This is the privacy policy that governs how the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (“we”, “our" or “us”), uses Personal Data that we collect, receive and protect about individuals and/or companies in connection with the use of the our website sprep.org i.e. its subdomains, external marketing activities and the services provided by SPREP web applications and mobile applications.

In this document, we/our/us is in reference to SPREP and you/your is referred to the user.
This policy does not apply to any third party organisations that collect the personal data, including through any third-party application or content that links to or is accessible from our applications or websites.

Introduction

The privacy document describes the practices of SPREP to protect and safeguard the individual’s privacy whose data is being collected. This privacy policy holds great significance to us in terms of protecting the privacy of all the people.
This document explains how the personal data is collected, in connection with what services and how it is used.
“Personal Information” means any information which is related to an identified or identifiable natural person, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as name, contact information, physical address, and many such factors.

System for Consent

By choosing to use our website, and going through our Privacy Policy, users provide their consent for us to collect, store and process their data as required. The Personal Information that we collect is used for providing and improving the Website. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.
After updating our privacy policies if the user continues to access our services, then it will be deduced they have readily accepted the revised policies.

Information Collection and Use

The Personal Information that we collect is used for providing and improving the Website. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.
This may include information such as your device Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, device name, operating system version, the configuration when utilizing our website, the time and date of your use of the website, and other statistics.
If you do not agree with our policies at any point, you may choose not to use our applications and services.
The SPREP website contains a “Contact Us” section and a reporting section for Fraud and whistleblowing. The personal information collected may include name and email for further clarification and internal investigation purposes only.

Cookies

Cookies are files with a small amount of data that are commonly used as anonymous unique identifiers. These are sent to your browser from the websites that you visit and are stored on your device's internal memory.
This Website does use third party code and libraries that use “cookies” to collect information and improve the website. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies and know when a cookie is being sent to your device. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of this Website.
Service Providers
We may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:
•    To facilitate our website;
•    To perform website-related services; or
•    To assist us in analyzing how our website is used.
We want to inform users of this website that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.

Analytics

We use third-party analytics provider i.e. Google Analytics to collect information about the usage of our website to help improve our service delivery to the community and targeted audience.
Google Analytics uses cookies and various other technologies to collect information about the usage of the website and also reports website trends, without storing any personal data.

Children’s Privacy

This website does not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If by any chance, such information exists in our systems, we’ll make sure to delete those details at the earliest. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to do necessary actions.

Security

The safety of personal information of the users is quite important for us. We ensure that proper measures are taken to safeguard personal information by adhering to recognized standards of technology and operational security. With all the latest physical and technical integrations and methodologies, we tend to secure the data which also includes encryption of data over the internet.
Please note that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links to Other Sites

This website/application may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Data Access and Accuracy

The personal information provided to us is maintained securely and accurately in the database. If you, at any point in time would like to delete or correct any of your personal data that we have stored, you can request access to the data by emailing us at (contact email). You should mention specifically with all the details in a plain, clear format about your request to access your personal information.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, you are advised to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately after they are posted on this page.
Contact Us:
If you have any questions or suggestions about the Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact Email SPREP ([email protected]).