Privacy Notice

UNESCO is committed to protecting personal data in line with its Principles on Personal Data Protection and Privacy.

What data do we collect?

This Privacy Notice explains how IIEP-UNESCO uses the personal data we collect from you when you use our main website, or official IIEP-UNESCO pages on other sites and digital platforms.

UNESCO collects the following data:

  • Personal identification data you directly provide: Name, email address, phone number, postal address, function/position, organization, country of residence and other relevant information depending on the context
  • Data generated by your activity: Log information such as Internet protocol (IP) address, navigation behaviour through the website, device and software used, the time/date/duration of your visit, and other similar information and parameters related to your operating system and computer environment.

How do we collect your data?

We collect data and process data when you:

  • Register for events, subscribe to newsletters or make a purchase
  • Voluntarily complete a survey or provide feedback on any of our message boards or via email
  • Use or view our website via your browser's cookies.

How will we use your data?

In some circumstances, we make your data available outside UNESCO, such as for:

  • Providing the services you have requested, including processing of your registration, and managing your account
  • Email you with information on other events, publications, and services we think you might like
  • Statistical purposes and website traffic analysis.

In some circumstances, we make your data available outside UNESCO, such as for:

  • Analytics: We use third-party services from Google Analytics, USA
  • Email communications: We use third-party services from Campaign Monitor, UK
  • Payment processing: We use a third-party service, PayPal, USA.

When UNESCO processes your purchase, it may send your data to and also use the resulting information from, credit reference agencies to prevent fraudulent purchases.

How do we store your data?

IIEP-UNESCO securely stores your data at its premises in Paris, France. Access to this data is restricted and only available from within IIEP. Your data will not be published for general access nor disclosed or sold to third parties. IIEP-UNESCO, however, assumes no responsibility for the security of this information.

Data you provide directly is typically kept until either (1) you unsubscribe from the service requested or (2) until two years after your last transaction. We store data about your activity on our websites for 12 months, after which time it is deleted. We keep data on email activity for 24 months, after which time it is deleted.

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology. For further information, visit

How do we use cookies?

IIEP-UNESCO uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including:

  • Keeping you signed in
  • Understanding how you use our website.

What types of cookies do we use?

There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses:

  • Functionality – IIEP-UNESCO uses these cookies so that we recognize you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences.

These could include what language you prefer and the location you are in. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.

How to manage cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the website referenced above tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. Our Privacy Notice applies only to our website. For example, we link to our accounts on a number of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or content on third-party websites and encourage you to read the privacy notices of other websites you visit.

Changes to our Privacy Notice

We will revise or update this Notice if our practices change, or as we develop better ways to keep you informed about them. Please refer back to this page often for the latest information and the effective date of any changes. If we decide to change this Notice, we will post a new Notice on our website and change the date at the bottom. Changes to the Notice shall not apply retroactively.

How to contact us

You may request access to your personal data in order to verify its accuracy and may request correction. To do so in connection with your use of this website please contact

For any other questions regarding the processing of your personal data, contact the UNESCO Data Protection and Privacy Officer at

Updates to this Privacy Notice
Updated: 15/12/2022

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