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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains iarbnews' data processing practices with regard to Other websites to which this website links are not covered by this Privacy Policy. Not everything listed on this page may apply to you as we distinguish the following users: website visitors, subscribers and authors.

We have  in place, and regularly review and update, appropriate procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information.


Our website is not directed to or intended for children under the age of 16 and we do not knowingly collect any personal information from such users. If we become aware that any user under 16 has provided personal information to us or we knowingly collect any such information from a user under 16, we will promptly delete such information.

Anonymous data (all website visitors)

When you visit this website we automatically collect some information which is stored in the web server logs. These logs contain a history of page requests. Information about the request, including client IP address, request date/time, page requested, HTTP code, bytes served, user agent, and referrer are added. A statistical analysis of the server log is used to examine traffic patterns by time of day, day of week, referrer, or user agent.

HTTPS (all website visitors)

This website makes use of HTTPS for the authentication of the accessed website and protection of the privacy and integrity of the exchanged data.

Cookies - Session cookies (subscribers only, after they sign in)

We use cookies only for the convenience of our users. Temporary cookies (session cookies) enable us to serve secure pages to our users without asking them to login repeatedly during a session. If a user's system is idle for a longer time period, however, the cookie will expire, forcing the user to login again to continue their session. This prevents unauthorised access to the users information while they are away from their computer. Web browsers normally delete these cookies when the user closes the browser and cannot be used by third parties to identify you. We do not store persistent cookies on your device(s).


When you send us an email, either directly, or via one of the forms on the website, your name and email address and the message are automatically stored in our email programs and a customer relationship management (CRM) software application. The CRM is used to keep track of client and prospect details. Your Personal Data may be stored in our customer relationship management software and is stored on servers in Europe and on our local network.

Email updates (all website visitors)

Visitors of this website can register their name, organisation and email address to receive updates of recently published material. Once registered visitors need to confirm their interest by clicking on a confirmation link they will receive via email. They can "opt-out" at any time by using the link provided in the update emails or by visiting our website directly.

Email updates (subscribers with personal accounts)

Each subscriber with a personal account receives emails to inform them of new material being added to the website. Subscribers can "opt-out" at any time by using the link provided in the update emails.

Usage (subscribers only)

When you have signed in we collect the following additional information for analytical purposes:

  • Date and Time
  • Name
  • IP address
  • Locaction
  • File name(s) of the downloaded document(s)
  • Email address (applicable only in case of "email confirmation")
  • First sign in date
  • Most recent sign in date

Disclosure to third parties

Information collected is shared with third parties only as required by law.


We may contact subscribers by sending information about our publication, subscription offers and invitations to register for other membership tiers.

An "opt-out" link will always be included in such messages.

Email Marketing (tracking)

Emails may include email "tracking links" to determine your interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our marketing efforts. If you receive a message through this email marketing system and wish to "opt-out", click the link provided in the footer of the email.

Personal Data (transactions, subscribers)

Should you decide to purchase a subscription to our services we may need to collect financial information in order to conduct the transaction. Financial information is only shared with third parties in so far as it is needed in order to complete a financial transaction.

After your subscription has ended, account information will be deactivated and archived for five years for future reference for the following reason: former users are not allowed trial access to the  publication for up to five years after the end of contract. After the five year period, the user data will be removed from our administration.

Changes to our privacy policy

We may implement new functionality, improvements and changes to this website which may have implications on our Privacy Policy. If, and when these changes occur, they will be published on this website. You can view this page at any time and check for a "last update" date at the bottom of the page.


If you have any questions about our privacy policy or requests about your personal information we may have on record, you can contact us by email.

Last updated on 27 February 2023 at 19:20.