Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy

As part of its vision, the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee looks forward to a world in which the rights and dignity of each person are respected. This extends to our elected Committee Members and supporters as well as all NGOs we work with. In line with the General Data Protection Regulation and relevant laws, we are committed to ensuring that we not only meet the legal requirements but also establish a culture of good practice regarding personal information.

These principles apply to all our communications, however this statement focuses on our use of personal information collected electronically through the website and email. Given the changing nature of electronic communications, we reserve the right to change the details of this privacy statement by posting changes online.

What personal information does the Liaison Committee collect?

On this website, we will only collect the personal information that you provide. There are various occasions where you will be asked to give personal information, for example when you register for events or join subscription lists. You may also provide personal information when you contact the Liaison Committee directly.

On the website, the Liaison Committee tracks non-personal statistical information about visits to the site through a tracking programme that shows how many visits each page receives, the route taken through the pages and other general information. We use this information to help us understand more about how our site is used and work on ways to improve it. This information is not linked to any personal details on the actual visitors.

How does the Liaison Committee store the information it collects?

When we receive personal information from you via the website or email, we are legally obliged to keep this information up-to-date and secure. Within the Liaison Committee, only representatives who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, to complete event registrations) are granted access to personal information. When the Liaison Committee provides personal data to an external agency for a specific project such as the mailing out of our newsletter, this is done under strict agreements regarding the security and confidentiality of all personal data.

Unfortunately, despite all these measures, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while it strives to protect your personal information, the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

How does the Liaison Committee use the information it stores?

The NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee stores your details online for internal monitoring purposes. Information may also be kept where it helps us to assess and monitor our performance, or build a relationship with an NGO and thereby better respond to their interests by providing details of events, campaigns and other areas of our work.

We will not use your details to contact you via electronic mail unless you request communications from us. We will always give you the opportunity of unsubscribing from email communications that you have opted into.

If you wish to amend or review the Liaison Committee communications you receive at any time, please contact us by email comite.liaison.ong@unesco.org

Who is my information shared with?

The Liaison Committee may share your data with certain third parties. We pass on your data to specific agencies working on our behalf, including IT service providers, when required to do so by law, or to take advantage of schemes such as Gift Aid where you specifically indicate that we should. When we do share your data, we do so under strict agreements regarding the security and confidentiality of all personal data. The current list of external agencies and suppliers we use is: We use a company called SurveyMonkey Inc., (operating as ‘Survey Monkey’, ‘Wufoo’ and ‘Research.net’) to facilitate event registration and survey research.

When participating in an online action on the Liaison Committee’s website, your contact details may be seen by the target of your action. For example, Corporations and Governments which receive web, e-mail or fax communications via an online action on our website, could respond to your personal e-mail or physical address if you have provided these. These bodies also have obligations under current Data Protection laws. If you believe your personal information has been incorrectly gathered or disclosed by one of our targets as a result of participating in a Liaison Committee action online, please contact us.

How can I change my personal contact details or stop receiving materials from the Liaison Committee?

The Liaison Committee is working on ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information it keeps about you. In the meantime, if you inform us of changes to your details, or if you want us to stop sending you certain, or all, communications, we will amend your details as necessary. You have the right to have your personal data and details deleted from our systems, and to object to any communications from the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee. If you have any concerns or want to adjust your communications preferences, please contact us as soon as possible by email to comite.liaison.ong@unesco.org, or in writing to Maison des ONG, UNESCO, 1, rue Miollis, 75732 Paris Cedex 15, France.

The NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee will occasionally provide you with the opportunity to opt in to receiving certain types of communication.

How can I see what information the Liaison Committee holds about me?

If you would like to know what information we hold on you, please contact the President of the Liaison Committee by email (comite.liaison.ong@unesco.org), or by post to: Maison des ONG, UNESCO, 1, rue Miollis, 75732 Paris Cedex 15, France.

Under certain circumstances the Liaison Committee might be asked to disclose information to regulatory bodies as required by local law. By submitting material you authorise the Liaison Committee to do this without having to give you prior notice.