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Terms of Use


Use of this web application, (the "Project Connect Web Application"), constitutes acceptance of the following terms and conditions. Project Connect reserves the right to seek all remedies available by law for any violation of these terms of use, including any violation of Project Connect's rights in the Project Connect name and emblem and its rights in connection with the information, artwork, text, video, audio, or pictures (together, the "Content") of the Project Connect Web Site.


The Project Connect Name

The Project Connect name and emblem are the exclusive property of UNICEF. They are protected under international law. Unauthorized use is prohibited. They may not be copied or reproduced in any way without the prior written permission of UNICEF. Requests for permission should be sent to us.


The Project Connect Web Application

The Project Connect Web Application is provided by UNICEF for personal use and educational purposes only. Any other use, including reproduction or translation of anything more than a de minimis portion of the Content of the Project Connect Web Site, or any use other than for personal or educational purposes, requires the express prior written permission of UNICEF. Requests for permission should be sent to us, specifying full details of the proposed use. All Content of the Project Connect Web Application is protected by law including, as applicable, copyright laws.

The Content of the Project Connect Web Application is selected on the basis of UNICEF's own criteria and in its own sole discretion. UNICEF reserves the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the Project Connect Web Application, including but not limited to these terms of use, hours of availability and equipment needed for use.

The use of particular designations of countries or territories does not imply any judgment by UNICEF as to the legal status of such countries or territories, of their authorities and institutions or of the delimitation of their boundaries. The mention of names of specific companies or products (whether or not indicated as registered) does not imply any intention to infringe proprietary rights, nor should it be construed as an endorsement or recommendation on the part of UNICEF.

The United Nations and UNICEF disclaim any liability or responsibility arising from the use of the Project Connect Web Application or the Content of the Project Connect Web Application. The United Nations, UNICEF, members of their staff, and their contractors, shall not be liable for any financial or other consequences whatsoever arising from the use of the Content of the Project Connect Web Application, including the inappropriate, improper, or fraudulent use of such Content.

No representations or warranties of any kind concerning the Project Connect Web Application are given, including responsibility for any infection by virus or any other contamination or by anything which has destructive properties.


Other Web Sites

The Project Connect Web Application may be linked to other web sites that are not under Project Connect's control. Project Connect provides these links merely as a convenience and the inclusion of such links does not imply an endorsement or approval by UNICEF of any web site, product or service. UNICEF does not assume any responsibility or liability in respect of such web sites, including, for example, responsibility or liability for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements made on those web sites.


If you have any questions about this please contact us. Thank you.

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Privacy policy


This privacy statement describes Project Connect’s policy concerning the gathering and sharing of visitors’ information through the Project Connect Web Application (webapp), located at  By using the Project Connect webapp you are accepting the practices described in this policy.


What information does Project Connect collect?

Normal website usage

In general, you can browse the Project Connect webapp 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 IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system, and information such as the web site that referred you to us, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits.

Collection of personally identifiable information

If you log on, you will be asked to provide personal information such as your name, e-mail address and profile picture.  This information is collected only with your knowledge and permission, and is kept in a Project Connect database. This information is collected through one of the authentication providers offered: Facebook, Google, Twitter and GitHub.

What does Project Connect do with the information it collects?

Normal web usage

The information gathered during general browsing of the “” domain is used to analyse trends and usage of the Project Connect site and to improve the usefulness of the site.  It is not connected with any personal information. However, if you have registered with Project Connect's webapp, the information we collect about your normal web usage will be identifiable to you.

Personally identifiable information

Project Connect may use the personal information you provide to:

  • “Remember” your online profile;
  • Record your mapping activity on the Project Connect webapp;
  • Contact you – either in response to a query or suggestion, or to mail newsletters, documents, publications, etc. to you;
  • Undertake statistical analysis.

What if I don’t want to provide personal information?

Providing personal information on the Project Connect webapp is optional.  If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still browse and use the Project Connect webapp, but you will not be able to carry out certain actions such as accessing your profile with statistics about your activity on the webapp.

Opting out and changing your information

At any time, you can cancel or modify your information by  contacting us.


We do not sell or share any personally identifiable information volunteered on the Project Connect site to any third party without prior consent.  Any information provided to Project Connect by users of the Project Connect's webapp is held with the utmost care and security, and will not be used in ways other than as set forth in this privacy policy, or in ways to which you have explicitly consented.  Project Connect employs a range of techniques and security measures to protect the information maintained on our system from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

However, Project Connect assumes no responsibility for the security of information.

The Project Connect's webapp contains links to sites external to the domain. Project Connect is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.

Notification of changes

Changes to this privacy policy will be posted here.



For questions or queries regarding this privacy policy, please contact us.

* Project Connect’s webapp uses cookies to provide statistics that help us to give you the best experience of our sites. You can find out more here or switch them off if you prefer. However, by continuing to use our sites without changing settings, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.



Cookies policy


By visiting or using this web application (webapp), a cookie will be created which Project Connect may use to provide statistics that help us to give you the best experience of our sites. The statement below describes our policy on cookies.

If you do not agree with any of the following, you can switch off the cookies. However, by continuing to use our sites without changing settings, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.


What is a cookie?

During the course of any visit to our websites, the pages which you see, along with something called a cookie, are downloaded to your computer. Most, if not all, websites do this, and that’s because cookies allow the website publisher to do useful things like find out whether the computer (and probably its user) has visited the site before. This is done on a repeat visit by checking to see, and finding, the cookie left there on the last visit.

So – what is a cookie? When you enter a site your computer will automatically be issued with a cookie. Cookies are text files which identify your computer to our server. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used. Many sites do this whenever a user visits their site, in order to track traffic flows. Cookies themselves only record which areas of the site have been visited by the computer in question, and for how long. Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time, although this of course means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided to that user. You should read the information that came with your browser software to see how you can do this. Even assuming you have not set your computer to reject cookies, you can browse our sites anonymously until such time as you register your information with Project Connect.


What do cookies tell us?

We use cookies to collect data for analytics, such as demographic and interest data, based on your browsing patterns. This data allows us to estimate your age range, your gender and things that might interest you.


What do we use cookies for?

We use cookies so that we can give you a better experience when you return to our websites. In particular, we use cookies to:

  • better understand our audience and supporters, for example by estimating our audience size and patterns and tracking the level of interest in our campaigns;
  • track your preferences and personalise the sites to your requirements and interests;
  • avoid lengthy registration/personalisation on each visit;
  • improve and update our websites.


How do we collect and analyze cookies?

Project Connect does not collect and analyze the data to create cookies directly; we use a specialist service provider which both collects information on your preferences from your visits to our websites and analyzes your preferences from cookies already stored in your browser.

We obtain this information by enabling Google Analytics to analyze the traffic on our websites via "Google Advertising Cookies". Google Advertising Cookies are a series of cookies already stored in your browser that compile data from your browsing preferences. You can see the types of cookies used by Google and learn more about the different categories in the Google privacy & terms.

We may change our specialist service provider at any time without notice to you and will update this Policy as necessary at that time.


What can you do if you do not want us to use your cookies?


How do I opt-out of the collection and use of information for promotional purposes generally?

There are many websites that provide guidance on how to opt out of the collection and use of your information for promotional purposes that are not limited to Project Connect web properties. For example:


Do you share data from cookies with other organizations?

We do not sell or share any data from your cookies to any third party without prior consent.

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Note on maps


Maps on this site do not reflect a position by Project Connect on the legal status of any country or territory or the delimitation of any frontiers.

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