Privacy Policy

International Aerospace Accrediting Commission (IAAC) 

Privacy Policy

Dated as of May 4, 2023
IAAC Commitment
IAAC is committed to maintaining your privacy at all times when you use this website (site) as a visitor or member, subject to the terms of this privacy policy (policy). This includes all of our websites (sites) and use of our online services. Where possible, we will provide you with the ability to determine what personal information we may use. This policy applies to all IAAC and affiliated websites, mobile applications, and any other online services we operate.
By accessing and/or using any of our online services, you are agreeing to the terms of this policy. If you do not agree with this policy, please do not use our online services.
Privacy Officer
Contact our Privacy Officer if you have any question about this policy or how your personal information is handled. Call 610-791-4359 or email 
Policy Governance and Changes
This policy governs the use of any and all information collected while it is in place and is subject to modification at any time. All changes will become effective immediately upon posting to our online services. You should check this policy periodically for updates. If you do not agree to any modified terms, do not continue to access our online services or send us any additional personal information. The continued use of this site implies your acceptance of all policies. The most current policy version date is displayed at the start of this policy.

Personal Information Collection
IAAC does not require you to provide personal information or register to view our website.

Personal information includes your name, postal address, phone number, email address and birth date. There are times when we will require your personal information so that you can participate in one or more of our programs, activities, services, events and communications platform. If you elect to not provide your personal information, you may not be able to participate in one or more of our programs, activities, services, events and communications platforms.
If you elect to voluntarily provide personal information, we will take every reasonable precaution to protect your information subject to this policy. IAAC does gather personal information on the site including names, postal addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and birth dates when voluntarily provided by you. Once collected, we may combine this information with other information about you collected from internal and external sources where permitted by applicable law.
We collect information that you provide in order to complete various transactions that you request and so that you can utilize various services provided on our sites. This may include credit card information which you provide which allows us to process orders including but not limited to membership, conferences and other products or services that you order.
We may collect other information that you share, including but not limited to information which is unique and personal to you, such as information regarding your education, personal recreational choices, career and professional background.
All of the foregoing information which is provided by you is referred to in this policy as “personal information”.
Use and Sharing of Personal Information
The personal information you provide and that we collect is used and processed by IAAC and other entities who are involved by us in the operation of this site or who provide support for IAAC and our programs, for general business purposes and for the purposes for which you provided the information. General business purposes are IAAC accreditation activities, program participation, marketing, promotions, sales, and fundraising activities and communications.
The purposes for which you provide information includes, for example, our use of your personal information to process online transactions, purchases, and donations, facilitate participation in IAAC programs, promotions, and services.
Your personal information may be used by IAAC and our annual partners to answer emails or online requests, respond to feedback, send information you requested or that may be of use to you, customize content and share information about our and their services.
By registering for any IAAC event through the site, you consent to the sharing of your personal information on attendee rosters that may be distributed to other attendees, members of IAAC, event sponsors and annual partners. Rosters may include names, job titles, company names, mailing addresses, email addresses and any other information you provide.
We do not sell or rent your personal information or other information you provide to us online to third parties, including brokers, dealers and mailing houses. We may share your personal information with the following categories of third parties:
  1. To whomever the person submitting the information authorizes us to share it with;
  2. With our service providers in furtherance of our operations or the operation of the site, for instance, to process a purchase or other transaction you make;
  3. With third parties as needed to facilitate participation in IAAC programs, promotions, and services, or to engage in IAAC fund raising, marketing communications and promotions;
  4. With other accreditation partners, sponsors and exhibitors;
  5. Persons to whom disclosure is required to comply with legal processes such as a subpoena or court order or to otherwise protect your or our legal rights, or in order to cooperate with an ongoing investigation by a governmental authority or agency;
  6. Persons to whom disclosure is required to investigate whether your use of our online services may have violated our Terms of Use or applicable law or regulation, or to take enforcement action in the event of any such violation;
  7. To any other persons to whom disclosure is required to accomplish the purposes for which you provided the information. IAAC has no control over or responsibility for the data collection and use practices of third parties that process online transactions, including credit card transactions; For example, if you make a purchase on our site using a PayPal account or similar account of a third party payment provider, certain information is transmitted to the payment provider and is subject to the third party's own privacy policy. 
Your personal information and other information you provide to us is collected through, stored, and processed by us or our service providers in the United States of America or other countries that may not be your home country and that might not be deemed to provide protections equivalent to your home country.
We will also “collect” any information voluntarily submitted by you to our discussion and chat platforms, such as the “Accreditation Corner” section of this site. Any information submitted by you in the “Accreditation Corner” portion of the site is not personal information for purposes of this policy and is not private. Such information is subject to our TERMS OF USE POLICY.
Children’s Privacy Policy
This site is intended for people ages 13 and above. We do not knowingly collect, use or share information from children under age 13. If a parent or legal guardian learns that their child provided us with personal information without his or her consent, please contact us and we will make every effort to delete it or obtain permission to retain such information.
We do not intend for any users under the age of majority in their place of residence (typically 18) to place any orders with us or our third-party vendors using the online services. You are prohibited from placing any orders from IAAC if you are under the age of majority in your place of residence. The age of majority is normally 18 and can vary based on the State in which you reside.
Website Links
Websites that are linked to the IAAC Website along with all forms of site advertising may have different privacy policies. IAAC does not control or have any responsibility for the content on any of the linked sites. Please review the privacy policy notices on those Websites.
IAAC provides site links and all forms of information to assist accredited schools and visitors. You should review the privacy policies of any site that you visit by link from an IAAC online service to fully understand how they use your personal information.

