Internet Philatelic Dealers Association Inc

Privacy Policy

Ensuring the Security and Confidentiality of Your Information in Online Stamp Dealing

Privacy Policy

Ensuring the Security and Confidentiality of Your Information in Online Stamp Dealing

Who we are

The Internet Philatelic Dealers Association Inc.  Our website address is:

In Summary

The General Secretary, Treasurer and Membership Secretary will ensure that the records belonging to the Association are secure and properly preserved. All accounting, correspondence, membership and administrative records and records of Board Meetings, AGMs and EGMs and other meetings such as those concerning disputes and appeals will be held for seven, (7) years, or the minimum period according to the Law relating to the preservation of records in the state or country where the Association is registered.

The Association will ensure that all information held including membership and personal information shall be confidential and secure.  No information will be released unless permission is first obtained from the owner of that information.

We understand the principles of the 2018 European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and comply as required.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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. We do not share this data with anyone.

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

The IPDA does not share your data with any third party.

Contact forms Cookies

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.

How long we retain your data

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

For users that register on our website (perhaps through the Membership Application process), we  store the personal information you provide in your 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.

What rights you have over your data

If you have a member profile on this site by being a member of the IPDA, 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 – if for example you wish to stay as a member of the IPDA we do need your profile data for you to be listed in the member list.

Your contact information

Selected and relevant contact information is made available in the Member profile to support your presence as a member of the IPDA.  All other data is maintained by the Membership Secretary and is not shared with any third parties.