General Information
This Privacy Policy sets out the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) policies regarding treatment of information that may be considered to be private and demonstrates our commitment to your data privacy; it governs both our off-line and on-line data collections practices. We may change the content or services found on the website at any time without notice, and consequently our Privacy Policy may change at any time in the future. Your continued access to or use of the website will mean that you agree to the changes.

Public Areas
When using the public portion of the website, you can do so anonymously. You are not required to provide us with any personal information, and we do not monitor or collect any personally identifiable information from you on your use of the public portions of the website. We may track the number of users who visit areas of the site for internal use, such as improving accessibility to website facilities and managing content, but this tracking will not identify you. We may also record the location of your computer on the Internet for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes and for reporting aggregate information.

Information Gathering and Usage
When a society, network, technical committee, or sustaining member, completes an application for membership and is accepted by the IEA access is granted to appropriate sections of the member-only area of the website.  We may require some or all the of the following information: your name, contact information, institution name, job title, mailing address, and area(s) of expertise. We ask for this information so that we can post the information on the website unless you tell us that you do not want this information posted.

Lawful Processing
We process the information you provide to assign you to the correct membership category and for legitimate membership or business purposes, which include some or all of the following:

  1. Register you as a member and provide you with access to products and services appropriate to your role
  2. Identify you and provide you with a secure means of logging in to your account
  3. Meet our mission to disseminate information about the human factors and ergonomics field and to serve the professional needs of our members

Your Rights
Members can log in to their personal profile and view the data we have via their “Welcome” page. Members can do the following at any time:

  • See what data we have collected from you
  • Edit some of the data we have
  • Have us edit or delete any data we have about you by contacting us at
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data

Please bear in mind that if you object or critical data is deleted, this may affect our ability to carry out the above tasks for your benefit.

Withdrawing Your Consent 
You may at any time withdraw the consent you provide for the processing of your Personal Data for the purposes set forth in this Privacy Notice by contacting us at, provided that we are not required by applicable law or professional standards to retain such information.

Data Sharing
IEA does not provide members’ e-mail addresses to third parties, other than for the IEA Triennial Congress and to Constant Contact for email dissemination as described below.

IEA does not sell, lease, or provide to any person or organization personal information except as specified above. IEA does not collect credit card account information.

Third-Party Providers
This website contains links to third party providers that deliver services in support of membership benefits. They include SPRINGER Publications. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of any site that collects personally identifiable information.

E-Mail Contact
We use a third-party provider, Constant Contact, to deliver our e-newsletters and send emails. This allows us to:

  1. Meet our mission to disseminate information about the human factors and ergonomics field and to serve the professional needs of our members
  2. Provide notice of important events, activities, and proposals
  3. Provide opportunities for networking and professional events
  4. Compile and provide mailing and attendance lists for meetings.

We gather statistics around e-mail opening and clicks using industry-standard technologies. You may opt out from receiving any further such e-mails from us by using the “unsubscribe” link present at the bottom of the email, or by contacting us at  Unsubscribing may result in you not receiving important information for your role.

Links to Other Websites

Links to other websites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our website. Please read their privacy rules before proceeding.

We take precautions to protect your information. Some of the information you enter on our website may be transmitted securely via Secure Sockets Layer SSL, 128 bit encryption services, which are enabled by Thawte. Pages utilizing this technology will have URLs that start with HTTPS instead of HTTP.

Your Queries
If you have any questions regarding privacy issues, would like to change information that you have provided, or suspect that IEA has handled your data in a manner that does not comply with this Privacy Policy, please contact IEA at