Thank you for visiting the IAF (“IAF”, “we”, “us” or “our”) website at https://www.indianarbitrationforum.com (the “Website”). This privacy policy (this “Policy”), which applies to the Website and information collected through the Website, describes when and how we collect your information through the Website, the purposes for which we collect it and how we use such information. You, as the user of the Website, are referred to herein as “you.”

This Policy is incorporated into the Terms of Use (together, “Terms of Use”). By visiting the Website, registering for and maintaining an active IAF membership, you agree to be bound by this Policy. If you do not agree with this Policy, you should discontinue use of the Website, not register for (or cancel) your IAF membership.

Any changes to this Policy will be effective upon notice to you of the changes. You hereby acknowledge and agree that your continued use of any of the Website after notice has been provided of any changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes.

What information we collect about you:

When you register for an IAF membership, IAF collects and maintains the following personal information about you:

Name, Gender, Designation, Date of birth, Nationality, Firm/Organisation, Address, Postal Code, Country, Telephone number, Fax, Email address.

When you contact us through the Website, we will collect certain personal information, including your email address, and your name.

If you do not wish for IAF to collect, store or use your personal information, then do not register for an IAF membership.

IAF may automatically collect IP addresses and non-personal information about your visit to the Website, including the page visited, time, source of the request, type of browser making the request, preceding page view, and other similar information. IAF presently does not utilize cookies, web beacons or other technologies to collect information about you.

How we use your information:

When you register for an IAF membership we will use the information you provide in a number of ways, including to:

  • provide you with membership benefits (such as inclusion in an electronic membership directory on the IAF website and inclusion in our hard-copy membership directory);
  • send periodic membership emails with IAF-related news, including advance notice of IAF-related products and services, as well asIAF-sponsored events and activities;

You may request that we no longer contact you for IAF membership purposes and that we not include your personal information in our online and/or hard copy membership directories. Please send such requests to info@indianarbitrationforum.com.

We use the non-personal information we collect to help to determine how visitors arrive at the Website and what type of content is most popular.

How we disclose, store and use your information:

We use third parties to provide us with technical support, website hosting and website development services. In connection with providing these services, such third parties have access to your personal information. Some of these third parties may be located outside of your jurisdiction. In connection with your IAF membership or other IAF-related activities, your personal information may be transferred to, and processed or stored in, locations outside of your jurisdiction. By using the Website, registering for IAF membership, you expressly consent to the transfer to, and to the collection, storage and use of your personal information in, locations outside of your jurisdiction.

We will retain the personal information you provide to us in connection with your IAF membership after the non-renewal or cancellation of such membership in order to contact you about membership renewal and IAF-related news, products and events, and as needed to comply with any legal obligations, for a period of two years. We will remove your information from our servers at an earlier date if you so request. Please send such requests to info@indianarbitrationforum.com. We will retain non-personally identifiable information about you for demographic and marketing research and to assist in streamlining the conduct of arbitration in India and promoting arbitration as an effective means of dispute resolution in India and abroad.

We will remove your information from our servers at an earlier date if you so request. Please send such requests to info@indianarbitrationforum.com. We will retain non-personally identifiable information about you for demographic and marketing research and to assist in the promotion and development of international arbitration.

Third-party websites:

To pay the IAF membership fee, you will be directed to certain third-party websites. Our Website and email communications may provide links to third-party sites, such as Facebook and LinkedIn. If you link to a site not controlled by us, you should review its privacy and security policies and other terms and conditions, which will govern the use of that site. IAF does not guarantee and is not responsible for the privacy or security of these sites, including the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of their information.

How we protect your information:

We have established and maintain internal policies and procedures, in accordance with applicable laws, to protect your information in our possession from unauthorized use or disclosure. Although we take reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal information, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure and, thus, we do not guarantee that these reasonable safeguards will prevent unauthorized access to or use of personal information transmitted via the internet, stored in our systems, or otherwise in our care.

Access to your information:

You have a right to request a copy of, and you may ask us to correct, the information we hold about you. You may also request the removal of any information that you believe is inaccurate or otherwise. Removal of information may result in our not being able to provide you with the benefits of IAF membership. If you would like to contact us regarding the above, please email us at info@indianarbitrationforum.com.

Changes to the Policy:

We reserve the right in our sole discretion to modify, amend or update this Policy in any way, at any time. Any changes will become effective upon notice of the changes, which may include posting the notice of such changes on the Website, and the effective date will be indicated at the top of this page. We encourage you to refer to this Policy periodically to learn about updates to our privacy practices.

Contact us:

For questions regarding this Policy, please contact us at info@indianarbitrationforum.com.