This privacy policy applies to our online home here at The following information applies only to this website, unless otherwise specified.

Data we collect

Personal Data

The only personal data we collect on this website is actively and voluntarily provided by you when you fill out a form and submit it. We use this information to correspond with you.

Most of the information you share using our online forms is sent to our Managing Directors via email. These submissions may be temporarily stored on our web servers. File uploads are an exception, and are saved indefinitely to our web servers where we can securely access them.

Newsletter Signup

Newsletter subscription information you provide is passed along to our email marketing platform, Constant Contact. You may opt-out of our newsletters and remove yourself from our mailing lists at any time using the links located in the footer of any of our email newsletters.

Membership Application

If you fill out our membership form, the information you enter is sent to Web Editor Larbi Megari, based in Algeria and the Arabic-language specialist with IARJ, and to Managing Director Elisa Di Benedetto, based in Italy, who handles other languages.

Elisa and Larbi look at the incoming information to confirm that applicants really are working journalists. They politely decline to allow others to join—as a safeguard against advertisers or activists who are not actual journalists. They correspond with new members to confirm their requested connection with the IARJ and, with the agreement of those new members, they save their information in our membership database.

We never share our internal list of members with third parties. If an occasion arises when an event or a special opportunity may be relevant to journalists from a particular part of the world—we contact those journalists directly and ask if they care to be connected. Only with their permission would we make such a connection.

Forms with File Upload Options

As previously mentioned in this policy, we only store submitted personal data temporarily, if at all. Any files you upload to our contact forms are an exception. We keep your submitted files securely stored on our web servers indefinitely, or at our own discretion.

However, you may request to receive an exported file of the data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase this data. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. To make such a request, please send us a message using our contact form.

Anonymous Data

Our website collects anonymous analytics data that we use to see how our site is performing. This technology is GDPR, CCPA, ePrivacy, and PECR compliant. It does not use cookies to track users. We value your privacy, which is why we choose analytics technology that respects user privacy and cannot be used to identify any one individual.

Embedded Content

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 is visiting 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Your Rights

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.

Journalists are especially prone to working in dangerous corners of the world. Even one of our long-time members may occasionally need to contact us and request an erasure of information—perhaps removing some public reference on our website. We are ready to work with you on these matters, should they arise.

Contact Us

For any questions regarding this privacy policy or to make a data-related request, please fill out our contact form or contact any of the following IARJ Directors: