Privacy Policy

IFF respects the privacy of users of this web site. We have created this privacy policy to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy and security. It outlines the type of information we collect, what we do with that information, and the choices users have in regard to the information they provide. Please read this privacy policy carefully.


A cookie is a small data file that can be placed on your hard drive when you visit certain web sites. Cookies are used to collect and store information, such as the type of computer you are using and how often you log on to a site. This web site does not use cookies that are stored permanently on your computer.

Newsletters and e-mail notifications

If you wish to receive newsletters or e-mail notifications, you will be asked to provide personal information, such as your name and e-mail address. The information you provide will be stored for the sole purpose of sending information to you. You may opt in or out of these services at any time. IFF does not sell names or mailing lists of individuals who sign up to receive information from IFF.

Online Application or Information Request

If you complete one of our online applications (e.g., the host family application or information request, you may be contacted by IFF or an affiliate working on behalf of IFF as follow-up to your application or information request. With respect to applications, we will retain all information for up to one year, and follow-up on an as needed. For example, if you apply for a community coordinator position by completing the appropriate application, we will retain your information for this period, and may contact at any time during that period if there is a match to one of our current needs. In the event of student applications, we may forward the application to an affiliated partner in the student’s home country or contact the applicant directly at our discretion. In no event will any information submitted to us in an application or other request be used for any purpose other than that stated in the submission. If you wish to withdraw any application or request, you may do so at any time by contacting us as noted below.

Notification of changes

Any changes to this privacy policy will be posted on this web site so that users are always aware of the type of information we collect, how it is used, and the circumstances under which, if any, it may be disclosed. Any information that we collect from you will be used in accordance with the privacy policy in effect at the time that the information was collected.


This privacy policy applies only to information collected by the IFF website and does not extend to external sites for which a link may appear on this site. Such links are for courtesy or convenience only. IFF is not responsible for the privacy practices of any other sites. Please be aware that when you leave this site, you should read the privacy policies of each and every other site prior to providing any personal information. The IFF background screening portal is maintained and operated by Intellicorp Records, Inc. For more information on Intellicorp’s privacy policy, which covers that site, please visit

For further information or comments on our privacy policy, please contact IFF at the following address:

Intercultural Friends Foundation, Inc.
621 Holly Ridge Road
Severna Park, MD 21146

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