Privacy Statement

Your privacy on the Internet is of utmost importance to the Luc Hoffmann Institute. This privacy statement describes our policy for gathering and sharing visitors’ information through the Luc Hoffmann Institute website (the “Site”).

What information does the Luc Hoffmann Institute collect?

Normal Site usage

In general, you can browse the Luc Hoffmann Institute Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. The only information we gather during general browsing is from standard server logs. These include your IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system, and information such as the website that referred you to us, the files you download, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits.

Collection of personally identifiable information

If you register for a newsletter, apply for an innovation challenge or any other initiative requiring you to fill in a form, you may be asked to provide personal information such as your name, gender identification, postal address, or e-mail address. This information is collected only with your knowledge and permission, and is kept in various Luc Hoffmann Institute databases and mailing lists. If you submit any Personal Information relating to other people to us in connection with the Site, you must have the authority to do so and you permit us to use all information you submit in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

On the Luc Hoffmann Institute Site, registering or supplying personal information may set a cookie*. By setting this cookie, the Luc Hoffmann Institute will remember your details the next time you visit, so you don’t have to re-enter the information. This helps us to provide you with a better service.

What does the Luc Hoffmann Institute do with the information it collects?

Normal Site usage

The information gathered during general browsing of the Luc Hoffmann Institute Site is used to analyse trends and usage of the site and to improve the usefulness of the Site. It is not connected with any personal information.

Personally identifiable information

The Luc Hoffmann Institute may use the personal information you provide to:

  • Contact you in response to a query or suggestion, or to mail for example newsletters, documents or publications that we think may be of interest to you based on the information you provide.
  • Manage and process job applications.
  • Confirm any registrations you make on the Site.
  • “Remember” your online profile and preferences.
  • Help you quickly find information that is relevant to you based on your interests, and help us create site content most relevant to you.
  • Statistical analysis.

What if I don’t want to provide personal information?

Providing personal information on the Site is optional. If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still browse and use our Site, but you will not be able to carry out certain actions such as register for a newsletter, apply for a job, or apply for an innovation challenge.

Security

We do not sell any personally identifiable information volunteered on the Site to any third party. We may, however, disclose personally identifiable information to third parties who provide services for us, such as website hosting, data storage, information technology and other similar services, exclusively for the purposes set out in this privacy statement. Any information provided to the Luc Hoffmann Institute by users of the Luc Site is held with the utmost care, and will not be used in ways other than as set forth in this privacy policy, or in any Site-specific policies, or in ways to which you have explicitly consented.

All our employees or service providers 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. For European Economic Area (EEA) residents, if we transfer any personal data we collect about you to third parties who provide services to us as described above and who are located outside of the country or region in which you are resident, we will take appropriate measures to ensure your personal data remains protected in line with this Privacy Policy.

The Site may contain links to sites external to the luchoffmanninstitute.org domain. The Luc Hoffmann Institute is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.

Notification of changes

Changes to this privacy policy will be posted on the Luc Hoffmann Institute home page at www.luchoffmanninstitute.org.

Contact

For questions or queries regarding this privacy policy, please contact us at:

Email: luchoffmanninstitute@wwfint.org
Post: Rue Mauverney 28, 1196 Gland, Switzerland

*Cookies
A cookie is a small amount of data 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. A cookie is stored on the hard drive of your computer. You can choose not to have cookies delivered by the Site by changing your browser settings. Different websites can send their own cookies to your computer. To protect your privacy, your browser only allows a website to access the cookies it has already sent you, not the cookies sent by other sites.