Privacy Policy

The Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you a powerful and safe online experience. This privacy policy applies to the IDB website and all associated websites and governs data collection and usage. By using the IDB website and all associated websites, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information


The IDB may collect personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. The IDB also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that may be automatically collected by the IDB. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information may be used by the IDB for the operation of the service, to maintain the quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding the use of the IDB website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through IDB public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Please note that the IDB does not read any of your private online communications.

The IDB encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from the IDB website so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. The IDB is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the IDB and IDB family of websites.

Use of your Personal Information


The IDB may collect and use your personal information to operate its website and deliver the services you have requested. The IDB also may use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from the IDB and its affiliates. The IDB may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

The IDB does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. IDB staff members may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition,  the IDB may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to the IDB, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

The IDB does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

The IDB may also keep track of the websites and pages our customers visit within the IDB site, in order to determine which IDB services are the most popular. This data may be used to deliver customized content and advertising within IDB to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

The IDB websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the IDB or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the IDB; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of IDB websites, or the public.

Collection and Uses of Your Financial Information


All financial information you give to the IDB is kept secure.  The IDB website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under its control.  Our secure server encrypts all payment information that you send to us, including your name, address, credit card number and its expiration date.  The encryption process takes all of this personal information and converts it into code that is securely transmitted over the Internet.

Any financial information you provide to the IDB is used solely to process payment for its services.  The IDB will not disclose this information to third parties except as necessary to fulfill your order(s) for its services and to validate your payment details.

Use of Cookies

The IDB website may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience any interactive features of the IDB services or websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information


The IDB uses its best efforts to secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.

Changes to this Statement

The IDB will occasionally update this privacy policy to reflect company and customer feedback. The IDB encourages you to periodically review this policy to be informed of how the IDB is protecting your information.

Contact Information


The IDB welcomes your comments regarding this privacy policy, please contact us here.

Institute for Defense & Business
1250 Environ WayChapel HillNorth Carolina 27517 USA
Telephone: (919) 969-8008 Fax: (919) 969-6792