The IDSA Foundation’s Mission Purpose; Legitimate Interests
The IDSA Foundation is committed to reliving the burdens of infectious diseases, and our programs and initiatives focus on empowering the next generation of infectious diseases leaders, investing in research, and advocating for patient care. As such, any information we collect serves to further our mission purpose, including but not limited to the following:
- Provide relevant information to our donors, volunteers, supports, infectious diseases professionals, and the general public
- Respond to inquiries relating to The IDSA Foundation
- Promote our events, programs, and activities
- Perform our contractual obligations with subscribers of our publications and program attendees
Information We Collect About You; Purposes
You can access some areas of the website without submitting any information to us. However, if you wish to access additional content available on this website or participate in some of the Foundation’s activities, we may ask that you provide us personally identifiable information/personal data for the following purposes:
- Participate in the Foundation’s programs and initiatives
- Subscribe to the Foundation’s newsletter/publication
- Donate to the Foundation
- Contact the Foundation
Personal Data That You Voluntarily Provide To Us.
The Foundation only collects personal data you voluntarily submit to The Foundation. The types of personal data we collect vary based on the programs and initiatives you with to engage in, but generally include your name, contact information, business affiliation, birthday, telephone number, email address, social media handles, postal address, and credit card information.
When you make a donation to The IDSA Foundation, we ask for permission to recognize you as a supporter our website. If you grant us permission, your first name, last name, and professional designation may be listed on the Thank You Donors page of our website.
Automatically Collected Data.
When you visit the website, we collect and store certain other information automatically that may not identify you personally:
- Internet Protocol (IP) address. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to the computer you are using whenever you access the Internet.
- Type of browser and operating system used to access our website
- Date and time you access our website
- The pages on our website that you access
We use the foregoing information in the form of summary statistics to help us make our website more useful to our visitors, such as assessing what information is of most and least interest.
How We Use Information
We will use the information you provide to us in order to carry out The IDSA Foundation’s mission purpose and relevant programs and activities, to fulfill our contractual obligations, and for internal use (by the Foundation’s staff, board/committee members, and consultants) such as performing marketing studies, research projects, and program development in support of the Foundation’s mission purposes.
There may be times when we share de-identified, aggregate information—such as the number of hits per page—with our business partners and with advertisers, sponsors, and other third parties in an effort to customize or enhance the content and advertising on the website for our users.
How We Share and Disclose Information
The IDSA Foundation does not share, sell, or rent information to any third party processors for their promotional use or for marketing purposes. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may share your information with our agents/selected vendors for operational support purposes, including but not limited to event registration, content management and analysis, system maintenance, email distribution, printing, and mailing. Our agents and selected vendors are obligated to process personal data according to the contracted purpose and implement appropriate safeguards in connection with such data processing.
In addition, the Foundation may disclose your personal information as required by law or as needed in legal proceedings when the Foundation believes in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.
In the event of a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale or transfer of some or all of our assets to a third party, we may also disclose your personal information to the third parties concerned or their professional advisors. In the event of such a transaction, the personal information held by the Foundation will be among the assets subject to the transaction.
Credit Card Information
The IDSA Foundation does not disclose credit card information provided by its donors and customers. When donors and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, the Foundation submits the information needed through secure payment gate sites to conduct the transactions.
Communications From The IDSA Foundation/How to Update Preferences
Except for transactional emails necessary to perform the Foundation’s contractual obligations, we will not send you promotional information without your consent, and you can withdraw consent at any time or update your preference by following the unsubscribe instructions included in each communication, or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Correct and Update Information
You may request a copy of the information the Foundation holds about you so you can correct or update information that may be inaccurate or incomplete by contacting us at email@example.com. We may ask you to provide sufficient evidence of your identity for your own protection so we can ensure that information is being released to the correct person. In some cases, our business requirements and legal obligations may prevent us from being able to delete your information.
The website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. The Foundation does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age. If the Foundation discovers that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personal data, we will delete the child’s personal data unless a parent or guardian provides verifiable consent to the Foundation.
The website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under the Foundation’s control. When you submit information to the Foundation through our website, you should be aware that your information is transmitted across the Internet and that no method of transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. Although we take reasonable security measures to protect your information when we receive it, you also need to ensure you take appropriate steps to protect your information.
International Website Access and Cross-Border Data Transfers
Our principle place of business is in the United States. If you are visiting the website from outside the United States, your information will be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located and the Foundation is based.
EEA Residents Only
This section applies if you are an individual located in the European Union or European Economic Area (collectively “EEA”). Under the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation EU 2016/679) (also known as GDPR), you may have certain rights as a data subject. To request information about those rights, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “GDPR Request” in the subject line. In the email please describe, with specificity, the GDPR right you are requesting assistance with. Please note additional information may be requested prior to initiation of a request. Upon the Foundation’s completion of its review you will be notified if your request has been granted, denied, or exemptions apply.
Our website also use Google Analytics to generate information about visitors, such as a visitor’s interests from Google’s Interest-based advertising or third-party audience data to improve services on our Websites. To provide website visitors more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed an Opt-out Browser add-on, which is available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/, to enable you to opt-out of Google’s programs.
Privacy Issues and Links to Other Sites
The website may contain links to other third party websites that are not affiliated with the Foundation. The Foundation has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites.
Social Media Widgets
Amendments and Updates
Effective Date: February 2021