WHAT INFORMATION DOES GAVI COLLECT?

Normal website usage

In general, you can browse the Gavi website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information. The only information we gather during general browsing is from standard server logs. These include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, domain name, browser type and operating system, and information such as the website that referred you to us, the files you download, the web pages you visit and the dates and times of those visits.

Collection of personally identifiable information

If you register for a newsletter, log on to certain Gavi sites, provide feedback or apply for a job, you will be asked to provide personal information such as your name, postal address and e-mail address. This information is collected only with your knowledge and permission, and is kept in various Gavi databases and mailing lists.

Gavi sites with specific requirements to collect personal information may publish a privacy policy specific for that site. In these cases, the site-specific policies will be complementary to this general Gavi privacy policy, and will give additional details for that particular site.

For certain Gavi sites, registering or supplying personal information sets a cookie (see below). By doing this, Gavi will remember your details the next time you visit, so you do not have to re-enter the information. This helps us to provide you with a better service.

WHAT DOES GAVI DO WITH THE INFORMATION IT COLLECTS?

Normal website usage

The information gathered during general browsing of the Gavi sites is used to analyse trends and usage of the sites and to improve their usefulness. It is not connected with any personal information.

Personally identifiable information

Gavi may use the personal information you provide to:

  • contact you – either in response to a query or suggestion, or to send newsletters, documents, publications, etc. to you;
  • manage and process your job application;
  • “remember” your online profile and preferences; and
  • conduct statistical analysis.

WHAT IF I DO NOT WANT TO PROVIDE PERSONAL INFORMATION?

Providing personal information on the Gavi sites is optional. If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still browse and use the sites, but you will not be able to carry out certain actions such as register for a newsletter or apply for a job.

OPTING OUT AND CHANGING YOUR INFORMATION

At any time, you can cancel or modify your information by returning to the web page where you first provided the information, or contacting us here for further information.

COOKIES

Cookies are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your browser. They are stored on your device to allow that website to recognise you when you visit it again. Gavi uses cookies for its own internal purposes, to track how users navigate through our website. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.

The “Help” or “Internet Settings” functions within your browser should tell you how. Please be aware that opting to refuse or restrict cookies may impact on the functionality of our website. You can find more information about cookies at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

Necessary cookies

These cookies are essential for our website to function and cannot be rejected via our website’s cookie notice. If you block or delete these cookies using other means, such as via your website browser or a browser add-on, our website may not work correctly for you. 

Examples of essential cookies:

Cookie name Expiration Type Purpose
JSESSIONID Session Third party Used by our website monitoring tool to maintain user session state.
cookie-agreed 100 days First party Used by the EU Cookie Compliance module to store user cookie preferences.
cookie-agreed-version 100 days First party Used by the EU Cookie Compliance module to store user cookie preferences.
cookie-agreed-categories 100 days First party Used by the EU Cookie Compliance module to store user cookie preferences.

Performance cookies:

In general, performance cookies collect anonymous information about how visitors use our website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often. This helps us to analyse data about web page traffic and improve our site in order to tailor it to visitor needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes; these cookies cannot be used to identify individuals. All information these cookies collect is aggregated.

Examples of analytics cookies:

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a statistical reporting tool used widely across the web. The following cookies may be set by Google Analytics:

Cookie name Expiration Type Purpose
_ga 2 years First party Used by Google Analytics 4 and Google Universal Analytics to distinguish users.
_ga_<container-id> 2 years First party Used by Google Analytics 4 to persist session state.
_gid 24 hours First party Used by Google Universal Analytics to distinguish users.
_gat 1 minute First party Used by Google Universal Analytics to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property- id>.
AMP_TOKEN 30 seconds to 1 year First party Used by Google Universal Analytics.

 

We implement some additional features which combine data via Google Analytics (first-party) and Google Ads (third-party) cookies. These features are called “Remarketing with Google Analytics” and “Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting”.

This works by retrieving basic demographic and content interest data via Google Ads (third-party) cookies, for users who have consented to Ads personalisation with Google. Via a service called Google Signals, we link this to individual-user behaviour tracked via the Google Analytics (first-party) cookie. The resultant user profiling is made available, in aggregate, within Google Analytics reports. These are estimations of user attributes based on Google Ad behaviour and are not personally identifiable data. To further protect user privacy, we cannot report demographic and interest data at the individual level: there is a threshold of at least seven users before summary information may be shown in any Google Analytics report.

We may also use this connection between Google Analytics and Google Ads identifiers in order to serve more relevant ads to users who have visited the website, i.e. for remarketing purposes.

