Privacy Policy

The International Positive Psychology Association (“IPPA”) believes in protecting the privacy of your Personal and Non Personal Data (collectively, the “Data”). We strive to protect the Data collected from you in your dealing with any of our websites, social medial pages, associated applications, and all other places (virtual or in-person) where Data may be collected from you by us. Know that the Data you share is used by IPPA (and our permitted partners, providers, vendors, and related third parties) to improve your experience with our organization and/or websites.

If you have any questions about the information that follows or wish to make a complaint related to privacy, you can contact us at or call +1 952-900-8438.

By using, reviewing, and/or interacting, in any way, with any of IPPA’s tangible or intangible, digital, or other assets of IPPA, you consent to this privacy privacy and our use of the data. If you do not agree to the terms of this policy, please note that your use of any or all of the IPPA digital (or live) assets) may not be permitted, especially in cases where login is required or in situations where you must be authorized or verified as a member or a repeat user of a website or IPPA asset (e.g., verifying membership to access the member’s area of the IPPA website or other digital assets, or sharing digital verification (in person or otherwise) to participate in any IPPA events or programming).

Who we are and How we may use the data

The International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA). Our website address is:

IPPA reserves the right to use the Data collected to provide services to you, to manage your membership account, to process transactions and/or orders, to ensure that our digital assets are meeting your needs, to provide notices, to monitor access to members-only areas of the IPPA digital assets, and for other purposes.

IPPA communicates with our members and those who have shared their contact information with us, and those who have expressed interest in IPPA or our services through electronic mail (email). There are some transaction notices, e.g., payment processing for membership and sending payment receipts, and notices that we are required by law to send you to which you may not be able to opt-out; however, you can opt-out of other communications. To make the choice to opt-out of some forms of communications, you can click on the unsubscribe link in emails (or similar links) or log into your IPPA account at to change your settings accordingly.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect Data and automatically collected information (e.g., Cookie reported data, browser information, times of all visits, IP address, and other information from all users of our digital assets (and in person programs and events, where applicable). This includes, but is not limited to the following:


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

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to us as well.


If you upload images, videos, or otherwise to the website, you should avoid uploading images with any embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Note that it may be possible for other visitors to any website to download or to extract any location data from images on a website. Your media files loaded to any of our assets may be stored in our systems, databases, tools, or otherwise, and we may receive transaction data that may append profiles.

Contact Forms


If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website, or other info in a cookie. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment or make another transaction across any of our digital assets. These cookies may last for an extended time.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie usually contains no personal data and is generally discarded when you close, reset, or update 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 a period of time, as do screen options cookies. If you are to select “Remember Me”, the login will persist for an extended period as well. If you log out of your account, not all login cookies may be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, make a post, review posts, etc., an additional cookie might be saved in your browser. This cookie may include some personal data and may be stored in one of the IPPA databases.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles that you view or access through any of our digital assets, or on any other website or related application may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behave in a similar way as if the visitor has visited that other website. Note that 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. IPPA shall not be responsible for the content on any of its digital assets and any external websites or digital assets.

Who we share your data with

In general, IPPA will use Data to further the purpose for which the Data was collected which may, from time, require that IPPA share this information with third parties, affiliates, service vendors, and others to carry out a purpose. It’s understood that it may be provided to those who are offering products or services that may be of interest to you, to those service providers who are assisting IPPA in providing the digital assets, to complete your transaction(s) with a digital asset or membership service of IPPA, to analyze access or usage to IPPA digital assets and to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. It may also be used to protect Data or to maintain the integrity of such Data.

Our Service Providers – We may share your Data with companies (including our affiliates) that perform services on our behalf, for example, companies that help process credit card payments, and those that support IPPA tools and systems. Our service providers are generally required to protect the confidentiality of the Data we share with them and to use it only to provide specific services on our behalf.

Business Transfers – Your personal information may be transferred to another entity (either an affiliated entity or an unrelated third party) in connection with a merger, reorganization, dissolution, or a similar type of event.

Government and Legal Disclosures – We may disclose Data we collect, when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law (or a court order or subpoena); to prevent or to investigate possible crimes such as fraud or identity theft; to enforce our Terms and Conditions or agreements that govern use of IPPA digital assets; or to protect the rights, property, and/or safety of our organization, our users, and/or others.

External Sites
We are not responsible for content of external internet websites or any apps that you may use. You are advised to read privacy policies of external sites and applications before disclosing any personal information. While IPPA will try our best to protect your Data, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to us and you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords, or other account information. In addition other Internet sites or services that may be accessible through our site may also have a separate data and privacy practice independent of us, and therefore we disclaim all responsibility or liability for their policies or actions.

IPPA maintains safeguards to protect against unauthorized disclosure, use and access of Data including using SSL certificates on our websites (where applicable), limiting access to passwords, and restricting access to the service providers who may need to know the information to accomplish the purposes in this policy. However, note the use of email and no data transmission over http protocol (including the Internet) can be entirely secure. IPPA does not warrant security of any Data or transaction information you transmit to us; any information you share will be only at your own risk. If we were to learn of a potential breach, we may make an attempt to notify you, including sending a notice in a particular format that may be necessary according to the law, provided that we are aware of such.

How long we retain your data

IPPA may keep all Data in perpetuity, or in some cases, for as long as you maintain any relationship with any of the IPPA digital assets, or longer (as required by law, in some cases). There may some cases where some of the non-personally identifiable information may be stored (or accessed) in a de-identified or aggregated form.

If you leave a comment, for example, on any of the IPPA digital assets, comments and all metadata may be retained indefinitely. This is done, so that IPPA can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For users that are members and/or those who register for any of IPPA’s digital assets, we may also store that Data in our systems and/or within an individual user profile. IPPA and its staff and the website administrators and/or service providers supporting such assets may also see and access that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on any of IPPA’s digital assets, or have left comments, you can generally access that account or request to receive an exported file of the Data we hold about you, including any info you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase Data we hold about you, provided that IPPA (or the service providers) have access to such identifiable information to do so. This does not include data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal and security purposes, as applicable and as may be required by laws and guidelines. You can also ask us to limit the use of your Data and to restrict the usage, if and when applicable, or choose to remove your account entirely, if possible.

Additional information

All of the IPPA digital assets and membership services (and otherwise) provided by IPPA are not intended for minors under the age of 16 and we do not knowingly collect Data from individuals under the age of 16. Although IPPA does not always require disclosure of age or birthdate to access any of the IPPA digital assets or otherwise, IPPA will take steps necessary to immediately delete information collected from individuals under the age of 16, once notified. If a user, member, website visitor, or anyone becomes aware of that a minor under the age of 16 has provided IPPA with Data, please contact us at or call +1 952-900-8438 to inform us of such, so that we can take the necessary steps to try and delete such information from our records and files, to the best of our abilities.

If you visit any of the IPPA digital assets from a location outside of the contiguous U.S.A, you may be routed through servers or systems in the U.S.A. Please note that the U.S.A. may not have the same laws as the country you may be accessing from and that you are agreeing that by using any the IPPA digital assets, you are agreeing to all our usage and collection practices as outlined in this privacy policy.

When our privacy policy is updated, at any time and for any reason, it may be done without prior notice. All changes to this policy will be posted on this page and in other areas, if possible. This privacy policy is updated as of the date written below.

Last Update: November 2022