You can access many IFDB features without giving us any personal information beyond what your browser transmits as a matter of course in every Web page request.
Some features on this site require user registration. You don't have to register if you don't want to use these features. If you do choose to register, we won't sell, rent, or otherwise attempt to commercially exploit any personal information you give us when your register. Some information you enter might be displayed on the site for other users to see; we try to make it clear when you enter registration information which parts are visible to other users and which parts are not. Beyond the information that's displayed to other users on the site, we won't share your registration information with anyone else (except in cases where we're legally compelled to do so, such as by a law enforcement agency or court). We won't send you any email except for necessary administrative messages (for example, we send a confirmation message when you first register so that we can verify that you entered a valid address).
You should be aware that when you access any web site, your computer's "IP address" (the network address assigned to you by your Internet Service Provider) is visible to the site's servers, and is typically logged on the server as a matter of routine. It's technically possible to connect this information to you personally. We currently make no attempt to do so, although our hosting service conceivably could (for example, to investigate suspected "hacking" activity). Your browser also exposes certain information to the server, such as your browser software version and the type of computer and operating system you're using, although none of this is typically personally identifiable; our hosting service logs some of this information as well, for statistical purposes.