Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to the International Heat Flow Commission (IHFC). This Privacy Policy explains what data we may collect from you and how we may use, store, and transfer your information. We may make changes to this Privacy Policy. If we do, we will post the revised Privacy Policy on the IASPEI website so that you will always know what information we collect and how it might be used. This Privacy Policy was last modified on 01 October 2019.

Who we are

The International Heat Flow Commission (IHFC) is a commission of, and operates generally under guidelines set by, the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior (IASPEI). The International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI) and the International Association of the Physical Sciences of the Ocean (IASPO) are co-sponsors of and participate in the activities of the Committee. More details about the IHFC.

What personal information the IHFC collects about you

When you interact with the IHFC e.g., by taking a role within IHFC or within one of its sub-entities (Working Groups, etc.), or by signing up to receive e-mails through the mailing list, IHFC receives and collects personal information about you. This personal information may include first name, surname, title, role within IHFC, physical (work) address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address.

How the IHFC uses personal information

The IHFC uses the information we receive from our sub-entities and collect about you to stay in contact with the IHFC community; to be able to inform you about important announcements, events, and other relevant news; to provide you with information that you have requested; or to communicate relevant information about IHFC projects, data, services, and other updates. Depending on your role within IHFC or within one of its sub-entities, this personal information might be published on the IHFC website subject to your consent. We keep your information for no longer than is necessary for the purposes it was collected for.

Updating or deleting your personal information

The accuracy of your personal information is important to the IHFC. You can modify or delete your personal information by contacting the IHFC Secretary (

Protecting personal information

Once we have received your information, we will use appropriate procedures and security features intended to prevent unauthorized access to our database.

Requesting removal of content from IHFC online resources

You have a right to your privacy. We would like to assure that we address your privacy concerns. If you identify any content you desire to be removed, please contact the IHFC Secretary ( You can file a complaint about how we process your personal information also by contacting the IHFC Secretary.