AoIR Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) website and reviewing our privacy statement. AoIR is committed to protecting the privacy of our members, contributors, conference attendees, and other contacts. Because we are dedicated to serving your needs and respecting your preferences, we have adopted the policies and practices described in this Privacy Policy.

In general, we may collect and use information about you for membership administration, to deliver member benefits, manage conference registration and communication, and to inform you of AoIR-related event, benefits and/or other activities. Except as described herein, we do not sell, rent or otherwise share or disclose your private, personally identifiable information to third parties without your explicit permission, unless required to do so by law or subpoena.

AoIR specifically collects information from you at several different points, including but not limited to the following:

Information You Provide to AoIR

AoIR primarily collects personally identifiable information in connection with AoIR membership, conference registration, and subscriptions to the AoIR Listserv. AoIR will treat any information of its members, conference attendees, and subscribers as confidential and will not disclose it to any third party without consent. We will not rent or sell your personal information to sponsors, vendors, or other third parties.


If you correspond with us via e-mail, the postal service, or other form of communication, we may retain such correspondence and the information contained therein and use such to respond to your inquiry and/or notify you of AoIR conferences, news or other AoIR-related activities. Importantly, e-mail and postal address information is never sold, given, or otherwise shared or disclosed to third parties.

Information from Other Sources

We may receive information about you from other sources, such as our agents, vendors and service providers. For example, sometimes we receive information from third parties when we process credit card payments made by you for conference registration or membership. Such information will only be used to facilitate the relevant activity, and will not be sold, given, or otherwise shared or disclosed to third parties.

URL and IP Address

Like many other Web sites, we collect information about our users’ utilization and navigation of our website. This information helps us to design our site to better suit our users’ needs. We may also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our site, analyze trends, track visitor movements, and gather broad demographic information that assists us in identifying visitor preferences.


Cookies are pieces of data that a Web site transfers to a user’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. AoIR’s websites may use cookies to provide enhanced functionality on the site (e.g., user ID and password prompts, and conference registration) and aggregate traffic data (e.g., what pages are the most popular). You have many choices with regards to the management of cookies on your computer. All major browsers allow you to block or delete cookies from your system. To learn more about your ability to manage cookies, please consult the privacy features in your browser.

Our Security Measures to Protect Information

To help protect the privacy of data and personally identifiable information you transmit through use of this Site, we maintain physical, technical and administrative safeguards. We maintain our Site security technology on an ongoing basis. We restrict access to your personally identifiable information to those officers who need to know that information to provide benefits or services to you.

Inapplicability of Privacy Statements of Any Linked Sites or Other Third Parties

This Privacy Policy only addresses AoIR’s use and disclosure of your personally identifiable information. As this site may contain links to other Web sites, please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites, and we are not liable for their misuse of personally identifiable information. We encourage you to be aware that when you go to another Web site you should carefully read their privacy statement.

AoIR utilizes third-party platforms to deliver certain services, such as WildApricot for membership and conference registration, and PayPal for payment processing. We encourage you to carefully read their respective privacy and security statements.