Privacy Policy


UNICEF Ireland’s Privacy Policy

Your privacy on the Internet is of utmost importance to UNICEF Ireland. This privacy statement describes UNICEF’s policy concerning the gathering and sharing of visitors’ information through the web site only. You should note that through this site you may reach or be directed to other sites that relate to UNICEF. All of these sites have their own privacy statements which are similar to this one but may vary slightly. By visiting UNICEF Ireland’s website you are accepting the practices described in this policy.

What information does UNICEF collect?

Normal website usage

In general, you can browse the UNICEF Ireland site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about you. 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. Along with information such as the web site that referred you to us, the files you downloaded, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits.

Collection of personally identifiable information

If you make a donation, purchase a survival gift, request information, provide feedback, apply for a job or join an electronic mailing list, you will be asked to provide personal information such as your name, postal address and e-mail address. This information is collected only with your knowledge and permission, and is kept in various UNICEF Ireland databases. If you are purchasing something from our online shop web or making a donation, you will be asked to provide your credit card or debit card details.

Special note about information from children

Children should make sure their parents, or the adults who are caring for them, know if they are going to provide UNICEF Ireland with personal information through the UNICEF Ireland website.

What does UNICEF do with the information it collects?

Normal web usage

The information gathered during general browsing of UNICEF Ireland’s domain is used to analyse trends and usage of the UNICEF Ireland site and to improve the usefulness of the site. It is not connected with any personal information. However, if you have registered with UNICEF Ireland in connection with any activity on the UNICEF Ireland site, the information we collect about your normal web usage will be identifiable to you.

Personally identifiable information

UNICEF Ireland 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;
  • Manage and process your job application;
  • Confirm and process your donation;
  • Confirm your purchases and registrations on the site;
  • Obtain payment for purchases through the site (via debit or credit card);
  • Undertake statistical analysis.

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

Providing personal information on the UNICEF Ireland web site is optional. If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still browse and use the UNICEF Ireland site, but you will not be able to carry out certain actions such as purchasing items, registering for a newsletter, or applying for a job.

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 for that page/relevant UNICEF Ireland staff. Where contact details are not provided on the page, you can contact us for further information.


We do not sell any personally identifiable information volunteered on the UNICEF Ireland site to any third party. Any information provided to UNICEF Ireland by users of the UNICEF Ireland site 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 any site-specific policies, or in ways to which you have explicitly consented. UNICEF Ireland employs a range of techniques and security measures to protect the information maintained on our system from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

However, UNICEF Ireland assumes no responsibility for the security of information. The UNICEF Ireland site contains link to sites external to UNICEF domain. UNICEF Ireland is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.