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The American Registry for Internet Numbers places a high value on the privacy of our members and other visitors to our sites. Because we value your privacy so highly we have developed this Privacy Statement to inform you about our privacy practices for the entire ARIN website.

What Information Do We Collect?

Personal Information

ARIN does not collect any personal information from you unless you personally, explicitly, and intentionally provide it to us. As is standard practice for most websites, certain visitor characteristics are reflected in our web server logs (e.g. operating system, browser version, and Internet Protocol (IP) address). We make no attempt to link them with the individual visitors to the site. On this website, ARIN requires some visitors to provide certain personally identifiable information for purposes such as creating an account or submitting information. This information may include name, IP address, e-mail address, and other pertinent data. Questions about this privacy statement should be directed to Please specify "Privacy Statement" in the subject line of your e-mail. You will receive a response within three business days of your inquiry.

What We Do With That Information

With regard to non-personally identifiable information, we may periodically analyze our website logs to assess aggregate usage trends in order to better serve the needs of visitors to the site. Under some circumstances this information may be used for purposes of systems administration or server troubleshooting and security. The website logs are archived in their entirety and kept purely as an internal reference. We do not sell, rent, or share any personally identifiable information voluntarily supplied by visitors or our membership mailing list.

Use of Cookies

"Cookies" are pieces of information that a browser can record after visiting a website. This site may use cookies, at the direction of the user, to store account credentials.


While no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure, we take measures designed to protect the security of data transmitted to us upon receipt. Our databases, including the account and content databases and system administration logs, are restricted only to authorized users.

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that ARIN cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of those sites that collect personally identifiable information. This privacy statement pertains only to this website.

Content Posting

Please note that this privacy statement does not apply to any posting by you on any of the pages, as this is a wiki-based site. Your participation in these areas and anything you post in those areas will be attributed to you and displayed, republished, and otherwise disseminated by ARIN.

Compliance and Questions

If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy or you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, please contact the ARIN Member Services Department by e-mail to You may also contact us at that address if you have any concerns about the accuracy of personally identifiable information associated with your website account, or wish to correct what we have collected from you.

Consent and Changes to This Privacy Statement

Subject to the above provisions, by using this site, you consent to the collection and use of information by us in accordance with this privacy statement. If we decide to make a material change to our privacy statement or the way we use your personally identifiable information then at least thirty (30) days prior to making any material change to the Privacy Statement or in the way we use your personally identifiable information we will post such changes in this Privacy Statement, we will post notice of the nature of such change on the home page of this website.

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