Privacy Policy

The Wireless Infrastructure Association (“WIA”, “Association,” “we,” “us,” and “our”) respects individual privacy and values the confidence of our members, candidates, program participants, certified professionals, and our community. This Privacy Policy sets out the privacy principles that we follow with respect to the collection, use, and disclosure of information that you may provide through the Association’s websites,,,,,,,,, and (referred collectively as WIA “Websites”), as well as through other channels, such us our paper forms, your use of our mobile application Connect (X), and at our events you may attend.

Please read this entire Privacy Policy before using WIA’s websites or submitting information to WIA through our websites, mobile app, community platform, or other submission channels.

Contact Details

If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy and our practices regarding information you provide to us. Please contact:

Wireless Infrastructure Association
2111 Wilson Blvd., Suite 210
Arlington, VA 22201
Attn: Legal Affairs

WIA’s Mission Purpose; Legitimate Interests

The Wireless Infrastructure Association represents the companies that make up the wireless infrastructure ecosystem in the United States, and its mission is to help members succeed in enabling wireless communications by providing education, engaging in advocacy, and cultivating its professional community. As such, any information we collect serves to further our mission, including but not limited to the following:

  • Provide relevant information to our potential members, active members, sponsors, collaborating partners, and the public
  • Respond to inquiries relating to WIA
  • Promote WIA events, programs, and activities
  • Perform our contractual obligations with members in good standing, registered attendees at our events, and subscribers of our publications and other products/services.

Information We Collect About You; Purposes

You can access some areas of our Websites without submitting any information to us. However, if you wish to access additional content available on our Websites or participate in some of WIA’s activities, we may ask that you provide us personally identifiable information/personal data for the following purposes:

  1. Register for WIA events and programs
  2. Join WIA as a member or renew membership on behalf of your organization
  3. Subscribe to WIA’s newsletter/publication
  4. Create a website account
  5. Donate to WIA
  6. Contact WIA

Personal Data That You Voluntarily Provide To Us. WIA only collects personal data you voluntarily submit to us. The types of personal data we collect vary based on the programs, services, and products you with to engage in, but generally include your name, business affiliation and contact information, telephone number, email address, postal address, and credit card information.

Additionally, when you create a profile on our WIA Member Portal, we will collect the information that you elect to upload to your profile, such as biography, your education and job history, and company information. You should carefully consider whether you wish to submit personal data and tailor any content you submit appropriately.

Information Received from Other Sources. We may receive information about you from publicly available and third-party databases or services that provide information about business people and companies, and combine this data with information we already have about you. This helps us to update, expand and analyze our records, identify new potential members, and provide products and services that may be of interest to you.

Automatically Collected Data. When you visit our Websites, we collect and store certain other information automatically:

  • Internet Protocol (IP) address. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to the computer you are using whenever you access the Internet.
  • Type of browser and operating system used to access our website
  • Date and time you access our website
  • The pages on our website that you access

We use the foregoing information in the form of summary statistics to help us make our website more useful to our visitors, such as assessing what information is of most and least interest. For additional information, please also review the Cookies section below.

No Collection of Special Data

We do not generally seek to collect any special categories of personal data such as personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, genetic data, etc. Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences. In the limited cases where we do seek to collect such data, such as for purposes of complying with employment related anti-discrimination laws, we will obtain explicit consent from you.

How We Use Information

We will use the information you provide to us in order to carry out WIA’s mission purpose and relevant programs and activities, to fulfill our contractual obligations, and for internal use (by WIA staff, board/committee members, and consultants) such as performing marketing studies, research projects, and program development in support of WIA’s mission purposes.

There may be times when we share de-identified, aggregate information—such as the number of hits per page—with our business partners and with advertisers, sponsors, and other third parties in an effort to customize or enhance the content and advertising on the website for our users.

How We Share and Disclose Information

We do not share, sell, or rent information to any third party processors for their promotional use or for marketing purposes except in the following circumstances:

  • Association Agents/Selected Vendors: your personal information may be used within WIA or by a company acting as an agent of WIA for operational support purposes, including but not limited to event registration, content management and analysis, system maintenance, Information Technology support, email distribution, printing, and mailing.
  • WIA Business Partners and Affiliates: WIA may share your information with carefully selected business partners and affiliates whose products and services may be of interest to our members and community. All WIA business partners and affiliates are obligated to implement opt-out mechanisms and honor any opt-out requests by recipients in compliance with applicable laws.
  • WIA Conference/Meeting Attendee list: The list of WIA conference and meeting registrants, including the attendees contact information provided as part of registration, is provided for one-time use to authorized exhibitors for that one conference/meeting. Attendees may opt-out of being included on the foregoing list at the time of registration.

When you terminate your membership or cancel the Member Portal account access, WIA may continue to share information about you according to our legal and regulatory requirements.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, WIA may disclose your personal information as required by law or as needed in legal proceedings when WIA believes in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.

In addition, in the event of a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale or transfer of some or all of our assets to a third party, we may also disclose your personal information to the third parties concerned or their professional advisors. In the event of such a transaction, the personal information held by WIA will be among the assets subject to the transaction.

Credit Card Information

WIA does not disclose credit card information provided by its members, event attendees, and other customers. When members, event attendees, and other customers choose to pay using their credit cards, WIA submits the information needed through secure payment gateway sites to conduct the transactions.

Communications From WIA/How to Update Preferences

Except for transactional emails necessary to perform WIA’s contractual obligations, we will not send you promotional information without your consent, and you can withdraw consent at any time or update your preference by following the instructions included in each communication, or by contacting us at

How to Access, Correct, and Delete Information
You may access, correct, or delete your personal information by logging in your Member Portal account and utilize the setting function, or by contacting us at We may ask you to provide sufficient evidence of your identity for your own protection so we can ensure that information being updated pertains to the correct person. In some cases, our business requirements and legal obligations may prevent us from being able to delete your information. If we are unable to delete your information, we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.

Children’s Information
Our websites is not intended for children under 13 years of age. WIA does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age. If WIA discovers that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personal data, we will delete the child’s personal data unless a parent or guardian provides verifiable consent to WIA.

Security Measures
Our websites have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under WIA’s control. Notwithstanding the foregoing, when you submit information to WIA through our websites, you should be aware that your information is transmitted across the Internet and that no method of transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. Although we take reasonable security measures to protect your information when we receive it, you also need to ensure you take appropriate steps to protect your information.

International Website Access and Cross-Border Data Transfers
Our principle place of business is in the United States. If you are visiting the website from outside the United States, your information will be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located and WIA is based. In addition, information that WIA collects may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which WIA operates to enable the use of the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. You agree to such cross-border transfers of personal information.

“Cookies” are files that contain information created by a web server that can be stored on a user’s hard disk for future use. WIA uses cookies for functional purposes to keep the content of our Websites up to date and running. WIA also uses cookies for analytical purposes to quantify the visits on our Websites and statistics from the server log. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. However, if the user declines the attachment of any cookie, the user may not have access to the full benefits of the website.

Privacy Issues and Links to Other Sites
Our Websites may contain links to other third party websites that are not affiliated with WIA. WIA has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites.

Social Media Widgets
Our Websites includes social media features, such as the Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn buttons, that run on our Websites. These features may collect your Internet Protocol address and which page you are visiting on our website, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

Amendments and Updates

WIA will occasionally update this Privacy Policy. Any changes to our Privacy Policy will be posted here so that users will know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose it to anyone. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices and this Privacy Policy.

Effective Date: March 2023