Updated April, 2021

XBRL US, Inc. is a jurisdiction of XBRL International, responsible for implementation of the data reporting standard in the United States. We are committed to protecting your privacy and this policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who contact us, visit our website, and/or attend our events, how we use it and whether we share it with others. This policy applies to all of our brands including XBRL US and the Center for Data Quality.

It is your responsibility to review and understand this Privacy Policy prior to providing your personal data to us. You are not required to accept our privacy policy, however, not doing so may prevent us from providing you services, access to our websites, or providing relevant information to you.

How do we collect information about you?

We collect information about you when you correspond with XBRL US, become a member of XBRL US, contribute to one of our Boards/Working Groups/Task Forces, register for a web account to use free resources or provide comment on draft documents, submit a form on our site for information, register to receive our newsletter, register to attend our events, or place an order for services. We also collect information when you voluntarily complete surveys or provide feedback. Website usage information is collected using cookies.

What information is being collected?

The personal information we collect may include, but is not limited to, your name, e-mail address, job title, the organization(s) you work for, mailing address, contact phone number, your membership type where applicable, and when you order services or membership your billing information including billing address but not credit card account information, which is processed by trusted third-parties (PayPal, Stripe, GoUrl).

We also collect usage data, which may include information such as your device’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

When you access XBRL US resources by or through a mobile device, we may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device You use, Your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of Your mobile device, Your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser You use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

We use reCaptcha (a service from Google) on forms throughout our website – including registration – to minimize impact of malicious attempts to overload our web site’s resources and/or compromise our ability to function. During the reCaptcha interaction, Google may collect device information to improve its service. The information collected by Google is not used for personalized purposes.

We also use anonymized data to understand how visitors to our websites are using the sites.

How will we use the information about you?

The information we collect may be used to:

  • respond to your requests and inquiries;
  • provide website access, mailing list access, access to collaboration tools;
  • determine eligibility for membership and volunteer opportunities;
  • carry out obligations arising from contracts entered into around services and/or membership;
  • seek your views or feedback on work done by the organization;
  • send you communications that may be of interest to you, including information about our activities, events or other promotions;
  • process payments for events, services and/or membership

We will process your Personal Data for the purposes identified above in cases of:

  • legitimate interest in providing our events, products and services which you have requested or registered to receive, and sharing further information on those events, products and services;
  • contractual obligation with you which includes processing your information;
  • express consent to do so.

We will retain personally identifiable information as long as it is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.

Who will information be shared with?

We will never sell your information to third parties.

We may share your information with trusted third-party service providers for the purposes of operational activities such as billing and payment processing or sending newsletters. We may also share your information if we are under a legal obligation to do so.

Your information, including Personal Data, is processed at the Company’s operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. It means that this information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of Your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from Your jurisdiction.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by Your submission of such information represents Your agreement to that transfer.

The Company will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that Your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of Your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of Your data and other personal information.

Under certain circumstances, the Company may be required to disclose Your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

What are your rights regarding your personal data?

We will not contact you unless you have provided express consent for us to do so, except in the cases where we have legitimate interest or we have a contractual right for the communication.

As a user you have the right to:

  • be informed of the way we use your Personal Data;
  • access and request the correction of incorrect information or erasure of your information;
  • restrict and/or object to the processing of your personal data;
  • not be subject to any decision making based on automated processing of your Personal Data;
  • receive a copy of your Personal Data in a commonly usable format.

To exercise these rights please contact us at privacy@xbrl.us.


Users who no longer wish to receive specific e-mail newsletters or promotional materials may opt-out of receiving these communications from XBRL US, INC. by sending a blank reply e-mail to unsubscribe@xbrl.us noting the type of communication in the subject line. Please note that there are certain communications which will still be sent to users by XBRL US, INC., or third parties designated by XBRL US, INC., as referenced above, including without limitation site and Service Updates and membership renewals.

Site and Service Updates

XBRL US, INC. may send user site and service announcement updates. There is no opt-out option from service announcements, which contain important information. We communicate with members and others to provide requested services and in regard to issues relating to their account via e-mail or phone.


XBRL US, INC. may share aggregated demographic information with third parties, including without limitation its partners and advertisers, as it deems appropriate in its sole discretion.

From time to time, we share personally identifiable information, as XBRL US, INC. deems appropriate in its sole discretion, with third parties in a number of ways for a variety of business purposes, including name and other personally identifiable information.

Use of Cookies

Like many other web sites, the XBRL US, INC. web sites – including xbrl.us – use cookies, subject to our Cookie Policy.


The Web site contains links to other Internet sites. Please be aware that XBRL US, INC. is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other Internet sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave the Web site and to read the privacy statements of each Internet site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to XBRL US, INC.’s Web site and related services.


When you submit information via the Web site, XBRL US, INC., or third parties designated by XBRL US, INC., takes certain precautions to protect your user information. We currently use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online.

If you have any questions about the current state of security with respect to information collected at the Web site or stored offline, you may send an email to webmaster@xbrl.us.


Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on XBRL US, INC.’s Privacy Policy page and indicate the date of revision so that our users are always informed of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.