Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are the International Institute for Visualization Research, also known by our initials IIVR. Our website address is: We are a USA-based 501(c)3 non-profit, supporting education/trainings/workshops in the use of Deep Imagery.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


The IIVR website was designed to facilitate those seeking information about Deep Imagery. As part of that function, it allows practitioners to have a user account. No one else is allowed to login or create an account. In order to create an account, one must directly email the IIVR office. Once created, a user has complete authority over their data. The only item they cannot change is their username. This is a system requirement and not a requirement of the IIVR. Changing a username involves deleting the original account.

Your contact information


If you are a visitor to the website, we do not collect any permanent data unless you choose to fill in a contact form. Please read our section on “Contact Forms.
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We may collect the following information, if you provide it:

  • name and job title
  • practitioner level
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests

You have complete control of your information. If you decide to have some of your contact information displayed in our directory, you have complete control over what is made public. You account is accessible to you, once you login. The account can be deleted at your request.

The Way We Use Information

We may use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any Personal Information:

  • To present our Site and its contents to you.
  • To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us. To provide service to you, it may be necessary for us to disclose information to our affiliates, namely our practitioners or Deep Inner Space, the European Association or the webmaster of, the German language website. We request permission from you first before sharing your information. We do not share your information with outside parties except as provided herein and to the extent necessary to provide you service and maintain our site. 
  • To fulfill any purpose for which you provide information.
  • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection.
  • To notify you about changes to our Site or any products or services we offer or provide through it.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features on our Site.


Since Jan 2016 we do not allow comments on this website.

However, in the past (before 2016), individuals may have chosen comment and the following information will be of use to you, if you ever left a comment on the website.

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Our contact forms usually collect your name and email address as well as whatever information you choose to share with us via the form. Our contact forms do not store your data online or in a database. They facilitate your communication with the IIVR office and the office manager by sending an email to the IIVR office.

The IIVR office manager will use the information you supplied to answer your query. If, in order to deal with your query effectively your information needs to be shared with any other person other than our office manager, we will explicitly ask for your permission to do this. Your information will not be stored or used for any other purpose other than to answer your your query.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles 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.


Who we share your data with

We will never share your data with a third party without your explicit permission. We will only ever do so when contacting a third party (like a deep imagery practitioner) would assist in answering your query. We will always contact you first to gain your permission. We do not sell to or share your information with marketers or anyone else.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

If you need that information deleted, please contact the IIVR directly and request deletion of your user account.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

We do not send your data elsewhere.


Additional information

How we protect your data

We protect your data through encryption and safe practices. The IIVR does not allow anyone except the webmaster and administrator to have enough privileges to view user information. Additionally, your information is never shared and never kept in an accessible form anywhere.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If we ever become aware of a data breach, we will notify you immediately.

Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for any purpose, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law.