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IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (“IUCN” or “We” or “Us”) is committed to protecting your privacy and would like to ensure that you get information, content and experiences that matter to you the most.

This Privacy Policy applies to all persons who access the website www.bluenaturalcapital.org”, (the “Website”).

Information collected from you

IUCN may collect personal information from project applicants.

When you submit a project, IUCN may collect your personal information such as designation, name, position, address, telephone number, mobile number, email address, date of birth.

Commercial use

IUCN does not sell, rent or lease your personal information to third parties nor does not make commercial use of personal information. In case IUCN needs to use your personal information for commercial purposes in the scope of its mission, IUCN will ask for your express consent prior to any such usage.

Special categories of data

IUCN will not collect or process any special category of personal information relating to you such as information revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs or other beliefs of a similar nature, trade union membership, genetic data, biometric data for uniquely identifying a natural person, health, sex life or sexual orientation.

Compliance with our legal obligations

IUCN may disclose your personal information, without your consent, except where required to do so by law or in good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of IUCN; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Website, or the public.

Your rights

You can ask to access, rectify or delete the personal information you have provided to IUCN. You may also request to be informed how your personal information is being processed, object to further processing or request restriction of processing.

Where applicable, you may also request to receive your personal information in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. In such cases, IUCN reserves the right to request a reasonable fee in order to deal with the request.

Such requests should be submitted using this online form.

Storage duration and how to control your personal information

IUCN keeps personal information for as long as it is necessary to perform its activities and as is required by applicable law. You may withdraw your consent at any time. If you withdraw your consent or ask that your personal information be deleted, IUCN will disable or delete the information except where there exists another legal basis of processing such as:

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  • for the legitimate interest of IUCN; or
  • in the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in IUCN through its mandate or Statutes.

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Security of your personal information

IUCN is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. Any personal information provided to IUCN by you is handled with due care and security, and will not be used in ways other than as set forth in this Privacy Policy, or in any site/area-specific policies, or in ways to which you have not explicitly consented.

IUCN employs a range of technologies and security measures to protect the information maintained on IUCN systems from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration or destruction.

However, since the internet is not an entirely secure environment, IUCN cannot ensure nor guarantee the security of any information that you may transmit to the Website. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of any of IUCN’s physical, technical or managerial safeguards. In the case of a data breach IUCN will inform the relevant authorities and all potentially impacted users.

All IUCN employees (and IUCN external service providers) who have access to and are associated with the processing of personal information are obliged to respect the confidentiality of all such personal information and abide by applicable data protection principles.

IUCN partners’ sites or the sites found by the search may request from you your user Id, password and/or any sensitive personal information. It is your responsibility to check in each specific case if the pages secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.

How to contact IUCN

IUCN is the data controller for personal information we collect through means stated in this Privacy Policy. To find IUCN’s address and offices in other regions, see: www.iucn.org/contact.

Requests regarding your rights and any other general questions should be sent using this online form.

Effective data and modifications

This Privacy Policy is effective from 1 June 2018. IUCN may modify or change this Privacy Policy from time to time, at any time without notice to you, by posting such changes on the Website. IUCN encourages you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to be informed of how IUCN collects and uses your personal information as well as be informed of your rights. Thank you for visiting www.iucn.org


Content: IUCN International Union for Conservation of Nature iucn.org
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