A user of BodyShock is anyone who enters an idea on the BodyShock site. By entering an idea, a user agrees to our terms and conditions.


The IFTF BodyShock site (bodyshockthefuture.org) does not collect private information (such as phone numbers, addresses, names or email addresses) from visitors to the site outside of what they give voluntarily. We never share, sell, or provide your information to third parties, and we take precautions to safeguard this information on our servers from unauthorized access. If a user give us an email address, bodyshockthefuture.org may use it, but only to contact you about an idea or verify information if you are a winner.


Those who post to this site have the opportunity to post anonymously. When users contribute content to this site, users retain ownership of the copyright and also grant permission to us to display and distribute it. In addition, users are responsible for the content of that material. IFTF has no responsibility for the content of any messages or information posted by users. However, IFTF retains the right, which we may or may not exercise, in our sole discretion, to review, edit or delete from the service any material which we deem to be illegal, offensive or otherwise inappropriate. We also reserve the right to unpublish or edit project entries if incomplete or in need of slight reformatting. Once a user clicks the "Enter My Idea" button, a project is considered complete and the user will not be able to edit unless they contact the site administrator and explain the issue.

Parts of the site may also include third-party content that is licensed on different terms. Where that use is not a fair use, the different license terms of that content are either indicated or the content is acknowledged to be used with permission and credited to the creator. User-submitted projects are governed by the terms of the license a user chooses at the time of project submission, and will appear on the project page. BodyShock accepts all of the licenses approved by freedomdefined.org as well as Affero GPL v.2 (AGPLv2) and CC-BY-SA 3.0. Except where noted otherwise, all content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.


We are committed to full compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. We do not intentionally gather Personal Information about visitors who are under the age of 13, and only collect emails for the purposes of tracking ideas entered and notifying winners. In the event that a winner is under 13 years of age, we will use the email address to contact the user and obtain consent from a user's parent before inviting them to participate in the prize ceremony or featuring their work.

COPPA, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, effective April 21 2000, applies to the online collection of personal information of children under 13. You can review the COPPA guidelines at www.coppa.org.


bodyshockthefuture.org does not use. We may use IP addresses, but only to help diagnose problems with our server, measure traffic and administer our website.

Links to Other Sites

When you disclose a URL to bodyshockthefuture.org, you are authorizing us to publish and maintain a link to publicly accessible information which may include personally identifiable information about yourself, and to make an archive of this information. You are also giving us permission to use this information in other IFTF materials such as reports and case studies without compensation or further permission. To change these authorizations, contact us: accarmichael [at] affiliates [dot] iftf [dot] org. The bodyshockthefuture.org site contains links to other sites, and IFTF and its owners and operators are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Changes to Our Terms

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.