At socialprotection.org, we are committed to respecting and protecting your privacy.
socialprotection.org is the data controller of this platform. socialprotection.org believes strongly in protecting your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal information. We acknowledge that you may have privacy and security concerns with respect to the information we collect, use, and disclose to third parties for the purposes of allowing us to offer and provide our platform, products and services to you.
Please read this policy carefully to understand how we collect, use and store your personal data, and do not hesitate to contact us in case you have any doubts.
socialprotection.org is a member-based platform that aims to facilitate knowledge sharing and capacity building on effective social protection policies and programmes. It is a platform by which you can freely access a comprehensive database and multimedia learning materials on social protection, while simultaneously fostering a community of social protection practitioners.
You do not need to register as a member of the platform to have access to content. Membership is required to participate in online communities or e-learning activities.
Collection and Use of Information
socialprotection.org processes personal information only to fulfil its legitimate interest of connecting people interested in social protection and knowledge sharing. To receive our newsletter and information on our webinars, you need to provide us with personal information, such as your name and e-mail address. Such information will not be shared with third parties, nor be used for corporate/propaganda/commercial purposes, nor published for general access. You do not need to be a member of the platform to receive the monthly newsletters or webinar communications.
socialprotection.org is a member-based platform that aims to connect people interested in social protection. Therefore, to access certain features of the platform, users are required to create a member account and provide personal information such as their name, e-mail address, language of preference, and affiliated institution. Member account information will not be shared with third parties, nor be used for corporate/propaganda/commercial purposes, nor published for general access.
The socialprotection.org team will use the identifying information for statistical and communication purposes, including but not limited to the distribution of newsletters and other materials for which you expressed interest in when registering. These may include information about socialprotection.org’s activities and promotion of other platforms, products, and services. We may access, preserve and disclose information that you provide to:
- facilitate effective access to the socialprotection.org platform and the learning products hosted on the platform;
- carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us;
- seek your views or comments on the services we provide;
- To the extent required by law, legal process, the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions or regulations of the General Assembly;
- To respond to third party claims;
- To protect the rights, property or personal safety of socialprotection.org personnel, Members and Visitors.
- See the areas of the website you visit
- See the amount of time you spend on the site
- See whether you are new to the site, or have visited it before
- See how you came to our website – for example, through an email link or a search engine
- See the type of device and browser you use.
- notify you of changes to our services; and
- send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you.
Online Courses and E-learning activities
If you express interest in, or register for, a course, webinar or e-learning activity, we will record details related to that activity, including whether you started and/or completed it, the scores you achieve in assessments, certificates you earn, your responses to evaluation and feedback surveys, and other information relating to your participation in learning. We will use this information for the management and provision of courses.
- If you register on the socialprotection.org e-learning platform, your profile information will be visible to all other users through the messaging system and any in-course discussions. Only those who are taking the same courses as you will be able to see any additional personal details.
- If you access an online course through socialprotection.org that was created by a third-party provider, we will share data with that provider in anonymised, aggregated form (e.g. the total number of people who started and/or completed the course over a given time). This anonymised, aggregated data may include aggregate information about the gender, age or location of the people who start and/or complete the course.
- If you join an instructor-led training (e.g. face-to-face or webinar) given by a third-party organisation, you agree we can provide the third-party organisation with basic personal information so that they can provide that course (which may require them to contact you), as well as any additional data you provide when you join that course.
- As part of a course given by a third-party provider, you may be asked to provide personal information about yourself. If you provide that information, you agree that we can provide that information to the third-party provider to provide the course.
- If you join a course that is administered by a third-party, they will be able to access your personal information and may also be able to access your learning history, as part of the standard reporting provided on who has accessed a course and the progress they have made in it.
- If you join socialprotection.org through a third-party organisation’s own branded login page, they will be able to access your personal information and learning history.
- Please note that some third-party providers are based in countries outside of the European Union whose laws may not provide the same level of data protection.
Along with the information you provide when registering, you will have the opportunity to provide additional data such as interests, profile picture, or additional contact details through your profile. Contributions made through the site, including comments on chat sessions or discussion forums, are shared by you willingly, spontaneously and consensually, and may be stored on the site and visible by other users.
The information you submit is available in countries outside of the European Union whose laws may not provide the same level of data protection.
Deleting Data and Unsubscribing
You can modify your information on the platform by logging in to your member account or by contacting the socialprotection.org team.
To unsubscribe from our monthly newsletter, click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter or contact our team.
To deactivate your account at any time, contact our team at [email protected]
In this policy, we use the term "cookies" to refer to browser cookies and other similar technologies covered by the European Union Directive on privacy in electronic communications.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is data that a website requests your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. The cookie allows the website to "remember" your actions or preferences over time.
Most Internet browsers accept cookies. However, users can set their browsers to refuse certain types of cookies or specific cookies. In addition, users can delete cookies at any time.
What types of Cookies do we use?
First-party Cookies and Third-party Cookies
We use both first-party cookies and third-party cookies on our website.
First-party cookies are cookies issued by the socialprotection.org domain and are generally used to identify language preferences, authentication, or facilitate basic site functionality.
Third-party cookies are owned and managed by other companies, such as statistical collection and analysis tools. These cookies are necessary for our access tracking and reporting purposes to our partners, no personal data is shared in this process.
Session cookies are temporary cookies that are used to remember you during the course of your visit to the platform, and they are deleted when you close your session.
Persistent cookies are used to remember your website preferences and remain on your desktop or mobile device even after you close your browser or perform a reset. We use these cookies to analyze user behavior and establish patterns so that we can improve the functionality of our website for you and other visitors.
How are third-party Cookies used?
For some of the functions within our websites we use third-party vendors, for example, when you visit a page with a video embedded or sourced from YouTube. These videos or links (and any other content from third party vendors) may contain third party cookies, and we recommend that you consult the privacy policies of these third parties on their websites for information regarding their use.
How do I reject or delete Cookies?
We use Google Analytics to understand how you interact with our website in order to improve the user experience.
Google Tag Manager
We use Google Tag Manager to understand how you interact with our website in order to improve the user experience.
Cloudflare safe traffic
We use Cloudflare to monitor for suspicious traffic and avoid downtime problems. This cookie is necessary for the operation of the application.
We use per-user custom caching capabilities, this cookie is necessary for the operation of the application.
We use the session cookie to identify authenticated users. This cookie is necessary for the operation of the application.
Contact the socialprotection.org team at: [email protected]