Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy

At the Education Market Association (EDmarket), we respect your privacy. We want to ensure that you get the information, content, and experiences that matter most to you. EDmarket is committed to protecting the privacy of its members, customers, volunteers, and other contacts. We have included the following detailed information on this page for your information.


This privacy policy applies to all personal data processed by full-time and part-time employees, volunteers when acting on behalf of EDmarket, contractors and partners doing business on behalf of EDmarket, as well as all legal entities, all operating locations in all countries, and all business processes conducted by EDmarket.


EDmarket collects the following personal data in line with the use purposes explained in a subsequent section:

  • Your name and contact details
  • Emergency contact information
  • Social media profile information
  • Communication information including EDmarket Online Support and Contact Center communications
  • Purchasing and payment information
  • Registration and participation in EDmarket events and activities
  • Subscription preferences
  • Cookies
  • Authentication data
  • Other information you upload or provide to us for the purposes of volunteering, registration, membership, or other EDmarket related activities


To Process Transactions

EDmarket uses personal information such as name, physical address, telephone number, email address, and company/institution to engage in interactions with you, including contacting you about your order, donation, subscription, event participation, or membership. We use financial/credit card and payment information to process your order and may need to share some of this information with delivery services, credit card clearing houses, and other third parties to complete the transaction.

To Provide Support or Other Services

EDmarket may use your personal information to provide you with support or other services that you have ordered or requested. EDmarket may also use your personal information to respond directly to your requests for information, including registrations for newsletters, webinars, or other specific requests, or pass your contact information to the appropriate EDmarket distributor or reseller for further follow-up related to your interests.

To Provide Information Based on Your Needs and Respond to Your Requests

EDmarket may use your personal information to provide you with notices of new product releases and service developments.

To Provide Online Forums and Social Networks

Some services available on the websites permit you to participate in interactive discussions, post comments, opportunities, or other content to a bulletin board or exchange, or otherwise engage in networking activities. Some of these services are moderated; all may be accessed for technical reasons (for example, for improvements or fixes). EDmarket does not control the content that users post to these forums or social networks. You should carefully consider whether you wish to submit personal information to these forums or social networks and tailor any content you submit appropriately and in accordance with the relevant terms of use. You should also review any additional terms and conditions that may govern your use of these services, including terms related to sharing your personal information and receiving communications.

To Administer Products

EDmarket may contact you if you purchase products to confirm certain information about your order (for example, that you did not experience problems in the download process). We may also use this information to confirm compliance with licensing and other terms of use and may share it with your company/institution.

To Select Content, Improve Quality, and Facilitate Use of the Websites

EDmarket may use your personal information, including the information gathered as a result of site navigation and electronic protocols and cookies (including third-party cookies), to help create and personalize website content, improve website quality, track marketing campaign responsiveness, evaluate page response rates, conduct usability testing, and facilitate your use of the websites (for example, to facilitate navigation and the login process, avoid duplicate data entry, enhance security, keep track of shopping cart additions, and preserve order information between sessions).

To Serve Personalized Advertising to You

We don't share your information with advertisers without your consent. We may allow advertisers to choose the characteristics of users who will see their advertisements, and we may use any of the non-personally identifiable attributes we have collected to select the appropriate audience for those advertisements. When you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement, there is a possibility that the advertiser may place a cookie in your browser and that your attributes meet the criteria the advertiser selected.

To Assess Usage of EDmarket Products and Services

EDmarket may track your usage of EDmarket products and services (e.g., EDmarket analytics) to determine your level of usage, and those usage statistics may be made available to EDmarket content licensors and your company/institution.

To Communicate with You about a Meeting, Conference, or Event

We may communicate with you about a meeting, conference, or event hosted or co-sponsored by EDmarket or one of our business associates. This may include information about the event's content, event logistics, payment, updates, and additional information related to the event. Information you provide when registering for or participating in a conference managed or co-sponsored by parties, other than or in addition to EDmarket may be shared with those parties, and the treatment of such information is further subject to the privacy policies of those parties. EDmarket and its conference co-sponsors may contact you after the event about the event, subsequent iterations of the event and related events. Please note that EDmarket conference, meeting or event organizers, co-sponsors, exhibitors, and other third parties may directly request your personal information at their conference booths or presentations. Providing your information to them is optional, and you should review their privacy policies to address your particular needs and concerns about how they will treat your personal information.

To Consider You for Volunteer Programs or an EDmarket Award

EDmarket may use personal information such as your name, education, work history, and volunteer activities to consider you for volunteer programs or for an EDmarket award. EDmarket may need to share this information with your nominators, references, judges, and other parties involved in evaluating your eligibility.

To Include you in EDmarket Member Directories

If you are an active member of EDmarket, one of its groups/communities, at your request, we may include your information in EDmarket Member Directory and, if applicable, peer group, FaceBook group, or online community directories in the future. We may also enable private member to member messaging (your email address is never shared). Active members can customize their member directories visibility preferences any time in account settings.

To Document Standards Development Participation

If you are a participant in EDmarket standards development, EDmarket uses your personal information to comply with policies and procedures, legal and accreditation requirements, and evaluation of patent claims by patent offices. EDmarket must capture your personal data for these purposes and provides information about activities related to standards development groups in which you participate. EDmarket standards development participation is documented through various methods, e.g., rosters, submission documents, email reflectors, records of meeting attendance, responses to ballots, publicly available participation lists, and declaration of affiliations.

