Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. This Privacy Policy explains how the United In Sustainability network (UIS) collects, protects, uses, and shares information. We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time as we adopt new privacy policies or personal data practices.

Types of Personal Information We Collect

We collect personal information to communicate with you about upcoming network events and activities. You provide this information to us via registrations forms, other online fields, or email. This includes names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses.

Children’s Personal Information

UIS does not provide services to children. We do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under the age of 13 on the UIS website.

How UIS Obtains Personal Information About You

In most cases, you provide us with your personal information directly. We also learn about you from your use of our systems, interactions with our communications, and our other dealings.

Why We Process Your Personal Information

We use information you have provided to us to:

  • Answer your questions
  • Inform you about events and services
  • Provide and/or improve an event or service
  • Follow up on suggestions or complaints
  • Apply towards any other purposes we specifically disclose at the time you provide or we collect your information

How We Protect Your Information

To protect the data and personally identifiable information you provide to UIS, we maintain physical, technical, and administrative safeguards. We update and test our security technology on an ongoing basis. We restrict access to your personal information to those who need the information to provide you with benefits or services. In addition, we train our staff about the importance of confidentiality and maintaining the privacy and security of your information. We take measures to ensure our staff uphold their privacy responsibilities.

Our website is protected with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption that prohibits your information from being viewed by an unauthorized party. We also maintain administrative, technical, and physical security measures, including computer safeguards, to protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use. 

Where UIS Processes Your Personal Information

UIS conducts operations from the United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU) headquarters in New York, USA. When you provide personal information to UIS or UNFCU, you consent to the transfer of that information to the United States. You also consent that we can process and store your information on our data servers in the United States.

Read more about data processing in the United States:

The United States has not sought nor received a finding of “adequacy” from the European Union under Article 45 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). UIS relies on derogations for specific situations outlined in Article 49 of the GDPR. In particular, we collect and transfer your personal information to the US only with your consent or to fulfill a compelling legitimate interest of UIS. We strive to apply suitable safeguards to protect the privacy and security of your personal information. We will use your personal information only as described in this Privacy Policy.

When and How We Share Information with Others

The personal information we collect from you is stored on our databases in the United States. The databases may be hosted by us or by our contracted third parties. These third parties only have access to your personal information for cloud storage or retrieval.

As a rule, UIS does not share your personal information. UNFCU staff volunteering for UIS sometimes share personal information with staff from other organizations connected to the UIS network, only for the purpose of facilitating communications related to an event or service. UIS does not sell your personal information under any circumstances.

How Long We Keep Your Personal Information

We keep your personal information for as long as is necessary for the purposes of:

  • Maintaining our relationship with you or your Organization
  • Performing an agreement with you or your Organization
  • Complying with a legal or regulatory obligation

How Our Website Uses Personal Information

Like most other websites, UIS’s website automatically collects and stores certain information. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses; the region or general location from which your computer or device is accessing the internet; browser type; operating system; and a history of the pages you view on our website. We use this information to help us design our site to better suit our users’ needs. We also use your IP address to help administer our website, analyze trends, track navigation, and gather broad demographic information. The UIS website also uses cookies. It does not track you when you cross to third party websites, does not provide targeted advertising to you, and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals.

We use “cookies” to track the number of visitors to the various pages of our website. This helps us improve our online services. A cookie is a small piece of data. It is created by a website to recognize you and keep track of your preferences. The use of cookies makes your online experience easier and more personal. If you want to limit our use of cookies or enable a “Do Not Track” signal or similar mechanism, please refer to your browser settings. You can delete cookies within your browser settings. By disabling cookies or enabling your browser’s “Do Not Track” signal, some online features and content may not work properly.

We use Google Analytics to understand how visitors engage with our website. For information on how Google uses the data it collects, and how to control the information sent to Google, please  visit Google’s Privacy & Terms. We occasionally use Google AdWords for online advertising. Google AdWords uses cookies to serve ads based on your past visits to our online services. To opt out of Google’s use of cookies, please  visit Google’s Ads Settings.

Third Party Websites

The UIS website sometimes uses links that direct visitors to a website hosted by another party. When you access these links, you will no longer be subject to or under the protection of UIS’s privacy and security policies. We are not responsible for other websites’ content, any use of other websites, or the privacy practices of other websites. We encourage you to read and evaluate the privacy and security policies on the sites you are entering.

Your Rights in Relation to the Personal Information UNFCU Collects

Our network members have the right to know what data we collect, and how we collect and use the data. Members also have the right to make requests regarding their personal data.

Learn more about your personal information rights:

Right to Access and Rectify:

You have the right to request access to your personal information from UIS. If the data UIS has collected is inaccurate, you have the right to request that we correct the error.

Right to Erasure (“Right to be Forgotten”) and Restriction:

In most cases, you can request that we erase your personal information or restrict how we use that information.

Right to Object:

You have the right to object to the use of your information for direct marketing purposes.

Exercising Your Rights

To exercise your personal data rights, contact us.

You can choose not to provide personal information to UIS. If you do not provide personal information when requested, we will not be able to provide you with information about events and services. You can opt-out of having receiving further communications by notifying us at [EMAIL ADDRESS FOR LIST REMOVAL].

Updates to the Privacy Policy

As the UIS network changes its practices from time to time, this Privacy Policy is expected to change as well. We reserve the right to amend the Privacy Policy at any time, for any reason, without notice. We may email network members periodic reminders of our privacy policies and notifications of material changes. However, you should check our website frequently to see the current Privacy Policy that is in effect. We will revise the effective date stated at the bottom of this page when we make any material changes to the policy.

Please contact us with any questions.

EFFECTIVE DATE: 9 October 2021