Privacy Policy
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Privacy Policy

The International Association of Arson Investigators, Inc. and the IAAI Foundation, Inc. has established this Privacy Policy to explain how it protects and manages the personal information that it collects from you (our members) online.

The International Association of Arson Investigators, Inc. (IAAI) and the IAAI Foundation, Inc. treats confidential information received from its membership with respect and concern. We maintain physical, electronic, or procedural safeguards to protect the information.

During the course of business, it is necessary to disclose routine information relating, for example, to membership status, IAAI-CFI status, committee participation, and address verification. However, the IAAI maintains the confidentiality of information such as social security numbers, government issued identification numbers, banking data and credit card numbers- the exception to which would be in response to a subpoena or court order.

1. Introduction

Welcome to the privacy policy for IAAI. At IAAI, we are committed to protecting the privacy of our members, volunteers, donors, and visitors to our website. This privacy policy outlines how we collect, use, and safeguard your personal information in compliance with the General Data protection Regulation (GDPR).

2. Information We Collect

We may collect the following types of personal information:
  • Personal identification information (names, address, email, phone number)
  • Financial information (donation details)
  • Volunteer and membership information
  • Communications data (your correspondence with us)
  • Technical data (IP address, device information)
  • Cookies and analytics data (please refer to our Cookie Policy)
3. How We Use Your Information

We will use your personal information for the following purposes:
  • To process your membership applications and renewals
  • To manage and engage with our volunteers
  • To send newsletters, updates, and information about our activities
  • To process donations and keep records for financial purposes
  • To improve our website and services
  • To meet legal obligations and prevent fraud
4. Legal Basis For Processing

We will only process your personal information when we have a lawful basis to do so, which may include:
  • Your consent
  • Performance of a contract with you
  • Legal obligations
  • Legitimate interests
  • Protection of vital interests
5. Data Sharing

We will not sell or rent your personal information to third parties. We may share your data with:
  • Service providers (e.g., email marketing services)
  • Legal authorities when required by law
  • Trusted partners for specific activities (only with your consent)
6. International Data Transfers

We may transfer our personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA) when necessary. We will ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place, as required by GDPR.

7. Data Retention

We will retain your data only for as long as necessary for the purposes described in this privacy policy, or as required by law.

8. Your Rights

You have several rights under GDPR, including:
  • Right to access and rectify your data
  • Right to withdraw consent
  • Right to erasure (in certain circumstances)
  • Right to data portability
  • Right to object to processing
  • Right to restrict processing
To exercise these rights, please contact us at

9. Security

We are committed to protecting our data and have implemented appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, or alteration of your information.

10. Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update this privacy policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or for legal reasons. Please check back periodically for the latest information.

11. Contact Us

If you have any questions, concerns or requests related to your personal information or this privacy policy, please contact us at

International Association of Arson Investigators
2331 Rock Spring Road
Forest Hill, MD 21050
443-640-1059 ext. 1265