ISA: The International Studies Association

Privacy Statement

International Studies Association is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the International Studies Association Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the International Studies Association website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

International Studies Association collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. International Studies Association also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by International Studies Association. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by International Studies Association for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the International Studies Association Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through International Studies Association public message boards, conference submissions, and other such activities, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: International Studies Association does not read any of your private online communications.

International Studies Association encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from International Studies Association so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. International Studies Association is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the International Studies Association and International Studies Association family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

International Studies Association collects and uses your personal information to operate the International Studies Association Web site and deliver the services you have requested. International Studies Association also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from International Studies Association and its affiliates. International Studies Association may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

International Studies Association does occasionally sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. These lists may contain your name, address and affiliation. International Studies Association will not share your email address with its partners or affiliates.  International Studies Association may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, International Studies Association may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to International Studies Association, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

International Studies Association does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

International Studies Association keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within International Studies Association, in order to determine what International Studies Association services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within International Studies Association to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

International Studies Association Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on International Studies Association or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of International Studies Association; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of International Studies Association, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The International Studies Association Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize International Studies Association pages, or register with International Studies Association site or services, a cookie helps International Studies Association to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same International Studies Association Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the International Studies Association features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the International Studies Association services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

International Studies Association secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. International Studies Association secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

International Studies Association will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. International Studies Association encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how International Studies Association is protecting your information.

Contact Information

International Studies Association welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that International Studies Association has not adhered to this Statement, please contact International Studies Association at isa@isanet.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

The International Studies Association

Representing 100 countries, ISA has over 6,500 members worldwide and is the most respected and widely known scholarly association in this field. Endeavoring to create communities of scholars dedicated to international studies, ISA is divided into 6 geographic subdivisions of ISA (Regions), 29 thematic groups (Sections) and 4 Caucuses which provide opportunities to exchange ideas and research with local colleagues and within specific subject areas.
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