Privacy policy

Privacy policy

Your privacy on the Internet is of utmost importance to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).  This privacy statement describes our policy concerning the gathering and sharing of visitors’ information through this microsite:

By visiting this website you are accepting the practices described in this policy.

What information does UNICEF collect?

Normal website usage
In general, you can browse this 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 and log on to this site, request information, provide feedback, join a forum or 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 a database.

Registering or supplying personal information sets a cookie.*  By setting this cookie, we 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. Joining electronic discussion groups may mean that other participants of the discussion group (including non-UNICEF employees) will see personal information that you have volunteered.  For open discussion groups, this information will be public.

What does UNICEF do with the information it collects?

Normal web usage
The information gathered during general browsing of the “” domain is used to analyse trends and usage of the site and to improve the usefulness of the site.  It is not connected with any personal information.

We do not sell or share any personally identifiable information volunteered on this site to any third party without prior consent.  Any information provided to UNICEF by users of this 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 employs a range of techniques and security measures to protect the information maintained on our system from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.  However, UNICEF assumes no responsibility for the security of information. This site contains link to external sites.  UNICEF is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.

This text is based on the privacy policy set forth to cover websites. For more information click here.

* 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 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.