Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

Welcome to the website of the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS). This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, and share personal information obtained from users of our website.

2. Information Collected

a. Member Information

When you register as a member, we collect the following personal information:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Professional information (e.g., institutional affiliation, area of expertise)

b. Published Information

Information provided by members may appear on the website in their public profiles, intended to promote the professional activities of our members. This information includes:

  • Name
  • Professional information
  • Other relevant information voluntarily provided by the member

3. Use of Information

The collected information is used solely for managing memberships and promoting the professional activities of our members. We do not collect or process sensitive data.

4. Information Disclosure

Information from member profiles may be accessible to the general public via the WAS website. We do not share this information with third parties without explicit consent from the member.

5. Information Security

We take reasonable measures to protect personal information from unauthorized access or disclosure.

6. Cookies and Similar Technologies

We use cookies and similar technologies to enhance user experience and collect information about website usage. Please refer to our Cookie Policy for more details.

7. Deletion of Information

If a user wishes to have their information removed from the association’s records, they may request it by contacting us at

8. Rights of the User

Under the GDPR, users have the right to:

a. Access their Data

Users can request details of the personal information we hold about them.

b. Rectify their Data

Users can request corrections to inaccurate or incomplete information.

c. Erase their Data

Users have the right to request the deletion of their personal information.

d. Restrict Processing

Users can request limitations on how we process their data.

e. Data Portability

Users can request to receive their personal information in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format.

f. Object to Processing

Users can object to certain types of processing, such as direct marketing.

9. International Data Transfers

If your data processing involves transferring personal information outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place, such as the use of standard contractual clauses.

10. Protection of Minors

We do not knowingly collect personal information from minors without parental consent. If you are a parent or guardian and believe that your child has provided personal information, please contact us.

11. Notification of Changes

We will notify users of any material changes to our Privacy Policy through the contact information provided or by a prominent notice on our website.

12. Contact

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at

Effective Date: November 20th 2023