Below please find our privacy policy. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.


The Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) is a not-for-profit association of international schools around the world promoting exemplary school leadership and research-based, effective and innovative educational practices. As an autonomous organization, AAIE was legally incorporated in 1966 with a mandate to further and continuously improve international education and cultural understanding across independent overseas schools. AAIE serves a diverse global community providing leadership development across the ever-changing and expanding spectrum of educational programming initiatives and issues. Through annual gathering(s) and outreach, we connect together ideas, perspectives, success stories, member expertise and thought leaders around the world. AAIE promotes and communicates current educational research, teaching and learning practices, best-in-class trends, and change leadership to promote continuously improving and future-ready schools. From the very beginning, and even more necessary and true today, AAIE is the worldwide organization that connects school leaders to new ideas, opportunities– serving as a disruptive influence– and change agent to ensure the viability, integrity and future of overseas schools. With the executive office in Princeton, NJ, AAIE brings people, languages, ideas, cultural understanding and values together where everyone learns, benefits and belongs.

Our Privacy Policy
AAIE is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. For any personal data you provide to AAIE, the Data Controller is responsible for storing and otherwise processing that data in a fair, lawful, secure and transparent way.


Our Privacy Policy lets you know what happens to any personal data that you give to us, or any that we may collect from or about you. It applies to all instances where we collect your personal data. This privacy notice applies to personal information processed by or on behalf of AAIE only.

Use of Personal Information
We do not collect any personal information unless you voluntarily provide it by sending us email, participating in a survey, or completing an online form. Personal information submitted will not be transferred to any non-affiliated third parties unless otherwise stated at the time of collection. When a user submits personally identifiable information it is used only for the purpose stated at the time of collection.

What kinds of personal information about you do we hold?
You may give us information about yourself by filling in forms at an event or online, or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you sign up to be a part of our online community. Personal information that we will process in connection with all of our products and services, if relevant, includes:

  • Personal and contact details, such as title, full name, contact details and contact details history.
  • Marketing to you and analyzing data, including history of communications, whether you open them or click on links, and analyzing data to help target communications that we think are of interest or relevance to you.

Who do we share your personal data with?
AAIE does not share your personal data with any third parties. AAIE community members may choose to share their contact information with other members in the community.

How long do we hold your personal data
We will hold your personal data on file for as long as you are signed up to receive updates and/or log into our website. Your data is not processed for any further purposes other than those detailed in this policy.

Where consent for the use and disclosure of personal information is required, we ask you to confirm in the online form or will seek consent from the appropriate person within your member school/organization.

How and when can you withdraw your consent?
As a data subject, you may have the right at any time to request access to, rectification or erasure of your personal data; to restrict or object to certain kinds of processing of your personal data, including direct marketing; to the portability of your personal data and to complain to the EU’s data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data. You can withdraw this at any time by contacting us using the details in the General Information section.

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Log Files
Like most standard websites, we use website statistic packages such as Google Analytics to analyze trends in how our website is accessed and utilized. Information monitored includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, geographic location of visitors (country, city), browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, time spent on pages, and keywords used to find our site via search engines. This information is anonymous and cannot be directly linked to individual users. We may use it to identify high-use or low-use areas of the site, pinpoint problem areas of the site, analyse broad demographic trends in our visitors, and make decisions about how to make it easier for people to find and navigate our website.

This website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

Social Media
All members are free to join AAIE Social Media pages. If you join one of the Social Media pages, please note that each provider of the social media platform(s) have their own privacy policies and that AAIE does not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data on the social media pages.

This website takes every precaution to protect our users’ personal information. Whenever users submit personal information (such as contact information) via online forms and registration, or online purchase, upon submission that information is encrypted via the highest level of SSL (Secured Sockets Layer) available. Servers that store personally identifiable information are in a secure environment. Under no circumstances are credit card numbers permanently stored on our website servers.

Non-secured Communications
Posts to discussion forums, discussion boards, comments to blogs, are viewable by other users. When these areas are not in a password protected area, they may be viewable by the general public. Please be aware of this when posting personal information in these areas.


AAIE and our Data Protection Officer
AAIE is the data controller of your personal data. We have a dedicated data protection officer (“DPO”). You can contact the DPO by emailing anna@aaie.org or by writing to the below address and marking it for the attention of the DPO.

Changes to this privacy notice
We may change this privacy policy from time to time by updating this page in order to reflect changes in the law and/or our privacy practices. We encourage you to check this privacy policy for changes whenever you visit our website.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about this privacy policy, or if you wish to exercise your rights or contact the DPO, you can contact us at anna@aaie.org. Alternatively, you can write to us at AAIE PO Box 3496, Princeton NJ 08543-3496 and mark it to the attention of the DPO.