International Association for Impact Assessment

Privacy Policy

  • Privacy Policy
    The International Association for Impact Assessment (“IAIA”, "us", "we", or "our") operates http://www.iaia.org and http://conferences.iaia.org (the "Service").
    We are committed to protecting your privacy. This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data. We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using IAIA’s websites and services, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

    INFORMATION COLLECTION

    We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

    Personal Data

    While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to: email address, first and last name, organization name, and country of residence. 

    Usage Data

    We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

    Tracking Cookies Data

    We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.
    Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.
    You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

    USE OF DATA

    IAIA uses the collected data for various purposes:

    • To provide and maintain our Service.
    • To notify you about changes to our Service.
    • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so.
    • To provide customer support.
    • To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service.
    • To monitor the usage of our Service.
    • To detect, prevent, and address technical issues.

    If you are from the European Economic Area (EEA), IAIA’s legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Data we collect and the specific context in which we collect it.
    IAIA may process your Personal Data because:

    • We need to perform a contract with you.
    • You have given us permission to do so.
    • The processing is in our legitimate interests and it's not overridden by your rights.
    • For payment processing purposes.
    • To comply with the law.

    RETENTION OF DATA

    IAIA will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.
    IAIA will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

    TRANSFER OF DATA

    Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
    If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there.
    IAIA will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

    DISCLOSURE OF DATA

    IAIA may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

    • To comply with a legal obligation.
    • To provide a membership or conference-related Service, such as listing registered delegates on a venue security list or sharing a member’s contact information with another current IAIA member.
    • To protect and defend the rights or property of IAIA.
    • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service.
    • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public.

    SECURITY OF DATA

    We are committed to using all commercially reasonable efforts to maintaining the security of your Personal Information. We adopt appropriate data collection, storage, and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information, and data stored on our servers.

    CHILDREN'S PRIVACY

    This Service is not intended for, and we have no intention of collecting personally identifiable information from, persons under the age of 18. If we become aware that we have collected personal data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

    YOUR DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS UNDER GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)

    If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. IAIA aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data. If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.
    In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
    The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data directly within your account settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you.
    The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.
    The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.
    The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.
    The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable, and commonly used format.
    The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where IAIA relied on your consent to process your personal information.
    Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.

    SERVICE PROVIDERS

    We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
    These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
    Once such third-party Service Provider we use is for payment processing. We will not store or collect your payment card details. That information is provided directly to our third-party payment processor whose use of your personal information is governed by their Privacy Policy. These payment processors adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of payment information.
    The payment processor we work with is PayPal. Their Privacy Policy can be viewed at https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

    LINKS TO OTHER SITES

    Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

    CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

    We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@iaia.org or by calling +1.701.297.7908.

 

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