Privacy Policy

Our Commitment

IPDET is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information collected from participants, alumni, donors, faculty, and all other stakeholders. We value and respect the trust placed in us to uphold the privacy of this information and recognize that maintaining this trust requires that IPDET is both transparent and accountable in how we treat the information shared with us.

During the course of our program, we gather and use personal information. Anyone from whom we collect such information is entitled to and can expect that it will be carefully protected and that any use of or other dealing with this information is subject to consent.

Defining Personal Information

Personal information is defined as any data that can be used to distinguish, identify, or contact a specific individual. This information can include an individual’s opinions or beliefs, as well as facts about, or related to, the individual. Exceptions: business contact information and certain publicly available information, such as names, addresses, and telephone numbers as published in telephone directories, are not considered personal information.

Where an individual uses his or her home contact information as business contact information as well, we consider that the contact information provided is business contact information, and is not therefore subject to protection as personal information.

Privacy Practices

Personal information gathered by IPDET is kept in confidence. Our personnel are authorized to access personal information based only upon their need to deal with the information and only for the reason(s) for which it was obtained. Information is not disclosed or shared more widely than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was gathered. IPDET also takes measures to ensure the integrity of this information is maintained and to prevent it from being lost or destroyed.

Website and Electronic Commerce

We use password protocols and encryption software to protect personal and other information we receive when a program or service is requested and/or paid for online. Software is routinely updated to maximize protection of such information.

Links to third party web sites

The IPDET Site contains links to third-party web sites. The linked sites are not under the control of IPDET and IPDET is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. IPDET provides these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by IPDET. Furthermore, IPDET does not make any personal information available to these third-party sites.

Complaints/Appeals process

Any person who wishes to file a complaint about IPDET’s personal privacy practices is requested to submit in writing and direct it to the IPDET Program Manager.

Updating of Privacy Policy

IPDET’s Program Manager, in conjunction with other relevant staff, reviews our privacy policy and practices on an annual basis and makes changes as needed. Our website includes information on our most up-to-date practices.

For comments or complaints relating to privacy issues, please contact:

Julia Thompson, IPDET Program Manager