Here is how we handle your information when you visit our website:
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
When you browse through the NAPPO website, read pages, or download information, we may gather and store certain information about your visit. We may use technologies to gauge your browsing habits or web surfing history to improve the information presented to you.
The information we store does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:
The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
The date and time you access our site;
The pages you visit; and
If you linked to the NAPPO website from another website, the address of that website.
We use this information to help us make our site more useful, to learn about the number of visitors to our site, the types of technology our visitors are using to visit our website, and to present relevant information to you based on your website browsing requests.
We do not track your web activities beyond your browsing the NAPPO website. We do not cross-reference your browsing habits with other entities, and we do not sell or give away your information to other entities.
When you visit some websites, their web servers generate pieces of information known as cookies. Some cookies collect personal information to recognize your computer in the future.
Cookies are small files that web servers place on a user's hard drive that helps a website or service. There are two types of cookies:
Session cookies, also known as transient or per-session cookies, serve technical purposes, like providing seamless navigation through nappo.org. They are stored in temporary memory and are only available during an active browser session. Once you close your browser, the cookie disappears.
Persistent cookies, also known as permanent or stored cookies, are used to collect identifying information about the user, such as user name, web surfing behavior, or user preference for a specific language. These cookies operate until they expire or a user deletes them.
NAPPO may use both types of cookies to improve our online services to you. You can disable cookies by adjusting the setting on your web browser.
If you choose to provide us with personal information, as in an e-mail to the Secretariat or other NAPPO staff, or by filling out a form and submitting it to us through our website, we use that information to respond to your message. This also helps us to locate the information you have requested. We treat e-mails the same way that we handle paper-based correspondence sent to NAPPO. We are required to maintain many documents for historical purposes, but we do not collect personal information for any purpose other than to respond to you. We only share the information you give us with other organizations if your inquiry relates to them or as otherwise required by law. Moreover, we do not create individual profiles with the information you provide, nor will the information you provide be shared with any private organizations. NAPPO does not collect information for commercial marketing.
Please read the Privacy Statement of each website you visit. Our website has links to several other organizations. In some cases, we link to other organizations with their permission. Once you access another site through a link that we provide, you are subject to the Privacy Statement of the other organization's site.
Information presented on the NAPPO website is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this web site service remains available to all users, NAPPO employs monitoring technology to identify unauthorized attempts to upload, change, or otherwise cause damage to NAPPO information or systems.
Raw data logs are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986
Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this website are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the law.
The NAPPO uses third-party services such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube to communicate and interact with the public. You may encounter these services as separate websites (for example, the NAPPO Facebook page, or as applications embedded within the NAPPO's websites. These services are controlled and operated by third parties and are not government websites or applications. By interacting with NAPPO through these third-party services, you may be providing non-government third parties access to your personal information which can be used to distinguish or trace your identity. Any information collected by a third-party service is subject to the privacy policies of the third-party service provider. These third-party services may, for example, use persistent (multi-session) cookies.
Generally, NAPPO does not collect, disseminate, or maintain any personally identifiable information about you maintained by third party sites. However, you should be aware that NAPPO may read, review, or rely upon information that you make publicly available about our organization. (for example, comments made on the NAPPO's Facebook page).
Please note that these third-party services supplement NAPPO's traditional communication and outreach efforts. Should you have concerns about communicating with NAPPO via these channels, please use traditional channels to contact us.
The purpose of the NAPPO's new media communication is to share news and information regarding the activities, policies, and programs of NAPPO and its employees. We encourage discussion and comments on posts. Your insights are important to ensure our member's countries are informed and can be a part of NAPPO's work, every day.
If you have any comments or questions about the information presented here, please forward your concerns to the NAPPO Privacy Mailbox at