Iris Communications, Inc., publisher of Oikos, respects your individual privacy. Our Privacy Policy embodies our commitment to the protection of your privacy through adherence to fair electronic information practices. You have our promise that we will not electronically process your personal information in any way that is incompatible with this Privacy Policy.

This Policy protects your privacy by informing you about:

  • The types of personal information Iris Communications, Inc. collects about you through its website,
  • How it collects that information
  • The general purposes for which it collects such information

Assuring you That Iris Communications, Inc.:

  • Takes reasonable precautions to protect personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction
  • Implements reasonable policies and procedures to ensure that personal information is kept only for the purposes for which it has been gathered
  • Uses reasonable measures to ensure that we have accurately and completely recorded the personal information you have provided

Information About Iris Communications, Inc.
Iris Communication Inc.'s Oikos® site is devoted to serving professionals whose work promotes sustainable design and construction. We do so by providing information that promotes environmental sustainability in every aspect of residential building. Modern information and communication technologies play a fundamental role in the activities of

Our Privacy Policy Covers Iris Communications, Inc. and its website
Iris Communications, Inc.
PO Box 6498
Bend, OR 97708-6498
United States

Providing Visitors With Anonymous Access
You can access our website home page,, and browse our site without disclosing your personal data.

Automatic Collection of Information
We do not automatically log personal data nor do we link information automatically logged by other means with personal data about specific individuals. We do not use cookies to store personal data nor do we link non-personal information stored in cookies with personal data about specific individuals.

Data Collection and Purpose Specification
We collect the email address that you may volunteer when signing up for our email newsletter, "Green Building News". We do not collect information about our visitors from other sources, such as public records or bodies, or private organizations.

Children's Privacy
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children. We do not provide information about our personal data practices in relation to children on our home page, or at those pages on our website where we collect personal data.

We do not disclose your personal data to other organizations.

Confidentiality and Security
We have implemented security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from: unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification, unlawful destruction and accidental loss.

All our employees and data processors who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitors’ personal data. We ensure that your personal data will not be disclosed to state institutions and authorities except if required by law or other regulation.

Privacy Compliance and Support
There are no national laws or self-regulatory schemes applicable to our website or organization. There are no global or regional regulatory or self-regulatory schemes applicable to our website or organization. In order to demonstrate that our privacy policy accords with the above privacy instrument, we are voluntarily committed to a self-assessment procedure. If you have an inquiry or concern about our privacy policy, please contact