IUSSP Website Terms of Use Policy


Version: 1 January 2024.


Welcome to the IUSSP website. As an IUSSP member you will have access to the Members-only section of the IUSSP website and be able to access as well as upload content.  By using this website, you are agreeing to the following Terms and Conditions of Use, which together with our Privacy Policy govern the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population’s relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use the IUSSP website.


The term “IUSSP” or “International Union for the Scientific Study of Population” or “us” or “we” refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is Campus Condorcet, 9, cours des Humanités - CS 50004, 93322 Aubervilliers Cedex -, France. The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of the IUSSP website.



In order to access the Member-restricted portions of the website, you must be a current member of IUSSP and log in with your username and password. You agree that you will be responsible for maintaining your member account as confidential and for any activity that occurs as a result of your enabling or permitting another person or entity to use your account. You agree to immediately notify us in the event that (i) your account is lost or stolen, or (ii) you become aware of any unauthorized use of your account or of any other breach of security that might affect the website. The IUSSP is not responsible for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the provisions of this section.


You acknowledge and agree that the IUSSP may terminate your access privileges and remove and discard any content without notice for any reason, including without limitation, if (i) you do not renew your membership by your renewal date (you will lose your access privileges to the website after 6 months and your profile will be removed from the membership directory), (ii) the IUSSP believes that you have violated any provision of its Terms and of Use or Conditions of Sale, and/or (iii) you have otherwise acted or failed to act in any manner that the IUSSP deems objectionable including found to have plagiarized or improperly cited material posted on the IUSSP website by others or uploaded content for which you falsely claim authorship or which contains content copied from other works without proper citation of all authors and sources. You agree that any termination of your access to the website shall not result in any liability or other obligation of the IUSSP to you or any third party in connection with such termination.



The IUSSP collects a variety of demographic and descriptive data about its members through the IUSSP membership application form and profile pages. The IUSSP uses this data to communicate directly with members as well as for staff to better provide benefits and services to the membership. Some information is also made available to other IUSSP members in the Membership directory.


Aside from some basic contact and demographic information, which are required, members can choose which information they wish to provide. Members may go to the IUSSP website and identify what information is made available to other members. They can also choose not to appear in the Membership directory.


The IUSSP may make name and contact information available to third parties, but only those who are identified as providing information deemed likely to be of interest to the IUSSP membership. Members can also choose, in their member account settings, not to appear in the membership directory, in which case their information will not be made available to third parties.


Our website does not track, collect or distribute personal information about visitors. We do, however, regularly compile aggregate statistics that show the number of visitors to our website, the requests we receive for particular information on the website, and the Internet service providers (ISPs) that those requests come from. These aggregated statistics are used by internal IUSSP technical support staff to improve the website in an on-going effort to provide better information and services to the public.


The IUSSP does collect information when users and members log in to the website and upload or edit content. This information is used to improve your experience on the website and ensure all website features function properly. It may also be used to monitor new user-posted content to ensure that objectionable content is not posted to the website. We reserve the right to edit or restrict any User Content posted to the site.


IUSSP only uses credit card information to process payments authorized by the individual. Credit card information is collected online through a secure payment system managed by Stripe, which provides a secure transaction site for credit card payments. IUSSP does not receive or store any credit card information on its website or servers; your credit card information is entered directly on the Stripe website.  


The information on this website is provided by the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) as a service to its members and the public. The information is provided on an “as is” basis. We are not obliged to update this website but we may do so from time to time and we reserve the right to modify, restrict access or to close this website at any time as well as to modify this Terms of Use Policy.



In the event that the IUSSP permits you to upload, post, email or otherwise transmit content, data, information or other materials for display on the website, you will be responsible for all such User Content that you upload, post, email or otherwise transmit using the website. Likewise, you are responsible for complying with all third-party rights with respect to all such User Content that appears on the website and not to download, email or otherwise transmit such User Content in violation of such third party's rights. By submitting User Content to the IUSSP, you automatically grant, or warrant that the owner of such Content has expressly granted you, the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such User Content (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in such User Content.


You are expressly prohibited from posting or uploading any User Content to the IUSSP website or sending by email to other members any message that contains any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, profane, hateful, racial, ethnic or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including without limitation, any material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law. You agree and acknowledge that the IUSSP is not responsible or liable to you or any other party or user of the website for any of the above-mentioned Prohibited Conduct by you or any other party or user of the website.


You may not collect or store personal data of other users of the website without the prior, written permission of such user(s).


You may not directly or indirectly, intentionally disrupt or interfere with the website in any manner that may adversely affect the IUSSP or any user of the website.


You may not up-load, post, email or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other code, files or programs designed or known to disable, interrupt, or limit the functionality of any computer hardware, computer software, or telecommunications equipment or facilities.