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Legal Notice and Privacy Policy

Purpose of the Association

The International Sociological Association (ISA) is a non-profit association for scientific purposes created with the aim of developing sociological knowledge worldwide. Its function is to represent sociologists everywhere, regardless of their school of thought, nationality, scientific approach or ideology.

To achieve these objectives, its activities are primarily focused on: seeking and developing personal and institutional contacts between sociologists and other social scholars worldwide; fostering international dissemination and exchange of information concerning developments in the world of sociology; facilitating and promoting research and training at an international level; convening worldwide meetings and congresses; and promoting publications that support its activities.

The ISA is a member of the International Science Council and enjoys the status of a non-governmental organization in its relationship with UNESCO. ISA members come from 167 countries.


In compliance with the duty of information contained in Article 10 of the Spanish Law 34/2002, of July 11, on e-Commerce and Information Society Services, the ISA informs you that the data contained herein correspond to the owner of the website https://www.isa-sociology.org/en.

Title: ISA


Phone number: +34 913527650

Email: isa-secretariat@isa-sociology.org

CIF (Company Tax Code): ES G87955985

Registration details: Registered at the Spanish National Registry of Associations of the Ministry of the Interior, Group 1, Section 1 under number 69581

Intellectual and Industrial Policy

All Industrial and Intellectual Property rights of the totality of the elements contained in this website, including trademarks, formats, graphic designs, texts, images and documents, belong to ISA and are protected by Spanish and international laws on Intellectual and Industrial Property. The total or partial reproduction of this website and any of its contents is expressly prohibited without the express written permission of the ISA.

Access to the website does not imply any waiver, transfer, license or assignment of such rights by the ISA, unless otherwise expressly stated.

Conditions of Use

Access to this website implies the acceptance of these conditions of use without reservation, which regulate the access and use of this website in order to provide users with information about our products.

The use of the contents of this website for commercial purposes or for distribution, transformation or communication is expressly prohibited.

ISA shall not be liable for any consequence, damage or harm that may arise from such use of the information.

Both access to this website and the use that may be made of the information contained therein is the sole responsibility of the user.

The user agrees not to use the information published on this website for illegal or harmful purposes or effects, not to damage or disable the information and not to perform any other action that may be contrary to the contents of this Legal Notice.

ISA cannot guarantee that there will be no interruptions or errors in accessing this website, although it will make its best efforts to avoid them.

Links to Other Websites

The links that you can find on this website are a service to users. These pages are not operated or controlled by ISA, therefore, ISA is not responsible for the contents of those websites and they are not covered by this Legal Notice. If you access these websites you should be aware that their privacy policies may differ from ours.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

This Legal Notice is governed by the Spanish legislation in force that applies to it.

For the resolution of disputes that may arise as a result of the provisions herein and their interpretation, application and enforcement, the user by virtue of the acceptance of the conditions contained in this Legal Notice expressly waives any other jurisdiction that may apply.

In any case, within the Spanish jurisdiction, if the legislation allows to submit to a specific jurisdiction, the user expressly waives the jurisdiction that may correspond to them and voluntarily submits to the jurisdiction of the Courts and Tribunals of POZUELO DE ALARCÓN.

Personal data protection policy

In compliance with REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and with Organic Law 3/2018 of 5 December on the Protection of Personal Data and guarantee of digital rights, you are informed that the personal data provided by you through the website https://www.isa-sociology.org/en (hereinafter, the website), will be processed in the following terms:

Responsible for Data Processing

The data collected through this website will be processed by ISA, with address for the exercise of rights at UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE CAMPUS DE SOMOSAGUAS FACULTAD CIENCIAS POLÍTICAS Y SOCIOLOGÍA, DESPACHO, 3205, Postal Code 28228, Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid, Spain). Email: isa@isa-sociology.org

Purposes of Data Processing

  • To inform you about our services, when requested through the contact form on the website or by e-mail.
  • To answer and manage your queries, comments and suggestions, if any.
  • Manage your registration, in case you register as a member of the Association through the website.
  • In order to obtain information on the use of the ISA website, we analyze the number of pages visited, the number of visits, as well as the activity of visitors and their frequency of use. For these purposes, we use statistical information produced by the Internet Service Provider which does not allow the interested party to be identified at any time.
  • Forum organization and management.


Consent. The personal data obtained through the forms on the website are processed solely on the basis of the consent given by the person concerned, through the acceptance of the box provided for this purpose. This consent may be withdrawn at any time.

Legitimate interest of the data controller. The statistical information obtained from the website will be processed based on the legitimate interest of the responsible party. This information does not allow to identify the user.

Execution of a contract. The processing carried out for the registration to the various forums and events involving a payment through our website is based on the execution of a contract to which the data subject is a party or for the implementation at their request of contractual measures.


Personal data obtained through the website may be communicated to the relevant financial institution when necessary to manage the payment of orders placed.


The personal data provided by the user to receive commercial communications will be kept as long as the interested party does not request their deletion or withdraw their consent.

When the user sends their data to contact ISA, make queries or suggestions or request appointments, the data will be kept for as long as it is necessary for this purpose and responsibilities may arise from the processing.

Traffic data, statistics and web visits: the data will be kept for a period of three years.


You can exercise your rights of access, rectification, deletion and portability of your data, limitation and opposition to its processing, by writing to UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE CAMPUS DE SOMOSAGUAS FACULTAD CIENCIAS POLÍTICAS Y SOCIOLOGÍA, DESPACHO 3205, Postal Code 28228, Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid, Spain), accompanied by an official document that identifies you. Email: isa@isa-sociology.org. In case of disagreement with the processing, you also have the right to file a complaint with the Spanish Data Protection Agency (www.aepd.es).

Child Protection Policy

Whoever provides the data through forms on this website and accepts its processing formally declares to be over 14 years old.

Access and use of the portal is forbidden to minors under 14 years of age.

ISA, reminds adults who are responsible for minors, that it will be their sole responsibility if a minor incorporates their data to request a product.

It also informs them that there are computer programs to limit navigation by filtering or blocking certain content.

Processing Derived from the Use of Social Networks

By following our profile on social networks you expressly consent to the processing of your personal data in accordance with the privacy policy of the corresponding social network. Likewise, you expressly consent to ISA’s access to the processing of your data contained in your profile and of the news published about any ISA product appearing on your wall. Your request to connect necessarily implies your consent to the treatments indicated, this being the legal basis for the processing. The data will be kept as long as the interested party does not request your opposition or withdraw your consent, being able to withdraw this at any time.

Comments and content posted on social networks will become public information, so users should be especially cautious when deciding to share their personal information. ISA is not responsible for the information that users post on the website. However, persons whose personal data is published or included in comments may request ISA to cancel it.

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