Privacy policy

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UNISDR is committed to protecting individual privacy and securing the personal information made available by users of UNISDR websites hosted under unisdr.org and preventionweb.net

This privacy policy describes what information is made available to UNISDR and third parties when you visit UNISDR websites, and how UNISDR uses and stores that information.

UNISDR is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of websites to which it may link.

What personal information does UNISDR collect through its websites?

Subscriptions

If you wish to subscribe to any of the PreventionWeb hosted workspaces or PreventionWeb email alerts, we may ask for some basic demographic information. We use this information to learn more about our audience as well as to improve the delivery of customized services.

You can unsubscribe from any of our mailing service through the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email you received.

Conference/Event registration

For registration and subsequent electronic correspondence concerning UNISDR conferences and meetings, we may request you to supply an e-mail address, a picture, basic demographic information (address, country, zip code) and passport information.

Signing up for expertise services

To sign up for PreventionWeb expertise services, we will ask for some contact details, basic demographic information as well as information on your professional experience. Your personal contact details will not be disclosed but your picture and biography will be visible on the public website.

Surveys

UNISDR regularly post surveys to collect inputs from the DRR community in order to inform our programs, products and service delivery. In this context, we may ask for some contact details, basic demographic information and information related to your professional background.

Cookies policy

Aside from the personal information that you disclose for a specific purpose, UNISDR also uses cookies to collect anonymous information about your browsing behavior. Cookies are small data files placed onto your computer or other mobile devices when you access a website. Encrypted information gathered from cookies is used to understand the audience and performance of our websites and improve user experience. This information is anonymous and based on behavior rather than on personally identifiable features.

If you do not wish to have cookies installed on your computer or mobile device, you can set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. You can also set your browser to turn off cookies. If you do so, however, some areas of UNISDR websites may not function properly.

With whom does UNISDR share the information?

  • Third parties: UNISDR will not provide personal information supplied electronically to any third party without your consent.
  • UNISDR may disclose information supplied electronically to third parties only in aggregate form.
  • Workspaces: Any information you disclose when posting a message in our workspaces may be public depending on the settings of the workspace. Subscribers who post a message in a workspace may make their e-mail address visible to other subscribers, which could result in unsolicited e-mail from other subscribers or parties, for which UNISDR declines responsibility.

Accessing, modifying, deleting your personal information

You can modify or delete your PreventionWeb account by login in and accessing your profile.

You can contact us at preventionweb@un.org for any questions related to the retrieval, modification or deletion of your personal information.