Privacy policy

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) operates the website (the “Service”).

This page informs of UNEP’s policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when using the Service and the choices associated with that data.

UNEP uses data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, visitors agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions.

Information collection and use

UNEP collects several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service.

Types of data collected

1. Personal data

While using our Service, UNEP may ask you to provide certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify visitors (“personal data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

Email address
First name and last name
Cookies and usage data

2. Usage data

UNEP may also collect information on how the Service is accessed and used (“usage data”). This usage data may include information such as visitors’ computer’s Internet Protocol address (IP address), browser type, browser version, visited pages of the Service, the time and date of the visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking cookies data

UNEP uses cookies and similar tracking technologies to monitor the activity on the Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data that may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to visitors’ browsers from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of cookies used:

Session cookies are used to operate our Service.
Preference cookies are used to remember preferences and settings.
Security cookies are used for security purposes.

Use of data

UNEP uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the Service
  • To notify you about changes to our Service
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
  • To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service
  • To monitor the usage of the Service
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues

UNEP will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy, and no transfer of your personal data will take place to an organisation or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Agreement to the storage of personal Information

Submission of information on the UNEP website online or by any other electronic communication implies agreement to this Privacy Policy.

Changing or removing information

Personal information stored by UNEP is essentially administrative. On request, an individual’s information can be changed or removed by contacting

Disclosure of data

UNEP may disclose your personal data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of UNEP
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

Security of data

Data security is important to UNEP, but no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While UNEP strives to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Service providers

UNEP may employ third-party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“service providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services, or to assist us in analysing how our Service is used.

These third parties will have access to personal data only to perform these tasks on UNEP’s behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.


UNEP may use third-party service providers like Google Analytics to monitor and analyse the use of the Service.

Links to other websites

The Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by UNEP. Clicking on a third-party link will direct to that third party’s site. UNEP strongly advises reviewing the privacy policy of every site.

UNEP has no control over and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Children’s privacy

The Service does not address anyone under the age of 13 (“Children”).

UNEP does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. Parents or guardians who are aware that children have provided UNEP with personal data should contact us at In the case that the Service has collected personal data from children without verification of parental consent, UNEP will take the necessary steps to remove that information from the servers.

Changes to this privacy policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Any changes will be made public by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

UNEP will inform via email or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

It is advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at

This agreement was last updated on 16 December 2021.