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Important Information on GDPR

Monday, May 14, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Nicole Cork

As you may know, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that was approved by the EU Parliament will come in to effect on May 25, 2018.  

As of May 25, 2018, organizations working with the data of individuals residing in the European Union (EU) will need to be GDPR compliant. The GDPR is an EU regulation focused on the protection of personal data of persons located in the EU. To read more about the GDPR, click here

The International Health Economics Association is on track with our preparation for GDPR, but now we need your help!

iHEA Members

In order to continue to receive email communications from iHEA you will need to adjust the email communication preferences in your membership profile. If you do not adjust these preferences and "opt-in" by May 25, we will automatically opt you out. As per GDPR compliance, you will NOT receive any further communications from iHEA if these preferences are not changed by this date. 

We do also require you to read and accept the new iHEA Privacy Policy, which can be found online here. If you have any questions about the Privacy Policy, please reach out to

If you are a current iHEA member please follow the steps below to adjust your email communication preferences and accept the Privacy Policy:

  1. Login to your membership profile on the iHEA website. (If you do not have your login information, please select "forgot password" or reach out to
  2. Select the "My Profile" section on the top header to view your current membership profile.
  3. Under "Professional Information" click the edit icon. 
  4. Under "Account Information" please select "Manage Email Preferences".
  5. Please check each email category (Congress, General, Newsletter) in which you would like to receive emails (if you would not like to receive any emails, please leave all boxes unchecked or simply disregard the above steps - you will automatically be opted-out). 
  6. Click "Save Preferences" and exit this box.
  7. To accept the Privacy Policy, scroll down to "Additional Information" - you will see a drop down that says "I have read and accept the iHEA Privacy Policy". Select "Yes".
  8.  Scroll down and select "Save Changes". Your email communication preferences can be adjusted at any time by logging in to your membership profile and following these steps again.

We appreciate your assistance in this matter. iHEA remains committed to protecting the privacy of our members personal information and we encourage you to reach out to as soon as possible if you have any questions or concerns about the above.

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