Privacy Policy

Your privacy on the Internet is of utmost importance to us. This privacy statement describes our policy concerning the gathering and sharing of visitors' information through the LocalizingtheSDGs platform. By visiting this website, you are accepting the practices described in this policy.

What information do we collect?
Anonymous website usage

In general, you can browse the LocalizingtheSDGs site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. By accessing this site, certain information about the User, such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses, navigation through the Site, the software used and the time spent, favorited articles, download history from the website, along with other similar information, will be stored on the Localizing the SDGs servers. The information will be used internally only for web site traffic analysis.

Collection of personally identifiable information

If the User provides unique identifying information, such as name, organization, location and other information on forms stored on this Site, such information will be used for statistical purposes and general access purposes, as the case may be. Information that is available for general access, within the User's profile page, is managed by the User at his or her own discretion, and the User always has the right to edit the content on the page. LocalizingtheSDGs, and its affiliated Partners, however, assume no responsibility for the security of this information.

What do we do with the information it collects?
Anonymous web usage

The information gathered during general browsing of the "" domain 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

We 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, and we also may provide the information to the UNDP country offices so they can contact you as well;
  • Retain your online profile and preferences for future visits to the site;
  • Help you quickly find information that is relevant to you based on your interests, and help us create site contents most relevant to you;
  • Undertake statistical analysis.

  • Use of Google Analytics

    Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, which employs so-called "cookies", text files that are stored to your computer in order to facilitate an analysis of your use of the site.

    The information generated by these cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your visits to our site, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google's location in the US and stored there.

    Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of our site, to compile reports on website activity for us, and to provide other services related to website- and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law or to the extent this data is processed by third parties on Google's behalf.

    Google states that it will in never associate your IP address with other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of the website.

    Google also offers a disabling option for the most common browsers, thus providing you with greater control over the data which is collected and processed by Google. If you enable this option, no information regarding your website visit is transmitted to Google Analytics. However, the activation does not prevent the transmission of information to us or to any other web analytics services we may use. For more information about the disabling option provided by Google, and how to enable this option, visit

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

    Providing personal information on the LocalizingtheSDGs web site is optional. If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still browse and use the site, but you will not be able to carry out certain actions such as uploading or downloading resources and interact with other users.

    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 us through the online form, logging into your account and changing the information there.


    We do not sell or share any personally identifiable information volunteered on the site to any third party without prior consent.

    Links to other sites – Disclaimer

    The site contains hypertext links to other sites external to the domain. We assume no responsibility for those sites including the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.

    Notification of changes

    If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it.

    Contact us

    If you have any questions or comments, or if you want to update, delete, or change any Personal Information we hold, or you have a concern about the way in which we have handled any privacy matter, please use our contact form to send us a message.