IANS Privacy Statement

IANS is committed to protecting your data. This Privacy Statement explains how we collect and use information that you provide via our website and when you register for our services or our events.

What We Do

IANS provides a range of services that assist information security professionals in protecting and leading their organizations. Our services include:

  • Research and insights
  • Decision Support subscription and services
  • Events and workshops
  • Consulting projects

Information We Collect

When you register for our events or create an account to access our content, you provide us with personal information that includes your name, email, new password, phone number and demographic information relating to your job role. If you are not a paid member of IANS services, you may choose to provide us with basic contact information to receive updates about our services and events.

What data we collect:

When you visit our website, we collect certain information including:

  • Unique browser identifiers
  • IP addresses
  • Operating system information
  • Device identifiers
  • Geolocation
  • Internet connection information
  • Details about your interactions with IANS websites and apps
  • Contact information included in form fields
  • Responses to diagnostic questionnaires

When we collect data:

  • When you establish your account, update your account, or communicate with our team members.
  • When you view or download website content.
  • When you register to attend or attend IANS events.
  • When you participate in our diagnostic questionnaires.

Use of cookies and web analytic tools:

We use encrypted “cookies” to store small pieces of non-personal identifiable data on your computer’s hard drive in accordance with your internet browser settings to provide enhanced and customized browser experience.

How We Use Information We Collect

We will use your information to:

  • Provide you with, or improve upon, our products and services and respond to requests that you initiate.
  • Send information in accordance with your specified areas of interest.
  • Gain additional information about you from other sources in furtherance of IANS’, and IANS 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.
  • On the basis of implied or express consent, such as to send you marketing communications and to customize you see on our website.

Sharing with third parties:

We do not sell the personal information we collect to third parties. At times, IANS may make the minimal level of your contact information available to vendors that provide services to IANS in order to service you. In such cases, you are provided the option to opt-out ahead of time. You may request our Data Processing Addendums with our vendors on a case-by-case basis.

Sharing with business partners:

With your consent, IANS may share personal identifiable information (PII), statistics and non-sensitive demographic information with business partners for research purposes via online diagnostic or related services. In such cases, you are provided with the associated business partner disclosure and the option to not partake in such services. You may request our Data Processing Addendums with our partners on a case-by-case basis.

Data retention

We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. We may retain information that no longer identifies you indefinitely.

Your rights to your data under GDPR

In compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR), you have the right to request access to your personal data. Please contact privacy@iansresearch.com for further information.

Privacy shield notice:

IANS participates in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss–U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. IANS is committed to subjecting all personal data received from Union (EU) member countries and Switzerland, in reliance on the Privacy Shield Framework, to the Framework’s applicable Principles. To learn more about the Privacy Shield Framework, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield List at  https://www.privacyshield.gov.

IANS is responsible for the processing of personal data it receives under the Privacy Shield Framework and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. IANS complies with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of personal data from the EU and Switzerland, including the onward transfer liability provisions.

With respect to personal data received or transferred pursuant to the Privacy Shield Framework, IANS is subject to the regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. In certain situations, IANS may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

You may direct any inquiries or complaints related to our Privacy Shield compliance to privacy@iansresearch.com. If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, you may contact our U.S.-based dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request.

Under certain conditions, more fully described on the Privacy Shield website, you may be entitled to invoke binding arbitration when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted.

Changes to Our Privacy Statement

We may update this privacy statement to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any changes, we will post them by means of a notice on this Site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.


Questions regarding the content, meaning, enforcement, compliance or concerns regarding this Privacy Statement should be directed via e-mail to privacy@iansresearch.com or U.S. Mail/courier to:

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

This privacy statement was last updated on March 20, 2023. We may update this statement periodically. The date last revised appears at the bottom of the Policy. Changes take effect immediately upon posting..

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