This privacy statement explains how the United Nations University (UNU) uses data collected from you when you visit and interact with our domain, www.unu.edu, including any of our subdomains (“our Website”).
UNU collects the following data from you when you visit and browse our Website through the use of server logs, cookies, and similar technologies:
UNU collects that data to:
UNU also collects the following information from you when you voluntarily sign up to our newsletter, register for a UNU event, or submit feedback or enquiries on our Contact Us page:
UNU may share aggregated contact, demographic and other data with institutes and programmes in the UNU system.
Subject to certain security measures under the UNU Policy on Personal Data Protection, UNU shares personally identifiable data with third-party service providers or processors to the extent necessary for the proper functioning and performance of our Website or to provide any applicable service.
UNU stores non-personally identifiable data we collect about you on our third-party hosting provider within the web server and separate from website files. Access to the backend of the web server and its storage system is restricted and monitored.
UNU will retain your data for the period of time necessary for the proper functioning and performance of our Website or to provide any applicable service, provided that no other legitimate and fair basis of data processing persists under the UNU Policy on Personal Data Protection.
Subject to certain exemptions under the UNU Policy on Personal Data Protection (see paragraphs 14 and 21 of the UNU Policy on Personal Data Protection), every user of our Website is entitled to the following:
The right to access and verification – You have the right to request access to, and verification of accuracy of, your information.
The right to rectification – You have the right to request correction or completion of inaccurate information.
The right to erasure – You have the right to request erasure of personal data when it is no longer used for legitimate purposes.
If you are seeking to access, verify, rectify, or delete your personal data, please fill out the Personal Data Access Request form.
UNU uses first and third-party cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our Website, including to:
Our Website uses the following types of cookies:
You are free to decline cookies if your browser permits, however, certain Website features may not function as a result.
This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by our Website. Our Website contains links to other sites. Please note that UNU is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage users to be aware when they leave our Website, and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.
In accordance with Article XI.1 of the UNU Charter, UNU enjoys the status, privileges and immunities provided in Articles 104 and 105 of the UN Charter and other international agreements and United Nations resolutions relating to the status, privileges, and immunities of the Organisation. Pursuant thereto, the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations (General Convention), applies to UNU. Under the General Convention, UNU enjoys certain privileges and immunities that are necessary for the fulfilment of its purposes and for the independent exercise of its functions. Nothing in this privacy statement shall be deemed to be a waiver, express or implied, of the privileges and immunities of UNU under international law.
UNU will post any changes to its privacy statement on this page. This privacy statement was last updated in November 2021.
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the personal data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please contact us here.