Privacy Policy

IANS ("IANS,” "we,” "us," "our,") provides online and mobile services, including but not limited to, the IANS website and mobile applications (collectively, the "Site") hosted by or on behalf of IANS (collectively, the "Service") intended to enhance your use of the products and services offered by IANS. IANS is committed to maintaining the privacy, integrity and security of any personal information about our users. This Privacy Policy ("Policy" or “Privacy Statement) explains how we protect personal information we collect in connection with your use of the Service and how we use and in some cases disclose that information. "Personal information" for purposes of this Policy means information that identifies you, such as your name, address, phone number, fax number or email address.

This Privacy Policy (this "Policy") is subject to the provisions certain disclaimers posted on the Site (the “Disclaimers”), which are incorporated by reference. To see the Disclaimers click here:

1. Notices and Disclosure

This Privacy Statement is made available to you in order to make you aware of how IANS collects and uses personal identifying information.

a. What Personal Information we Collect

When you visit our website, we may collect the following information:

  • Personally identifiable information you provide to us when using our product or services such as your name, title, e-mail address, organization, and/or postal address.
  • Topical interest information and geographical location associated with the content you access and communicate to us when registering for notifications.
  • Research information that you choose to provide when participating in our research activities.
  • Other information related to your use of our websites and applications, including the web pages and application features you visit or use, and the technologies associated with your use of our websites and applications through the technologies and systems supporting our websites and applications such as your internet domain, IP address, Unique Device Identifiers, Internet Browser, Operating System or Mobile device platform.

b. How we Use Your Personal Information

We will use your personal identifying information to:

  • Provide you with, or improve upon, our products and services and respond to requests that you initiate.
  • Send you information in accordance with your specified areas of interests.
  • Gain additional information about you from other sources in furtherance of our, and our clients, business and marketing objectives.
  • Comply with your preferences and do not contact requests.
  • Comply with the law, and protect our rights and safety or the rights and safety of others.

c. Disclosure to Third Parties

IANS does not make personal identifying information available to third parties for any purpose not approved by you. IANS may use such information to contact you for IANS' marketing purposes.

At times IANS may make certain personal information available to commercial and strategic partners that work with IANS to provide the Services to you, including but not limited to IANS faculty members. In such cases, we insure that these partners will protect your Personal Information in a manner that meets the terms of this Policy and your IANS User Account will continue to be governed by this Policy.

IANS may also share your personal information with companies who provide services such as information processing, order fulfillment, product delivery, customer data management, customer research, products and services for sale and the like. These companies are obligated to protect your information and may be located wherever IANS does business.

We may also disclose information about you if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our Disclaimers or protect our operations or users or if we are required to do so by any applicable law, rule, regulation, subpoena or other legal process. Additionally, in the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party.

2. Choice/Consent

You may opt out of receiving communications from IANS at any time through two channels:

Access to certain of IANS's resources requires a login and password or other forms of user authentication. The use of those resources, and the information or programs downloadable from those resources, may be governed by a written agreement between your employer and IANS. Any of the personal identifying information collected during your use of the resources may be retained by IANS to verify compliance with the agreement, to log software licenses granted, to track data or software downloaded from those pages, or to track usage of other applications available on IANS's resources.

If you would like to cancel your IANS account you may do so by emailing us at When you request cancellation of your account, your personally identifiable information will be deleted, including but not limited your email address, name, and photo(s). Archival copies of your account information that exist within our back-up system will be deleted in accordance with our normal back-up expiration schedule. Following cancellation or termination of your account, IANS may continue to utilize de-identified and anonymized historical data associated with your use of the IANS Services.

3. Data Security

IANS is committed to taking reasonable steps to protect your personal identifying information from compromise or misuse.

We use a combination of firewall barriers, encryption techniques and authentication procedures, among others, to maintain the security of your data and to protect IANS accounts and systems from unauthorized access.

When you register for the Service, IANS requires a password from you for your privacy and security. This password is stored in an encrypted fashion on our systems.

It is important to understand that these precautions apply only to our Site and systems. We exercise no control over how your information is stored, maintained or displayed by third parties or on third-party sites.

4. Data Quality and Access

The accuracy of your personal identifying information is important to IANS. We are working on ways to make it practical for you to review and correct the information that IANS maintains about you.

5. Use of Cookies and web analytic tools

We use “cookies” to store small pieces of information on your computer’s hard drive in accordance with your internet browser settings. Visit for more information.

We do not use cookies or similar tools to collect information about your browsing habits on other websites or your interactions with applications belonging to other parties, nor do we sell or provide the information we collect to third parties.

If you prefer not to receive cookies on our website, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use any area of IANS's website.

6. International Users

IANS's Services are hosted and operated entirely in the United States and are subject to United States law. Any personal information that you provide to IANS is being provided to IANS solely in the United States and will be hosted on United States servers. You consent to the transfer of your personal information to the United States. If you are accessing the IANS Services from outside the United States, please be advised that United States law may not offer the same privacy protections as the law of your jurisdiction.

7. Questions

Questions regarding the content, meaning, enforcement, compliance or concerns regarding this Privacy Statement should be directed to IANS’s Privacy Advocate via e-mail at [WHO?] or U.S. Mail/courier to:

Privacy Advocate, IANS
2 Center Plaza, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02108

This privacy statement was last updated on: December 31st, 2015. We may update this Policy periodically. The date last revised appears at the bottom of the Policy. Changes take effect immediately upon posting.

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