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Privacy Policy

The Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) is committed to your privacy on the Internet and supports the principles of disclosure and fair information practices. This Privacy Policy applies only to the IPT web site.

Our policy is to collect no personal information about you when you visit the IPT web site unless you choose to provide that information. If you simply browse our site and download information, we do not track or record any personal information about you.

IPT does not track the usage patterns of individuals at any time and no other personal information is collected about you when you visit this web site unless you choose to provide that information.

Unless you choose to provide additional information, the only information gathered by this site during your visit is:

  • The Internet domain from which you access the Internet (for example, or;
  • Your IP address (an Internet Protocol address is a number that is automatically assigned to any computer that is connected to the Internet);
  • The type of browser, operating system, and connection speed used to access the site;
  • The date and time you access the site;
  • Pages requested; and
  • If you linked to this web site from another web site, the address of that web site.

While we do not monitor individual traffic patterns on our site, we do collect information on aggregate behavior. This information is collected and stored automatically and is used to better prepare future site content based on the interests of our readers.

Email an Item:
IPT allows users to the ability to email items to a third party. This utility does not retain or store the email addresses entered into the form. Use of this feature is completely anonymous.

Links to Other Sites:
IPT contains links to other sites and servers. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects your personally identifiable information.

This web site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. IPT is run on servers located in a secure server room and with staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to monitor equipment and services.

Unauthorized use, tampering with or modification of this system -- or its supporting hardware or software -- may violate federal or other statutes and may subject the violator to criminal and civil penalties. In the event of unauthorized intrusion, all relevant information regarding possible violation of law may be provided to law enforcement officials.

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our web site.

Notification of Changes:
We reserve the right to change this statement at any time by posting revisions on the IPT web site. This privacy policy is not intended to, and does not, create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party. If we are going to use your personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will provide you with a choice as to whether or not we use your information in this different manner. Please check this site for information about revisions to this privacy policy.

Contacting Our Web Site:
If you have any questions about our privacy statement, the practices of our web site, or your dealings with our web site, you may contact us at the address listed at the end of this privacy statement.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, please contact us:

Investigative Project on Terrorism

5614 Connecticut Avenue, NW
No. 341
Washington, DC 20015-2601