Privacy policy

This Privacy Policy details our practices regarding the collection and use of personal data provided by users of The International Surf Archive website.

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or our use of your personal data, cookies and other similar technologies, if you no longer want us to process your data, please contact us at

The International Surf Archive is responsible for processing your personal data and protecting your personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions or if you would like to exercise your right regarding your personal data, you may do so by contacting us at the email address provided above. Please note that if you contact us for assistance, we may need to identify you before responding to your request, in order to protect both your security and ours.

Collection of data

We receive, collect and store any information that you enter on our website or that you provide us with any other way. In addition, we collect the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet.

We may use software tools to measure and collect information, including page response times, duration of visits to certain pages, information about the interaction between pages and the methods used to navigate outside the page.

We also collect personal identification information: the collection of your username (login) and password is only carried out if you wish to do so and in order to facilitate access to your account. For this, you must check the "Remember me" box when you log onto the The International Surf Archive website. This function uses technology that allows us to facilitate access to your account and simplify your connection without having to re-enter your username (or login) and password when you visit our website again

We also collect first and last names, membership number of the users who filled out the “Pictures for Parity” form, as well as the files uploaded with the form by the users (CV, application form, portfolio, others).

Data use

We collect this non-personal and personal information for the following purposes:

  1. operate services
  2. provide support to our users and members
  3. facilitate navigation for users who may need it
  4. contact our users and members
  5. create statistical data
  6. comply with applicable laws and regulations.

Data storage

The International Surf Archive website is hosted by Studio WAAZ, which provides the online platform that allows us to sell our services to you. Your data may be stored through data storage, databases and general applications. They store your data on secure servers protected by a firewall.

All direct payment gateways offered by Stripe and used by our company follow the standards set by PCI-DSS, as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our website and its service providers.


We take appropriate administrative, technical, physical and organizational measures to protect the security of your personal data against theft as well as unauthorized access, use and modification. These measures are designed to ensure a level of security adapted to the risks associated with the processing of your personal data.


This website uses cookies that cannot be deactivated to ensure you get an optimal experience.

This website also uses audience measurement cookies via Google Analytics.

Changes of this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so we encourage you to review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect as soon as they are posted on the website. If we make any important changes to this policy, we will notify you of its update on this page, so that you know what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we use it.

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