Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting our website users’ privacy. This policy outlines the manner in which we will handle your personal information. This privacy statement applies to and any other TAR-related website that includes a link to this privacy statement, as well as any mobile applications that include a link to this privacy statement and are owned and/or administered by TAR. By using our site or otherwise supplying us with information, you consent to our collecting, processing, disclosing, and otherwise utilising your personal information in the manner indicated in this privacy statement.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time by updating this page. We will not notify users expressly of policy revisions and encourage that you revisit this page often to ensure you are aware of our most recent policy. By continuing to use our site and any of our services, you signify your acceptance of our then-current privacy statement. You are not authorised to access our site if you do not provide this consent.

What Types of Data Do We Collect?

We collect, keep, and utilise the following categories of personal information as necessary to support and enhance our services and information:

  • Information about your computer, as well as information about your visits to and usage of the TAR website. For instance, we may collect IP addresses, click-stream data, session duration, and other information about your use of our site in order to administer it, to enhance it, to provide aggregate statistics to our advertisers and sponsors, and/or for other internal reasons relating to our site.
  • Information that you provide to us in connection with joining our organisation, subscribing to our services, email notifications, and/or newsletters, such as your name, email address, phone number, mailing address, and/or credit card number, as well as any information we may collect about you offline (such as personal information you have sent us by postal mail or provided in person at an event). We collect this information directly from you in order to improve your experience on our site and with us.

Analytical Instruments

Our site makes use of industry-standard technology known as “cookies,” which are little data files that are downloaded to your hard disc when your browser’s cookie settings allow for cookie acceptance. Web beacons or similar technologies may also be used by us or our third-party advertising or service partners. When you visit our site, cookies automatically recognise your web browser and remember your user ID, preferences, and other information about your use of the site. Cookies assist us in determining which features and content are most valuable to our users by tracking how and when they use our site. Accepting cookies enables you to customise your experience on our site, among other things. Additionally, cookies enable us to display ads that may be of interest to you. If you do not wish for information to be gathered via cookies, you can normally disable them in your browser; however, many portions of the site may not offer you with a tailored experience if you disable cookies. The majority of browsers permit you to reject all cookies, while some permit you to reject only third-party cookies.

We may use “Google Analytics” or similar tools or services to gather information on how frequently visitors visit our site, which pages they browse while there, and which other websites they visited before to ours. We utilise the information we get from Google Analytics and similar technologies to help us improve our website and make it more user-friendly. Google Analytics may collect your IP address assigned on the day you use our site, as well as your gender, age, interest categories, and other information that Google Analytics has access to. Google’s usage of Google Analytics data is governed by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Statement. By deactivating cookies on your browser, you can prevent Google Analytics from identifying you on subsequent visits to our site.

How is the Data Used?

We utilise personally identifiable information solely for the purpose for which it was submitted (for example, to process a membership, registration, product order, etc.). Additionally, we may use your information to evaluate how our services are used, to enhance and tailor our offerings, to send email reminders to our users, and to provide you with other information we feel may be of interest to you.

We may use your personal information in the following ways:

  • To give services to members
    To provide requested or purchased services, such as educational programmes, information, or newsletters;
  • To send marketing messages about our organisation that we believe may be of interest to you by email or similar technologies
    To notify you about special offers, updated information, and other new services from TAR or other third parties, or to send promotional materials
  • To process your order and, if required, to contact you on the status of your order
  • To comply with the terms of a promotion
    To assist us in creating and publishing information that is most relevant to you
  • To solicit your feedback about your experience with TAR
  • To notify you of major changes to this privacy statement
  • To respond to enquiries, content contributions, and complaints about the website made by or about you

When you register for a conference or other event, the information you submit is used only for that event’s purposes. For example, your name, job title, credentials, and/or company name, as well as other information collected, may be included in a list of conference attendees, and your name and contact information may be shared with event sponsors and exhibitors who wish to keep you informed about events and their products and services.

Safeguarding your Privacy

We maintain the confidentiality of any information you disclose to TAR, with the exception of event registration information as specified above. As part of our dedication to protecting our users’ privacy, we never sell or swap their names or any other personally identifiable information with other parties, such as mass marketers. We maintain the confidentiality of any personal information given during registration, but we may share aggregated data about website usage and traffic trends with third parties in order to comply with different reporting requirements and for business or marketing purposes. Additionally, we may share certain personally identifiable information with third parties on a confidential basis to enable them to do certain functions on our behalf, such as maintaining an email list or sending email alerts and newsletters. When we do so, we take reasonable steps to ensure compliance with our privacy statement and relevant laws.

Newsletters and Mailing Lists

We use your personal information to give you electronic newsletters and updates on our programmes. These include useful resources, articles, tales from our communities, fundraising activities, new webinars, blog pieces, and news from the TAR professional community on treatment/research. You can subscribe to email and newsletter lists in a variety of locations on our site, and you may also be subscribed to email lists as a result of other actions, such as membership or event registration.

We may outsource the delivery of our email content to a third-party supplier. We collect information on email opens and clicks using industry-standard technology to assist us in monitoring and improving our e-newsletter and in tailoring our communications marketing tactics to your specific needs.

