Privacy Policy

IAF Privacy Statement

April 2024

IAF Privacy Commitment

The Information Accountability Foundation (IAF) Privacy Policy reflects our commitment to data stewardship and accountability. We describe here our data handling practices for the IAF and the website.

Information Collection and Use

If you use the “Contact Us”, “Join Us” functions, or write us at, we ask you to provide your first and last name, email address, and optionally, a phone number, to contact you. This means we have a legitimate interest to contact you based on your inquiry, and to administer any membership you have with us as a global policy think tank.

We use this information:

  • To contact you about our projects, initiatives, events, membership or related topics.
  • To send meeting invitations and periodic updates about IAF projects, initiatives and blogs. You may opt-out of our emails at any time.
  • Along with applicable organizational information, to manage membership invoicing, payments and to maintain regulatory tax and compliance reporting and records as required for non-profit organizations.

Data Transfer and Sharing

We do not share or sell personal user information with any third party for their own purposes.

Occasionally we host joint events with other policy, academic or business organizations, where each organization maintains separate contact information.

We transfer your personal data to the United States whenever you interact or communicate with the IAF.

Should the IAF activity status change or discontinue, we will inform you of your options and choices about your contact information and/or membership.


We keep your data for as long as you want to hear from us and stay connected to IAF projects, events or initiatives.

We will maintain certain business information and records as required non-profit organizational compliance.

Web Site Usage

The IAF website provides social links to the IAF Twitter and IAF LinkedIn pages. Those social media platforms collect metrics about the source website, e.g.

We use Microsoft Teams or Zoom Business for video policy calls, chats and other online events.

The IAF website is managed by GoDaddy Design Services. It is designed so that the use of cookies and analytics is limited to understanding website visit and usage trends.  The IAF uses Google Analytics (GA4) to track how often people access, read or download our content. We use this information in the aggregate to understand what content our members and website visitors so we can produce the most valuable content to meet your needs. You can use the Google Analytics opt-out browser extensions, which you can download here.



Our privacy policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page.

If you wish to know what information we have about you, or have further questions, please direct inquiries to



Data categories




GDPR Lawful Basis


CPRA Category

Anonymous website usage intelligence Improve products and services IAF legitimate interest (Article 6(1)(f)) IAF Service Delivery, Improvement and Analysis
Cookie and pixel data Business intelligence Consent (Article 6(1)(a)) Consent (Article 6(1)(a))
Cookie & pixel details








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