Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

We believe you should always know what data we collect from you and how we use it, and that you should have meaningful control over both. We want to empower you to make the best decisions about the information that you share with us. That’s the basic purpose of this Privacy Policy.

Updated 19 January 2021

INEE Privacy Policy Overview

This policy describes what personal data we collecthow we use it, and your choices.

We collect information from you when you register to join the INEE network, as well as when you visit and take actions on INEE websites.

We use this information to provide the services you've requested. We use cookies (such as Google Analytics) to track usage patterns, which allows us to provide a better experience and improve our website.

You can access your dataedit your preferences, or revoke consent by visiting your account or contacting INEE. Except for the purposes outlined below, we will not trade or sell your personal data with anyone. Data will only be shared as explicitly outlined in this privacy policy.

This policy applies to information collected by INEE through all channels, both offline and online via any INEE website, including By accessing or using any INEE website, you agree to be bound by this policy. 

This policy may be modified from time to time, and the changes will be posted on the INEE website. We will also notify registered INEE members of any substantive changes by email.

The INEE Privacy Policy takes into account the May 2018 requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") and the January 2020 requirements of the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). If you have any questions about the INEE Privacy Policy, please contact us at



Any collection and processing of personal data via INEE websites is done with the explicit consent of the user; no user can join INEE or have their personal data collected or processed without first agreeing to the INEE Privacy Policy.


What We Collect

Data collected from website visitors

As a visitor to our websites, INEE's servers automatically record certain information, such as your Internet Protocol ("IP") address (so we understand which country you are connecting from when you visit the website), your operating system, your browser ID, your browsing activity, and other information about how you interacted with our websites. We may collect this information also through the use of cookies or other tracking technologies (please read the "Cookies" section below for more information).

You may choose to interact with our websites by entering data into form fields and providing personal data to INEE, such as giving us your name, email address, password, and other information when signing up for an account, making a donation, or creating an account to post comments on pages.

We only collect personal data that is reasonable or necessary to accomplish the purpose of your interaction with INEE as a visitor to our websites. You may choose not to provide this information but you need to understand that as a result, you may not be able to engage in certain activities on the websites. Any personal data provided by you as a visitor to the website will be used only as described in this Privacy Policy.

Data collected from registered users

When you create and edit an account on our websites, you voluntarily and knowingly provide basic information about yourself, including possibly the following:

  • name, job title, organizational affiliation
  • email address
  • demographic information such as city and country of residence
  • group and email preferences
  • other information relevant to member surveys

On some forms, you can choose to provide additional information, such as a photo, your professional background, etc.To permanently remove data collected about yourself, please email

Donating to INEE

When you make an online donation to INEE, the transaction is performed on the website of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), on behalf of INEE, so the action is governed by IRC’s privacy policy


Use of Data

INEE uses the personal data that you provide and the technical information logged by our servers to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Member communications. We will only communicate with you by email if you consent to us doing so at the time you provide us with your personal data. You may opt out of receiving such emails by following the instructions contained in each email we send you. You may also unsubscribe from INEE communications by logging into your account and editing your preferences.
  • Internal record keeping and membership profile mapping.
  • Facilitation of dialogue and interaction between members.
  • Compliance with any legal obligations.
  • Reporting on website usage using aggregated web analytics.
  • Using the technical information logged by our servers when you visit our websites to improve your experience on our websites (such as remembering your name, the items in your Basket, or your preferences) and preventing fraudulent activity.
  • If you ask us to delete your data or to be removed from our marketing lists and we are required to fulfil your request, we will keep basic data to identify you and prevent further unwanted processing.


Disclosure of Personal Data

We will not share, sell, trade, or lease your personal data to third parties or partners unless we are required by law to do so, or unless we explicitly disclose this to you.

Certain data, including user email addresses, will be shared with Mailchimp, a third-party marketing service used to facilitate member communications. Mailchimp’s full privacy agreement can be viewed here.

Certain data, including email addresses that are collected through the MENAT Measurement Library, will be shared with the implementing partner of this project, the International Rescue Committee..