Co-Branded Site
When you visit or use a part of any site that is co-branded (i.e., including both IAAC and non-IAAC branding) or that is a part of a joint promotion involving IAAC and one or more third parties (each a "Co-Branded Party"), including but not limited to member benefit plans described on the site, you should understand that the personal information you provide and the other information collected by the site will be disclosed to and shared with the applicable Co-Branded Parties, without any further notice to you. By visiting or using any co-branded portion of a site you will be understood to have authorized and consented to such disclosure and sharing. 
IAAC does not control any Co-Branded Parties and how they may use such information. If you are concerned regarding how a Co-Branded Party may use your personal and other information provided to and/or collected by IAAC, you should review the privacy policy of each such Co-Branded Party. Any questions you may have about any such privacy policy should be directed to the applicable Co-Branded Party(ies).
Cookies, Web Beacons and Tracking
IAAC collects personal identifiable information (PII) and data relating to your use of our online services through the use of cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels and other technology-based platforms. Cookies are small text files that your Web browser places on your computer’s hard drive. Web beacons are a small piece of computer code that are embedded in Web pages.
The PII collected by cookies, web beacons and other technology based platforms may include and not be limited to your URL (your Uniform Resource Locator), your IP address (your Internet Protocol Address) and your ISP (your Internet Service Provider). These tools also enable IAAC to identify the date and time you viewed our site, the pages you viewed and the links you clicked on. Cookies and web beacons do not collect personal information in the manner of your name, postal address, phone number, or birth date, but the URL, IP and ISP information can be used to identify you electronically and communicate with you and thus is referred to as PII. This PII may be used and shared by us in the same manner as your personal information.
If you do not want this PII to be collected, you should be able to disable cookies on your web browser. The site may also include prompts reminding you that your continued browsing of that site constitutes your acceptance of cookies. If you do not want this PII to be collected you may also choose not to browse the site.
Please note that if you refuse to accept cookies from the site, the performance of the site may be adversely affected including your ability to access certain features on the site. Short-term cookies typically expire after they have fulfilled their purpose. Our sites may also now or in the future include long-term cookies which may continue in place for an extended period of time (an example of a long-term cookie would be a long-term cookie that would remember your member section username and password for you so that you would not have to type it in each time; while that capability has not been included in the site initially [it is likely available from your browser], it may be added at a later date).

We may use third party advertising companies in conjunction with the site to serve ads when you visit our site. These companies may use the PII collected about you but will not use your name, address or phone number in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you on this site or other sites.
There are times when IAAC will share this PII with third party suppliers including but not limited to Google. IAAC uses Google Analytics to track and better understand our members’ and visitors’ activity on our online services.
Some email messages sent by IAAC to members, non-members and other customers will be tracked so that IAAC can determine what the recipient does with that email. IAAC may use this information to enhance its products and services to our members. This information will not be sold or disclosed outside of IAAC.
Security Safeguards
IAAC will do everything reasonably possible to provide you with a safe and secure online experience. To the extent that is within IAAC’s control, we deploy and implement reasonable procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access and maintain data security and confidentiality. Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the security of any information, including personal information, that you transmit to us over the internet and any such transmission is at your own risk. 
Credit Card Safety
Protecting the safety of your credit card information is also important to us. For card transactions we process, we use Transport Layer Security (TLS) technology to protect the security of your credit card information as it is transmitted to us. TLS is an Internet encryption technology, and a method of scrambling data as it travels from your computer to our Web site servers. We also encrypt your credit card number when we store your order and whenever we transfer that information to participating merchants.
To make sure you are accessing our secure server before you submit sensitive information, check the document for your browser for indication of a TLS connection (most browsers utilize an unbroken or closed padlock). Verify that TLS is active before submitting sensitive information to our server. To double-check, verify that the TLS or Address line of your browser for our site begins with "https."
It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your username, password and computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.
Your Right to Access, Correct, and Delete Your Personal Data
You have the right to ask us which personal information we hold about you. In addition, you have the right to correct or delete personal information we hold about you. If you want to request a correction or deletion of the personal information we hold about you, you must contact us at or by telephone at 610-791-4359 .
Governing Law
This policy is subject to the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania without regard for its conflict of laws principles