Our Online Privacy Policy

UNESCO is committed to protecting individual privacy and securing the personal information made available to us when you visit unesco.org, as well UNESCO pages on other sites (such as official UNESCO profiles on social networks).

This privacy policy describes what information is made available to the UNESCO and third parties when you visit unesco.org or official UNESCO pages on other sites, and how the UNESCO uses and stores that information.

If you have questions about this policy or suggestions for its improvement, please let us know.  You can contact us at http://en.unesco.org/contact/privacy.

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

  1. Information received and stored by UNESCO when you visit unesco.org

    • By accessing the UNESCO website, certain information, such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses, navigation behaviour through the website, the software used and the time spent, along with other similar information, will be stored on UNESCO servers. These will not specifically identify you. The information will be used internally only for website traffic analysis.
    • If you provide unique identifying information, such as name, email address, postal address and other information on forms stored on this website, such information will be used only for statistical purposes and will not be published for general access nor disclosed or sold to third parties. UNESCO, however, assumes no responsibility for the security of this information.


  1. Updates to this privacy policy

    Updated: September 20, 2012