In general, You can browse the Platform 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.
However, in some cases You may need to or else have an option to provide Us with certain personal information, such as, without limitation, Your name, image, e-mail address, other contacts, biographic data, detailed data on Your professional experience, skills and competences or any other personally identifiable information (collectively: “Personal Information”).
Moreover, if you opt to register with the Platform, You will be requested to provide certain Personal Information.
In order to register as an Expert on the Platform, You, may need to provide Us or else have an option to provide Us with Your name, digital photograph, birth date, e-mail address, contact numbers, biography, detailed data on Your professional experience, skills and competences, social media links.
In order to register as a Project Initiator, You may need to provide Us or else have an option to provide Us with certain information about Yourself or Your organization, Your projects, including, scope and other details of the project, potentially personal information about employees, volunteers or partners of Your organization, which may include, without limitation, names, digital photographs, e-mail addresses, contact numbers, biography, detailed data on professional experience (including, but not limited to work/project details, scope of work, own contribution), skills and competences, social media links.
In order to register or create a Project page, You may need to provide Us or else have an option to provide Us with certain information about the Project, including, scope and other details of the Project, potentially personal information about employees, volunteers or partners involved with the project, which may include, without limitation, names, digital photographs, e-mail addresses, contact numbers, biography, detailed data on professional experience (including, but not limited to work/project details, scope of work, own contribution), skills and competences, social media links.
Generally, all or most of the Personal Information contained in Your profile and in Project pages except Your contact details will be publicly accessible on the Platform. Additionally, any Personal Information that You include in any message sent via the Platform will be accessible to Us, as well as to the recipient of such message.
When We use the term “Personal Information” in this Policy, it can include an individual’s first, last, middle and other names, image, address, telephone number, e-mail address, detailed data on his/her professional experience, social media links as well as any other personally identifiable information.
Via Service Features
We may collect Your information in connection with interactive features of the Platform, such as when You opt to receive notifications or other communications from Us, send messages or leave comments to Us or otherwise via the Platform.
Via Use of Interactive Links
The Platform may display promotional or other links (icons) to third-party websites or services. By clicking such links (icons) You will be directed to the desired website or service, while We may gather and analyze statistics of Your access via such links on aggregate basis.
Via Log files
When You access Our Platform, We collect standard information about Your computer/device, such as Your IP address, browser type and operating system version. We use this information to help diagnose problems with Our server, to administer the Platform, and to improve its quality. The information gathered during general browsing of the Platform is used to analyze trends and usage of the Platform and to improve its usefulness. This information may also be used to gather broad demographic information that does not personally identify You. Particularly, UNICEF may determine Your country and other physical location based on the information received from each connection.
Via Cookies and Web Beacons
The Platform uses “cookies”, which are small pieces of information that are stored by Your browser on Your device’s hard drive. Our cookies are used to either identify You as a returning user or improve the experience on Our Platform.
We also use Web Beacons (also called Clear GIFs, or Web Bugs) to analyze traffic on the Platform, and within HTML e-mails to determine whether the e-mails have been opened. Clear GIFs are small images embedded on web pages and in email communications.
In general, We collect, store and use Your information to provide You with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. We do not sell any personally identifiable information volunteered on the Platform to any third party without prior consent.
We may use information collected from You in any one or more of the following ways:
Disclosure of Profile Information
You understand, that all or most of the information contained in Your profile and in Project pages will be publicly accessible on the Platform.
Third Party Service Providers
We may use third party companies to perform services related to the Platform. These services may include, but are not limited to, maintenance services, data storage, database management, data analysis, web analytics, hosting services, customer services and email services. They are obligated to use this information only to perform tasks on Our behalf.
Third Party Advertising
We do not actively share Personal Information with third party advertisers for their direct marketing purposes unless You give Us Your consent. However, We may use, store and share with third party advertisers certain technical information (including IP addresses) or aggregated information of the users of the Platform such as general demographic and preference information. We may also allow advertisers to collect such technical or aggregate information that they may share with Us. Such information may be used for industry analysis, demographic profiling and to deliver targeted advertising.
Third Party Tools
The Platform may also contain third party tracking tools from service providers. We may use these third parties’ application program interfaces or software development kits in the Platform which may enable these third parties to analyze user information. While these third parties may have access to Your Personal Information in connection with the performance of services for Us, they may not use such information for any purpose other than providing their services.
Transfers to affiliates
As part of Our international operations, We may transfer data to other UN agencies, or AGBU affiliates from time to time for Our legitimate operational purposes.
Change of Ownership
In the event AGBU undergoes a restructuring, liquidation or sale of all or a portion of its assets, or in the event UNICEF undergoes a delegation of functions, either of Us may transfer all or part of Your information, including Personal Information, to the successor organization or person in such transition.
Users may have the option to review, update, correct or delete the Personal Information they registered within the Platform or otherwise provided to Us. If You wish to review or change the information We have about You, and the Platform does not provide a built-in option of doing so, please e-mail Us at the address provided herein. Place “Request for Review of Information” in the subject line and include Your first name, last name and e-mail address, along with the details of your request, in the body of the e-mail.
Users in certain jurisdictions may have a right to access or request deletion of certain Personal Information held about themselves. Such right of access can be exercised in accordance with applicable law. Please submit corresponding requests in writing to [email protected]. Place “Request for Access or Deletion of Information” in the subject line and include Your first name, last name and e-mail address, along with the details of your request, in the body of the e-mail.
Please also note that certain records, for example those pertaining to customer service matters, may need to be retained for legal or compliance purposes. Furthermore, if You have sent or posted content on the Platform, We may not be able to delete it.
Please note that cancellation, deactivation or deletion of Your account will result in Personal Information becoming unavailable to the users of the Platform, it may not automatically result in the deletion of Personal Information that has been previously stored via the Platform.
However, no website or Internet transmission is completely secure, and We cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur. Also, We cannot guarantee the security of Your data while it is being transmitted to the Platform (including, without limitation, when transmission occurs via messaging), and any transmission is at Your own risk. UNICEF and AGBU assume no responsibility for the security of information.
If You have any questions about this Policy, please feel free to contact Us online through the Platform or by e-mail at [email protected].