The International Trade Council (hereinafter referred to as "ITC", "we", "us", or "our") is committed to safeguarding your privacy and ensuring the protection of your personal information. This Privacy Policy outlines the manner in which we collect, use, and protect your personal information when you use our website and our services.

By using our website and services, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the terms, please do not use our website or services.

Data Collection

We may collect personal information such as your name, email address, contact details, and other relevant information when you register as a member, subscribe to our newsletter, or use our services.

Data Storage and Security

To ensure data security and redundancy we may store your data securely in multiple countries, including Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Singapore, and the United States. Your data may also be backed up remotely to Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) in other jurisdictions for added protection.

We employ encryption technologies wherever possible to maintain the security of your data. However, please note that no data transmission over the internet is 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information.

Compliance with GDPR

We comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules for our members and ex-members. We maintain appropriate safeguards to ensure the protection of your personal information in accordance with GDPR requirements.

Retention of Accounting Records

As required by auditors, we are obligated to retain accounting records for a certain number of years. By becoming a member of the ITC, your name may be associated with these accounting records during the retention period.

Use of Personal Information

We may use your personal information for the following purposes:

  1. To provide our services and fulfill your requests
  2. To communicate with you about your membership, our services, and any changes to our terms or policies
  3. To analyze and improve our website, services, and user experience
  4. To comply with legal and regulatory requirements, and respond to lawful requests from authorities

Third-Party Services

We may use third-party service providers to help us deliver our services, process transactions, or analyze website usage. These providers may have access to your personal information, but they are required to protect your information and use it only for the purposes for which it was provided.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the updated policy on our website with a new effective date. Your continued use of our website and services after the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of the updated policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or our data practices please contact us using the contact form found on this website.