Privacy Statement

IABC respects your privacy. Across our association, around the world, we will only collect, store and use your personal information for defined purposes. We use your information to support and enhance our relationship with you, for example, to process your purchase, provide service and support, and share product, service and association news and offerings with you. We only share your personal data outside IABC with your consent, as required by law and then only with partners who share IABC’s commitment to protecting your privacy and data. At any time you may contact IABC with any privacy questions or concerns you may have. You also may ask at any time to see the data you have given us and request correction or deletion. We strive to ensure a high level of security and confidentiality.

Privacy and Data Security

At IABC, your right to privacy and data security is a primary concern. That’s why, when you visit, we help you maintain control over your personal data on the Internet. Below are the guidelines we use for protecting the information you provide us during a visit to our Internet site or when you use our online support offerings such as support applications loaded on your computer

IABC only asks for specific types of personal information

In a few areas on our Web site and online member support tools, we ask you to provide information that will enable us to enhance your site visit, to assist you with technical support issues or to follow up with you after your visit. It is completely optional for you to participate.

For example, we request information from you when you:
1. Join/Renew Online
2. Update your contact information
3. Provide feedback in an online survey
4. Subscribe to a newsletter or a mailing list
5. Fill out a support request
6. Purchase a product or attend an event

In each of the instances above, we may ask for your name, e-mail address, phone number, address, type of business, member preference information, member number, as well as other similar personal information that is needed to register or subscribe you to services or offers. If we ever ask for significantly different information we will inform you. In the case of newsletters or mailing lists, you will be able to “unsubscribe” to these mailings at any time.

IABC only uses your personal information for specific purposes

The information you provide will be kept confidential and used to support your member relationship with IABC. Among other things, we want to help you quickly find information on and alert you to product upgrades, special offers, updated information and other new products and services from IABC. IABC staff who have access to your personal information and prospect information are required to keep the information confidential and not use it for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for IABC.
In addition, IABC may be required to disclose personal information in connection with law enforcement, fraud prevention, regulation, and other legal action or if IABC reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to protect IABC, its members, or the public.

You can opt-out of receiving further marketing from IABC at any time

Periodically, we may send you information about various IABC products and services, or other products and services we feel may be of interest to you. Only IABC (or agents working on behalf of IABC and under confidentiality agreements) will send you these direct mailings. If you do not want to receive such mailings, simply tell us when you give us your personal information.

IABC will not disclose your personal information to any outside organization for its use in marketing without your consent

Information regarding you (such as name, address and phone number) or your order and the products you purchase will not be given or sold to any outside organization for its use in marketing or solicitation without your consent. Your information may be shared with agents or contractors of IABC for the purpose of performing services for IABC only with your consent.

Internet Commerce

Online commerce at is designed to give you options concerning the privacy of your credit card information, name, address, e-mail and any other information you provide us. IABC is committed to data security with respect to information collected on our site. We offer the industry standard security measures available through your browser called SSL encryption. If at any time you would like to make a purchase, but do not want to provide your credit card information online, you may contact a IABC customer representative over the telephone. Simply call + 1 415.544.4700. It has always been a IABC practice to contact members in the event of a potential problem with your purchase or any normal business communication regarding your purchase.

Customized Experience

We use technology to help us deliver customized visitor experiences. At IABC, we primarily use “cookies” to help us determine which service and support information is appropriate to your machine and to maintain your membership experience online. Our use of this technology does not mean that we automatically know any information about you. We might be able to ascertain what type of computer you are using, but beyond that, our use of cookies is designed only to provide you with a better experience when using IABC has no desire or intent to infringe on your privacy while using the site.

Third-Party Sites

Please be aware that other web sites that may be accessed through our site may collect personally identifiable information about you. This privacy statement does not cover the information practices of those third-party web sites linked to

You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you’re online. If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. So please use discretion when posting any personal information to public areas of the IABC website.

Contact IABC

IABC is the sole operator of the IABC web site. If you would like to contact us for any reason regarding our privacy practices, please write us at the following address:

International Association of Business Communicators
Attention: Privacy
One Hallidie Plaza
Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94102 USA

Phone: 415.544.4700
Toll Free: 800.776.4222
Fax: 415.544.4747