The DFRWS Privacy Policy

DFRWS respects the privacy of all users of our web site, to the extent permitted by law and consistent with our network operations: we will not sell, exchange or otherwise distribute to anyone outside the DFRWS your personally identifiable information except when required to by proper legal authority.

Terms of Use

The DFRWS Web site is intended for informational purposes only. Every effort is made to keep the information accurate and up-to-date; however, it is possible that such information may contain errors, and the DFRWS does not claim complete accuracy for the site.

Notwithstanding any language to the contrary, nothing contained in the Web site constitutes nor is intended to be an offer, inducement, promise and/or a contract of any kind. Links from the Web site are provided as a courtesy and do not represent any endorsement on the DFRWS's behalf.

The DFRWS provides this Web site and its other services for educational purposes only, and use of the Web Site or other services for personal or commercial gain is prohibited.

Network Traffic

In the course of ensuring network security and consistent service for all users, DFRWS employs software programs to monitor network traffic, identify unauthorized access or access to nonpublic information and to detect computer viruses and other software that might damage DFRWS computers or the network. In the course of such monitoring, these programs may detect such information as e-mail headers, addresses from network packets and other information. Information from these activities is used only for the purpose of maintaining the security and performance of the DFRWS's networks and computer systems. Personally identifiable information from these activities is not released to external parties without your consent unless required by law.

Web Site Statistics

Web sites routinely collect and store information from online visitors to help manage those sites and improve service. This information includes the pages visited on the site, the date and time of the visit, the Internet address (URL or IP address) of the referring site, the domain name and IP address from which the access occurred, the version of browser used and the capabilities of the browser. This site makes no attempt to identify individual visitors from this information.


Cookies are pieces of information stored by your Web browser on behalf of a Web site. Portions of this site may use cookies to carry data about your current session at the site from one web page to the next, and to provide customized content if you personalize the Web site. We do not forward cookies to any external parties. If you prefer not to receive cookies, you may turn them off in your browser, or may set your browser to ask you before accepting a new cookie.

Submitted Information

In the course of using the DFRWS Web site, you may choose to provide us with information to help us serve your needs. For example, you may send us electronic mail (through a mailer or a Web form) to request information, you may sign up for a mailing list, or you may send us your address so we may send you hard-copy forms or other material. Any personally identifiable information you send DFRWS will be used only for the purpose indicated. Requests for information will be directed to the appropriate staff to respond to the request. We will not sell, exchange or otherwise distribute your personally identifiable information without your consent, except to the extent required by law. Please contact our Webmaster at webmaster (at) dfrws (dot) org with questions or concerns on the use of personally identifiable information.

External Links

DFRWS's Web site contains links to other Web sites which the DFRWS does not control or endorse. DFRWS is not responsible for their availability, content or privacy policies.


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