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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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