The OECD is committed to protecting the personal data of users of its websites, which are an essential tool for advancing our mission and programme of work.
We collect personal data through the use of our websites in two ways: data you directly provide to us and data generated by your activity on the websites.
Data you directly provide. You can choose to voluntarily provide us personal data in the context of registering, subscribing to online newsletters and making purchases. This data enables us to provide the services you have requested and may include your name, physical address, email address, phone number.
Data generated by your activity. In order to ensure the effective functioning and security of our websites and to better understand visitor behavioural patterns, as you browse our websites we automatically collect:
This information is collected through the use of various technologies, including cookies which are small text files stored in your browser. If you have registered and are logged-in, your browsing activity is linked to your user credentials so that we can personalise your experience on our websites, including for future visits.
In general, access to your personal data is limited to appropriate staff within the organisation. In some circumstances we make your data available outside the OECD, such as for:
Data you provide directly is typically kept until either (1) you unsubscribe from the service requested or until (2) two years after your last transaction. We store data about your activity on our websites for two years, after which time it is deleted. We keep data on email activity for two years, after which time it is deleted.
Under our data protection rules, you have rights to access and rectify your personal data, as well as to object to its processing, request erasure, and obtain data portability in certain circumstances. To exercise these rights in connection with your use of this website please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have further queries or complaints related to the processing of your personal data, please contact the Data Protection Officer [email@example.com]. If you need further assistance in resolving claims related to personal data protection you can contact the Data Protection Commissioner [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Additional information about our approach to data protection is available here.
Last updated:7 July 2020