Privacy policy

Children at the EPP Yakro school in Tiassalé, in the South of Côte d’Ivoire.

The Children’s Environmental Health Collaborative (Collaborative) is an initiative of UNICEF, an international organization of the UN system. The mission of the Collaborative is to mobilize international action to protect child health, development and well-being from the impact of climate change and environmental degradation. We are committed to your privacy and protection of your personal data in line with our own rules and regulations, including the UNICEF Policy on Personal Data Protection. We act as the controller of any personal data collected under the initiative (if any) and can be contacted as set out at the end of this notice.

Taking care of your information and data is important for UNICEF. This Privacy Policy sets out how we collect, use and store your personal information and what steps we take to protect your information.

Please read our Privacy Policy carefully before using the Collaborative website and refer to it regularly to check for updates.

If you are under 16 years old, we encourage you to discuss your use and engagement on this site with your parents or guardian and make sure that they agree for you to share information with us through this website.

How do we protect your personal information?

  • We will only use your personal information for the purposes described in this policy and for no other purpose.
  • We will not sell your personal information.
  • We will not keep your personal information for longer than is necessary for the stated purposes except to the extent required by applicable regulations.
  • We will take all reasonable and necessary technical and organizational measures to protect your personal information.

For the purpose of this privacy policy, “Personal Data” means any information that enables us to identify an individual, directly or indirectly, by reference to an identifier such as your name, location information, and details about your job or other factors specific to the individual.

On the Collaborative website, UNICEF collects the following information from its users: name, email, job title and organization’s name.

In order to sign up for the Collaborative’s e-newsletter, submit resources and events, you will need to share some personal data. As part of this process, you are consenting to share your information with us. Your information will be used to share information back to you over e-mail and to contact you should there be a need for a discussion.

Information we collect automatically from your use of the site

When you use our site, we and our third-party service providers may collect information about your device through automated means, such as cookies and web server logs. Cookies are small text files that identify your computer, phone, and other devices to our server. By using this site, you consent to the placement of cookies and similar technologies in your browser in accordance with this privacy policy.

The information collected in this manner includes your IP address, network location, what browser you are using, device IDs and characteristics, operating system version, language preferences, referring URLs, and information about the usage of our site.

We use this information, for example, to ensure that the site functions properly, to determine how many users have visited certain pages, or to prevent fraud. We use IP address information to derive your approximate location. We also work with analytics providers, such as Google Analytics which uses cookies and similar technologies to collect and analyze information about the use of the site and report on activities and trends. You can learn more about Google’s practices by going to

To explain how cookies work: When you visit a website, it may ask your web browser (like Chrome or Firefox) to store a small file called a cookie on your computer or device. This cookie contains information like your preferences, or what you've done on that website.

Later, when you visit the same website again, your browser sends the cookie back to the website. The website can then use that information to remember your device and provide a more personalized experience. The table below identifies the cookies we may use on this site and explains the purposes for which they are used.  Please note that we may update the information contained in this table from time to time.





Session cookie

Only for logged in users. 
Primarily keeps track of users so the system knows 
they are logged in.



Embedding videos


Multiple cookies


Google Analytics


Understands and tracks engagement of users. 
The GA cookie we use is anonymous.

If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, most browsers allow you to automatically decline cookies or be given the choice of declining or accepting the transfer to your computer of a particular cookie (or cookies) from a particular site. You may also wish to refer to for more general information about cookies. If, however, you do not accept our cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of this site. For example, you may not be able to submit content on the site. 

User-generated content

We collect any information that you provide to us when you sign up for our newsletter and submit a resource or event.


If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you. For example, when you contact our team, we may receive your name, email address, the contents of your message or attachments that you may send to us, and other information you choose to provide.

Analytics and improving the site
UNICEF and our service providers may use the information that we collect on the site, such as your location and your activities on the website, to monitor and analyze usage of the website and to improve and enhance the website.

Sharing information
We may share information collected through the Collaborative with people who sign-up and consent to receive our newsletter.

We may use your information to enforce our Terms of Use, to defend our legal rights, and to comply with our legal obligations and internal policies.

We disclose information that we collect through the site to third parties in the following circumstances:

  • To third-party service providers who provide services to us, such as website hosting, data analysis, information technology and related infrastructure provisions, analytics providers to deliver content targeted to your interests and to help us to better understand how you use our site, email delivery and other services. We will never sell your information to a third party.
  • We will only transfer your data to trusted third parties to help manage the Collaborative and the website. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your data for their own purposes and only permit them to process it for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

You can request more information about how we hold and use your information or make any other request in relation to your personal information, including withdrawing your permission to use your personal information, by contacting us at

We will only use and store your data for so long as it is required for the purposes it was collected for and/or for the duration of the existence of the Collaborative. Should the Collaborative dissolve, your data may be retained up to six months afterwards.

We also retain the right to store your data with parties outside of UNICEF’s direct control, such as with the servers or databases of a third-party organization.

You may request to have your data deleted and removed at any time. We will seek to delete your data within a reasonable timeframe upon your request.

We use many reasonable measures – physical and electronic – to prevent your data against unauthorized access and disclosure. However, it is always a possibility that third parties may unlawfully intercept or access this data or private communications.

So, although we work extremely hard to safeguard your data, we cannot guarantee that your data or communications will always remain private. Therefore, please always consider what information you share with us.

Our site may contain links to other websites that are not covered by this privacy policy. This privacy policy applies only to the processing of your data by UNICEF. It does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information, or other practices of any third parties, including any third party operating any website or service to which the website links.

The inclusion of a link on this website does not imply endorsement of the linked website or service by us or by UNICEF.

We review our security measures and our privacy policy, and we may modify our policies as we deem appropriate to increase your privacy or improve security measures. If we make changes to our privacy practices, we will post a notification to our site alerting that the privacy policy has been amended. Such changes will be effective immediately upon posting them to our site. For this reason, we encourage you to check our privacy policy frequently.  The “Last Updated” date at the bottom of this page indicates when this privacy policy was last revised. Your continued use of our site following these changes means that you accept the revised privacy policy.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy please contact us at

Last Updated: [ 21 ] November 2023