Privacy and Data Protection Policy

Privacy and Data Protection Policy

Safeguarding your privacy on IATI Connect  is essential to us. This brief privacy statement outlines our policy concerning the gathering and sharing of information through the IATI Connect platform. By visiting and using this platform you are consenting to accept the practices described in this policy. This consent is given voluntarily and can be revoked at any time (via Due to possible legal changes or improvements to internal processes, we recommend our users to regularly read this data protection and privacy declaration. 

What kind of information do we collect?

Using IATI Connect anonymously 

Depending on your personal preference, you may browse the IATI Connect platform without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. We gather general browsing data from standard server logs. These include your IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system and information such as the website that referred you to us, the files you downloaded, the pages you visit and the dates/times of those visits.

Collection of personally-identifiable information

If you register for the IATI Connect Snapshot,  provide feedback or join a group, you will be asked to provide personal information such as your name, and e-mail address. This information is collected only with your knowledge and permission  

Joining online discussion groups may mean that other participants of the discussion group (including non-IATI employees) will see personal information that you have volunteered in completing your Connect profile.  For open discussion groups, this information will be public. When setting up your personal profile, you can decide which personal information you want to disclose publicly. 


A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally-identifiable information while on the site.

By accepting cookies, IATI Connect will remember you the next time you visit the site and therefore will not have to ask questions that you have already answered. 

You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on the site and may be required to re-enter information more frequently to use certain services.

Migration of Discuss users and content

All discussion threads (content) and user profiles from the former discussion space IATI Discuss were migrated to IATI Connect. These users should have received  a notification of their transferred profile as part of this migration in late 2020/early 2021. This profile transfer did not disclose any (new) personal information that was not previously approved by the user on IATI Discuss. 

What do we do with the information we collect?

Anonymous web usage

The information gathered during general browsing of the IATI Connect site is used to analyse trends and usage of the site and to improve the usefulness of the site. It is not connected with any personal information, and we will not disclose this information with third external parties. 

Personally-identifiable information

IATI may use the personal information you provide to:

  • Contact you – either in response to a query or suggestion, or to mail newsletters, documents, publications, etc. to you;
  • Confirm your registrations on the site;
  • Retain your online profile and preferences for future visits to the site;
  • Help you quickly find information that is relevant to you based on your interests, and help us create site contents most relevant to you;
  • Undertake statistical analysis (using Google Analytics and KPI Analytics on the platform).

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

Providing personal information on IATI Connect  is optional. If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still browse and use the site, but you will not be able to participate in  all actions. For more questions on this, please reach us via

Opting out, changing your personal information and requesting deletion of data

At any time, you can modify your information by logging into your IATI Connect account and editing your profile. When cancelling your account  on our platform, you are able to completely delete all (personal) data created through your account. 

In addition to editing your personal account or canceling your account, you can also choose to stop receiving certain communications such as Newsletters and other IATI Connect materials. This option is also included in the footer of these communications. In case of any support needed in changing or deleting (personal) data, please contact the site administrators  via


We do not sell or share any personally-identifiable information volunteered on the IATI Connect platform to any third party. IATI employs a range of techniques and security measures based on best practices to protect the information maintained on our system from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration or destruction. However, IATI assumes no responsibility for the security of information.

Spam protection

This platform is protected by  anti-spam software. Some non-personally identifiable information will be sent to this provider to conduct regular checks against this spam, including IP addresses. 

Links to other sites – Disclaimer

The site contains hypertext links to other sites external to the IATI Connect domain. IATI assumes no responsibility for those sites including the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Notification of changes

If IATI decides to change its privacy policy, the IATI Connect team will post those changes to this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it.

Contact us

If you have any comments, questions or concerns about the IATI Connect privacy policy, please feel free to contact us via