To Facilitate Your Participation in EDmarket Activities

EDmarket will communicate with you, if you are participating in certain EDmarket activities such as EDmarket conferences, authoring or reviewing an EDmarket periodical article, or EDmarket humanitarian activities. EDmarket may send you information such as magazines and newsletters related to those activities.

To Update You on Relevant EDmarket Benefits, Programs, and Opportunities

EDmarket may communicate with you regarding relevant EDmarket benefits, programs, and opportunities available to you, through your membership(s) with EDmarket.

To Engage with Third Parties

EDmarket may share your personal data with third parties in connection with services that these individuals or entities perform for or with EDmarket. These third parties are restricted from using this data in any way other than to provide services for EDmarket or for the collaboration in which they and EDmarket are contractually engaged (for example, hosting an EDmarket database or engaging in data processing on EDmarket's behalf, or mailing you information that you requested). These third parties are carefully selected by EDmarket and obligated to keep your data secure. From time to time, we may also share your information with third parties whom we think might provide content, products, or services of interest to you.

To Protect EDmarket Content and Services

We may use your information to prevent potentially illegal activities and to enforce our terms and conditions. We also use a variety of technological systems to detect and address anomalous activity and to screen content to prevent abuse, such as spam. These efforts may, on occasion, result in a temporary or permanent suspension or termination of some functions for some users.

To Get Feedback or Input from You

In order to deliver products and services of most interest to our customers, from time to time, we may ask members, customers, volunteers, and website visitors to provide us input and feedback (for example through surveys, usability studies, focus groups).

To Protect EDmarket Information Assets as Well as Your Own Personal Data

EDmarket's information security program objective is to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of EDmarket information assets by following a risk management approach based on policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures to meet security objectives while supporting business and operational goals.

How can you control your information?

You can control the information we have about you and how we use it in several ways.

Personal Data About Minors and Children

EDmarket does not knowingly collect data from or about children under 18 without the permission of parent(s)/guardian(s). If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under 18, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under age 18, please contact us.


Logging Practices

EDmarket automatically records the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of visitors. The IP address is a unique number assigned to every computer on the internet. Generally, an IP address changes each time you connect to the internet (it is a "dynamic" address). Note, however, that if you have a broadband connection, depending on your individual circumstance, the IP address that we collect may contain information that could be deemed identifiable. This is because, with some broadband connections, your IP address doesn't change (it is "static") and could be associated with your personal computer.

As well as recording the IP addresses of users, EDmarket may also keep track of sites that users visited immediately prior to visiting EDmarket's website and the search terms they used to find it. We keep track of the pages visited on EDmarket's website, the amount of time spent on those pages and the types of searches done on them. Your searches remain confidential and anonymous. EDmarket uses this information only for statistical purposes to find out which pages users find most useful and to improve the website.

EDmarket also captures and stores information that you transmit. This may include:

  • Browser/Device type/version
  • Operating system used
  • Media Access Control (MAC) address
  • Date and time of the server request
  • Volume of data transferred

External Links Behavior

Some of EDmarket's websites link to other sites created and maintained by other public- and/or private-sector organizations. EDmarket provides these links solely for your information and convenience. When you transfer to an outside website, you are leaving the EDmarket domain, and EDmarket's information management policies no longer apply. EDmarket encourages you to read the privacy statement of each external website that you visit before you provide any personal data.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Cookies and web beacons are electronic placeholders that are placed on your device by websites to track your individual movements on that website over time. EDmarket uses both session-based cookies (which last only for the duration of the user's session) and persistent cookies (which remain on your device and provides information about the session you are in and waits for the next time you use that site again).

These cookies and web beacons provide useful information to EDmarket, enabling us to recognize repeat users, facilitate the user's access to and use of our sites, allows us to track usage behavior, and to balance the usage of our websites on all EDmarket web servers.

Tracking cookies, third-party cookies, and other technologies such as web beacons may be used to process additional information, enable non-core functionalities on the EDmarket website and enable third-party functions (such as a social media "share" link). We may also include web beacons and other similar technology in promotional email messages to determine whether the messages have been opened.

Do Not Track (DNT)

The online advertising industry has self-regulatory initiatives designed to provide consumers a choice in the types of ads they may see online and to conveniently opt-out from online behavioral ads served by some or all of the companies participating in these programs. Our websites do not respond to DNT consumer browser settings.

Collaboration with Authorities

The EDmarket privacy officer will ensure proper communication with the relevant regulatory authority for privacy. The privacy officer will lead investigative action, complaint handling and data breach notification. The privacy officer will also monitor regulatory changes and consult the regulatory authority where implementation of a regulatory or technological change leads to doubt.

Transfer of Information to Other Countries

As a global organization, EDmarket engages in a number of international activities. In connection with the management of those activities, EDmarket may transfer information to other countries. By submitting your information to EDmarket via the websites, or in connection with your interactions with EDmarket offline, you consent to such transfers and to the processing of this information in other countries.

Responses to Legal Requests

EDmarket reserves the right to share your information to respond to duly authorized information requests of governmental authorities or where required by law.

In the event of bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, your information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. The promises in this privacy policy will apply to your information as transferred to the new entity.

Your European Union Privacy Rights

Your California Privacy Rights

How do I contact you if there is an issue?

Changes to this Notice

If we make any material changes to this Notice or the way we use, share or collect personal Data, we will notify you by revising the 'Effective Date' at the bottom of this Notice, prominently posting an announcement of the changes on our Site, or sending an email to the email address you most recently provided us (unless we do not have such an email address) prior to the new policy taking effect.

Any changes we make to this Notice in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notification sent to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to this Notice.

Terms and Privacy Effective Date: 3/30/2020