PRIVACY STATEMENT

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices of the Promotion of Sustainability in Postgraduate Education and Research Network (ProSPER.Net). ProSPER.Net is committed to the privacy of individuals who visit and interact with the http://prospernet.ias.unu.edu and follow these practices.

Protecting your personal data and privacy is important to us. Please make sure you read this Privacy Policy carefully, as it is meant to help you understand what data we collect, why we collect it, and what we do with it. For questions or comments, please contact the ProSPER.Net Secretariat at prospernet@unu.edu.

The ProSPER.Net operates its website in compliance with applicable laws on data privacy protection and data security. Accesses to our website are logged for the purpose of security analysis reports and to defend against cyber-attacks. With the exception of the IP address, no personal data is collected or used.

We use the IP address from your Internet connection to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements and gather broad geographic information for aggregate use. The IP addresses are not linked to any personally identifiable information.

Sharing of data

In addition, we collect personal data such as names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses in connection with the logistics of our events and when you have voluntarily provided such data to us (e.g., through registration, contact inquiries, surveys, etc.) and when we are entitled to process or use such data by virtue of permission granted by you or on the basis of a statutory provision. We will not sell or rent this information to others, or share it in any manner, in ways different from the practices disclosed in this statement.

As a general rule, we use such data only for the purpose for which you divulged the data to us, such as to answer your inquiries, process them, or grant you access to certain information. A major objective of the network is to connect with other members and to share expertise, hence information such as your name and email can be shared with other members of the network for the purpose of sharing knowledge and expertise. If you do not wish your name and email to be shared with other members, send an email to prospernet@unu.edu in order to be exempted. The network will otherwise assume that you give your consent for name and email to be shared within the network. No other information except name and email is to be shared with other members, unless you give specific consent for us to do so.

Misuse of Data

The ProSPER.Net Secretariat will take the appropriate action on a case by case basis if data that has been shared, is inappropriately used by network members (such as for promotion purposes or individual gain) and take measured action. Possible actions could include the exclusion from the network and events.

Sharing of Visuals

During events the ProSPER.Net Secretariat may take pictures, record videos and take minutes and verbal recordings. Photos taken may be posted on the website or on the respective network facebook pages to be made available for access by network members and the public. By registering for an event, you consent to photos, recordings and minute taking during the event. If you do not wish your photos to be posted on the website or facebook and/or wish to delete your images, please contact us at prospernet@unu.edu.

Notification of Changes

We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this page so that our users are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by e-mail. Users will be given the choice as to whether or not to allow us to use their information in this different manner.