Your privacy on the internet is of utmost importance. This privacy statement describes UNDP’s policy concerning the gathering and sharing of visitors’ information through UNDP websites including South-South Galaxy. By visiting this website, you are accepting the practices described in this policy.
What information does UNDP collect?
Anonymous website usage
In general, you can browse UNDP sites without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. We gather general browsing data 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 on UNDP sites, including South-South Galaxy, sign up for a newsletter, log on to the site, request information, provide feedback, join a discussion group or join an electronic mailing list, 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 UNDP databases. If you are making a donation, you may be asked to provide your credit card details.
If you are applying to a job, you will be asked to provide information about your past employment and academic background, among others. Please note that UNDP does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training, visa or other fee).
Joining electronic discussion groups may mean that other participants of the discussion group (including non-UNDP employees) will see personal information that you have volunteered. For open discussion groups, this information will be public.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on the site.
By setting a cookie, UNDP will remember you the next time you visit the site and therefore UNDP will not have to ask questions that you have already answered (like address information).
You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on the site and may be required to re-enter information more frequently to use certain services on the site.
What does UNDP do with the information it collects?
Anonymous web usage
The information gathered during general browsing of the “UNDP.org” domain is used to analyze trends and usage of the UNDP site and to improve the usefulness of the site. It is not connected with any personal information. However, if you have registered with UNDP in connection with any activity on the UNDP site, the information we collect about your normal web usage will be identifiable to you.
Personally identifiable information
UNDP 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 UNDP country offices so they can contact you as well;
- Manage and process your job application;
- Confirm your registrations on the site;
- Obtain payment for donations through the site (via credit card);
- Retain your online profile and preferences for future visits to the site;
- 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.
Donations to the United Nations Development Programme
UNDP requests information from you on its donation form. Here, you must provide contact information (like name and address) and financial information (like credit card number and expiration date). This information is used to conduct the transaction and help us better manage donations. If we have trouble processing a donation, this information may be used to contact you. UNDP will store this information securely and will not share it, rent or sell it to anyone other than UNDP partner organizations. We reserve the right to share names, addresses, and account history with our affiliated local partners or UNDP country offices. In no case will any sensitive financial information be shared.
What if I don’t want to provide personal information?
Providing personal information on the UNDP web site is optional. If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still browse and use the UNDP site, but you will not be able to carry out certain actions such as submitting requests and applications, making donations, registering for a newsletter, or applying for a job.
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 UNDP department or, in certain instances such as donations, logging into your account and changing the information there.
You may elect to receive communications such as newsletters and other material from UNDP. If you do, you will have the opportunity to stop receiving such communications at any time by logging into their account on the UNDP site and editing your contact preferences or by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the emails.
We do not sell or share any personally identifiable information volunteered on the UNDP site to any third party without prior consent. We do, however, share some user information with our partners and local country offices so that the whole UNDP family can respond to your needs. UNDP employs a range of techniques and security measures based on best practices to protect the information maintained on our system from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, UNDP assumes no responsibility for the security of information.
Links to other sites – Disclaimer
The site contains hypertext links to other sites external to the UNDP domain. UNDP assumes no responsibility for those sites including the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.
Notification of changes
Preservation of immunities
Nothing herein shall constitute or be considered to be a limitation upon or a waiver of the privileges and immunities of the United Nations, which are specifically reserved.
The United Nations reserves its exclusive right in its sole discretion to alter, limit or discontinue the Site or any Materials in any respect. The United Nations shall have no obligation to take the needs of any User into consideration in connection therewith.
The United Nations reserves the right to deny in its sole discretion any user access to this Site or any portion thereof without notice.
No waiver by the United Nations of any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall be binding except as set forth in writing and signed by its duly authorized representative.