The ISBIS’s mission is to lead, support and promote the understanding, development and good practice of statistics worldwide, by providing the core global network for statistics. This is reflected in our slogan ‘Statistical Science for a Better World’. We support statisticians and statistical organisations worldwide, organise congresses, conferences and workshops, and issue extensive publications, including a variety of journals. We also manage a range of Awards and Prizes and provide funding schemes.
At ISBIS we understand the importance of maintaining the privacy of our members and other who entrust us with their personal data. Securing your privacy is a core value of the ISBIS as is reflected in the ISBIS Community Principles. Our servers, computers and contractors employ security procedures to protect all our/your information from unauthorized access. All ISBIS processing activities are documented and kept in an up-to-date register, providing the full details of the records kept, the purpose of the processing, the access to data and the retention periods.
The ISBIS collects information from ISBIS and/or Associations’ members (individual and organisational) in order to keep an efficient and up to date membership administration and inform the members about the ISBIS’s activities, meetings and events. Individual data are processed by the designated staff in the ISBIS Permanent Office (PO) and by designated ISBIS and/or Association officials.
The ISBIS does not ask for more personal information and details than absolutely necessary for the processing of the membership.
Whenever it is necessary for contractors working for the ISBIS to access data, such as for work on the ISBIS ’s website and associated IT infrastructure, the agreement with the contractor will contain the necessary provisions to protect privacy and non-disclosure.
Address information from individual membership data is only shared with publishers as necessary for providing subscriptions to journals or similar services.
The members are requested to give their explicit consent to processing of their data and the publication of their name, country of residence and affiliation, when applying for membership, or in the webshop.
Other personal details of members, such as postal addresses, email addresses, and telephone/fax numbers, are stored in the ISBIS membership database and webshop (protected by login and password). This type of information will not be displayed in the public domain. If contact information of a member needs to be shared publicly for ISBIS operations, it shall be shared via email aliases or encrypted files. Any other dissemination of such information requires the consent of the individual member.
More detailed information about the ISBIS membership data policy can be found in the attached document (ISBIS Data protection policy for ISBIS and Association members), including an overview of your rights and how to execute them.
Mass mailings are sent without disclosing individual email addresses. Members may opt out of receiving the ISBIS news items/newsletters.
Membership data (name, postal address, country of residence, email address) may be shared with other partner statistical organizations in collaborative activities that pursue the mission and objectives of the ISBIS and which benefit ISBIS members. Appropriate agreements are in place in order to safeguard privacy protection.
Surveys and polls are sometimes used to collect opinions and views of members. The data obtained from such surveys are anonymised before they are processed and analysed, and are used only for each survey’s specified goals. Responses to operations conducted for voting procedures are processed in the ISBIS and results are reported only in aggregated and non-identifiable form. Individual data collected by these means are not disclosed by the ISBIS .
Individual data collected in application procedures, including membership applications, funding requests, award and prize applications, are processed by the ISBIS and shared with the responsible officers as necessary to consider or process applications (i.e. chairs and members of the relevant committees). All recipients, like committee members, are required to agree to appropriate confidentiality clauses and sign a privacy agreement.
A contact form is available for visitors to the ISBIS website to request information and services. We use the visitors’ contact information (e.g. name and email address) only for answering their requests/questions, responding to enquiries or sending materials. The information from these contact forms is not disclosed to third parties unless the visitor has given his/her consent to do so.
The ISBIS website and Webshop are only available through encrypted SSL connections (https), and we have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information. In case of a credible threat of a security breach, the ISBIS will inform the members affected and will take the necessary measures to prevent misuse of the data. The contract with the website and webshop hosting company contains the necessary provisions and procedures in order to be GDPR compliant. The ISBIS Protocol for Security Incidents and Data Leaks is applied.
Several of the Associations’ websites are not hosted by the ISBIS website hosting company. For these websites different security regimes might be in place.
If any knowledge or suspicion about a breach of the ISBIS’s security arises, please contact the ISBIS Permanent Office.
If you wish to learn more about the ISBIS security measures, please contact us.
The ISBIS website contains links to other websites. The ISBIS is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of other websites. We recommend that you read the privacy statements of each website that requests any personal information.
This policy may be revised over time as new features are added to the website, new technologies emerge, or changes in legislation require the ISBIS to do so.