Terms and Conditions of IRSPM Membership

Terms of Data Use

All information acquired by the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) either through the use of this website or by direct communication (e.g. e-mail) is processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) [1] of the European Union.

Data protection notice

All personal data [2] collected, stored, and processed by IRSPM is done upon members’ consent.

What data elements do we gather and how?

The data elements may include your name, postal address, gender, telephone number, email address, nationality, etc. and is gathered for the express purposes of providing members access to its services and information. Such data may be collected in the following ways:

Why do we gather your data?

IRSPM collects and processes your personal data for the following purposes:

How and with whom do we share your data? 

IRSPM will always treat your personal data as strictly confidential. We only ever share your personal details with:

Your legal rights 

Your privacy is very important to us, which is why we make sure you are always in control of what we do with your personal information. IRSPM complies fully with its obligations under GDPR by:

Non-members will be asked to reconfirm their continued interest in staying in touch with IRSPM every two years.

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

Photography and filming

Photographic, audio and/or video content may be produced by IRSPM or its affiliates during IRSPM activities (conferences, meetings, workshops, etc.) and may be used to generate news, promotional material, online publications or printed promotional materials. Persons participating in IRSPM activities who do not wish their image or recording to be used for any of the aforementioned purposes should inform IRSPM. IRSPM will always request permission from speakers at any IRSPM activity before recording presentations by video for any of the purposes listed above. Pictures will be taken and shared online only with the speakers' permission. 

Contact details

For more information, to submit a complaint or to exercise your rights with regards to the storage and/or processing of your personal data, please contact IRSPM by e-mail: info@irspm.org


[1] Regulation (EU) 2016/679 - on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data.

[2] Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified on the basis of that data.

IRSPM International Research Society in Public Management

c/o University of Berne, Center of Competences in Public Management (KPM)
Schanzeneckstr. 1, 3001 Berne, Switzerland

President: Professor Jenny M Lewis, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Treasurer: Dr. Wouter Vandenabeele, Utrecht University School of Governance, The Nederlands