IADC Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

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Draft #3 – May 2019


The International Association of Drilling Contractors (“IADC”), which owns and maintains this website, is committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information that you provide to us when using IADC’s websites, www.iadc.org or www.drillingcontractor.org (“the Websites”). This Privacy Policy describes how we treat personal information received about you when you visit the Website, or that we receive from you in other forms. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any personal information received by IADC other than through the Website. We may make content or services from other websites available to you from links located on the Website. These other websites are not subject to this Privacy Policy. We recommend that you review the privacy policy at each such website to determine how that site protects your privacy.


General: When you register, and at other times, we will collect personally identifiable information from you. This information may include billing and contact information submitted voluntarily by members and customers. We collect this information through membership applications, purchase of publications or other items, subscriptions, training accreditation or certification registration or purchases, and conference registrations. We do not, however, knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen.

Surveys: We may conduct occasional online surveys. For example, when you’re within the Websites, you may see a pop-up window offering you the optional opportunity of participating in a survey. These surveys are entirely voluntary and you may easily decline to participate. Web Site Usage Information: We automatically collect IP addresses and Website usage information from you when you visit the Websites. This information helps us evaluate how our visitors and subscribers use and navigate the Website, including the number and frequency of visitors and subscribers to each Web page, and the length of their visits.


We may use information in the following ways:

  • For the purposes for which you specifically provided the information including, for example, to enable us to process, validate and verify memberships or meeting registrations.
  • To send you e-mail notifications about our new or existing products and services, special offers, or to otherwise contact you.
  • To enhance existing features or develop new features, products and services.
  • To provide advertisers and other third parties with aggregate information about our user base and usage patterns.
  • To allow us to personalize the content and advertising that you and others see based on personal characteristics or preferences.
  • IADC uses this information to process transactions in these or other areas and to communicate with our members and customers.
We may combine the information that we collect from you on the Website with information that you provide to us in connection with your use of our other products or services.

We may hire other companies to perform services on our behalf including, without limitation, facilitating some aspects of the Website, sending e-mail, and fulfilling purchase requests. These other companies may be supplied with or have access to your personally identifiable information solely for the purpose of providing these services to us or on our behalf. We use third parties, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to deliver ads to you on our behalf. These third-party ad servers may be supplied with or have access to your personally identifiable information solely for the purpose of providing these services to us or on our behalf. They also may also collect and use non-personally identifiable information about your visits to the Website and other websites in order to present advertisements that may be of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice or to opt out of having this information used by third-party ad servers to provide targeted ads, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp.

Except as specifically set forth in this Privacy Policy, we will not share your personally identifiable information outside of IADC, except for legitimate IADC business, such as committee activities, unless you “opt in” to having your personally identifiable information shared with a company that is not affiliated with us. We may disclose and use personally identifiable information in special circumstances where it is necessary to enforce our membership terms or Terms of Use (for example, when necessary to protect our intellectual property rights). We may also disclose or use your personal information when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires us to do so.


IADC will restrict use of this information at member/customer request. Members and customers can instruct IADC to deny permission to distribute this information to others. Please contact the Membership Department if you wish any of the following actions: – Not receive electronic broadcasts from IADC, such as announcements of conferences, books, reference materials; – Cancel subscriptions to IADC periodicals, such as Drilling Contractor eNews from DrillingContractor.org or Drill Bits. IADC will not distribute your personal information, including email, to others, except for legitimate IADC business, such as committee activities. It is not necessary to contact IADC to restrict distribution of your contact information or email address for non-IADC business


We will maintain safeguards to protect the security of servers containing your personally identifiable information. We maintain sensitive personal financial information, such as for credit cards, for temporary periods of time only.


IADC strives to maintain personal information accurately, and provides the opportunity for members and customers to correct erroneous information. Members can access and update their own records through the “Members Only” section of the IADC website. You will need your user ID and password, which you can obtain from the IADC Membership Department (membership@iadc.org, or +1 713 292 1945). If you would prefer, simply call our Membership Department to correct or update your contact information.


We retain your information for as long as necessary to permit us to use it for the purposes that we have communicated to you and comply with applicable law or regulations.


When we make any material change to this Privacy Policy, we will inform you by posting a notice on the home page of this site that the policy has been updated and by changing the date on this page noting when the policy was last updated.


Your information may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country where IADC has facilities, and by using our website, you consent to the transfer of information outside of your country.


Almost all content on our website is generated by IADC. In very rare instances, we may include/republish/embed third-party content, such as: links, excerpts, blurbs, royalty-free images and/or videos, media under the Creative Commons or MIT licenses, and/or media or content republished with the expressed permissions of the third parties. IADC accepts no liability for any content or availability of such third-party content. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at webmaster@iadc.org.


If you have any questions, comments or concerns about our Privacy Policy, you may contact us at webmaster@iadc.org.

Last updated – May 2019