What information we collection and why?

If you contact the UK National Commission for UNESCO, you may provide certain data to us which we will compile and process in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

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Collection of personal data

Information will be collected and processed under applicable data protection laws and regulations.

By providing such information, you agree to its use and storage in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We collect data that you provide to us and only ever collect the information we need to carry out our business functions and to help us to improve our services.

We may collect information about you in the following ways:

  • When you engage with us on social media
  • When you send us an email or contact us by telephone or by post in relation to making an enquiry
  • When you register your details with us
  • When you apply to become a UNESCO Designation, apply for a UNESCO Prize, an associated prize the UK National Commission for UNESCO manages, or apply for UNESCO Patronage or for UK National Commission for UNESCO Patronage
  • When you subscribe to our Network Link newsletter
  • When you register for an event or workshop
  • When you donate to us
  • When you apply for a job or internship with us
  • When you enter into a contract with us
  • When you visit our website – through our use of Cookies 
  • When you interact with us in your capacity as an employee of a UNESCO Designation or affiliated partner
  • When you request material from us
  • When you contact us with enquiries or other correspondence (including via social media)
  • When we are required to pay you for services provided to us by an individual or organisation or for expenses incurred

Should you provide us with information in the ways outlined above, we may collect the following:

  • Personal information: such as your name, email address, telephone number and other contact information (including details of your social media) to store with your account
  • Details of UNESCO applications, UNESCO Prizes and other UKNC prizes you have commented on or reviewed or applied for
  • Financial details such as your bank details if we are making a payment to you, or you are making a payment to us
  • Records of your correspondence with us, if you have contacted us

The UK National Commission for UNESCO does not usually collect sensitive personal data such as health information, race, religious beliefs and political opinions. In any event, where we do, we will display clear notices outlying why we have collected such information and why we need it.

Third Parties

We sometimes receive personal data about individuals from third parties in relation to activities we conduct as an organisation.

For example, we may be provided with personal contact details (name, address, organisation, and email) as part of an application for a UNESCO Prize, Patronage, or Designation, or if we are searching for expert reviewers for applications. To enable us to assess the suitability of the application, we may collect personal information from publicly available sources. In these cases, we only retain personal data solely for the purposes of carrying out the application.

We may use a number of sources to carry out our work, including company and organisation websites, printed and online newspapers and publications.