IOM seeks to ensure that personal information processed through the Website is handled with the utmost care and confidentiality. Data privacy is a human right and is essential to human dignity.
Data Collected by IOM
When the User accesses the Website, the visitor information and the essential and nonessential technical information listed below are automatically collected. No other information is collected through the Website unless such information is voluntarily disclosed. The information the User might choose to disclose is listed below as "optional information." In such event, IOM will store such personal information safely and securely and will only use the personal information for the purpose for which it was disclosed, namely to contact IOM via email, or to register in the Website.
However, IOM relies on online service providers for the provision of certain services, such as Google Analytics.
The User’s information is used to route the requested web page to the User’s computer for viewing. In theory, the requested web page and the routing information could be discerned by other entities involved in transmitting the requested page to the User. IOM does not control the privacy practices of those entities. Essential and nonessential information enables IOM to provide services or information tailored more specifically to the User’s needs or to forward messages or inquiries to another entity that is better able to do so, and also allows IOM to plan website improvements. IOM uses information the User has provided only to complete a specific request. IOM will not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that request.
Automatically Collected Information
- Visitor information: Internet Protocol (IP) address of the User’s computer.
- Essential technical information: identification of the page or service the User requests, type of browser and operating system and the date and time of access.
- Nonessential technical information: Internet address of the website from which the User linked directly to the Website, and the "cookies information" described below.
- When the User sends IOM an e-mail: name, e-mail address, and the content of e-mail.
What Are Cookies?
Managing Cookies: Enabling and Disabling Cookies
- To ensure the Website is working efficiently.
- To improve the User experience on the Website.
- To ensure that the Website meets the User’s needs for future visits.
- To measure the impact of the Website’s performance and content.
- To learn the location from which the User accesses the Website.
IOM uses a specialist service provider to collect information on the User’s preferences from the User’s visits to its websites and to analyse preferences from cookies already stored in User’s browser.
To obtain this information, IOM enables Google Analytics to analyse the traffic on its websites through a series of cookies that are already stored in the User’s browser and that compile data from User browsing preferences. The User can see the types of cookies used by Google and learn more about the different categories in the Google Privacy & Terms.
The Website may contain embedded third-party content or plugins, such as links to Facebook, videos on YouTube, photos on Instagram, Twitter, and other resources. Third parties delivering this content will often install cookies on the User’s browsing device, and IOM uses these cookies for the same purposes as it uses its own cookies.
IOM cannot be held responsible for protecting the privacy of data collected by third-party cookies even if they link to IOM’s website through embedded content or plugins. Most modern web browsers permit users to disable cookies from third parties while enabling cookies on the host site.
Notification of Changes
For any questions or concerns regarding the Website, the General Terms and Conditions, or the privacy policies and practices, the User may contact the Website Support Team by email: CTIEHQ@iom.int
At any time, the User may request that IOM delete any personal data disclosed by contacting Website Support.
IOM attempts to respond to electronic messages sent to e-mail addresses listed on the Website. However, IOM is under no obligation whatsoever to respond to any or all such messages.