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Privacy Policy

I.    Introduction
Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. Because we gather certain types of information about the users of Global Bank Disaster Reduction and Reconstruction Trust Fund – An Umbrella Trust Fund’s (the “Trust Fund,” “GB DRRRF,” or “DRRRF”) sites and services, we want to ensure that you fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it. This privacy policy applies to all GBDRRRF sites - that is all sites within the "gbdrrtf.org" domain name.

II.    What Information Does the Global Bank Disaster Reduction and Reconstruction Trust Fund – An Umbrella Trust Fund Collect?
Personal information - If you register for an email newsletter, buy a book, post to a blog or join a discussion group, you may be asked for information that helps to identify you, such as your name, email address, and organization. The information you are asked to provide is used for technical and customer administration of the site only and is not shared with third parties.

If you have ordered a publication or made other purchases online, Global Bank Disaster Reduction and Reconstruction Trust Fund – An Umbrella Trust Fund, Global Bank, or ANY ENTITY THAT IS A MEMBER OF THE GLOBAL BANK GROUP, uses a contractual fulfillment vendor to process and ship orders, and a credit card processing service to bill users. These companies do not retain, share, store or use identification information for any secondary purposes. These parties are not allowed to use such information except for the purpose of providing these services.

Non-personally identifiable information - The Global Bank Disaster Reduction and Reconstruction Trust Fund – An Umbrella Trust Fund, Global Bank, or ANY ENTITY THAT IS A MEMBER OF THE GLOBAL BANK GROUP has and will continue to contract with third-party vendors to track and analyze information about the usage of GBDRRRF sites. This information is gathered so that the Global Bank Group can better understand the usage of its sites and improve and develop them. None of this information can be used to identify individual site visitors. All vendors that Global Bank Group works with have their own privacy policies that include clauses that they will not share GBDRRRF data with third parties unless specifically requested to do so by Global Bank Group or as directed by law. All data collected by third-party vendors is owned by the Global Bank, and the Global Bank will not share, sell, distribute or rent this information to anyone.

Only summaries of visitors’ behavior are produced. Examples of this type of information include statistics on most popular and least popular pages. The information collected cannot be traced back to a particular individual.

The purpose of this data collection is so that the Global Bank Group can better understand the preferences of its visitors and improve its site and services. This information is never connected with any personal information you supply to us if you register on our website.

Use of cookies and web beacons - When you register for one of our services, the Global Bank sets a cookie, a small bit of code stored on your computer's hard drive that enables you to manage your subscriptions and online profile. By setting this cookie, the GBDRRRF website will remember you the next time you visit and won't have to bother you by asking questions you have already answered (like address information).

You are always free to decline cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on the site and may be required to re-enter information more frequently to use certain services on the website.

IP Addresses - In addition, the Global Bank also records your IP address, which is the Internet address of your computer, and information such as your browser type and operating system. This information helps us learn about the geographical distribution of our website visitors and the technology they use to access our site.

Children's privacy - The Global Bank operates a website that provides information on global issues that matter to today's youth.

To participate in the discussion forums, users are required to disclose their name and email address. This information is not used for commercial purposes, is not shared with third parties and is only used for site administration. Parents have the right to request removal of any personal information provided by their children. To remove information about their children from Global Bank systems, parents can send us a message with the full name and age of the child, where the child is registered, and a statement that the sender is the child's parent or legal guardian.

III.    What If I Don't Want to Share My Information?
Registering on our site is optional. If you choose not to register or provide personal information, you can still use the GBDRRRF's website. However, you will not be able to purchase items or receive email newsletters.

If you register for a newsletter, post to a blog, or contribute to a forum, consultation, or conference Global Bank will not share, sell, distribute or rent your information to anyone. On an occasional basis, and with your specific authorization, Global Bank may share your mailing address information if you enter into a transaction on our Publications. Your information will only be shared if you indicate that you would like to receive information from UN agencies, multilateral banks or international organizations. Your e-mail address will never be shared with any outside party for marketing purposes and will be kept strictly confidential.

IV.    Security
The Global Bank Group employs a range of technologies to protect the information maintained on our systems from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

V.    How to Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns about the Global Bank Privacy Policy, please contact us.


Cookie - A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique anonymous identifier that is sent to your browser from a website's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Once the user has closed the browser, the cookie will no longer be accessed during that session.

Demographic Information - This may include your gender, age, postal code, interests, and other information you provide to us voluntarily. We use this information to provide you with personalized services and to analyze trends to ensure the information provided by the sites meets your needs. For example, we could offer personalized News or reminders about upcoming events if you tell us which programs and topics you're interested in.

IP Address - When your web browser or email application requests a web page or email from another computer on the Internet, it automatically gives that computer the address where it should send the information. This is called your computer's "IP address." (IP stands for "Internet protocol.") For many users accessing the Internet from a dial-up Internet service provider (ISP), the IP address will be different every time you log on. Global Bank does this to learn about the geographical make-up of its website traffic.

Web Beacons - Also known as "clear gifs," "web bugs" or "pixel tags," these are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to allow us to count users who have visited certain pages and to help determine the effectiveness of promotional or advertising campaigns. When used in HTML-formatted email messages, web beacons can tell the sender whether and when the email has been opened. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, web beacons are embedded invisibly on Web pages.


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