IDA Website Privacy Policy

International Door Association (“IDA”) has created this privacy policy to describe and explain how and why we obtain, store and process data which can or may identify you.  IDA has created this policy to help users of this Web Site,, understand how we collect, use, and protect information about them.  The term “user” in this policy statement refers to visitors of this Web Site. The term “collected information” refers specifically to information collected from this Web Site.

Information Collected:

Personal Information:  When you sign up for IDA services, register for an event, email services, or when you contribute to or use some of the advanced features of the site, you may be asked to provide personal information.  The information we collect is clearly set out on the web page on which we collect it.  Credit card information is recorded only for completion of any transaction for which it was provided and is not stored for long–term use.

Web Site Activity Data:  We may collect certain Internet information, including the user’s domain name, IP address, and certain information about the user’s equipment (e.g., type of browser, screen resolution, support for Java), as well as using cookies unless you configure your web browser not to accept them.  The data is collected as a whole rather than individually.  By tracking this information, we can build the most effective Web Site for all of our visitors.  Generally, we can determine which areas are most effective or appropriate based on the amount of traffic to particular areas.  This information is not used or intended to track user-specific, personal information.

Cookies:  Web sites will commonly write small amounts of data files (cookies) to your hard drive during your visits to the site.  A cookie file is used in order to track traffic patterns on a particular site and contains information that can anonymously identify you.  This information is encrypted for security purposes.  IDA measures the activity of the site by using cookies.  Cookies help us make improvements to the site so you can have a productive experience.  Cookies are created to identify your computer when visiting our site and are never used to personally identify you. Cookies cannot read data off your hard disk or memory, or read cookie files created by other sites.  You can set your browser to send a warning message before accepting cookies or to refuse cookies.  Check your browser for instructions on how to handle cookies.
Why we collect it:

We collect information about you so that we can personalize your use of the site, assist your use of the site and improve the site generally.  Depending upon your selections for our data protection questions we may arrange for you to be sent information about related products and services from us and carefully selected third parties. 

Access to Personal Information:

You can review, access, and revise most of the collected information from using our website page.  You may submit a request to limit marketing or to avoid specific types of communication (e.g., mail, fax, email) or specific IDA publications by contacting the IDA Membership Department by e–mail at  Additional information may be attainable from IDA's Membership Department by email at or by telephone at 1.800.355.4432.

Use of Collected Information:

IDA's primary objective in collecting user information is to provide the best member and customer service possible.  User–specific information that is provided by the user is normally incorporated into IDA's general member and contacts database. IDA uses information in the database, and shares some information in the database with IDA affiliates and third–party service providers, for the purpose of executing requested IDA–endorsed products, services, and resources.  The information is used for the purpose of notifying users of additional IDA endorsed products, services, statements, and resources.  IDA occasionally shares some collected information with member and nonmember individuals, such as when we provide attendees of an IDA event with a registrants list containing contact information.  IDA generally does not sell or trade collected information to third parties specifically for commercial use but does provide limited member information to third parties.  This includes, e.g., membership lists shared with reputable organizations with which IDA has an established affinity relationship.  For a complete list of affiliated organizations, please contact Staff at International Door Association.

Who We Disclose Information To:

We will only pass on information about you as an individual (as opposed to aggregate information) to third parties to enable us to perform services requested by you or with your prior consent.
If you give your consent, we will pass your contact details to third parties who may then occasionally send communications to you to provide information, offers and services that may be of interest to you.

In certain circumstances we may disclose information about you if you breach this privacy policy or if you breach the Terms and Conditions.  We may also disclose or access your account if required to do so by law or by any Governmental body.

The contact information for IDA members, but not any individualized browsing history or information, is contained in our membership directory, and may be disclosed to other IDA members.  If you wish to be removed from the directory, please contact the membership services office at International Door Association

Links to Other Web Sites:

This site contains links to other Web Sites, some of which may look similar to this site and appear to be a part of this site.  IDA is not responsible for the privacy practices, content, or security of such sites, and assumes no responsibility for such sites.

Credit Card Data / Data Protection / Security:

IDA is committed to keeping personal information secure during commerce transactions that involve using credit card information.  Therefore, certain sections of the Web Site may encrypt data using SSL or a comparable standard for all direct transactions that involve credit card or banking information.  This process allows to send your credit card number and personal data over the Internet securely.  Once encrypted, only the credit card's authorization company has the ability to decrypt it. never displays your credit card number online.  Additionally, we store any personal information you have submitted on forms (i.e., your address, e-mail and billing information) on our secure server.

This site and the servers that store collected information have industry-standard security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under IDA’s control.  Please note, however, that no security system is 100% secure.  All of the information we collect is either stored electronically or is restricted in our offices.  Only personnel who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information.  However, no data transmission over the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be totally secure.  IDA strives to protect your personal information, but we cannot ensure or warrant any information which you send to us, and you do so at your own risk.

Automated Decisions:

Parts of and our billing process (which is transacted via our membership database) are automatic and we may process your personal data as part of and the billing process.

You may also contact us at:

International Door Association
One Parkview Plaza, Suite 800, Oakbrook Terrace, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Phone: 202-591-2457
Fax: 202-591-2445
General inquiries:

Editorial Guidelines / Policy Guidelines for Editorial Content:

The goal for editorial content on is to be accurate, fair, complete and ethical.  Although content on certain pages of the Web Site contains information about legal issues, the content is not intended to serve as legal advice.  Users who have specific questions about legal issues should consult with legal counsel.