Privacy Notice

International Association for Ambulatory Surgery

Information Privacy Notice

The International Association for Ambulatory Surgery holds personal information on Assembly members, contractors and individuals it has contact with.  This information will be stored securely, whether electronically or as paper records, so that only authorised people can use it, within the scope of their authority. Such information is only retained for as long as necessary.

The IAAS holds an online database of email addresses in order to send the Newsletter and Journal to subscribers. This database is held securely online and is protected by a 2-stage logon i.e. it requires knowledge of the username, the password and a further random number to grant access. The random number is provided by a certified web secure service.

Only the webmaster has access to this system.

Electronic records are stored on a password-protected computer held by the Officers of the Executive Committee – namely the Honorary Secretary and the Honorary Treasurer. Their laptops have anti-virus and firewall software installed and are regularly backed-up.

General Assembly members will only hold contact details of individuals in touch with them or details discussed during meetings and recorded in minutes.

Paper records are stored in the Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurers offices. 

Contact Details 

Subject Access Requests or questions about the IAAS policy or procedures should be directed to theHonorary Secretary


IAAS Data Controller: Ian Jackson, working with the Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer and the President.

IAAS Data Protection Officer: Ian Jackson

For further advice and information, or to complain about the IAAS management of personal information, please contact the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.  Alernatively contact the information commissioners office for the country you reside in.

Cookie Policy

The International Association for Ambulatory Surgery is a not for profit organisation whose aim is to promote quality ambulatory surgery across the world. This website has been set up for no payment by one of our members – the IAAS pays for the hosting and any software costs required. We do not trade, sell or offer any paid for services from this website and so we do not track users to target them for sales.

We do use cookies on this website to

  1. allow adjustments to the website to suit browsers, operating systems or mobile devices
  2. allow us to gain information about which pages are popular, details of which country users are from and data on the software and devices used.

Our webmaster has installed a system that should allow you to opt out from these cookies. If you believe this is not working then please contact our webmaster.


What is in a cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file that is sent from our website and is stored on your computer or mobile device -only our server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. The only cookie used on our website allows us to analyse things like – from which part of the world our visitors come from and which pages are visited.

To manage the cookies and similar technologies used (tracking pixels, web beacons, etc.) and related consents, we use the consent tool “Real Cookie Banner”. Details on how “Real Cookie Banner” works can be found at What data does Real Cookie Banner process?

The legal bases for the processing of personal data in this context are Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR and Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is the management of the cookies and similar technologies used and the related consents.

The provision of personal data is neither contractually required nor necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are not obliged to provide the personal data. If you do not provide the personal data, we will not be able to manage your consents.

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