Your privacy on the Internet is of utmost importance to the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (“UN-Habitat”). This privacy statement is an excerpt from UN-Habitat’s policy concerning the gathering and sharing of visitors’ information through the UN-Habitat website. And in this case, it applies to all “GWOPA sites” – that is, all sites within the “gwopa.org” domain.
By accessing this site, certain information about the User, such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses, navigation through the Site, the software used and the time spent, along with other similar information, will be stored on our servers. These will not specifically identify the User.
The data will be used internally only for website traffic analysis. If the User provides unique identifying information, such as name, address and other information on forms stored on this Site, such information will be used only for statistical purposes and will not be published for general access. GWOPA, however, assumes no responsibility for the security of this information.
Anonymous website usage
By accessing the GWOPA website, general browsing data from standard server logs, such as Internet protocol (“IP”) addresses, navigation through the GWOPA website, domain name, browser type, the software used and the time spent, along with other similar information, will be stored.
This information will be used to analyze trends and usage of the GWOPA website and to improve the usefulness of the site. It is not connected with any personal information. However, if you have registered with GWOPA in connection with any activity on the GWOPA website, the information we collect about your normal web usage will be identifiable to you.
Collection and use of personally identifiable information providing personal information is your choice.
When you undertake certain actions on our website, such as signing up for our email newsletter or filling in a form to register your interest in our activities, you knowingly provide us with personal information about you, such as your name, email address, postal address and other information. This information is collected only with your knowledge and permission and is kept in various GWOPA databases and third-party services such as Mailchimp.
We may use the personal information you voluntarily provide to:
Contact you – either in response to a query or suggestion or to provide to you relevant services and information (such as newsletters, documents, publications, etc.) that we deem may be of interest to you.
What if I don’t want to provide personal information?
Providing personal information on the GWOPA website is optional. If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still browse and use the UN-Habitat website, but you will not be able to carry out certain actions, such as registering for a newsletter.
What are cookies?
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 the GWOPA website may not function properly.
How cookies are used on the GWOPA website
To improve your experience on our website – Cookies enable us to ensure that we are providing you content that is relevant to your interests while deprioritising content that is not relevant to you. For example, cookies can tell us if, for instance, you have filled in a GWOPA form, so that we don’t present this to you the next time you visit our website. Cookies can also provide us with an understanding about other factors relating to your visit that can help us to enhance your website experience, such as: which part of the world you are visiting from, if you came to the site because of an email or social media post we sent you, or whether your website browser supports the different technologies used on the GWOPA website.
To understand how GWOPA website and other communication efforts are performing – Cookies help to provide us with anonymous statistics that tell us about how many users visit our website, where they came from and how they interact with it. This information is very useful for us to be able to see which pages and content on the GWOPA website is most popular so that we can modify it accordingly. Data gathered through cookies can also help us understand how our other activities, such as social media/network content and emails affect the use of the GWOPA website.
To improve the relevance of GWOPA campaign messages displayed to you after you leave our website – Cookies can help us to ensure that you receive personalised advertising banners from advertising services when you browse other websites, based on the content you interacted with on the GWOPA website. For example, cookies can tell us if you visit a web page about a particular humanitarian emergency, so that campaign messages about this particular emergency can be displayed to you when you visit another website. None of GWOPA commercial partners providing such services collect or use any personally identifiable information.
Third party cookies
Some of the cookies you may receive when visiting GWOPA website are not related to GWOPA. For example, if you visit sections of the GWOPA website that contain embedded content, contain a plugin such as a social media “like button”, or uses an external web font, you may receive cookies delivered from these websites. As detailed above, we also use third-party cookies for targeted advertising services and for tracking our website awareness-raising and communications performance.
GWOPA does not govern the settings or use of these third-party cookies, so we suggest that you visit these websites for more information about their cookies and applicable privacy policies.
GWOPA is not responsible for the privacy of data collected by websites or social services/ networks that it does not own or manage, even if these link to the GWOPA website. Modern web browsers provide the ability to disable all cookies or only third-party cookies.
However, GWOPA assumes no responsibility for the security of information.
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