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Privacy policy

Your privacy on the Internet is of utmost importance to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). This privacy statement describes UNICEF IRC’s policy concerning the gathering and sharing of visitors' information through the UNICEF IRC web site. UNICEF IRC privacy policy is complementary to the general UNICEF privacy policy.


What information does UNICEF IRC collect?

Normal website usage

In general, you can browse the UNICEF IRC site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. The only information we gather during general browsing is from standard server logs. These include your IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system, and information such as the web site that referred you to us, the files you downloaded, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits.

Collection of personally identifiable information

If you register for a newsletter, order a book, request information, provide feedback, apply for a job, you will be asked to provide personal information such as your name, postal address and e-mail address. This information is collected only with your knowledge and permission, and is kept in various UNICEF IRC databases. If you are purchasing something on the web, you may be asked to provide your credit card details which are kept under the responsibility of WorldPay.
Registering or supplying personal information sets a cookie.* By setting this cookie, UNICEF will remember your details the next time you visit, so you don't have to re-enter the information. This helps us to provide you with a better service.


What does UNICEF IRC do with the information it collects?

Normal website usage

The information gathered during general browsing of the "unicef-irc.org" domain is used to analyze trends and usage of the UNICEF IRC site and to improve the usefulness of the site. It is not connected with any personal information. However, if you have registered with UNICEF IRC in connection with any activity on the UNICEF IRC site, the information we collect about your normal web usage will be identifiable to you.


Personally identifiable information
UNICEF may use the personal information you provide to:
  • Contact you - either in response to a query or suggestion, or to mail newsletters, documents, publications, etc. to you, and we also may provide the information to the UNICEF national committees so they can contact you as well;
  • Manage and process your job application;
  • Confirm your purchases and registrations on the site;
  • Obtain payment for purchases through the site (via credit card);
  • "Remember" your online profile and preferences;
  • Help you quickly find information that is relevant to you based on your interests, and help us create site contents most relevant to you;
  • Undertake statistical analysis.


What if I don't want to provide personal information?

Providing personal information on the UNICEF IRC web site is optional. If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still browse and use the UNICEF IRC site, but you will not be able to carry out certain actions such as registering for a newsletter, or accessing the community services.


Opting out and changing your information

At any time, you can cancel or modify your information by returning to the web page where you first provided the information and contacting the focal point for that page/relevant UNICEF department. Where contact details are not provided on the page, you can contact us for further information.


Security

We do not sell or share any personally identifiable information volunteered on the UNICEF IRC site to any third party without prior consent. We do, however, share some user information with our national committees so that the whole UNICEF family can respond to your needs. Any information provided to UNICEF IRC by users of the UNICEF IRC site is held with the utmost care and security, and will not be used in ways other than as set forth in this privacy policy, or in any site-specific policies, or in ways to which you have explicitly consented. UNICEF IRC employs a range of techniques and security measures to protect the information maintained on our system from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, UNICEF IRC assumes no responsibility for the security of information.


The UNICEF IRC site contains link to sites external to the unicef-irc.org domain. UNICEF IRC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.


Notification of changes

Changes to this privacy policy will be posted here and will be available via the UNICEF IRC home page at http://www.unicef-irc.org/.


Contact

For questions or queries regarding this privacy policy, please contact us choosing the topic 'privacy'.

* Cookies : a Cookie is a small amount of data that is sent from the web server to your browser. It is normally used to assign a unique identification to your computer and securely store information such as user IDs, passwords, preferences, and online profiles. It is stored on the hard drive of your computer. You can choose not to have cookies delivered by UNICEF sites by changing your browser settings. Different web sites can send their own cookies to your computer. To protect your privacy, your browser only allows a web site to access the cookies it has already sent you, no the cookies sent by other sites.