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Privacy Policy

International Energy Forum ("IEF") is committed to safeguarding your privacy in accordance with this Policy. This Privacy Policy applies to personally identifiable information IEF collects through the IEF website (the "Website") and does not apply to information IEF collects in any other manner, except where stated differently below. Your use of the Website is subject to this Privacy Policy and IEF's Terms of Use. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand how IEF treats information collected through the Website.

Collection and Retention of Information

IEF utilizes web measurement software tools to improve the efficiency of our website and to provide a better user experience for our online visitors. If you visit this site to read or download information, you should know that IEF gathers and stores a standard set of Internet-related information regarding your use of the Website, such as an Internet Protocol (IP) address, the date and time, the type of browser and operating system used, the page(s) visited, and if you linked to the IEF Website from another website, the address of that website.

To maintain your information in an efficient manner, IEF retains the information it gathers about you to make your repeat visits to the Website more efficient, practical, and relevant.

No personally identifiable information is collected, so the anonymity of the user is protected. The measurement data that is collected is only retained for as long as is needed for proper analysis and optimization of the Website and is accessible only to authorized employees whose position necessitates it.

All staff are required to implement transparent and appropriate measures to protect personal information gathered or process via the Website. The rules require that any personal data processed is for legitimate purposes related to the mission of the IEF.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

IEF does not give, sell, or transfer to third parties any personal information collected on the Website to third parties, except to limited companies and individuals IEF works with in carrying out its functions, including companies and individuals authorized to perform functions on its behalf. Examples may include hosting its Web servers, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, collaborating with education and research, and providing customer service. These companies and individuals will have access to your personal information only as necessary to perform their functions.

In the event that IEF contracts with a third party to provide some part of the information or service that you have requested, IEF may provide your information to such third party, or such third party may collect information from you on IEF's behalf. IEF uses reliable service providers who undertake to put in place appropriate security measures to ensure a reasonable level of protection. Such third parties will have access to personal information solely for the purposes of performing the services for which they have been engaged. IEF does not guarantee the information security of any third-party service providers.

Updating Your Information

If you subscribed to receive newsletters or other communications from IEF, but subsequently change your mind, you may opt-out by clicking the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of the e-news alert e-mails or by e-mailing the IEF digital team at info@ief.org. If you previously opted not to receive such communications, you may later opt-in by re-subscribing to the e-news alert through the Website Subscribe form.


IEF maintains appropriate security measures and precautions to protect personal information against unauthorized access, unlawful processing, accidental loss or damage and unauthorized destruction. However, IEF cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes.

Links to Other Sites

The Website has links to many other third-party websites that are provided for your convenience, including government ministries and agencies, international organisations, universities, trade associations, energy companies, and selected other websites. IEF does not endorse nor is it responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. If you navigate to another site, you will be subject to the privacy policy of that site. We recommend that you review the privacy policies and terms of use that govern those websites when you visit them.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

IEF reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy from time to time and such modification shall be effective upon posting by IEF on this Website. Such modifications will be denoted by the "last updated" notice on this page. Please check this Privacy Policy periodically for updates or changes. Your continued use of this Website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.

Contact Information

Individuals may contact the IEF with comments, requests or questions concerning your personal data or this Privacy Policy through the IEF digital team at info@ief.org.

Updated – October 25, 2020

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