The following statement explains our policy regarding the personal
information we collect about you.
This policy covers the International Biographical Association's
(I.B.A.) use of personal information that the I.B.A. collects when you use
From time to time, you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself
(e.g. name, email address and biographical information) in order to receive or
use services on our website.
By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable the I.B.A. and its
service providers to provide you with the services you select. Whenever you
provide such personal information, we will treat that information in accordance
with this policy. When using your personal information the I.B.A. will act in
accordance with current legislation and aim to meet current Internet best
2. Submitting Personal Information
When you supply any personal information to ibassociation.com
(e.g. for updating your personal biographical entry) we have legal obligations
towards you in the way we use
those data. We must collect the information fairly, that is, we must explain how
we will use it (see the notices on particular webpages that let you know why we
are requesting the information) and tell you if we want to pass the information
on to anyone else.
In general, any information you provide to the I.B.A. will only be used within
the I.B.A. prior to publication. Your information will be disclosed where we are
obliged or permitted by law. Also, if you post or send offensive, inappropriate
or objectionable content anywhere on or to ibassociation.com
or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on ibassociation.com,
the I.B.A. can use whatever information that is available to it about you to
stop such behaviour. This may involve informing relevant third parties such as
your employer, Internet provider and law enforcement agencies about the content
and your behaviour.
We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as you use the
service you have requested, and remove it in the event that the purpose has been
met. We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely, in
accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
If you are notified on the ibassociation.com site that your
information may be used to allow the I.B.A. to contact you for "service
administration purposes", this means that the I.B.A. may contact you for a
number of purposes. For example, we may wish to provide you with password
reminders or notify you that the particular service has been suspended for
maintenance. We will not contact you for promotional purposes, such as notifying
you of improvements to the service or new services on
ibassociation.com unless you specifically agree to be
contacted for such purposes at the time you submit your information on the
site, or at a later time if you sign up specifically to receive such promotional
3. Access To Your Personal Information
You have the right to request a copy of the personal information the I.B.A.
holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. (We charge £10 for
Please address requests to the Webmaster, The International Biographical Association,
St Thomas' Place, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4GG, United Kingdom