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Privacy policy

Your privacy on the Internet is of utmost importance to the World Health Organization (WHO). This privacy statement describes WHO policy concerning the gathering and sharing of Users' information through this WHO Extranet.

What information does WHO collect?

Collection of personally identifiable information
If you register for this on-line CCS e-Guide course, you will be asked to provide personal information such as your name and work details. This information is collected only with your knowledge and permission and is kept in secure databases.

Login into the CSS e-course on WHO Extranet will set a cookie*on your computer. This cookie does not contain your personal information but simply a user anonymous identifier.

What does WHO do with the information it collects?

Personally identifiable information
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 your registration on WHO Extranet;
  • "Remember" your online profile and preferences;
  • Statistical analysis.


What if I don’t want to provide personal information?
Providing personal information on the WHO Extranet is compulsory for the purpose of registering to the CCS e-guide online course.

Opting out and changing your information
At any time, you can cancel or modify your information by returning to the web page where you first provided the information and contacting the focal point at WHO for further information (countryfocus@who.int).

Security
We do not sell or share any personally identifiable information volunteered on the WHO Extranet to any third party. Any information provided to WHO by users of the WHO Extranet is held with the utmost care and security, and will not be used in ways other than as set forth in this privacy policy, or in ways to which you have explicitly consented. WHO employs a range of technologies and security measures to protect the information maintained on our systems from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

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.

The WHO Extranet may contain links to sites external to it. WHO shall not be held responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.

Notification of changes
Changes to this privacy policy will be posted on WHO Extranet accessible at http://www.who.int/countryfocus.

Contact
For questions or queries regarding this privacy policy, please contact us at countryfocus@who.int.

*Cookies
A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent from a web server to your browser. It is normally used to assign a unique identification to your computer and securely store information such as user IDs, passwords, preferences, and online profiles. It is stored on the hard drive of your computer. You can choose not to have cookies delivered by WHO Extranet by changing your browser settings. Different web sites can send their own cookies to your computer. To protect your privacy, your browser only allows a web site to access the cookies it has already sent you, not the cookies sent by other sites.



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