Privacy Policy

IRIST takes your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy.

What This Privacy Policy Covers

When you ("you" or "user") use this Internet web site ( and its services ("Site") your privacy is protected under the terms of this policy (the "Policy").

IRIST ("IRIST" or "we") may revise these terms from time to time, at our sole discretion, by updating this posting. Unless otherwise provided below, the revised terms will take effect when they are posted.

This policy covers how IRIST treats personal information that IRIST collects and receives. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available.

Information Collection and Use

IRIST collects personal information when you register to become a member, when you donate, and when you subscribe to journals offered through IRIST. IRIST may combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from business partners or other companies.

When you register we ask for information such as your name, email address, birth date, gender, zip code, occupation, and industry. Once you register with IRIST and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us.

IRIST automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, IRIST cookie information, and the page you request.

IRIST uses information for the following general purposes: to fulfil your requests for products and services, to improve our services, to contact you, to conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting for internal clients.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

IRIST does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide products or services you've requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:

We provide the information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with IRIST under confidentiality agreements. These companies may use your personal information to help IRIST communicate with you about offers from IRIST and our marketing partners. However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information.

We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of IRIST 's terms of use (see the Terms of Use), or as otherwise required by law.

We transfer information about you if IRIST is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, IRIST will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.


IRIST may set and access IRIST cookies on your computer for the IRIST Forum and other areas of the site.

Your Ability to Edit and Delete Your Account Information and Preferences

You can edit your IRIST profile at any time.

We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to the IRIST service, such as the IRIST Newsletter, that are considered part of your IRIST account, without offering you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving them.

You can delete your IRIST account by writing to us.

Confidentiality and Security

We limit access to personal information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.

Our Web site is secure and the information that you send is encrypted in transit with the current exception of the shipping address for subscriptions. We will update the privacy policy when this is no longer the case.

Secure transactions from the IRIST site are handled by PayPal. Your privacy is guarded on PayPal's site and is governed there by their own policy. We encourage you to read PayPal's privacy policy at

Changes to this Privacy Policy

IRIST may update this policy. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your IRIST account or by placing a prominent notice on our site.


Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners at the point where we request information about the visitor. This site gives users the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided.

Send mail to the following postal address:
IRIST Secretariat
Via G. Baglivi 12
00161 Roma, Italy

Email the following address:

You can call the following phone number:

Questions and Suggestions

If you have questions or suggestions, please contact us at:
IRIST Secretariat
Via G. Baglivi 12
00161 Roma, Italy