Privacy Policy

The International Debate Education Association [IDEA, including individual IDEA entities and the IDEA Network] is committed to safeguarding your privacy. All IDEA and IDEA-affiliated websites adhere to a rigid policy for ensuring the privacy of any personally identifiable information [name, mailing address, email address, occupation, etc.] that may be collected through our websites.

Information We Collect About You

Personal Information. We may collect the following types of personal information:

  • Information provided by you when accessing services through the site. For example, you may be required to submit personal information such as your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address in order to access certain services on the site.
  • Information you provide us through customer service correspondence and general feedback.

Non-personal Information. When you visit the site, we may collect non-personal information, such as a catalog of the Site pages you visit. Non-personal information is generally collected through the Site from the following sources: server log files, cookies, and other technologies and information that you voluntarily provide.

Cookies and similar technologies. We and our service providers may use “cookies” or similar technologies on our Site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on your computer that ties your computer to a web server for recordkeeping purposes. Most browsers allow you to control the use of cookies on your computer. If you choose to limit the use of cookies on your computer, we may not be able to provide you the services you request on our Site. Cookies, when used, are not persisted.

Server log files. Your Internet Protocol (IP) address is logged in our server log files along with other information about your activity on our Site. We use your IP address for purposes of calculating Site usage levels, helping diagnose problems with our servers, and generally administering the Site. Collecting IP addresses is standard practice on the Internet.

How We Use Information We Collect

Personal Information: We may use the personal information we collect in the following ways:

Fulfillment of requests. We may use personal information collected from you to provide you with the services you requested.

Administrative communications. From time to time we may use the personal information you provide us to contact you about the services you use on our site or important changes to the site. Because this information may be important to your use of the site, the fulfillment of your request, or required by Federal regulation, you may not opt-out of receiving such communications.

Non-personal Information: Because non-personal information does not personally identify you, we may use such information for any purpose.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent. We will post any Privacy Policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice.


Please direct any questions or concerns regarding this privacy policy or IDEA treatment of personal information by contacting us at We will investigate and respond to your inquiry. Your inquiry will be treated confidentially, and will not be shared with external parties, except service providers and any boards that govern and oversee IDEA.