are stored behind a "firewall," and defenses have been erected to seek to enhance the protection of your information from outside attack by hackers and curious visitors.


This site contains links to other websites or resources. INCOSE is not responsible for the terms or privacy practices of such other sites and you should read their terms and privacy policy carefully before using them.

Legal Requests

INCOSE cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties, to enforce laws. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us, service or content providers we work with, or you to possible legal liability.


Please email us at [email protected] with any questions you have about our Privacy Policy.

The California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) went into effect in 2004.

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy.  The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. Those who neglect to comply with CalOPPA are at-risk of civil litigation for unfair business practices.

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