This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which the International Drug Policy Consortium collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "user") of the idpc.net website ("site"). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by the International Drug Policy Consortium.

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when users visit our site, register on the site, subscribe to the newsletter, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address. Users may, however, visit our site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, although this may prevent them from engaging in certain site related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about users means of connection to our site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilised and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our site may use "cookies" to enhance user experience. Users' web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User smay choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert them when cookies are being sent. If they do so, please note that some parts of the site may not function properly. 

How we use collected information

The International Drug Policy Consortium may collect and use users’ personal information for the following purposes:

  • To improve customer service
    The information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalise users’ experience
    We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our users as a group use the services and resources provided on our site.
  • To improve our site
    We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent users’ personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

Third party websites

Users may find content on our site that links to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.

Changes to this privacy policy

The International Drug Policy Consortium has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. It is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

Your continued use of the site indicates acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use the site.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:

International Drug Policy Consortium
Fifth Floor
124-128 City Road
London, EC1V 2NJ
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 20 7324 2975
contact@idpc.net