We may be required to disclose your personal data in the following circumstances: (1) we need to respond to a subpoena, court order or legal process, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements; (2) an emergency situation requires disclosure before your permission can be obtained (e.g., situations involving potential threats to personal safety), or; (3) we determine that disclosure is needed to protect our rights or property, or the rights or property of another person, in which case we will implement appropriate safeguards to ensure that your personal data continues to be protected.

We may share aggregated demographic and statistical information with our other partners. This is not linked to any personal data that can identify any individual person.



Like most websites, our servers automatically collect certain non-personal, technical information when you visit our websites, including your IP address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your visit, the referring URL, and, if you have visited our websites before, one or more ‘cookies’ that may uniquely identify your browser. We also collect information about your activities on the websites, such as the pages you access.

A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that site to recognize your browser. Cookies may store user preferences and other information.

Where required by the law, when you first visit an INEE website, you will be asked to consent to the use of cookies on the websites, and if you accept we will store cookies on your computer.

Managing Cookies
If you do not want us to use cookies as described in this privacy policy, you may disable their use in your browser. Please note: if you do disable cookies, the performance of the the INEE websites may be affected and you may not be able to take advantage of the full range of services we offer. See the links below for guidance on how to modify your web browser's settings on the most popular browsers:


Information about Children

We do not knowingly collect or store any personal data about children under the age of 16 and we do not offer any of our products or services directly to children under the age of 13.

INEE manages general audience websites and does not collect information about a visitor's age. We do, from time to time, partner with other organizations to educate children about education in emergencies in general and our work in particular. In those cases, we do not collect personal data from a visitor on pages specifically designed for children.


Your Rights

Right to access: You can access and update your account at any time by visiting your INEE online account. We do our best to keep your data accurate and up to date, to the extent that you provide us with updated information. If your data changes (for example, if you have a new email address), then you are responsible for updating your INEE profile. Upon request, we can provide you with a copy of the data that we have about you.

Right to erasure: If you wish to delete your account or have your information removed from our system, you can do so by sending an email to For privacy and security, requests should come from the email address tied to your account.

Right to rectification: If your personal data is inaccurate or incomplete, you are responsible for updating your data your INEE online account. You may request assistance from INEE to do this.

Right to data portability: You have the right to obtain your personal data from us that you consented to give us or that was provided to us. We will give you your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You may reuse it elsewhere.

Right to object: You may ask us at any time to stop processing your personal data, and we will do so.

Right to withdraw consent: You may withdraw your consent for INEE to process your data at any time. This will not affect any processing of your data that has already taken place.

Right to lodge a complaint with the data protection authority: If you have a concern about our privacy practices, including the way we handled your personal data, you can report it to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) (details on how to do so can be found on the ICO website) or other data protection authority that is authorized to hear those concerns.



We will retain registered user information for as long as a user’s account is active or as long as needed to provide our services. We may also retain and use your personal data in order to comply with our contractual or legal obligations, audit requirements, resolve disputes, and prevent abuse.


Links to Other Websites

Other websites, including those of our partners (links to which appear on INEE websites), have their own privacy policies. When you provide personal data at one of those sites, you are subject to the privacy policy of the operator of that site, not the INEE Privacy Policy. We encourage you to read those policies before submitting any personal data.

You should take additional steps to safeguard your personal data online. To learn more about how to protect yourself, visit the Federal Trade Commission website (US) or the Information Commissioner's Office (UK).


Safeguarding Your Information

INEE understands the importance of keeping your information secure and confidential. We take reasonable and appropriate measures to protect personal data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, taking into account the risks involved in the processing and the nature of the personal data.


Data Storage

INEE data is stored on the servers of our hosting service provider in the United States (Pantheon). We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and US, EEA, and other data protection legislation.


Privacy Policy Updates

The INEE Privacy Policy is regularly reviewed to make sure we continue to serve the privacy interests of our members and users. If our information practices change materially, we will notify you of these policy changes by posting them on the privacy page of the main INEE website, and we will ensure that these changes are brought to your attention.

Contact Us

You may contact us by using the "Contact Us" links on the footer of our websites or by sending an email to We try to reply promptly to every message we receive.

​INEE websites are operated by the Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), which is an independent, global network without legal identity. INEE is hosted and financially managed by the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a 501(c)3 non-governmental organization (EIN: 13-5660870) based in New York, United States and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), a non-governmental organization based in Norway.