IASP Event Policies

All attendees to IASP sponsored/ organized events are required to accept the following policies:

Privacy Policy   Liability/Media Waiver  Code of Conduct

Privacy Policy

This International Association for the Study of Pain® (IASP®) Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) applies to all information IASP learns about or obtains from you when you visit the IASP website (the “Site”). 

IASP is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using the Site, you can be assured that IASP will use the information in accordance with this privacy statement.

By visiting or accessing the Site, you agree to the provisions of this Policy and the provisions of the IASP Web Site Terms.

IASP may modify this Policy from time to time, effective immediately upon posting to the Site or such other period as required by applicable law.  Your continued access or use of the Site constitutes your acceptance of the provisions of the then-current Policy.  The current Policy applies to all information gathered or obtained about you at any time.

Data Privacy: Information You Provide IASP

IASP receives and stores any information you enter on the Site including, but not limited to:

  • Name and job title
  • Contact address including phone and email address
  • Demographic information such as gender, specialty, occupation type, and interests
  • Other information relevant to membership, events, and communication preferences

IASP will also obtain credit card information for payments related to membership and events. Our online payment processes are PCI Compliant to ensure further data security and safety.

Data Retention Policy

IASP will follow the following data retention policy to ensure your information is securely maintained:

  • All membership paper documents (i.e., paper application forms) will be destroyed after three years;
  • All membership electronic documents will be deleted from all individual computers, databases, networks, and back-up storage after one year.
  • Special note: As long as you keep your information updated in your online account with us, we will retain that updated information in our database in accordance with the data retention policy.

You may request that IASP delete or modify your personally identifiable information, such as your name or e-mail address.

Automated Collection (Cookies) Policy

IASP collects cookies on our Web site to capture information about page visits. This information is anonymous and IASP uses this information only internally - to deliver the most effective content to our visitors.

Information from the cookies is used to gauge page popularity, analyze traffic patterns on our site, and guide development of other improvements to our site. IASP does not require that you accept cookies. However, some functionality on our Web site, our product or service check-out process, and products and services may be disabled if you decline to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. You may also change your cookie settings through preferences options in our products and/or services, where applicable.

IASP uses analytics data and the DoubleClick cookie to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to our website. Site visitors may opt out of the DoubleClick cookie by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page or they may opt out of Google Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics opt-out page.

Google has additional information available about their Remarketing Privacy GuidelinesPolicies, and Restrictions.

IASP requires that, when applicable, third parties engaged by IASP for tracking and remarketing IASP data follow European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) policies and guidelines to ensure continued privacy. IASP will not sell, rent or otherwise disclose that information to third parties unless such disclosure is necessary for the purposes set forth in this Policy, by law or a policy or notice contained or associated with a specific IASP product or service.

How Does IASP Use Information?

IASP uses the information you provide and IASP collects to:

  • Administer, maintain and improve the Site and its operation;
  • Verify your identity and respond to your requests for information;
  • Comply with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations;
  • Enforce the Terms and our rights and the rights of others; and
  • As specifically provided in the Terms and as you may otherwise agree.

IASP collects and processes individual personal data for the legitimate interests of IASP, including the proper administration of this website, customer service, and promotion of IASP offerings.

To Whom Does IASP Disclose Information?

IASP does not share your personally identifiable information with third parties, except as described below: 

  • With third parties that perform functions on IASP’s behalf, such as maintaining and operating the Site and its content.  IASP does not allow such third parties to use your information for other purposes;
  • As IASP believes necessary to comply with laws, statutes or regulations and/or to enforce this Policy and the Terms and to protect our rights and the rights of other persons;
  • As required by a court or government agency or to respond to a claim by you or a third party; or
  • As you have otherwise agreed.

