Legal Disclaimer, Copyright, and Privacy Policy Statement


The International Cyanide Management Code (hereinafter “the Code”, “Code” or “the Cyanide Code”), this document, and other documents or information sources referenced at are believed to be reliable and were prepared in good faith from information reasonably available to the drafters.  However, no guarantee is made as to the accuracy or completeness of any of these other documents or information sources.  No guarantee is made in connection with the application of the Code, the additional documents available or the referenced materials to prevent hazards, accidents, incidents, or injury to employees and/or members of the public at any specific site where gold or silver is extracted from ore by the cyanidation process.  Compliance with this Code is not intended to and does not replace, contravene or otherwise alter the requirements of any specific national, state or local governmental statutes, laws, regulations, ordinances, or other requirements regarding the matters included herein.  Compliance with this Code is entirely voluntary and is neither intended nor does it create, establish, or recognize any legally enforceable obligations or rights on the part of its signatories, supporters or any other parties.


The Cyanide Code symbol and the names and marks “International Cyanide Management Institute,” “Cyanide Code,” “International Cyanide Management Code for the Manufacture, Transport and Use of Cyanide in the Production of Gold,” “International Cyanide Management Code,” and “International Cyanide Management Code for the Gold Mining Industry,” are owned by and are the exclusive property of the International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI). The policy and requirements for the use of the Cyanide Code symbol are detailed in the document Use of the Cyanide Code Logo. Only those operations that are certified in compliance with the Cyanide Code are authorized use of the Cyanide Code symbol, subject to the limitations in the policy.

PRIVACY POLICY STATEMENT (the “Service”) is a website provided by the International Cyanide Management Institute (“Institute”, “ICMI,” “we,” or “us”). This Privacy Policy Statement only applies to the website on which it appears and describes how we treat the information we collect about users (“you”) through the Service.

Information We Collect

Personal Information

In order to use many aspects of the Service, you are not required to provide your name, e-mail address, shipping address, payment information, or profession. However, we may ask or require you to provide this kind of information in order for us to respond to your requests for information, to respond to inquiries or communications from you, or to facilitate your participation in certain features of the Service.

Automatic and Passive Information Collection

We may automatically collect some information about you over time when you visit or use the Service. For example, we may collect your IP address, web browser software, and referring website. We also may collect information about your activity on the Service, such as the activities in which you participate or the pages you view. We might look at what site you came from, or what site you visit when you leave us. We may combine this automatically-gathered information with other information including personal information we have collected about you through the Service or through other means.

We do not use tracking tools like browser cookies and web beacons to collect information. However, we may have third parties collect information this way.

How We Use this Information

We may use the information we collect about you in certain ways in connection with our business. These uses include:

  • Providing you with the information or services you request;
  • Responding to your questions and comments;
  • Facilitate purchases you make through the Service;
  • Soliciting information and feedback from you, including through surveys and questionnaires, and for other editorial purposes;
  • Performing business analyses or for other purposes to improve the quality of the Service, and
  • As otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent.

With Whom We Share this Information

We may share the information we collect about you, including:

With other users of the Service, if you submit the information in conjunction with a “question and answer” feature, a message board or a similar feature that involves public participation; To respond to a question or inquiry received from you or to provide you with information that you request; With our service providers that perform certain functions or services on our behalf (such as to host the Service, manage databases, or distribute information on our behalf by mail, e-mail, or fax); To respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process in response to a request for cooperation from law enforcement or another government agency, to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, or to enforce our Terms and Conditions or protect our rights or the rights of others; To third parties for various business purposes, including to improve the quality of our services, the Service, and the products and services we offer; and As otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent.

How You Can Access Your Information

You can access and update the personal information you have provided on our website by contacting us at the address listed below.

How We Protect Your Information

We have implemented security procedures to help protect the personal information that you provide to us. However, no method of transmitting or storing electronic data is ever completely secure and we cannot guarantee that such information will never be accessed, used or released in a manner that is inconsistent with this policy. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk.

Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. Should we learn that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we will delete that information from our database. If a child has provided us with personally identifiable information, a parent or guardian of that child may also contact us at [email protected] in order to request that we delete this information.

External Links

If any part of the Service links you to other websites, those websites do not operate under this Privacy Policy. We recommend that you examine the privacy statements posted on those other sites to understand their procedures for collecting, using and disclosing personal information.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy in the future. We will notify you about material changes to this Privacy Policy by placing the updated Privacy Policy on the Service and/or contacting you using any contact information that you have provided us and we will indicate the date on which the Privacy Policy was most recently updated. Your continued use of the Service after we modify the Privacy Policy is governed by the practices described in the updated Privacy Policy.

How You Can Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, you may write to us at:

[email protected]

International Cyanide Management Institute
1400 I Street, NW – Suite 550
Washington, DC 20005,  USA

This privacy policy is effective as of April, 2020