This Privacy Policy describes the types of personal information the International Association for Suicide Prevention (“IASP”) collects through this website, how that information is used and the types of third parties with whom we share it. Please note that this Privacy Policy applies not only to information collected from you by IASP via our Site, but also to information disclosed by you through offline correspondence or personal contacts with IASP representatives, our vendors or service providers, and information obtained from commercially or publicly available data, if any.  Our Site may contain links to websites that are not controlled or operated by IASP.  This Privacy Policy does not apply to these third party websites.  We encourage you to request and review the privacy policies of any third party prior to disclosing information to that party.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://iasp.info.

International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) respects each individual’s right to personal privacy.  We will collect and use information mailed directly to the Central Administrative Office and through our Web site (www.iasp.info) only in the ways disclosed in this statement.  This statement applies solely to information collected by IASP.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it



When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Information collected through contact forms is encrypted with 128-bit encryption.  Any payments or donations are made through PayPal or Stripe whose privacy policies can be found here;




If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We may use your information to track visitors of our website. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users’ needs. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example) to outside parties

Who we share your data with

We may share data with the following third parties, Paypal, Stipe, or other payment systems, and congress/conference organiser. User information provided in contact forms is encrypted with 128-bit encryption. These third parties will use the information as follows: process merchandise payments and congress/conference organisation.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

If, at any time, you prefer not to receive e-mail communications from IASP, you may “opt-out” of receiving such communications by unsubscribing from such communications by means of the link provided in the e-mail message, or by contacting us at admin@iasp.info.  It may take us ten (10) days to process your request.  Even after opting out, you may continue to receive e-mail from third parties to whom your address was provided before you opted out.  You will be responsible for contacting these third parties directly, to request that they stop sending you promotional e-mail. IASP may continue to use non-personal information in aggregate form after you have opted out.

Additional information

Children’s Privacy

This site is intended for adults.  Accordingly, we do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of thirteen.

How we protect your data

We follow generally accepted security practices and procedures to protect the personally identifiable information you provide from unauthorized access, use and disclosure, and we require that our authorized service providers implement and maintain such security practices and procedures as well.  Nevertheless, Internet transmissions are never completely private or secure.  You understand that any messages or information you send to our Site may be read or intercepted by others.  If you have any questions about the security of personally identifiable information collected by IASP, contact us at: admin@iasp.info.

What data breach procedures we have in place

The central administration office will keep a record of any personal data breaches, and any breach which is likely to result in a high risk of adversely affecting you individuals rights and freedoms will be reported to you and the relevant supervisory authority.

Special Notice to California Residents

Third party marketing

Under California Law SB 27, California residents have the right to receive, once a year, information about third parties with whom we have shared information about you or your family for their marketing purposes during the previous calendar year, and a description of the categories of personal information shared.  To make such a request, please use the contact information set forth at the beginning of this document, include the phrase “California Privacy Request” in the subject line, and provide us with your name, address and email address.  We will respond to you within thirty days of receiving such a request.

Do not track

IASP does not support Do Not Track (“DNT’) with respect to your use of our Site. DNT is a privacy preference that you can set in your web browser to indicate that you do not want certain information about your webpage visits collected across websites when you have not interacted with that service on the page.  For details, including how to turn on Do Not Track, visit donottrack.us.  We do not track the activity of our users across websites.

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