To opt out of these additional features, users may reject cookies via our website cookie notice, and therefore prevent Google Analytics cookies from being set.

Alternatively, users may also manage their own cookie settings in their browser; manage their advertising preferences within their Google account; or use the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout) to prevent themselves from being tracked in this way.

More information about Google Analytics Advertising Features can be found here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2700409?hl=en-GB

Hotjar

Hotjar is an anonymous session recording and heatmap tool used widely across the web. The following cookies may be set by Hotjar (not exhaustive):

Cookie name Expiration Type Purpose
_hjSessionUser_{site_id} 1 year First party Used by Google Analytics 4 and Google Universal Analytics to distinguish users.
_hjFirstSeen Session First party Used by Google Analytics 4 to persist session state.
_hjSession_{site_id} 30 minutes First party Used by Google Universal Analytics to distinguish users.
_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress 30 minutes First party Used by Google Universal Analytics to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property- id>.
_hjIncludedInPageviewSample 30 minutes First party Used by Google Universal Analytics.
_hjIncludedInSessionSample 30 minutes First party Used by Google Universal Analytics.

 

Marketing & advertising cookies

These cookies help us to collect anonymous data about how users interact with our website and connect this to digital marketing and advertising campaigns on other platforms. This information helps us to evaluate marketing and advertising performance and make improvements.

These cookies can be optionally accepted via our website’s cookie notice. They will not be set on your device until you consent to them.

All information these cookies collect is aggregated and anonymous: we do not collect or send any personally identifiable information via these cookies.

Examples of marketing & advertising cookies:

Meta (formerly Facebook)

Meta is technology company. We use the Meta/Facebook tracking pixel on our website. This allows us to evaluate the performance of our posts or ads. The following cookies may be set by Meta/Facebook (not exhaustive):

Cookie name Expiration Type Purpose
_fbp 90 days First party Randomly generated, unique identifier for Facebook pixel.
datr 13 months Third party Used by Facebook.
sb 1 year Third party Used by Facebook.
dpr 1 week Third party Used by Facebook.
wd 1 week Third party Used by Facebook.
usida Session Third party Used by Facebook.

 

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a professional network. We use the LinkedIn tracking pixel on our website. This allows us to evaluate the performance of our posts or ads. The following cookies may be set by LinkedIn (not exhaustive):

Cookie name Expiration Type Purpose
bscookie 1 year Third party Used by LinkedIn.
bcookie 1 year Third party Used by LinkedIn.
li_gc 6 months Third party Used by LinkedIn.
AnalyticsSyncHistory 1 month Third party Used by LinkedIn.
UserMatchHistory 1 month Third party Used by LinkedIn.
lidc 1 day Third party Used by LinkedIn.
lang Session Third party Used by LinkedIn.

 

Cookies from embedded (third-party) services

We use various third-party services or software embedded on our website.

If you visit a page on our website that contains such content, such as YouTube and Vimeo videos, Google Maps, content posted on Facebook and Twitter, the ShareThis social sharing module, or reCAPTCHA for forms, cookies may be set on your device from these services.

We do not control the setting of these cookies, and so you may not be able to reject them via our cookie notice. We therefore suggest that you check the third-party website for more information about their cookies and how to manage them, or use a browser add-on to help you block them if desired.

Examples of cookies from embedded services (not exhaustive):

Cookie name Expiration Type Purpose
_GRECAPTCHA 6 months Third party Used by the Google reCAPTCHA service, which helps us to filter out spam traffic from web forms.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 6 months Third party Used by YouTube embedded videos.
YSC Session Third party Used by YouTube embedded videos.
__stidv 1 month Third party Used by ShareThis social sharing module.
__stid 1 month Third party Used by ShareThis social sharing module.

SECURITY

We do not sell or share any personally identifiable information volunteered on the Gavi site to any third party. Any information provided to Gavi by users of the Gavi site is held with the utmost care and security, and will not be used in ways other than as set forth in this privacy policy, or in any site-specific policies, or in ways to which you have explicitly consented. Gavi employs a range of technologies and security measures to protect the information maintained on our systems from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration or destruction.

All our employees who have access to, and are associated with, the processing of personal data are obliged to respect the confidentiality of official business matters, including personal data.

The Gavi website contains links to sites external to the Gavi sites. Gavi is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES

Changes to this privacy policy will be posted on this page, on the Gavi website.

PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES

Nothing in or related to this privacy policy shall be deemed a waiver, express or implied, of any of the privileges and immunities of Gavi.

CONTACT

For questions or queries regarding this privacy policy, please contact us at dataprotection@gavi.org.

Last updated: 25 Jan 2023

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