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(ISC)² Huntsville Chapter is an official (ISC)² Chapter.   (ISC)² does not own, operate, or moderate this website. All content of this site, exclusive of licensed trademarks, trade dress, or website format, is the property of (ISC)² HUNTSVILLE CHAPTER, which is not owned, managed, or controlled by (ISC)² and operates independent of (ISC)². The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Contact forms on this site may include a reCAPTCHA requirement prior to submitting the form.  This is a service provided by Google.  As such, some data is retained by Google about you and your machine.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


This site does not currently utilize analytics services.  This may change in the future.

Who we share your data with

No one.  Ever.  The data we collect on you on this site is strictly used for providing the best user experience possible.  This data is secured with our hosting provider and will never be released without your consent.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.  Please visit to request access to or deletion of your data.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

The contact information you provide on this site will be used to verify your identity and occasionally send you email about

Additional information

How we protect your data

We Always Encrypt Data.

All information that we receive and transmit is fully encrypted. We are committed to using the most advanced encryption techniques to ensure that you are as protected as possible.

We use only SSL (HTTPS protocol) for communication.

All communication to/from (ISC)² Huntsville Chapter to your device is completely encrypted and can not be accessed by any middle man.

What data breach procedures we have in place


We regularly monitor for potential data breaches.


The person who detected the potential breach is responsible for alerting the (ISC)² Huntsville Chapter Board within 24 hours.

Breach Assessment

The (ISC)² Huntsville Chapter Board will take a maximum of 48 hours to determine the extent of the breach.

Breach Notification

The (ISC)² Huntsville Chapter Board will notify all affected users by emailing the notification details to the email addresses we have on file.

What third parties we receive data from

We utilize Google reCAPTCHA services to prevent misuse of our forms by bots.  Google provides us feedback as to if the form is submitted by a human.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

None.  We store no data on our users other than what is strictly necessary for site functionality.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

(ISC)² does not own, operate, or moderate this website. All content of this site, exclusive of licensed trademarks, trade dress, or website format, is the property of (ISC)² HUNTSVILLE CHAPTER, which is not owned, managed, or controlled by (ISC)² and operates independent of (ISC)².