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While the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) is incorporated and headquartered in the United States, it may collect and process data of individuals residing in the European Union, and those activities may be subject to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). To the extent that is the case, this privacy notice shall apply to such personal data.

Data Collected

Personal data collected by AASLD generally includes an individual’s name, address, and email address. It may also include date of birth, image, and, on occasion, credit card numbers.

How Personal Data Is Collected

AASLD collects personal data under various circumstances. Most common are when an individual:

  • Becomes a member of AASLD;
  • Registers for a conference or similar in-person event;
  • Registers for a webinar or other online offering;
  • Downloads information from AASLD website;
  • Participates as a speaker, author, or similar capacity;
  • Purchases a product; or
  • Subscribes to a publication.

How Personal Data Is Processed

Personal data of individuals may be used for several purposes. Among them are:

  • Membership administration;
  • Provision of member benefits;
  • Delivery of products and services;
  • Management of subscriptions;
  • Communication of AASLD events, products, services, offerings, benefits and opportunities;
  • Direct marketing;
  • Member and customer data analysis;
  • Development of directories; and
  • Product and services customization and development.

Legal Basis for Collecting and Processing Personal Data

There are several legal bases for AASLD’s collection and processing of personal data:

  • For the legitimate interests of AASLD, including the several uses listed above;
  • To perform a contract;
  • Based on consent; and
  • Legal compliance.

Third Parties with which Personal Data may be Shared

AASLD may share personal data with several other parties. These include:

  • Sponsors of Association activities;
  • Exhibitors at Association events;
  • Publishers of Association publications;
  • Cloud service providers; and
  • Service providers who perform functions such as marketing, research, shipping and fulfilment.

AASLD also may share personal data in the event of a merger or asset sale/purchase transaction, and as required by law.

Site of Processing of Personal Data

Personal data of individuals collected by AASLD may be stored and processed in the United States, Europe, or any other country in which AASLD, its vendors, or partners maintain facilities. AASLD generally collects and processes personal data in the US. In the event personal data is collected in the EU and is then transferred to the US, or is transferred to any other country outside of the EU, AASLD will do so because there is a legal reason, such as in order to perform a contract, or to achieve a legitimate interest of AASLD.

Personal Data Automatically Collected

AASLD may collect certain personal data automatically, in particular of individuals visiting AASLD website, using cookies and other technologies.

Data Retention

Personal data may be retained by AASLD for so long as necessary or useful to pursue the legitimate interests of AASLD. Other factors may include: the duration of the business or contractual relationship between AASLD and an individual; archiving of historical information; and legal requirements, including limitations periods during which a legal claim might be brought.


AASLD has put in place reasonable technical, physical, and administrative safeguards to protect personal data collected by AASLD.

Individual Rights Regarding Personal Data

Individuals generally have the right to access their own personal data and to request that AASLD correct any errors or incompleteness in their own personal data. The contact information provided below should be used for these purposes. There is also a limited right to request deletion of personal data. Such requests also should be directed to the designated contact.


Inquiries regarding this privacy notice or other privacy concerns should be directed to