IEA Privacy Policy

Any information you submit through the web site of the International Epidemiological Association will be held in the strictest confidence. IEA will not sell, trade or rent your personal information to any third party. Your postal and email addresses will be used to keep you informed of IEA activities and to mail you both the International Journal of Epidemiology and other information which the Council feels may be of some interest to you.

A limited set of data will also be shared with Oxford University Press (OUP) to mail you the International Journal of Epidemiology and maintain subscription renewals. OUP will also receive your update information by direct email from which it will extract data relevant to sending you the Journal and collecting subscriptions. OUP will delete from its records any other data it receives via the updated form. OUP does not sell or distribute their abbreviated version of the membership list to other organizations, other than IEA itself.

IEA staff holds the full electronic membership list. Regional councilors may also hold a list of their region for purposes of communicating with members on regional matters, or the whole list for the unique purpose of promoting IEA regional or World congresses of epidemiology. The chair of the Nominating Committee may also hold the complete list for purposes of communication with members on nominations for election to Council. All holders of a partial or electronic list are under an obligation not to copy the copy the list to any commercial organization.

Approved by Council March 2006

GDPR Notice

This website uses Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the site. Google Analytics uses "cookies," which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors' us of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for IEA. Any information collected will be resident on servers located in the United States and subject to US data protection laws and safeguards.

We will never, (and will not allow any third party to,) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of visitors to our site. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither we nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any Personally Identifiable Information from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form on our website.

You may choose to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically default to accept them, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you reject cookies by changing your browser settings then be aware that this may disable some of the functionality on our Website.

User’s Personal Information: Visitors to our website may be able to register to use our services, attend events, make a purchase, join a community or upload/download information. When you register, you will provide personal information such as name, address, email, telephone number or facsimile number and other relevant information. If you are voluntarily joining IEA you have an expectation that we will regularly communicate with you to provide you with membership value. Consequently, we will be using the personal information you provide to communicate important messages to you. Personal information will be retained as long as you voluntarily maintain your membership in IEA. This does not represent a formal contract since membership is voluntary. If you should terminate your relationship your personal information will be retained for the period stipulated in the IEA record retention schedule, (such schedule being established on the basis of Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles including statutory requirements, statutes of limitation and limitation of action and audit verification requirements.)

Membership in IEA is voluntary. There is no statutory requirement to provide this information. You have the right to withdraw consent to the collection of your information and to cancel membership in IEA at any time. No refund of unexpired membership dues will be provided in the event of such cancellation. You have the right to file a complaint regarding the IEA website privacy policy and practices with United States Federal Trade Commission, which regulates the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Information maintained is not subject to any automated decision making. Policies for information use are set by the Council of IEA and are subject to change based on the actions of the Council.

If you are making a purchase, we will request financial information including your credit card number, expiration date, and security code. Any financial information we collect is used only to bill you for your purchase. This information may be forwarded to your credit card provider. We will not disclose personally identifiable information we collect from you to third parties without your permission except to the extent necessary, including: To fulfill your requests, to protect ourselves from liability, to comply with the terms and conditions of our internet host provider or government agency.

3rd Party Policies

Related services and offerings linked to or from this website have their own privacy statements that can be viewed by clicking on the corresponding links within each respective website. Since we do not have control over the policies or practices of participating merchants and other third parties, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or contents of those sites. We recommend you review their policies before you provide any personal information or complete any transaction with them.

For more information regarding IEA website privacy policies, contact our Privacy Officer at