Your privacy on the Internet is of utmost importance to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO). This privacy statement describes the policy of FAO and WHO concerning the gathering and sharing of visitors’ information through this web site.
In general, you can browse this site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. The only information we gather during general browsing is from standard server logs. These include your IP (Internet Protocol) * address, domain name, browser type, operating system, and information such as the web site that referred you to us, the files you download, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits. These will not specifically identify you. The information will be used internally only for web site traffic analysis.
To log on to and use certain risk assessment tools contained in this site, request information or provide feedback, you will be asked to provide personal information such as your name and e-mail address. This information is collected only with your knowledge and permission.
Registering or supplying personal information sets a cookie*. By setting this cookie, the site will remember your details the next time you visit, so you don’t have to re-enter the information. This helps us to provide you with a better service.
The information gathered during general browsing of this site is used to analyse trends and usage of this site and to improve the usefulness of the site. It is not connected with any personal information.
FAO and WHO may use the personal information you provide to:
- Contact you – either in response to a query or suggestion, or to mail newsletters, documents, publications etc. to you;
- Confirm registrations on the site;
- “Remember” your online profile and preferences;
- Help you quickly find information that is relevant to you based on your interests, and help us create site content most relevant to you;
- Statistical analysis.
Registering or providing personal information on this site is optional. If you choose not to register or provide personal information, you can still browse and use this site, but you will not be able to access some of its contents.
At any time, you can cancel or modify your information by returning to the web page where you first provided the information and contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
We do not sell or share any personally identifiable information volunteered on this site to any third party.
All our employees who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of official business matters, including personal data.
This site contains links to sites not hosted by FAO and WHO. FAO and WHO are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.
IP Address: When your web browser or email application requests a web page or email from another computer on the Internet, it automatically gives that computer the address where it should send the information. This is called your computer's "IP address." (IP stands for "Internet protocol.") For many users accessing the Internet from a dial-up Internet service provider (ISP), the IP address will be different every time you log on.
Cookie: A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a web site's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive. Each web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Once the user has closed the browser the cookie will no longer be accessed during that session.