We are committed to protecting your privacy.

This Privacy Notice explains what personal Information we, Innovation Horizons, Inc., a private company with a registered office at 2819 27th Street NW Washington, D.C., USA also known as “IH” collects about you, what we use it for, who we share it with and how we protect it. It also sets out your rights and who you can contact for more information or queries.

When used in this Privacy Notice, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Innovation Horizons. In this Privacy Notice, information about you, which may be referred to as personal data in some jurisdictions, is referred to as “Personal Information”. Personal Information refers to information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular individual.

We may also sometimes collectively refer to handling, collecting, protecting, and storing your Personal Information as “processing” such Personal Information.

As used in this Privacy Notice, "Innovation Horizons" refers to one or more of our business programs and projects. Some of our programs leverage third-party data systems for the performance of the intended use. Please see www.innovationhorizons.net for a detailed description of the IH and its programs.

We may collect and process your data because:

  1. you give it to us (for example, (1) through the webpages of this website or any other website or application of IH which links to this Privacy Notice (collectively referred to as the “Website”), or (2) through any other mode of interacting with you relating to IH communications, such as online or offline newsletters and magazines, that reference this Privacy Notice or link thereto (“Communication”));
  2. other people give it to us (for example, other entities of the IH or third-party service providers that we use to help operate our business); or
  3. it is publicly available.

When our clients, collaborating organizations or other third-parties give us Personal Information about you, we make sure they have complied with the relevant privacy laws and regulations. This may include, for example, that it has informed you of the processing, and has obtained any applicable and necessary permission for us to process that information as described in this Privacy Notice.

The Personal Information we process may include your: name; current job title; company name; (professional) e-mail address, country of residence, telephone and fax number(s), physical address(es); business & industry interests; gender; date of birth; marital status; employment and education details (such as learning history, work experience and skills); professional description; geolocation; certificate or license number; account number; photograph, video or audio recording identifiable to an individual; your postings on any blogs, forums, wikis and any other social media applications that we provide; your IP address; your browser type and language; your access times; complaint details; correspondence with you; the newsletters you subscribe to; information relevant for IH to provide services to you; details of how you use IH products or services,  details of how you like to interact with us, and other similar information relevant to our relationship, information we collect when you access our premises; and any other information that you voluntarily provide to us. We may also collect or obtain Personal Information from you because of the way you interact with us or others.

Where we do not usually seek to collect ‘sensitive’ or ‘special categories’ of Personal Information (e.g., data relating to race or ethnic origin, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, political opinions, medical or health conditions, or information specifying the sex life or sexual orientation of an individual), the Personal Information we collect may include so called ‘sensitive’ or ‘special categories’ of Personal Information, such as details about your:

  • dietary requirements (for example, when we would like to provide you with lunch during a meeting);
  • health (for example, so that we can make it easy for you to access our buildings, events).

We will only process these special categories of Personal Information when we are required to do so as a result of legal requirements imposed on us or after obtaining your explicit consent.

If you choose not to provide, or – where applicable - object to us processing the information we collect (see section “Your rights” below), we may not be able to process your instructions or provide you tailored communication, service, or assistance.

We understand the importance of protecting children's privacy. Our Website is not designed for, or intentionally targeted at, children. It is not our policy to intentionally collect or store information about children.

Use of Personal Information for our Website

We may use your Personal Information for the purposes of, or in connection with:

  • verifying your identity when you log in to a Website;
  • managing and/or improve our Website;
  • managing and promoting collaboration and communication;
  • providing and documenting training and qualifications;
  • tailoring the content of our Website to provide you with a more personalized experience; 
  • managing our relationship with you and responding to any request you submit through our Website; 
  • drawing your attention to information about products and services that may be of interest to you;
  • conducting data analysis including, for example, regarding usage of the Website and demographics analyses of Website users;
  • preventing fraud or criminal activity and safeguarding our technology systems and data security;
  • monitoring and enforcing compliance with applicable terms of use, and that only authorized parties are accessing the Website.
  • applicable legal or regulatory requirements;
  • requests and communications from competent authorities;
  • relationship management, which may involve: (i) sending you thought leadership or details of products and services provided by entities within our company that may be of interest to you; (ii) contacting you to receive feedback on these services; and (iii) contacting you for other market or research purposes; 
  • inviting you to attend events, seminars, participate in forums, etc.;
  • surveys on business or societal related or relevant topics;
  • recruitment and business development;
  • investigating or preventing security incidents;
  • conducting and analyzing our marketing activities;
  • protecting our rights and/or those of other entities for which we support as clients.

We are required by law to set out in this Privacy Notice the legal grounds on which we rely in order to process your Personal Information. We rely on one or more of the following lawful grounds when we use your Personal Information for the purposes outlined above:

  • the processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation we have such as keeping records or providing information to a public body or law enforcement agency;
  • the processing is necessary for the purposes of a legitimate interest pursued by us or a third party (and are not outweighed by your privacy interests), such as the effective delivery of our Website and related services offered to you; the effective and lawful operation of our Website or Communications; to prevent fraud or criminal activity or to safeguard our technology systems and/or data security; to support or protect our business interests; to ensure that complaints are investigated; to evaluate, develop or improve our services or products; or
  • you have consented to us processing your information for a specific reason, consent that you can always withdraw.

