Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is continually under review to ensure your privacy and security.

This website, (the “Site”) is operated by UPR Info (“We” or “Us”). We work hard to protect your privacy. We are members too, and we treat your privacy as we do our own. We wrote this privacy policy to let you know how we treat your personal information and the ways we work to keep it safe and private.

We strongly believe that you have the right to control the use of your personal information and that your privacy must be respected. Our broader policy is to collect less information rather than more. We take industry standard security measures to protect personal information under our control from loss, misuse, and alteration, but like with every website there are risks associated with uploading your information online.

In this policy, "UPR Info" refers to UPR Info staff, board members, cooperating attorneys, interns, volunteers, and consultants, all of whom are bound by law or contract to keep information they receive as part of their assistance to UPR Info confidential.

Collection of Information

When you are on the UPR Info website and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with UPR Info alone, unless stated otherwise. UPR Info collects personal information from users when they make a donation online or subscribe to our campaigns. UPR Info collects information regarding website visitors, including IP address, browser and domain information, and information volunteered by you, such as your email address. We may also track visitor usage patterns on our website, including website hits.

Use of Information

UPR Info does not sell, rent, or lease your personal data under any circumstances. We do not purchase lists from other sources.

UPR Info uses the information you provide to us to enable us to send you communications such as our campaign emails and action alerts and to help administer and improve our website.


We use cookies for a limited number of purposes. A "cookie" is a tiny element of data that our site can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive. If you are concerned about your privacy and the use of cookie technology you may set your web browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. You may also set your browser to refuse the cookies our site attempts to send you. However, if you choose to reject cookies from UPR Info, some functions on the website may be limited.

Can you block or delete cookies?

You can prevent certain cookies being installed on your computer by adjusting the settings in your browser’s options. In the ‘privacy’ section, you can specify any cookies you wish to block.

Cookies can also be deleted in your browser’s options via ‘delete browsing history’.

We use cookies to collect statistics which help us simplify and improve your visit to our website. As a result, we advise you to allow your browser to use cookies.

Which cookies does this website use?

Several cookies identified as from the Site are meant to enable a normal browsing (langage used, acceptance of the Policy cookie, etc). A specific Google Analytics cookie allows us to extract anonymous data from our visitors.

External cookies are as follows:

  1. Youtube's cookie enables our videos on the Site.
  2. Sharethis's cookie enables social networking (twitter and facebook) on the Site. You can safely block such cookies.
  3. UN websites cookies enable the "webcasts" (videos of the UPR) to be directly watched on the Site. As this is an inclusion of external videos from various UN websites, several external cookies, available on the those external UN websites, will be included. You can safely block such cookies.


The information provided by UPR Info is published in good faith and for educational and informational purposes only.  We make every effort to provide correct and complete information on this website. Information developed by UPR Info are developed with great care and based on reliable resources. Following its mission to inform on the mechanism of the Universal Periodic Review, the organisation’s website may contain references to third party websites or content developed on or related to participation in the mechanism to facilitate exchange of knowledge between stakeholders. In this regard, to the extent permitted by law, we do not assume any liability or guarantee for the timeliness, completeness and accuracy of the information provided. 

Links to Other Websites

UPR Info may provide hyperlinks or pointers to other Web sites maintained by third parties engaged in the UPR, including international organizations and non-governmental organizations. These links are provided for the user’s convenience and information only. The content in any linked Web sites is not under UPR Info’s control so we are not responsible for the content, including any further links in a third-party site. During the first link to another website, UPR Info checks the contents to see if these trigger a possible civil or criminal liability. However, there is no influence on the current and future design, contents, or authorship of the linked pages. UPR Info therefore disassociates itself herewith expressly from all contents of all linked pages, which were changed after setting the link. Upon notification of violations, we will remove such links immediately.

The fact that UPR Info provides a link to a third-party Web site does not mean that we endorse, authorize, or sponsor that Web site. It also does not mean that we are affiliated with the third-party Web site’s owners or sponsors.

Third-Party Content

UPR Info makes information of third parties available, including but not limited to reports published by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR), articles, studies, advocacy material developed by civil society organizations and other material linked to the UPR process (the “Third Party Content”).  The Third-Party Content is not created or endorsed by UPR Info. The provision of Third-Party Content is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute a recommendation or solicitation to do or omit to do any action.  The Third-Party Content provided by UPR Info is obtained from sources believed to be reliable. UPR Info reviews [NZ1] [MM2] the content before uploading it to ensure that that it is not harmful or inappropriate for our users. Nevertheless, we cannot guarantee that all details are complete, correct, accurate or up to date always. The Third-Party Content is provided only for the convenience of users, and does not constitute an endorsement of any organization, cause, idea, or individual by UPR Info.

Social Media

UPR Info uses social media and social networking services to advance our work. These applications require the use of third-party service providers.

For example, the Twitter account we use is administered by Twitter, in accordance with Twitter's Privacy Policy. We integrated our Twitter account onto our website through the use of a plug-in. This results in our comments, and the comments of others that we redirect, being published temporarily on our website, and links to our feed on Twitter's site. These posts also include the publishing of links to "URL Shortening" services that convert long URLs into shorter URLs that direct users to other websites.

If you click on a shortened-URL, it will most likely redirect you eventually to a third-party website that contains a file or document relating to the Tweet, and the third-party website will have its own privacy practices that may include trying to place a cookie and/or web-bug on your computer, collecting your IP address, and other forms of tracking. The Twitter feed may include the usernames of other Twitter users, particularly when we respond to questions and/or “retweet.” Apart from this information appearing on our website temporarily, we do not process this information beyond the Twitter-environment.

The UPR Info's Facebook page is administered by Facebook and is accessible by Facebook users who already have consented to Facebook's Privacy Policy. The Group page is managed by UPR Info staff members. We do not store information on our followers nor process any information beyond Facebook.

The UPR Info's Instagram page is managed by UPR Info staff members. We do not store information on our followers nor process any information beyond Instagram. 


UPR Info does not solicit personally identifying information from children. Visitors who are under 13 years of age should ask their parent or legal guardian for assistance when using our site and should not submit any personally identifying information to the Site.


All UPR Info staff members with access to data are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.

Financial Donations

If you choose to donate to UPR Info, your credit card information will be used only for this transaction through our secure online payment system. UPR Info does not retain credit card information. We are pleased to receive anonymous donations, but please note that your personal information is required if you choose to donate using our online form. If you are interested in making a donation to UPR Info by another method, please contact [email protected].

Updating or Removing your information

You may choose to correct, update, or delete the information you have submitted to us by sending an email requesting changes to [email protected].

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may change from time to time. However, any revised privacy policy will be consistent with UPR Info’s mission.

We will post any Privacy Policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice.