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UNESCO-UNEVOC Data Protection and Privacy Policy

UNESCO-UNEVOC is a sharing organization and fosters collaboration through its UNEVOC Network. Participating in UNESCO-UNEVOC’s activities requires sharing of contact information to be effective, otherwise participation will be seriously constrained. The UNEVOC Network is a voluntary network, and by becoming part of it, members agree to share information within the network. UNESCO-UNEVOC does not sell personal information.

For any questions or remarks regarding the following policy, please email us at unevoc(at)unesco.org

UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for TVET gathers certain types of information about users of the International Centre’s sites and services, and we want to ensure that you fully understand the terms and conditions about the gathering and use of that information.


i. What information does the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for TVET collect and what is it used for?

If you register to create a UNEVOC Account, you have to provide information that helps to identify you. This includes your name, email address and country, and optionally further information. Your UNEVOC Account allows you to subscribe to and use a range of services.

Subscribing to the UNESCO-UNEVOC Bulletin

You can use your UNEVOC Account to subscribe to the UNEVOC Bulletin. In this case, the information you provided is used for technical and administration purposes only. It is not shared with third parties.

Subscribing to the TVeT Forum and virtual conferences

A UNEVOC Account also allows you to participate in online discussions on the TVeT Forum and virtual conferences organized on the platform. If you join the TVeT Forum and virtual conferences, the information you provide is used for technical and administration purposes, and can be used to identify contributors. Your name and country is visible to other members of the TVeT Forum. Other information, such as email addresses, are not shared with TVeT Forum members unless you choose to do so. When participating in a virtual conference your contributions may be used for a report unless you state otherwise.

By posting on the TVeT Forum and participating in virtual conferences, you agree to the TVeT Forum’s Terms of Use.

UNEVOC Network

UNEVOC Centres and their staff provide information that is collected and stored by UNESCO-UNEVOC. Some of it is accessible through the UNEVOC Network directory or associated services.

Cookies

This website uses cookies. Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer. The system settings of your browser allow you to disable the saving of such cookies on your computer. When visiting the UNEVOC website, the following cookies may be stored:

UNEVOC account: If you use a UNEVOC account, a cookie is stored upon login until you log out, or for max. 8 hours. This cookie allows us to give logged-in users access to protected areas and services of the website.

Website analytics: Cookies also help us collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often. We use this information to improve how our website works and help us better understand the preferences of our visitors and to improve our website and services accordingly. You can opt out of such tracking any time:

Our analytical reports based on these data only summarize visitors’ behaviour. For example, the reports contain statistics about the most and least visited pages on our website. The information collected is not used to trace back to a particular individual.

Integration of third-party services and content

For the purposes of our legitimate interests (i.e. our interest in analyzing, optimizing and running our Websites in a commercially viable manner within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) f. of the GDPR), we use third-party content and service delivery services on our Websites in order to incorporate content and services such as maps, videos and fonts (hereinafter jointly referred to as “content”). The third-party provider of this content always requires the User’s IP address in order to send the content to the browser of the respective User. In other words, the IP address is required to display this content. We endeavor only to use such content where the respective provider uses the IP address exclusively to deliver said content. Third-party providers may additionally use “pixel tags” (invisible image files, also known as web beacons) for statistical or marketing purposes. Pixel tags can be used to analyze information such as the number of visitors accessing the pages of this website. The pseudonymized information may additionally be stored on User devices in the form of cookies. This information includes technical information on the browser and operating system, referring websites, time spent on the website, and further details on how Users make use of our Websites, plus it can also be combined with comparable information from other sources.

The list below provides an overview of third-party providers and their content as well as links to their privacy policies, which contain further information on data processing and opt-out mechanisms, some of which have already been discussed here:


ii. How can I access my personal information or delete my account?

Accessing personal information

You can access and update your personal information here: https://unevoc.unesco.org/go.php?q=Subscribe

Deleting UNEVOC Accounts

Upon request we will delete your UNEVOC Account and therefore the personal information stored by UNESCO-UNEVOC in the profile update form. Note that your TVeT Forum profile contributions will not normally be deleted, but can be anonymized. Please get in touch with us at unevoc.tvet-forum(at)unesco.org to inform us of messages you would like to have deleted, or if you would like to delete your UNEVOC Account.


iii. What if I do not want to share my information?

Registering for a UNEVOC Account is optional, but it is the basis for effective networking through our online services. If you choose not to register or provide personal information, you can still use UNESCO-UNEVOC’s site and access many services. However, you will not be able to participate in the TVeT Forum and virtual conferences, or in the case that your organization is a UNEVOC Centre, you will not be able to collaborate with other UNEVOC Network members easily.


iv. Security

UNESCO-UNEVOC uses a range of technologies to protect the information maintained on our systems from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.


Content Disclaimer

The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre makes every effort to ensure, but does not guarantee, the accuracy of the information on its web site. Hyperlinks to other websites imply neither responsibility for, nor approval of, the information, documents and materials contained in those other websites on the part of UNESCO and/or the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre. These Hyperlinks should not be construed as an endorsement by UNESCO and/or the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre of the validity, accuracy or views expressed in those other websites.

The materials published on this website are distributed by the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre as an information source only. The information and data is subject to change without notice.

The UNESCO-UNEVOC website may contain information that is created and maintained by a variety of sources both internal and external to UNESCO. No responsibility is taken for the consequences of viewing and relying on such content.

Kindly inform us if you are of the impression that any material or information on this website is not used in conformity with copyright rules.


Images Policy

All photographs and other elements of the UNESCO-UNEVOC website are protected by international treaties on intellectual property and other applicable laws. The elements it displays may not be copied or retransmitted without explicit authorization from UNESCO-UNEVOC, unless otherwise specified by use of Creative Commons licences.

All photographs shown on this site are the exclusive or non-exclusive property of UNESCO-UNEVOC or of third parties, copyright holders.


Linking Policy: terms and conditions of use

We welcome links to https://unevoc.unesco.org and ask that you observe the following guidelines:

  • Do not incorporate any content from this site into your site (e.g., by in-lining, framing or creating other browser or border environments around UNESCO-UNEVOC content). You may only link to, not replicate content unless otherwise specified.
  • Your site should make every effort not to present false or misleading information about UNESCO-UNEVOC.
  • Your site should not contain content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive, controversial or that is in any way incompatible with the aims and principles of UNESCO.


page date 2019-04-02

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