Privacy Notice

Last Updated: August 28, 2019

This Privacy Notice (the “Notice”) describes how the International Finance Corporation  (also referred to herein as “IFC”, “us” or “we”) handles personal information collected from users of this website, https://esrmafrica.org.

BY USING THIS SITE, YOU ARE CONFIRMING THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS NOTICE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE NOTICE TERMS, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SITE. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE PERSONAL DATA WE HOLD ABOUT YOU IS ACCURATE AND CURRENT. PLEASE KEEP US INFORMED IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA CHANGES DURING YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH US.

We may update this Notice at any time. Any changes to the Notice will become effective upon the date of our posting of the revised Notice on this Site. If you visit the Site following the effective date of the revised Notice, you will be deemed to have accepted the Notice’s updated terms. This Notice supplements other notices and privacy policies applicable to the site and is not intended to override them.

I. What Information Does IFC Collect?

The information we collect through the Site includes “Personally Data”, which is information that identifies or may be used to identify you as an individual. We collect this information when you voluntarily provide it, such as when you use our contact form or register for a user account. This information may include the following: A. Contact and Profile Data, including name, username, password, email address, job title, organizational affiliation and a list of the user’s bookmarked reports.

The Site also automatically collects technical information about you that relates to your use of the Site including browser type, browser version, operating system, internet service provider, screen resolution, language, location, device category and other technology on the devices you use to access this website. The Site collects this technical information from you through browser navigational tools, such as cookies and pixel tags that may identify you by your IP address -- the Internet Protocol address of the computer that you use to access the Site. Cookies are small data files that a website places on the hard drive of the device through which a visitor connects to the website. You can set your browser to accept all cookies, to reject all cookies, or to notify you whenever a cookie is offered so that you can decide each time whether to accept it. However, refusing a cookie may in some cases preclude you from using, or negatively affect the display or function of, a website or certain areas or features of a website. For more information about cookies, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

If you register on the Site, IFC may set a cookie that enables you to manage your subscriptions and online profile. By setting this cookie IFC will remember you the next time you visit and won’t have to bother you by asking questions you have already answered (like address information). In addition, IFC uses browser navigational tools to compile statistics about the daily number of visitors to the Site or specific Site pages, and to identify a webpage you may have visited before visiting the Site.

Please note that, at this time, the Site does not respond to a “Do Not Track” browser signal from a user.

By using the Site, you are deemed to unambiguously agree to its use of any cookies that you do not disable.
 

II. How Does IFC Use the Information it Collects?

A. Personal Data. We may use the Personal Data that we collect about you for any or all of the following purposes:

A.1. Responding to Requests. To respond to your requests, such as to answer your questions sent through the “Contact” form on the Site or to confirm your purchases and registrations on the Ssite.

A.2. Providing Information. To provide you with newsletters or other information regarding IFC events, resources or services that may be available to you.

A.3. User convenience. To make the Ssite easier for you to use by not having to enter information like your address more than once, or to help you quickly find information that is relevant to you based on your interests.

A.4. IFC Business Purposes. We use Personal Data about you for IFC’s business purposes, such as to help us improve the Site, or to help us create Site content areas most relevant to you, including by requesting feedback, and for related internal purposes such as data analysis, legal analysis, audits, enhancing the Site, and identifying usage trends.

B. Technical Information. We use technical information to help us improve the Site, such as by analyzing Site visitor trends, including usage of certain pages or functions on the Site. We may also use technical information for other purposes, but if any such use involvesd combining the technical information with any data so that it becoames identifiable to you or another person, we would then treat it as Personal Data in accordance with this Notice.
 

III. With Whom Does IFC Share the Information It Collects?

In addition:

A. Operational Functions. To fulfill IFC’s mission as stated in its Articles of Agreement, we share Personal Data with other affiliates of the World Bank Group, as well as with unaffiliated third parties who provide us with services, such as those entities that assist us with technology, data analysis, or similar services. We may also share your information with co-sponsors of IFC events and publications related to the Site. We do not share Personal Data with unaffiliated third parties for their own marketing purposes.

B. Remedies and Enforcement. We may use or disclose Personal Data as we believe to be appropriate in the following circumstances: (i) to enforce the terms and conditions for use of the Site, including this Notice; (ii) to protect and defend our rights and property; (iii) to protect the interests of IFC or others; and (iv) to permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

IV. How Can You Manage Personal Data We Maintain?

If you would like to review, correct, update or remove Personal Data about you that you previously provided to us, you may submit a request through the email address “ESRMAfrica@ifc.org”. Please note that we are not responsible for correcting, updating or deleting any information in the databases of third parties.

V. How Does IFC Protect and Maintain Personal Data Collected Through the Site?

A. Security. We use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to help protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. However, no data transmission over the Internet or data storage system can be guaranteed to be fully secure. Please do not send us information you consider confidential via e-mail. In addition, we limit access to your Ppersonal Ddata to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know and subject to appropriate contractual restrictions..

B. Data Retention. We may retain Personal Data about you for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Notice.

C. Other Websites. The Site may contain links to websites operated by parties not affiliated with IFC. These linked sites are not under IFC’s control and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the contents of any such unaffiliated parties or their websites. If you provide Personal Data through any such third-party website, the Personal Data will be collected by, and controlled by the privacy policy (if any) of, that third party. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the privacy policies and practices of any such third parties, which are not governed by this Notice.

VI. Collection of Personal Data by Others Through Our Site.

We do not currently allow others to collect the Personal Data of visitors to the Site by tracking the usage of either our Site or other websites. We reserve the right, however, to allow third parties to use cookies or other technologies to collect information about Site visitors in order to provide analytics services and serve ads on the Site or on other sites based on a user’s visits to sites across the Internet and across other mobile applications.

VII. Use of the Site by Children.

This Site is not directed to children under the age of thirteen (13), and we do not knowingly collect Personal Data from any children under age 13. If you are under age 13, please do not submit any Personal Data to us.

VIII. International Transfers of Information.

By using the Site, you are deemed to understand and consent to the collection and processing of your Personal Data in the United States or elsewhere.

IX. Contacting Us.

If you have any questions or concerns related to this Privacy Notice or the information practices of the Site, including any requests to exercise your legal rights as set out below, please send us an e-mail at ESRMAfrica@ifc.org, or write to us at the address below.

International Finance Corporation
2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20433
United States of America