Privacy and Cookie Policy

(effective as of January 2018)

This policy aims to help you understand what information we collect about you and how we use it. This policy applies to HarvestPlus’ institutional websites (harvestplus.org and HarvestPlus’s Facebook site, collectively referred to as “the Site”). HarvestPlus is committed to protecting your personal information.

1. What information HarvestPlus may collect about you

Personally identifiable information

You are not asked to provide any personally identifiable information to access the Site. However, you will be asked to provide basic personal information such as your name, address, email address, and organizational affiliation to subscribe to email alerts or newsletters or to order publications, datasets, or other HarvestPlus or IFPRI products. And if you are applying for a job at IFPRI or HarvestPlus, you will be asked to provide the information routinely found in a curriculum vitae. IFPRI/HarvestPlus will store this information securely and will not share, rent, or sell it to any other organization.

Non-personally identifiable information

In general, you can browse the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. The only information we gather during general browsing is from standard server logs: these include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, operating system, and information such as the website that referred you to us, the files you download, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits. These do not specifically identify you. The information is used only for website traffic analysis and is treated confidentially.

2. How HarvestPlus uses cookies

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. There are multiple types of cookies, but cookies in general have two principle purposes:

  • to improve your browsing experience by remembering your actions and preferences
  • to facilitate analysis of website traffic

HarvestPlus uses cookies to facilitate analysis of website traffic. This helps us to improve the performance and usability of the Site and to better secure the Site. Specifically, HarvestPlus uses cookies to communicate with Google Analytics (for web traffic analysis) and Incapsula (for web performance and security). These third-party cookies are collected and managed anonymously and do not include any personally identifying information.

You can control or delete cookies as you wish; for details, see https://www.aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

3. How HarvestPlus will use your information

We will use your personally identifiable information for the purposes of:

  • giving you the products, information, or services you have requested
  • communicating with you about an event or conference
  • evaluating your job application
  • confirming receipt of donations
  • complying with financial regulations and the law

To do some of this, we may process your information using third party service providers or agents who may be located outside your home country. However, your information will only be used for the purposes you requested or agreed to or as required by law. Please see section 6 for more information on how we share your information with others.

We will use your non-personally identifiable information to facilitate analysis of website traffic to improve the performance and usability of the Site and to better secure the Site.

4. Your rights

You can opt out of receiving emails from us at any time by unsubscribing using the link contained in the email or by sending a request to HarvestPlus@cgiar.org. You can also contact HarvestPlus@cgiar.org to request to see your personal data, to request that we correct or delete your personal data, or to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority in your home country.

5. How HarvestPlus will protect your personal information

We take appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial measures to ensure that we keep your information secure, accurate, and up to date. We will keep your data only as long as is reasonable and necessary or until you ask us to delete it.

6. Sharing your information with others

HarvestPlus will keep your information confidential except where disclosure is required or permitted by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies) or as described in section 7 below.

We may transfer (or otherwise make available) your personal information to other members of the IFPRI organizational family.

Sometimes HarvestPlus uses third parties to process your information on our behalf. All of our service providers are required to maintain the confidentiality and security of your personal information and to use it only in compliance with applicable privacy laws. HarvestPlus requires these third parties to comply strictly with instructions that they not use your personal information for their own business purposes.

Due to the multinational character of HarvestPlus, some of the service providers, affiliated organizations, and other recipients may be located in countries (including the United States) that do not require a level of data protection equivalent to that in your home country. HarvestPlus will take appropriate steps to make sure that such recipients act in accordance with applicable law.

7. Offensive or inappropriate content on the Site

If you post or send offensive, inappropriate, or objectionable content anywhere on or to the Site or otherwise engage in any disruptive behavior on any HarvestPlus service, HarvestPlus may use your personal information to stop such behavior.

Where HarvestPlus reasonably believes that you are or may be in breach of any applicable laws (e.g. because content you have posted may be defamatory or violate copyrights), HarvestPlus may use your personal information to inform relevant third parties such as law enforcement agencies about the content and your behavior.

8. Notification of Changes

If HarvestPlus decides to change this Privacy Policy, HarvestPlus will post those changes to this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it.

9. Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about HarvestPlus’ Privacy Policy please do not hesitate to contact us.

Email address: harvestplus@cgiar.org

Surface mail address:

HarvestPlus Privacy Policy Information
c/o: IFPRI Communications and Public Affairs Division
1201 Eye St NW, 12th floor
Washington, D.C. 20005-3915 USA

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