Privacy Statement


Last Updated: June 6, 2018

This Privacy Statement generally describes the information we collect from you when you visit our website: how we may use it, with whom we may share it, how it is stored, and your choices about information uses and disclosures.

Please read this Privacy Statement carefully before using the Website. By providing information to us, downloading documents, registering for member access or educational offerings or taking other affirmative action to consent, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement.

If you have any questions about our privacy practices, please contact us.

Information We Collect About You

In General. We collect information about you and how you use the Website through a number of different methods, which are generally described in this section.

Information You Provide.

We collect information that you intentionally provide us through the Website such as when you register and create a user profile, join our mailing list, download documents, contact us, or otherwise provide personal information on the Website or send it to us (e.g., in email). The personal information we typically request includes your name, email address, username and other contact information.

Information Collected Automatically.

As part of the standard operation of the Website, we may collect information from you that is not necessarily personal information, but which is collected at the Website. This includes but is not limited to typical collections such as your browser type, operating system, IP address and the domain name from which you accessed the Website and the date and time of access.

We may use cookies and other tracking mechanisms to collect certain types of the information described above. A cookie is a small text file that our Website transfers to the hard drive of your computer for our use when you access the Website (e.g., it can help us recognize you and your preferences and information).

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, please note that you may not be able to sign in or use some of the features offered on the Website.

How We May Use the Information We Collect
We may use information that we collect about you to:

  • verify your eligibility to use the Website or certain sections of the Website;
  • deliver requested services and information, including newsletters when you join our mailing list;
  • manage your account and provide you with customer support;
  • contact you or others when necessary or when we think it is advisable;
  • further our mission including but not limited to the specific goals of IPEC-Americas;
  • address problems or potential problems with the Website;
  • generate non-identifying or aggregate data and disclose it for statistical studies and research related to our products, services and use of the Website.
  • enforce or exercise any rights under U.S. of foreign laws or our terms and conditions, including dealing with legal process and without undertaking any duties to do so making disclosures to assert, defend and enforce rights or property of us or others or to prevent harm to us or others;
  • perform functions as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.

You agree that information we collect may be sent to servers located in the United States and other countries around the world.

With Whom We Share Your Information

Personal Information. We do not share your personal information with others except as indicated below or (i) obtain your prior consent, or (ii) when we inform you and give you an opportunity to opt-out of having your personal information shared. We may share personal information with:

Service Providers:

We may share your personal information, which may include your name and contact information (including email address) with third parties that perform certain services on our behalf. These services may include but are not limited to providing customer service, supporting the Website functionality, distributing our newsletter, and other features offered through the Website. These service providers may have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but are not permitted to share or use such information for any other purposes.

How You Can Access Your Information

If you have an online account with us, you have the ability to review and update your personal information online by logging into your account and clicking on “EDIT” to update your account. More information about how to contact us is provided below. If you have an online account with us, you can request your account to be deactivated. After your account is deactivated, you will not be able to sign in to the Website or access any of your personal information.

Your Choices About Collection and Use of Your Information

You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but that may result in you being unable to use certain features of the Website because such information may be required in order for you to register as a member, leave comments, use services, ask a question, or use other functions on the Website.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you would like a copy of the information held on you by contacting us by using the information below. 

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or our information-handling practices, or if you would like to request information about our disclosure of personal information to third parties, please contact us at:

3138 N. 10th Street, Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22201

We will make good faith efforts to resolve requests to correct inaccurate information except where the request is unreasonable, requires disproportionate technical effort or expense, jeopardizes the privacy of others, or would be impractical.