The "Privacy Statement for the International Association of Facilitators" applies to the IAF Methods Database as well. The main points are summarized below. In case of discrepancy, the longer document is authoritative.


You can access the IAF Methods Database and browse it without disclosing any personal data. You may communicate with other visitors or post information to be accessed by others. Full database access will be limited to IAF Methods Database team.

Your Personal Information

Your password is only visible to you. Our content management system (Drupal) encrypts passwords and does not keep the text version. Our team can therefore not see your password unless you send it by e-mail (which is a bad information security habit).

Your full name as entered in My Account > Personal Settings will be visible in your postings on the site.

Your e-mail address as entered in My Account > Account Settings will only be used to send system e-mails (like a new password if you ask for it), newsletters you subscribe to and notifications you subscribe to. If you subscribe to the IAF information service (My Account > Personal Settings), your e-mail address will be made available to IAF World for the purpose of the subscription only. We will not share your e-mail address with anyone else.

If you post personal information such as your email address on interactive sections of the website, it may be publicly visible. This may attract spam to your e-mail address.

Personal Choice Options

The IAF Methods Database team will provide you, after we verified your identity, a readable copy of your personal data kept on the site without any charge. You may have your data erased, rectified, amended or completed. We reserve the right to refuse to provide any visitor with personal data. If we refuse, we will give reasons for our refusal. In order to protect you, we will not provide information if we are unable to verify the name of the person making the request. You may challenge our decision to refuse to provide personal data by contacting the IAF Methods Database team.


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