IAIS Privacy Statement

Last Updated: October 2019

Your privacy is important to us. This privacy statement explains the personal data IAIS processes, how IAIS processes it, and for what purposes.

Personal data we collect

IAIS collects data from you, through our interactions with you and through our websites. You provide some of this data directly, and we get some of it by collecting data about your interactions, use, and experiences with our websites. The data we collect depends on the context of your interactions with IAIS entities. We also obtain data about you from third parties.

You have choices when it comes to the technology you use and the data you share. When we ask you to provide personal data, you can decline. Many of our products (websites, articles, research papers, etc) require some personal data to provide you with a service. If you choose not to provide data required to provide you with a product or feature, you cannot use that product or feature. Likewise, where we need to collect personal data by law or to enter into or carry out a contract with you, and you do not provide the data, we will not be able to enter into the contract; or if this relates to an existing product you’re using, we may have to suspend or cancel it. We will notify you if this is the case at the time. Where providing the data is optional, and you choose not to share personal data, features like personalization that use such data will not work for you.

How we use personal data

IAIS uses the data we collect to provide you with rich, interactive experiences. In particular, we use data to:

  • Provide our products, which includes updating, securing, and troubleshooting, as well as providing support. It also includes sharing data, when it is required to provide the service or carry out the transactions you request.
  • Improve and develop our products.
  • Personalize our products and make recommendations.
  • Advertise and market to you, which includes sending promotional communications, targeting advertising, and presenting you with relevant offers.

We also use the data to operate our organization, which includes analyzing our performance, meeting our legal obligations, developing our communities, and doing research.

In carrying out these purposes, we combine data we collect from different contexts or obtain from third parties to give you a more seamless, consistent, and personalized experience, to make informed decisions, and for other legitimate purposes. Our processing of personal data for these purposes includes both automated and manual (human) methods of processing.

Reasons we share personal data

We share your personal data with your consent or to complete any transaction or provide any product you have requested or authorized. We also share data with IAIS-controlled affiliates and communities; with vendors working on our behalf; when required by law or to respond to legal process; to protect our customers; to protect lives; to maintain the security of our products; and to protect the rights and property of IAIS and its members.

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