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Privacy Statement

The IPU is committed to respecting the privacy of the people it engages with. This privacy statement explains how we may collect and process your information as a result of your visit to IPU websites or

In general, you can browse IPU websites without telling us who you are or revealing personally identifiable information.

However some anonymous information is collected by a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google") to help analyze the use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about the use of the website - standard internet log information (including your IP address) and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form - is transmitted to and stored by Google. We anonymize your IP address before sending it to Google.

In accordance with its Privacy Shield Certification, Google declares that it complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework. Google may transfer the information collected by Google Analytics to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. According to Google Analytics terms of service, Google will not associate the data subject IP address with any other data held by Google.

The IPU collects and publishes parliamentary data on its websites, including personal information about parliamentarians such as their name, gender and age. This information is made available either by consent or by publicly available sources.

IPU’s mailing list 

Opting in to the IPU’s mailing list means providing with us, at a minimum, your name, your email address and your language preference.

As a result, you will receive emails or newsletters from the IPU about parliaments, the state of democracy generally, and the IPU’s activities.

We do not use your data for direct marketing of goods or services to subscribers.

MailChimp, a third party service, manages the subscriptions and distribution of IPU newsletters. We encourage you to read and ask questions regarding their privacy policy before you choose to provide information about yourself.

You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at [email protected].

The IPU tries to protect the security and integrity of the information you provide us by implementing technical safeguards designed to protect against loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration or destruction. However, due to the open and global nature of the internet, these safeguards are not a guarantee. The IPU assumes no responsibility for guaranteeing the security of information.


We do not share with any third party or use for commercial purposes any personally identifiable information provided via the IPU’s online resources. Any information provided to the IPU by users of the IPU’s online resources is held with the utmost care and security and will not be used in ways other than as set forth in this privacy statement, the IPU’s personal data protection policy or any relevant site-specific policies, or in any other ways to which the user has not explicitly consented. The IPU employs a range of technologies and security measures to protect the information maintained on our systems from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

All our personnel who have access to, and are involved with the processing of, personal data are obliged to respect the confidentiality of official matters and comply with the IPU’s personal data protection policy.

Notification of changes

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time and encourage you to stay informed by reviewing updates posted here.

External and third-party links

The IPU websites contain links to external or third-party websites. These websites are not related to the IPU or under our control. The IPU is therefore not responsible for the privacy or security of personal information which may be collected or processed via external or third-party websites or used by their owners. The appearance of such external or third-party links on the website does not represent the IPU’s endorsement of, or affiliation with, them. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of external or third-party websites.

Privileges and immunities

Nothing in or related to this privacy statement may be construed as a waiver, express or implied, of the privileges and immunities accorded to the IPU.

Last update: 16 December 2022