Privacy Policy

This Privacy Notice governs the manner in which the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (“IRIS,” “we,” or “us”) collects, uses, maintains, and discloses information collected from users of our websites, including without limitation,, and any other website or mobile application owned or operated by IRIS (the “Sites”). This Privacy Notice applies to the Sites and all products and services (collectively, the “Services”) offered by us.

Privacy Principles

Information We Collect

How We Use Personally Identifiable Information

We may collect and use personal data for the following purposes:

How We Protect Your Information

The security of your personal data is important to us. We have adopted generally accepted industry standards in connection with our data collection, storage, processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of your personal data, username, password, transaction information, and data stored on the Sites. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100 percent secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Disclosure Of Your Personal Data

We may disclose aggregated or other non-personal data or information about our users without restriction. We may disclose personal data about you in the following ways and/or to the following third parties:

Your Rights

Third-party Websites

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

Cookies And Other Tracking Technologies

Changes To This Privacy Notice

We have the discretion to update this Privacy Notice at any time. When we do, we will indicate this at the bottom of this page. If we make material changes to this Privacy Notice, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on the Site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal data we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Notice periodically and become aware of modifications.

Children Under The Age Of 16

The Sites are not directed to, and we do not knowingly collect or solicit personal data from, children under the age of 16. If we learn we have collected or received personal data from a child under the age of 16, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under the age of 16, please contact us using the contact information below.

Where We Store Your Information

IRIS is located, and the Sites are hosted, in the United States of America. In order for us to provide the Services to you, it will be necessary for us to process and store personal data you provide to us in the United States of America, which may have different data protection laws than those in the country in which you reside.

California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal data to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us using the contact information below.

Contacting Us

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

1200 New York Avenue, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005, USA
Tel: +1 202-682-2220


Updated 1/15/20