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International Association for Suicide Prevention Privacy Policy

Introduction

International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) respects each individual’s right to personal privacy.  We will collect and use information mailed directly to the Central Administrative Office and through our Web site (www.iasp.info) only in the ways disclosed in this statement.  This statement applies solely to information collected by IASP.

Part I.  Information Collection

IASP collects information from the Membership directly by mail, fax, email or Web site.

We collect the following information: name, address, telephone and fax numbers, email address, profession, topic of professional interest, membership payment method (cheque, wire transfer or credit card).

We verify the accuracy of this information by responding directly to the applicant.

We collect this information through a registration form. The information is collected voluntarily and is required to receive our services either by mail or the website. Other information we request is optional.
We do employ cookies. www.iasp.info uses "cookie" messages to automatically help provide better services. A cookie is a small text file that our Web server places on a user’s computer hard drive to be a unique identifier. Cookies enable www.iasp.info to track usage patterns so we know which parts of our sites are most popular. Our cookies do not have an expiration date. Our cookies do not collect personally identifiable information. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your Web browser accordingly.

Facebook and Twitter have their own privacy policies -

http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

http://twitter.com/privacy

Part II.  Information Usage.

The information collected by IASP will be used for the purpose of the Association.  Members who provide information will receive access to the website, CRISIS journal, newsletter, access to the network of all members and to concessionary rates to all IASP Congresses and workshops.

Members will receive additional announcements from us about services and a notice pertaining to the work of IASP. Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present the option to not receive these types of communications. The information we collect will not be used to create customer profiles based on browsing or purchasing history.  We will not supplement information collected at our Web site with data from other sources such as credit history to authorize purchases.

We may share data with the following third parties, such as bank and credit company, publisher of the journal and congress organiser. These third parties will use the information as follows: process annual membership and congress registration.

We use your personal information to provide you with personalised service; to send e-mail alerts to you; to answer your requests; etc. You may choose to opt out at any time, which will cease all communications from us. We may also use your information to track visitors of our website. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users' needs. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example) to outside parties 

We offer links to other Web sites. These links are provided for informational purposes and do not reflect any endorsement by IASP. These links do not fall under the iasp.info.org domain, and www.iasp.info is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. The IASP makes no representations or warranties with respect to any linked website. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.   Please note: When you click on links to other Web sites, we encourage you to read their privacy policies.  Their standards may differ from ours.

We may amend this privacy policy from time to time; please review it periodically. We maintain the option to modify this privacy at any time by electronic notice posted on our website. Your continued use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.

Part III.  Access to Information

IASP maintains the accuracy of their information by ensuring staff are carefully selected, trained and monitored on database and website management. Members may access their own personal information (except for financial payment details) and contact us about inaccuracies they may find. Members may request their information to be deleted from our database by contacting the Central Administration Office.

Part IV. Problem Resolution

If problems arise, members may contact IASP Board or Central Administrative Office by mail or email.  We are committed to resolving disputes within 30 days.

Part V. Data Storage and Security

IASP protects user information with the following security measures: Membership application information sent is encrypted with 128-bit encryption. However, there are images and links that point to HTTP links. This in no way puts the user at risk. 

Indemnification

You agree to hold harmless and indemnify the International Association for Suicide Prevention, its officers, directors, and employees from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the website, your connection to the website, your violation of the terms of use, or your violation of any rights of another person or entity.

General

The terms of use and the other rules, guidelines, licenses and disclaimers posted on www.iasp.info constitute the entire agreement between the IASP and you with respect to your use of the website. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of the terms of use, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of the parties as reflected by that provision, and the remainder of the terms of use shall continue in full force and effect. Any failure by the IASP to enforce or exercise any provision of the terms of use or related right shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision. The section titles used in the terms of use are purely for convenience and carry with them no legal or contractual effect.

September 2009