Agreement between User and the International Finance Corporation
It has come to our attention that unknown persons are sending fraudulent emails that appear to be from the International Finance Corporation ("IFC"). These emails advise the recipients that the persons responsible for the emails are associated with IFC and claim that IFC is distributing cash "entitlements" (monetary "payments" or money through "online sweepstakes"). IFC is not associated in any way with the persons distributing these fraudulent emails or with the activities described in these emails. The purpose of the fraudulent emails is apparently to induce the recipients to disclose personal information in order for the unknown persons to commit identity theft. IFC has been taking action in an effort to stop such fraudulent emails from being distributed.
It has come to our attention that an unknown organization and unknown persons are using the name "IFC-Turk" and publishing advertisements in "Yeni Asir," a Turkish newspaper, and possibly elsewhere, in which the unknown organization suggests that it is affiliated with the International Finance Corporation and promises to provide long-term financing for various projects.
IFC understands that persons who have responded to the advertisements by calling the listed telephone number are advised that a substantial sum of money must be paid to the organization before the long-term financing will be provided. IFC further understands that when the persons advise the organization that they do not want to continue with the transaction to obtain the financing, the organization's representatives apparently threaten to take legal action against such persons and in some cases threaten harm.
IFC is not associated in any way with the unknown organization or unknown persons using the name "IFC-Turk." IFC is also not responsible for the newspaper advertisements, and it is not associated in any way with the activities described in the newspaper advertisements. IFC is endeavoring to report this matter to the appropriate authorities.
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In addition, IFC also records your IP address, which is the Internet address of your computer, and information such as your browser type and operating system. This information helps us learn about the geographical distribution of our Web site visitors and the technology they use to access our site. This information is never connected with the personal information you supply to us if you register on our website.
III. What Does IFC Do with the Information? IFC uses the information for four primary purposes:
To make the site easier for you to use by not having to enter information like your address more than once.
To help you quickly find information that is relevant to you based on your interests.
To help us create site content areas most relevant to you.
To confirm your purchases and registrations on the site.
IV. What If I Don't Want to Share My Information? IFC views the customer information that it collects from its Web site as a trusted asset for which we take great care in not misusing.
IFC will not share, sell, distribute or rent your information to anyone. Whenever we use other organizations to provide support services, we will require them to conform to our privacy standards and allow us to audit them for compliance. We may also share your information with co-sponsors of IFC events and publications, unless you notify us that you wish your information not to be used in this way. We will not otherwise reveal personal information to any external organization unless we have previously informed you by notice at this address, have been authorized by you, or are requested by law.
V. Security The World Bank Group, including IFC, employs a range of technologies to protect the information maintained on our systems from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
Cookie- A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a web site's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive. Each web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Once the user has closed the browser the cookie will no longer be accessed during that session.
IP Address- When your web browser or email application requests a web page or email from another computer on the Internet, it automatically gives that computer the address where it should send the information. This is called your computer's "IP address." (IP stands for "Internet protocol.") For many users accessing the Internet from a dial-up Internet service provider (ISP), the IP address will be different every time you log on. IFC does this to learn about the geographical make-up of its web site traffic.
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