Please go to MailChimp’s privacy policy for further information on our current third-party service provider. Your email address will be retained in Mailchimp’s database for the duration of our usage of their email marketing services or until you expressly request removal from the list. You are legally authorised to notify us at any time if you desire to discontinue receiving these emails; you may do so by emailing us at [email protected] or by unsubscribing directly). We do not sell or rent our email lists to any organisations or corporations.

We will not share your personal information with other parties for the purpose of direct marketing without your express agreement.


We may share information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers, or subcontractors to the extent that such disclosure is reasonably required for the reasons set forth in this privacy statement.

Additionally, we may release the following personal information about you:

  • To the extent required by law, regulation, rule, or court order;
  • In response to requests from governmental, regulatory, or administrative agencies or law enforcement authorities;
  • To prevent, investigate, identify, or take action regarding suspected fraud, potential illegal activity, or activity that we believe may expose us to legal liability; and/or

Unless otherwise specified in this privacy statement, we will not share your information with other parties. California residents may request a list of the categories of personal information we publicly revealed to third parties for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year, as well as the names and addresses of all third parties who received such information from us for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year, by writing to us at the address below.

Personal Information Security

We have put in place appropriate technological and organisational security measures to protect your personal information and to prevent its loss, abuse, or alteration.

Naturally, data transfer via the internet is inherently vulnerable, and as a result, we cannot guarantee the security of your data or its continued integrity. Our site’s transactions are largely safeguarded by encryption software, but we may utilise other methods to safeguard your information in the future.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and user information. Never will we ask for your password (except when you log into the professional member community and online community via this website).

Minors’ Privacy

Our services are not intended for use by children under the age of 18. We do not collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 unless they voluntarily provide it to us. If we discover that a child under the age of 13 has supplied us with personal information, we will erase the child’s information (unless as required by law) and remove the kid from any mailing lists.

Release and Liability Limitation

By submitting any personal information to us, you expressly and unselfishly release and hold harmless TAR and its respective stakeholder, owners, members, directors, officers, staffs, and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss, or damage of any kind resulting from or in connection with the use and/or misuse of your information. Additionally, while we take reasonable steps to prevent third-party companies from making unauthorised use of your personal information, we cannot be held liable for any injuries, loss, or damage of any kind resulting from or in connection with those third-party companies’ use and/or misuse of your collected personally identifiable information.

Your Legal Rights

You may request access to any personal information we maintain about you. Provision of such information will be contingent upon the provision of acceptable identification.

You may tell us by email at any time not to process your personal information for marketing reasons. You have the right to access, correct, revise, or remove the personal information we keep on you. Send us an email at [email protected] with your request.

Consent of EU Users and Data Subjects

Our headquarters are located in the United States. We may access or transmit your personal information to our offices in the United States or to our affiliates, partners, merchants, or service providers located across the world. If you access our site from a country other than the United States, please be advised that your information may be transmitted to, stored, and processed in the United States, where our servers are located and our central database is administered. By using our site, you consent to any such transfer.

The Panic and Anxiety Community Support in North Carolina, USA is the Data Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the “GDPR”).

Our Deputy Executive Director is accountable for supervising compliance with this policy in accordance with the GDPR. If you have any questions or issues about this policy, or wish to exercise any of the following rights, please contact us through email at [email protected].

Any EU user who does not consent to TAR’s use of data and cookies in this manner should refrain from using this website.

FOR USE BY EUROPEAN RESIDENTS ONLY: You have the right to request that your personal data not be processed for marketing purposes. Generally, we will tell you (before to collecting your personal data) if we intend to use such information for marketing purposes or if we intend to disclose such information to any third party for marketing reasons. In some instances, under European data protection legislation, you have the right to:

  • Submit a request for access to your personal information. You may request access to any personal data we hold about you, as well as related information, such as the purposes for processing the personal data, the recipients or categories of recipients with whom the personal data was shared, the period for which the personal data will be stored, the source of the personal data, and the existence of any automated decision-making.
  • Make a correction to your personal information. You may have the right to have any erroneous personal data we possess about you rectified without undue delay.
  • Make a request for the deletion of your personal data. You may have the right to seek the deletion of personal data concerning you.
  • Exercise your right to object to the processing of your personal data. You may have the right to request that your personal data not be processed or to restrict processing of your personal data.
  • Restrict the processing of your personal data; Restrict the transfer of your personal data. You may have the right to direct data transmission to a third party if technically viable.
  • Withdraw your consent

Additionally, if you feel that TAR has violated its duties under this privacy statement or European legislation, you have the right to lodge a complaint with an EU Data Protection Authority, such as the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office.

Breach of Data

We shall notify any and all relevant people and authorities of any illegal data breach involving the database of this website or the database(s) of any of our third-party data processors.

Websites Managed by Third Parties

The website contains links to websites operated by third parties over which we have no control. We make no representations or warranties regarding the privacy policies or practises of third-party websites. We strongly advise you to study the privacy policies of these third-party websites before to using them.