Member Programs

IDA Privacy Policy

The privacy of IDA’s members and site visitors is of utmost importance. Below is IDA’s Privacy Statement.

What Information Does IDA Collect?
Most data IDA collects are used only to help us better serve our members. It is our general policy to collect and store only personal information that our members and visitors knowingly provide. If our privacy policies change, we will notify all users by e-mail or a special announcement placed on the Web site.

From General Users. IDA does not collect any personal information from users browsing its Web site. Only aggregate data -- such as the number of hits per page -- are collected. Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information.

From IDA’s Members, Conference Registrants, and Other Customers. To gain access to members-only resources and personalization features on, members and other users are asked to register and provide some limited information. This information is submitted voluntarily. Similar information may be submitted to IDA through membership applications, IDAExpo or other event registration, publication orders, subscriptions, etc. IDA only uses this information to enhance its products and distribution of those products to its members. This information is not sold or distributed in any other manner. 

How Does IDA Use Data Collected?
IDA use information voluntarily submitted by members and other customers in the following ways:

IDA Member Services and Products. Generally, IDA uses data collected to improve its own web content; to respond to visitors' interests, needs and preferences; and to develop new products and services.

Disclosures to Third Parties, Partners and Providers. IDA also makes member contact information available through the IDA Membership Directory to other members using its Web site and to those who register for its conferences. IDA members have the option to consent for their contact information to be included in the Member Directory on the IDA website, which is only accessible to other members. On occasion, ASAE may also provide limited data to third parties that offer products and services, including IDA Preferred Providers, IDA Approved Programs and other partners or providers. IDA will never sell member lists or contact information to a third party. IDA may also share limited data with sponsors and exhibitors of an IDA event, but this data is limited and does not include email or phone numbers. Users may request ASAE refrain from disclosing the data it collects to third parties on the membership application form, conference registration form or any other form on which they are providing information; an opt-out box will appear on each form on which a user provides information. 

Credit Card Account Information. IDA does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, IDA submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.

How Does IDA Use Cookies?
Cookies are files that contain information created by a web server that can be stored on a User's hard disk for use either during a particular session ("per-session" cookie) or for future use ("persistent" cookie). IDA uses cookies only to facilitate automated activity, store and track passwords, determine appropriate solicitations, and review navigation patterns. Cookies are not used to disseminate significant information about Users over the Internet or to analyze any information that Users have knowingly or unknowingly provided. When a user registers, the system will ask whether the user approves of the attachment of a cookie. Users may instruct their Internet browsers to opt out of accepting a "persistent" cookie and rather accept only a "per-session" cookie, but will need to login each time they visit the site to enjoy the full benefits. If the user declines the attachment of any cookie, the user may not have access to the full benefits of the website. Registration enables the site to better determine members' interest areas and provide the most relevant information.

What Privacy Issues Arise With Links To Other Sites?
This Web site contains links to other web sites. IDA has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites.

What Means Of Redress Are Available?
If any User suspects IDA has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this privacy statement, please contact us via email or by calling 1-800-355-4IDA.