Privacy Policy

About the organisation

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is the world's authoritative source of data and analysis on internal displacement. We are located in Geneva, Switzerland and is a part of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

Contact information

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)
Humanitarian Hub Office, La Voie Creuse 16, 1202 Geneva   

IDMC's Privacy Statement

IDMC is the data controller for the collection and use of personal data. We are committed to safeguarding the personal data of our users and supporters. We will process personal data in line with the basic principles of data processing as regulated in Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Our guiding principles

  • Personal data will be processed in a lawful, fair and transparent manner.
  • Personal data will be kept only for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes as outlined in this policy and not be processed further in a manner incompatible with those purposes.
  • Personal data will be adequate and relevant, accurate and up- to-date. Personal data will not be retained for longer than is necessary for the purposes for which they were collected.
  • Personal data will be kept secure through the appropriate technical and organisational measures implemented in line with the principle of privacy by design.

How IDMC process your personal data

IDMC collects personal data when you sign up for our events or subscribe to our newsletters, when we follow up and have dialogue with our users and our supporters, and when we send out marketing products and other information about IDMC. We collect your name and e-mail address and/or your phone number so we can send you the requested newsletter(s) and or register you for the requested event(s) based on your consent. When you sign up for an event, we process your name and contact information based on our legitimate interest. The information is used to arrange the event; keep an overview of who will attend, inform you about any changes, send information prior to the event when necessary and ask for your evaluation after you have attended the event.

Your rights

As a data subject in our systems, you have a number of rights. You can:

  • require access to, and obtain a copy of your personal data;
  • require the correction/rectification of your personal data that are inaccurate or incomplete;
  • require the erasure of your personal data, if it is no longer necessary for purpose of processing;
  • object to the processing of personal data whenever we use our legitimate interest as the legal basis of processing; and
  • withdraw the consent to further processing of your personal data when the processing is based on consent

Personal data and third parties

IDMC is subject to a duty of confidentiality and does not share your personal data with third parties other than our service providers without your explicit consent. We use the following digital third-party solutions based on aggregated, non-identifiable data.

  • Google Analytics (statistics)
  • HotJar (enhanced statistics)
  • Google Tag Manager (organisation and scripts on the website)

How long we store your personal data

Personal data collected based on your consent will be kept for as long as needed to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected or until you withdraw your consent. Personal data that we process based on our legitimate interest:

  • Correspondence will be kept for as long as needed for archival purposes. 
  • Personal information collected for the purpose of arranging and follow up on events will be deleted within three months of the end of the event.

About cookies

We use cookies to give you a good experience when you visit our website. We collect anonymous information about your browsing behaviour when you visit our website, through the use of cookies. By using our website, you agree that we can place the types of cookies set out below on your computer, mobile phone or handheld device.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is added to the hard drive of your computer, smartphone or other IT equipment. It makes it possible to recognise your computer / IP address and collect information about the pages you visit. Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically, but you can choose to change settings so cookies are not accepted. Please note that some pages will not work optimally if you do not accept cookies.

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience as a user of our website, to improve the content and features of the website, and to remember the choices you make when you visit us online, such as what content you are reading. We also use cookies to target our marketing to suit your needs and to create statistics about using the website. Some cookies are stored until you close the browser, others are stored longer than this. The cookies do not contain personal information. We use cookies from third parties. A third-party cookie is a cookie installed by someone other than IDMC. This may be other websites that provide content for our website, suppliers of any of our features on the website or analysis programs.

Third-party cookies

We use the following third-party cookies:

  • Google Google Tag Manager is used to organise and manage scripts running on our websites. Google Analytics is used to record and analyse visitor statistics on our sites. The information stored in Google Analytics does not contain identifiable personal information, but aggregated statistics about users' movements and actions on the webpages. We use this information to understand how visitors experience the site and improve and further develop our information services. Here you can read the Google Privacy Statement.
  • Hotjar We use the Hotjar analysis tool to anonymously analyse usage patterns on our websites. (Read Hotjar's privacy statement).

More about cookies

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