IAAP Privacy Policy

The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) knows you care about your personal privacy and about the terms and conditions that govern your use of this website (this "Site") as well as the IAAP Connections website. We are dedicated to serving your needs and respecting your preferences, and we have adopted the policies and practices described in this Privacy Statement and Conditions of Use.

Our Collection and Use of Your Personally Identifiable Information

In general, we collect and use information about you for membership administration, to deliver member benefits (e.g., our newsletter) and to inform you of IAAP-related conferences, benefits and/or other opportunities. Except as described herein, we do not sell, rent or otherwise share or disclose your private, personally identifiable information to third parties.

The IAAP specifically collects information from you at several different points, including but not limited to the following:

Information You Provide to Us

The IAAP primarily collects information in connection with IAAP membership, services, products and IAAP-related conference registrations. The IAAP will treat any information of its members and conference attendees as confidential and will not disclose it to any third party (other than in connection with IAAP co-sponsored conferences as described below) without consent. We do not rent, sell or otherwise disclose personal information for non-conference related mailings. If you do not wish to receive the IAAP newsletters or have specific contact preferences, you may express your preferences by sending a letter to or calling or e-mailing the IAAP Administrative Offices at the contact information below, informing us of your preferences.

In connection with IAAP-hosted conferences, the IAPP provides an attendee list to the sponsors, co-sponsors and exhibitors. The IAPP may also make available (through a third-party mailing service) addresses for use by sponsors, co-sponsors and exhibitors in one pre- and one post-conference mailing. If you do not wish to receive the information from such sponsors, co-sponsors and exhibitors, you may express your preference to not be so contacted by either checking the appropriate box on the registration form at the time of registration or by sending a letter to, calling or e-mailing the IAPP Administrative Offices at the contact information below, informing us of your preference. For all events we will have an opt-out for sharing information with our sponsors, exhibitors and others who might become eligible for our lists.


If you correspond with us via e-mail, the postal service or other form of communication, we may retain such correspondence and the information contained therein and use such to respond to your inquiry and/or notify you of IAAP conferences, news or other IAAP-related opportunities. Importantly, e-mail and postal address information is never sold, given, or otherwise shared or disclosed to third parties except as set forth herein. If you do not wish to receive such notifications, you may express your preference to not be so contacted by sending a letter to, calling or e-mailing the IAAP Administrative Offices at the contact information below, informing us of your preference.

Information from Other Sources

We may receive information about you from other sources, such as our agents, vendors and service providers, and from publicly available sources. For example, sometimes we receive information from third parties when we process credit card payments made by you for conferences or membership.

URL and IP Address

Like many other websites, we collect information about our users' utilization and navigation of our Site. This information helps us to design our Site to better suit our users' needs. We may also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Site, analyze trends, track visitor movements and gather broad demographic information that assists us in identifying visitor preferences.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Cookies are pieces of data that a website transfers to a user's hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Web beacons are transparent pixel images that are used in collecting information about website usage, e-mail response and tracking.

The Site uses cookies and Web beacons to provide enhanced functionality on the site (e.g., user ID and password prompts, and conference registration) and aggregate traffic data (e.g., what pages are the most popular). These cookies may be delivered in a first-party or third-party context. The IAAP may also use cookies and web beacons in association with e-mails delivered by the IAAP. Our Site also captures limited information (user-agent, HTTP referrer, last URL requested by the user, client-side and server-side clickstream) about visits to our Site; we may use this information to analyze general traffic patterns and to perform routine system maintenance. You have many choices with regards to the management of cookies on your computer. All major browsers allow you to block or delete cookies from your system. To learn more about your ability to manage cookies and web beacons, please consult the privacy features in your browser.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies," which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Restrictions on Disclosing Information to Third Parties

We may disclose all of the information (described above) that we collect, as stated above and in accordance with the terms set forth in this section. We do not reveal personally identifiable information about you to third parties for their independent use unless: (1) you request or authorize; (2) in connection with IAPP-hosted and IAPP co-sponsored conferences as described above; (3) the information is provided to comply with the law (for example, to comply with a search warrant, subpoena or court order), enforce an agreement we have with you, or to protect our rights, property or safety, or the rights, property or safety of our employees or others; (4) the information is provided to our agents, vendors or service providers who perform functions on our behalf; (5) to address emergencies or acts of God or (6) to address disputes, claims, or to persons holding a legal or beneficial interest; (7) through the IAPP Member Directory. We may also gather aggregated data about our members and Site visitors and disclose the results of such aggregated (but not personally identifiable) information to our partners, service providers, advertisers and/or other third parties for marketing or promotional purposes.

The IAAP website uses interfaces with social media sites such as Twitter and IAAP Connections. If you choose to "like" or share information from the IAAP website through these services, you should review the privacy policy of that service. If you are a member of a social media site, the interfaces may allow the social media site to connect your site visit to your personally identifiable information.

From time to time we may partner or enter into arrangements with another party to provide specific benefits and/or services to our members. We will provide to such partners the information that we believe is reasonably necessary for them to provide such benefits or services to you. If you do not wish to receive marketing communications from our partners or us, you may express your preference to not be so contacted by sending a letter to, calling or e-mailing the IAAP Administrative Offices at the contact information below, informing us of your preference.

Member Directory

The IAAP makes member information available through the IAAP Member Directory to other IAAP members using this Site.

IAAP Connections Site

IAAP uses a third-party product to enhance our member’s social collaboration through their membership. The base settings for the IAAP Connections site will be the public access to posts made by members, including their name and company and state or region. All other personal profile information is kept confidential for public viewing. Members may view additional individual profile information including biography, Twitter name and activity within the IAAP Connections site. When members make individual connections to other members, all personal information is shared, including emails, phone numbers and addresses. This is set for all users and may be self-configured in your Profile Privacy settings on IAAP Connections. All users must be IAAP members in order to fully interact with the IAAP Connections site, otherwise only limited data and content is shared with the public.

If you need any assistance configuring your privacy settings for IAAP Connections site please contact us, by sending a letter to, calling or e-mailing the IAPP Administrative Offices at the contact information below, informing us of your preference.

IAAP reserves the right to alter or change the privacy policies and will give notice if doing so.

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IAAP direct dial: +1-312-321-5176
IAAP toll-free (US and Canada): 855-315-IAAP (4227)

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