Privacy Policy

Who we are

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We might ask you to provide your email address when you contact us via the website. We don’t share your email address with any third parties. We’ll only use your email address to contact you for follow-up. You can ask us to remove your information from our records at any time.

If you sign up for our newsletter, you’ll agree to receive updates about the Society for Affective Science but you can opt-out of this mailing list at any time.

This website may contain links to other sites that may collect personal data. These other websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that content, including tracing your interaction with the content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. You will be asked to give consent when you visit these sites.

Embedded content from other websites

Pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Anonymous Data

When we use the term “anonymous data,” we’re referring to data and information that doesn’t permit you to be identified or identifiable, either alone or when combined with any other information available to a third party.

We may create anonymous data from the personal data we receive about you and other individuals whose personal data we collect. Anonymous data might include analytics information and information collected by us using cookies. We make personal data into anonymous data by excluding information, such as your name, that makes the data personally identifiable to you. We use this anonymous data to analyze usage patterns in order to make improvements to the website and our services.

Website Security

Society for Affective Science uses website security measures consistent with current best practices to protect its website, email and mailing lists. These measures include technical, procedural, monitoring and tracking intended to safeguard data from unauthorized access, loss or misuse.

Should any indication of misuse occur, the association will move quickly to isolate the problem and restore functionality.  The association will notify the relevant authorities of any incident of misuse.

Google Analytics

Society for Affective Sciences uses Google Analytics, a service which collects information anonymously and reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. Google Analytics uses its own cookie to track visitor interactions. To learn more about the information collected by Google Analytics, please visit

Information choices and changes

We communicate with our members regularly through email. We limit the use of these types of email to ensure clear lines of communications.

However, we will also update members and recent members about new products and services, upcoming events, abstract submission deadlines, newsletters and other general information about the association and its annual business.  Each of these emails will include an “unsubscribe” link that will allow you to opt-out of any promotional email. We caution that once you have unsubscribed, you will no longer receive promotional email from the association. can’t opt-out of receiving administrative communications.


You can access the information we hold about you at any time by by contacting us directly.

Erase and forget

In certain situations, for example, when the information we hold about you is no longer relevant or is incorrect, you can request that we erase your data.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact our Secretariat at, or by phone at +1 250 472-7644, by mail at Podium Conference Services, 2661 Queenswood Drive, Victoria, British Columbia V8N 1X6 Canada. In your request, please make clear what personal information is concerned you would like removed, or whether you would like to exercise your right to have your record completely deleted. For your protection, we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. We will try to comply with your request as soon as possible.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions that you began prior to requesting the change or deletion unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (for example, for regulatory purposes).