Subpoenas.  IASP may respond to any subpoena received from a government agency (i.e., the Securities and Exchange Commission or law enforcement agencies) without prior notice to you.  Unless prohibited by law or by a court order, IASP will notify you of any subpoena received from any other party (e.g., for civil litigation) that requires IASP to disclose your identity and will wait ten (10) days, or a lesser amount of time as required by the deadline in the subpoena, before providing the information requested by the subpoena.

Correct/Update Procedure

If you want to view your Personal Information and/or to delete or modify your personal information from our records, you may do so on your MyAccount page online or by one of the following ways:

  • Sending an email to IASPdesk@iasp-pain.org
  • Calling +1.202.856.7400
  • By mail to the following address:
    Correct/Update Personal Information
    International Association for the Study of Pain® (IASP®)
    1510 H Street NW, Suite 600
    Washington, DC 20005-1020 USA

IASP reserves the right to verify the identity of any person making such a request, provided that IASP shall have no liability whatsoever resulting from false or erroneous requests.


The Site may contain links to other web sites.  Such links are provided for the convenience of visitors only.  IASP has no control over and makes no representations whatsoever regarding such other web sites or the products and services offered by or through web sites accessed through links on the Site, including advertisements, even those with which IASP may have an affiliation.  If you decide to access third party sites linked through the Site, you do so at your own risk.  You should carefully review the privacy policy and terms of any site you access.

Site of Processing of Personal Data

Personal data of individuals collected by IASP may be stored and processed in the United States, Europe, or any other country in which IASP, its vendors, or partners maintain facilities. IASP may transfer personal data for processing across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world.


The Site has reasonable security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information under IASP’s control.  While IASP strives to protect your personal information, IASP cannot ensure and does not warrant the security of any information or data.  Communication via the Internet is not failsafe, and there is always a possibility that data may be lost or intercepted by unauthorized parties, during transmission or after receipt.  You agree that IASP shall have no liability whatsoever in connection with any lost or intercepted data or information.

Conditions of Use

Your access and use of the Site is subject to this Policy and the Terms including limitations on damages and the applicability of the law of the District of Columbia.

Contacting IASP

If you have questions about this Policy, the Terms, or the Site or its content or have a complaint, please contact:

International Association for the Study of Pain® (IASP®)
1510 H Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005-1020 USA
Telephone: +1-202-856-7400
Fax: +1-202-856-7401
Email: IASPDesk@iasp-pain.org

Liability/Media Waiver

As a condition of my participation in this meeting or event, I hereby waive any claim I may have against the International association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and its officers, directors, employees, or agents, or against the presenters or speakers, for reliance on any information presented and release IASP from and against any and all liability for damage or injury that may arise from my participation or attendance at the program. I further understand and agree that all property rights in the material presented, including common law copyright, are expressly reserved to the presenter or speaker or to IASP. I acknowledge that participation in IASP events and activities brings some risk and I do hereby assume responsibility for my own well-being..

IASP intends to take photographs and video of this event for use in IASP news and promotional material, in print, electronic and other media, including the IASP website. By participating in this event, I grant IASP the right to use any image, photograph, voice or likeness, without limitation, in its promotional materials and publicity efforts without compensation. All media become the property of IASP. Media may be displayed, distributed or used by IASP for any purpose

Code of Conduct

IASP Events and meetings designed to increase interaction, engagement, collaboration, connectivity and community, in a fun and safe learning environment.

We value the participation of each member of the community and endeavor to deliver an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Participants are expected to conduct themselves with integrity, courtesy and respect for others and maintain the highest level of professionalism at all conference programs and events, whether officially sponsored by IASP or not. All attendees, speakers, organizers, volunteers, partners, vendors and staff at any IASP event are required to observe the following Code of Conduct.

IASP is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of diverse backgrounds and cultures. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for the conference.

Be kind to others. Do not insult or defame participants. Harassment in any form, sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not condoned at IASP Events.

Participants violating these rules may be asked to leave the conference at the sole discretion of IASP. Thank for helping to make this a welcoming event for all.