Previous OECD Policy Statement


Valid through 23 September 2001
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About the OECD

Modern information and communication technologies play a fundamental role in the activities of an organisation like the OECD which operates at an international level. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is based in France. It monitors trends and forecasts economic and social developments and provides OECD governments and other target audiences with information on its activities. Much of the research and analysis is published: from press releases and regular compilations of data to one-time publications and is available free or paying on our Web sites.

The OECD maintains Web sites at its Paris headquarters as well as at its Publication and Information Centres worldwide.

OECD headquarters
2, rue André Pascal
75016 Paris, France

OECD Berlin Centre
Albrechtstrasse 9/10, 3. OG
10117 Berlin-Mitte

Bonn Office
D-53175 BONN

United States
2001 L Street, N.W., Suite 650,
Washington, DC 20036-4922

Landic Akasaka Bldg,
2-3-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku,
Tokyo 107-0052

Av. Presidente Mazaryk 526,
Colonia: Polanco,
C.P., 11560,
Mexico D.F.

Privacy Protection

Protecting your privacy and your personal data is an important aspect of the way we create, organise and implement our activities on-line and off-line.

Our Web sites follow the principles set out in the Recommendation of the OECD Council concerning Guidelines governing the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Flows of Personal Data (the OECD Privacy Guidelines ).

Linkage Characteristics

Our Web sites enable you to communicate with other visitors or to post information to be accessed by others. You should be aware that when you use these services, your data may be collected by other visitors.

Our Web sites include a link to a third party Web server for online payments.

Purpose Specification and Data Collection

You can access our Web sites home pages and browse our sites without disclosing personal data.

Our Web sites log information about you that is automatically recognised by the Web server, such as your IP address and domain name. For more detail on these data and the reason why we log them, please see information automatically recognised and logged .

We collect the personal data that you volunteer on registration, order, survey, competition, or other forms, or by email. For more details on these data and the reason why we process them, please see other personal data volunteered and processed .



We use cookies in order to hold session information. On the OECD Online Bookshop, cookies are used to save the visitor's password so it does not have to be re-entered at each new visit. The following information is stored in the cookies :

  • IP address,
  • Session number
  • Customer ID (for Bookshop customers only)
  • Payline ID (for online payment of OECD publications only)

We do not associate the information stored in a visitor's cookie with any other personal data about that visitor.

All our employees and processors who have access to personal data and are associated with the processing of that data are obliged to respect the confidentiality of data.

Visitor Choice

You may choose to receive promotional or marketing information from the OECD or its centres by selecting the appropriate option at the point where our sites collect personal data, or by sending an email to

You may also choose to receive promotional or marketing information from other organisations. You can indicate this choice by selecting the appropriate option at the point where our sites collect personal data or by sending an email to

If you do not wish to continue receiving promotional or marketing information, please send an e-mail to


Where you choose to receive promotional or marketing information from other organisations, we only disclose your name and address to them. However, you should note that other organisations may follow privacy practices which are different from our own privacy practices.

At any time you can ask us not to further disclose your name and address, by sending an email to .

Individual Participation/Access

You can ask us, by sending an email to, whether we are keeping personal data about you. You can ask for a copy of the personal data that we keep about you. We will endeavour to reply to your request within a week; any such reply will be at no charge for you. You can request us to erase, rectify, complete and amend the data that we hold about you.

Before sending you any personal data, you will asked to provide evidence of your identity. Should you not provide evidence of your identity, we would reserve the right to refuse to provide you with the personal data.


We have implemented technology and security policies, rules and measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from unauthorised access, improper use, alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction and accidental loss.

We will continue to enhance our security procedures as new technology becomes available.

Privacy Compliance Details

Self Assessment procedure
2, rue André Pascal, Paris 75016

Privacy Support

If you have any enquiry about our privacy policy, please contact:

2, rue André Pascal,
75016 PARIS
email :


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