To the extent that we process any sensitive Personal Information relating to you for any of the purposes outlined above, we will do so because either: (i) you have given us your explicit consent to process that data; (ii) we are required by law to process that data, (iii) the processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or (iv) you have made the data manifestly public.

Please note that in certain circumstances it may be still lawful for us to continue processing your information for separate purposes even where you have withdrawn your consent, if one of the other legal bases described above is applicable.

We may use your information from time to time to inform you by letter, telephone, email and/or other electronic methods about products and services (including those of third parties) that may be of interest to you. Where we are legally required to obtain your consent to provide you with certain marketing materials, we will only provide you with such marketing materials where we have obtained such consent from you.

You may, at any time, ask us not to send marketing information to you by following the unsubscribe instructions in Communications from us, or contacting us by using the “Contact information” section below.

In connection with one or more of the purposes outlined in the “Information use” section above, we may disclose details about you to: other members of IH for legitimate business-related purposes; third parties that provide services to us; as part of a corporate transaction (such as a sale, divestiture, reorganization, merger or acquisition); competent authorities (including courts and authorities regulating us or another member of IH) and other third parties that reasonably require access to Personal Information relating to you for one or more of the purposes outlined in the “Information use” section above.

We may also need to disclose your Personal Information if required to do so by law, by a regulator or during legal proceedings.

Further details of the transfers described above, and the adequate safeguards used by us in respect of such transfers, are available from us. For such information, please contact us by using the “Contact information” section below.

We may share non-personal, de-identified and aggregated information with third parties for several purposes, including data analytics, research, submissions, thought leadership and promotional purposes.

We do not sell your personal information.

"Do Not Track" is a preference you can set in your web browser to let websites and applications you visit know that you do not want them collecting information about you. The Websites do not currently respond to a "Do Not Track" or similar signal.

We use a range of physical, electronic and managerial measures to keep your Personal Information secure, accurate and up to date. These measures include:

  • education and training to relevant staff so they are aware of our privacy obligations when handling Personal Information;
  • administrative and technical controls to restrict access to Personal Information on a ‘need to know’ basis;
  • technological security measures, including fire walls, encryption and anti-virus software; and
  • physical security measures, such as staff security passes to access our premises.

Although we use appropriate security measures once we have received your Personal Information, the transmission of data over the internet (including by e-mail) is never completely secure. We endeavor to protect Personal Information, but we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to us or by us over the internet.

We will hold your Personal Information on our systems for the longest of the following periods: (i) as long as is necessary for the relevant activity or services; (ii) any retention period that is required by law; (iii) the end of the period in which litigation or investigations might arise in respect of the services.

You have various rights in relation to your Personal Information. In particular, you have a right to:

  • obtain confirmation that we are processing your Personal Information and request a copy of the Personal Information we hold about you;
  • ask that we update the Personal Information we hold about you, or ask that we correct such Personal Information that you think is incorrect or incomplete;
  • ask that we delete Personal Information that we hold about you, or restrict the way in which we use such Personal Information; withdraw consent to our processing of your Personal Information (to the extent such processing is solely based on previously obtained consent);
  • receive a copy of the Personal Information concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to transmit such Personal Information to another party (to the extent the processing is based on consent or a contract); and
  • object to our processing of your Personal Information.

To help us maintain the accuracy of your Personal Information, please contact us by using the “Contact information” section below if any of your personal details have changed.

If you are unsatisfied with the way in which we have handled your Personal Information or any privacy query or request that you have raised to us, you have a right to complain to the data protection authority in your jurisdiction. For such information, please contact us by using the “Contact information” section below.

For certain Personal Information requests, we must first verify your identity before processing your request. To do so, we may ask you to provide us with your full name, contact information, and relationship to IH. Depending on your request, we may ask you to provide additional information. Once we receive this information, we will then review it and determine whether we are able to match it to the information IH maintains about you to verify your identity.

California Residents

If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information by certain members of Innovation Horizons staff to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes.  We take great pride in the relationship we have established with our learners and clients over many years and we are dedicated to treating your personal information with care and respect.  Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1798.83(c)[2], members of Innovation Horizons staff do not share guests’ personal information with members of other companies or other’s outside of Innovation Horizons for those parties’ direct marketing use unless a learner or client elects that we do so.

Contact Information

You may send questions or information to us about the Innovation Horizons Data Privacy Policy at:   

By email at:  info@innovationhorizons.net  

By fax at: (202) 332-1024


Innovation Horizons may modify this notice from time to time in its sole discretion. We recommend you read this notice periodically. 

Updated: April 2023