Last Updated: Monday, 29 September 2014, 15:46 GMT

UNHCR Refworld Privacy Policy

UNHCR is committed to fair information practices. UNHCR respects the privacy and security of its users. Our goal is to provide you with a rich and personalized web service that is most relevant to you. UNHCR will collect information during your visits in order to understand your usage and ensure future content decision reflect your needs. UNHCR will not disclose any information collected during your visits to any third party.

UNHCR collects information in several ways: directly from you when you register, from our Web server logs, cookies and also specific searches you may conduct.

Web server logs: When you visit Refworld, we may track information to administer the site and analyze its usage. Examples of information we may track include:

  • Internet protocol address
  • browser or computer type
  • the number of links clicked within the site
  • the state or country from which you accessed the site
  • the date and time of your visit
  • the name of your Internet service provider
  • the Web page you linked to our site from
  • the pages you viewed on the site

Cookies: Refworld uses cookies. This is used to save your preferences and login information, and provide personalized functionality. You can reject cookies by changing your browser settings, but be aware that this will disable much of the functionality of Refworld.

When you register for the first time we will collect certain personal information from you such as an e-mail address, name, address etc. If you decide you do not want to keep your registration, send an e-mail message to hqepu@unhcr.org.

Information about UNHCR Refworld users and their usage is maintained in a secure environment. This information is not shared with third parties for marketing purposes. UNHCR does not disclose any information about any user's usage of Refworld.

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