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Privacy policy

Protecting your privacy is important to SEI. We are committed to letting you know how we use your personal information. If you have any questions about how we use your personal information or comply with data protection legislation, please email us at privacy@sei.org.

The purpose of this privacy policy is to set out the principles governing our use of the personal information which you give to us, or we obtain about you, via the web.

We may change our privacy policy from time to time. Therefore, we ask you to check this privacy policy occasionally to ensure that you are aware of the most recent version which will apply from the time you access this website. We will of course notify you of any changes where we are required to do so.

Stockholm Environment Institute, org. no. 802014-0763, is responsible as data controller for the processing of your personal data.

Description of the information we collect and how we use it

We collect personal information from you when you sign up to newsletters and use the website. See the cookie notice for the cookies that may be collected.

1. Aggregate information

In common with many commercial organizations we monitor the use of this website by collecting aggregate information through the use of cookies (see the cookie notice). Typically, we collect information about the number of visitors to the website, to each web page and the originating domain name of the visitor’s internet service provider. This information is used to understand the visitor’s use of the website and may be shared with other companies within the group and with other third parties.

2. Personal information

If you register to an event, service or to our newsletters (eg to obtain e-mail updates) then we will collect personally identifiable information about you, such as your name, organization, e-mail address, country of residence and other information which you voluntarily submit. This information is used to tailor any promotions and understand the visitor’s use of the website and may be shared with other companies within the group and with other third parties, (eg EventBright for event invitations or attendance, ReachMee for job applications or other services for communication purposes).

We intend to continue improving the content and functionality of our website. Therefore, we may collect information about how you in particular use this website through the use of cookies (and other similar technologies) (see cookie notice). We may also monitor user traffic patterns and site usage to help us to improve the design and layout of our site, to personalise your experience by tailoring the content you see thus optimizing your user experience.

We may also obtain information about your opinions if, for example, you send us feedback, or ask us questions.

We may also, occasionally, receive information about you from other sources (such as third parties or other companies within the group) which we will add to the information which we already hold about you in order to help us improve and personalise our service to you.

We may use your personal data to answer your queries, to make analyses in order to provide you with relevant communication promotion and information, to send you surveys in order to give you a possibility to influence our digital platforms, outputs and services.

You consent to our transferring your information to countries or jurisdictions which do not provide the same legal level of data protection as your home country. If we do make such a transfer, we will ensure that your information is appropriately protected while in transit and while in the destination country.

We will keep your data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes above or for as long as we are required by law. After this your personal data will be deleted.

SEI uses Google’s advertising services. For more information about Google’s collection, sharing and use of data, please see Google’s “Privacy & Terms” which you can find here.

Links

The website may contain links to other websites. This privacy policy applies only to the website. When you are being linked to another website, you should read the privacy policy which applies to that website. Please note that SEI is not responsible for the processing of your personal data by or on other websites.

Opting out of further communications from us

If you have elected to receive information from SEI, or those of other SEI entities, and you wish to opt out of receiving such information, then you can do so by using the following contact information: privacy@sei.org.

Access and corrections

If we process personal information about you, then you have a right under data protection law to request access to that personal information. You also have a right to require any inaccuracies in your information to be corrected free of charge. You can ask us to modify any details which are inaccurate by using the following contact information: privacy@sei.org. Please state your name.

What security measures are in place to protect your personal information?

We will take reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or unauthorised alteration of information you provide us with through the website.

Communications from us in connection with the website may be sent to you by email. Email is not a fully secure means of communication and we cannot guarantee our emails are free from viruses and other harmful effects.

Agents and service

We sometimes employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. They may need access to your personal information in order to perform their functions.

Amendments to the privacy policy

SEI reserves the right, at any time, to make amendments to this privacy policy to the extent necessary to remedy disturbances or to comply with new legislative or technical requirements.

Organization

References to or “SEI, “group”, “we”, “us” and “our” are references to “Stockholm Environment Institute” which means the following legal entities in the following countries; The SEI foundation in Sweden (Stiftelsen The Stockholm Environment Institute) consists of SEI Stockholm, SEI Asia, SEI Africa, SEI Latin America and SEI Oxford.

SEI Tallinn, SEI US and SEI York are separate entities and associations under the SEI umbrella.