Privacy Policy

IAAP Privacy Policy

The IAAP takes privacy issues seriously and is committed to protecting information that it holds in its database about its members, IAAP candidates, and non-members. This policy explains what information the IAAP has in its database about you, how that information is used, to whom it is disclosed and how it is stored and protected. This information is processed by IAAP staff in its central office in Zurich or on occasion by trusted third parties for example for congress registrations.

What is the purpose of the IAAP database?
It is a service to IAAP members that your name, society, addresses, languages, telephone numbers and email addresses, are recorded in the IAAP database.  The database also allows you to connect with colleagues throughout the world.  The IAAP uses your contact details to communicate with you and to enable you to get the most out of the IAAP services available. For example, the IAAP will use your contact details to distribute information about special programmes, newsletters, publications, or congress news. It will also allow you to register for conferences and make donations to the IAAP.

To whom is your information disclosed?
Your personal information listed above is held in a password protected area of the IAAP website. Each member, and other authorized individual will have his or her own unique and secure password and may use it to access your information. You can modify parts of this information by going online to the IAAP website and changing the information yourself.

How secure is my information?
The IAAP will ensure that your personal information is stored securely, using sufficient and up-to-date protection measures. On the IAAP website, your personal contact details will be located in a password-protected section of the site.

Subscription to News Sheet and Bulletin
You can subscribe to a free bulletin and News Sheet on our website.
If you register for our newsletter, we use the data required for this or separately provided by you in order to regularly send you our news in accordance with your consent. Your data will not be saved with us, but only with MailChimp. The following data is collected during registration:
– E-mail address
– Surname, first name (optional)
– IP address of the accessing computer (encrypted)
– Date and time of registration
– Consent to send the bulletin
Your consent to the processing of the data is obtained during the registration process and reference is made to this data protection declaration.

Double opt-in procedure.
– After registering, you will receive an email from us to your email address.
– Check your inbox and click the confirmation link.
– Finally, we send you a confirmation email.

You can unsubscribe from the bulletin at any time and either by sending a message to, using our contact form, or using the link provided in the newsletter. We use the newsletter provider MailChimp (The Rocket Science Group LLC d / b / a Mailchimp, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308 USA). Mailchimp participates in and has certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework We transfer your email address and your name (if specified) to MailChimp only for the purpose of sending the newsletter by us. MailChimp stores your data in such a way that other MailChimp customers or third parties have no access to this data.
Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties by MailChimp. The newsletter software analyzes the range of the respective newsletter to ensure that the items actually reach the recipients. The recognizable individual behavior patterns are only used for a statistical evaluation of the newsletter success and are never passed on to third parties or used for other purposes. We do not use personal data such as openings and clicks from individual recipients. Further information can be found in MailChimp’s data protection declaration.

PayPal Donations
Data protection provisions for PayPal as a payment method:
We have integrated PayPal components on our website for the donations. PayPal is an online payment service provider. Payments are processed via so-called PayPal accounts, which represent virtual private or business accounts. PayPal also has the option of processing virtual payments via credit cards if a user does not have a PayPal account. A PayPal account is managed via an email address, which is why there is no classic account number. PayPal makes it possible to initiate online payments to third parties or to receive payments. PayPal also acts as a trustee and offers buyer protection services. The European operating company of PayPal is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. & Cie. S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, 2449 Luxembourg, Luxemburg. By selecting this donation option, the user consents to the transmission of personal data required for payment processing. This data can be viewed by us at PayPal and is used for accounting purposes. The personal data you enter at PayPal is usually first name, last name, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, Mobile phone number or other data that are necessary for payment processing. Such personal data are also necessary to process the donations, that are related to the respective use.

The personal data exchanged between PayPal and us may be transmitted by PayPal to business information services. The purpose of this transmission is to verify identity and creditworthiness. PayPal may pass on the personal data to affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors, insofar as this is necessary to fulfill the contractual obligations or the data are to be processed in the order.

As a user, you have the option to revoke your consent to the handling of personal data from PayPal at any time. A revocation does not affect personal data that are processed for (contractual) payment processing, must be used or transmitted.

PayPal’s current data protection regulations can be found at: