Privacy Policy

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices of the International Academy of Cytology and our website;
This privacy notice applies solely to information collected from members or through this website, except where stated otherwise. It will notify you of the following:

1. What information we collect
2. With whom it is shared
3. How it can be corrected
4. How it is secured
5. How policy changes will be communicated
6. How to address concerns over misuse of personal data.

1. Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

As the sole owners of the information collected on this site from information that you have voluntarily given us via email or other direct contact; it will be collected and will not be passed to a third party unless necessary to provide a service that is expected as Member of the Academy.

This information will also be used to inform you of Academy matters or to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party, other than the journal publishers, outside of our organization, unless you request or give consent.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies which are text files stored on your computer to help analyse your use of the website.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activities for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where this is required by law or insofar as third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will never associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

A cookie is required in order to identify Academy members at other third-party web-sites such as the publisher of Acta Cytologica

You may refuse the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however please note that if you do so you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website you consent to the processing by Google of data relating to you in the manner and for the purposes mentioned above.

As a user of this website you hereby acknowledge that the operator of this website, their vicarious agents, their representatives, associated companies, chief executives, managerial staff, employees and their shareholders accept no liability in connection with the obtaining, transmission, processing and analysis of the above-mentioned data for which reason no claims for compensation can be asserted against these natural persons and legal entities.

2. With whom it is shared

We partner with another party (Publisher) to provide specific services. We will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

Your address may be passed to the publishers of Academy literature for the purpose of fulfilling the membership requirements.

Unless you ask us not to, we will contact you via email in the future to tell you about meetings, events or educational matters or changes to the privacy policy.

We request information from you for membership payments which include the journal subscription and we require contact information (name, e-mail and postal address) and financial information (credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing and information purposes. If we have trouble processing an order, we’ll use this information to contact you.

3. How it can be corrected; your access to and control over information

You may request not to receive any notification of events from the Academy. You can do the following at any time by contacting the central office via the email address or phone number provided on our website.

You may request to see any data we have about you.

Change/correct any data we have about you.

Request us to delete any data we have about you. This data can be cancelled if there are no outstanding payments. Any form of membership will then be cancelled.

Express any concern you have about our use of your data

4. Security

We take precautions to protect your information. We also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific task are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and saved in a secure way.

Links – This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Surveys – From time-to-time we inform of surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and e-mail or address), and demographic information (such as postal-code, education or age).

5. Notification of Changes

We reserve the right to change and develop these policies in order to comply with new laws or regulations.

6. How to address concerns over misuse of personal data.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at +49 761 292 3801 or via email at