EMDRIA Privacy Policy

The EMDR International Association is a membership organization that collects information including mailing and email addresses, phone numbers, demographic and professional information, and certain member preferences in order to provide resources to its members and to differentiate between them. Members also have the option to provide information for inclusion in our public Find a Therapist online directory.

EMDRIA is committed to protecting the privacy of the users of its websites. The privacy policies outlined below disclose the privacy practices for all websites owned or controlled by EMDRIA. By using these websites, you agree that you understand, accept, and agree to these policies.

Collection of Personal Information

As a visitor to this site, you can engage in many activities without providing any personal information. If you register as an EMDRIA member or sign in to access membership benefits or your EMDRIA member profile, the site may ask you to provide personal information, such as your first and last name, mailing address (including postal code), country of residence, email address, employer, title, credentials, telephone number, and other personal and professional information. When participating in electronic commerce via the site, you may be asked to provide a credit card number.

Depending upon the activity, some of the information that is asked of you may be mandatory and some may be voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data or delete information previously provided with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity.

Please note that EMDRIA is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of non-EMDRIA websites to which this site may link. Personal information that you provide while you are visiting a third-party provider’s website will be subject to the privacy policy posted on that site.

Use of Cookies

When someone visits this site, standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns are collected. This is done to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is collected in a manner in which it does not identify anyone. No attempts are made to find out the identities of those visiting this site. No data gathered from this site is associated to/with any personally identifying information from any source. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.

Google Analytics cookies are used on this site. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use this site so we can make improvements to functionality and content. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors come to the site from, browsing patterns on this site, and the pages they visited.

How We Use Your Personal and Professional Information

EMDRIA collects your personal information in order to record, support, and facilitate your participation on this site as well as to track your website preferences and keep you informed within the community unless you have opted not to receive such communications or such communications are prohibited by law.

Personal Information is used primarily for the following purposes:

  • To verify requirements have been met for membership
  • To deliver services such as news, educational programs, services, or information as it relates to EMDR or EMDRIA to members
  • To allow access to limited-entry areas of the site
  • To process or relay the status of product orders
  • To determine the make-up of EMDRIA membership in accordance with our commitment to Diversity and Cultural Competence
  • To request feedback about EMDRIA products and services
  • To notify about changes made to this Privacy Policy, the Find a Therapist Terms of Use, the EMDRIA Online Community Code of Conduct, or the EMDRIA Professional Code of Conduct

Website Security

No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you understand that any information that you transfer to EMDRIA is done at your own risk. However, EMDRIA uses software and vendors that utilize security measures consistent with current best practices to protect its members and their information.

EMDRIA Website Vendors

The EMDRIA website and member database is provided by Impexium.
The EMDRIA Online Community is provided by Higher Logic.
The EMDRIA Annual Conference registration website is provided by CVENT.

Third-Party Web Sites

The EMDRIA website contains links to third-party websites. Although EMDRIA strives to link only to websites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content, security, or privacy practices employed by other websites.

Credit Card Information

Credit card information is transmitted using secure socket layer (SSL) encryption. Member and purchaser information is a high priority and we use our own protective measures, as well as the capabilities of our software and hardware vendors.

Disclosing of Information to Third Parties

To confirm Membership, Certification, Approved Consultant, Regional Coordinator, EMDRIA Training Provider, or EMDRIA Credit Provider Status
Email addresses to EMDRIA Credit Providers for promotional communications regarding their EMDRIA credit programs only and Approved Consultants for promotional communications regarding their consulting services. These emails are only sent to members who have selected “Yes” for the Commercial Mailings preference on the member profile. Click here for additional information regarding commercial mailings. EMDRIA does not sell or rent email or mailing addresses to any other outside entities.

EMDRIA reserves the right to disclose information where required by law or to comply with valid legal process (such as search warrant, subpoena, or court order), to protect EMDRIA’s rights or property, including without limitation in the event of transfer of control of EMDRIA or substantially all of its assets, or during emergencies when safety is at risk.


EMDRIA’s websites are intended for adults. EMDRIA does not knowingly or intentionally collect personal information from children under the age of 18.

EU/GDPR Compliance

EMDRIA makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that members and customers who are part of the EU are provided with clear and comprehensive information about use and storage of their information per this Privacy Policy.

Additionally …

EU EMDRIA members will not be included in any marketing campaigns conducted by EMDRIA, third parties, or through automation unless they explicitly opt-in to receive these communications.

EU EMDRIA members have the right to be forgotten and may email EMDRIA at info@emdria.org to request that their information be permanently removed from our member database.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post the changes here and to other such places that we deem appropriate so that you are aware of the information that we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, the information is disclosed. If at some point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner materially different from that stated at the time this information was collected, we will notify users by email.

EMDRIA reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time.

Privacy Concern / Contact Us

If you have a privacy concern or any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@emdria.org or (512) 451-5200.