Before signing a petition, you should know what information we will keep private and what information we will make public.
UNICEF believes that it is important for decision makers to know what UNICEF’s supporters think about the major development challenges facing children and their families. A powerful way to influence those decision makers is to present them with the results of petitions and similar types of actions.
To be effective, it is important to show that there are real people behind these petitions. For that reason, when you sign a petition, we treat your name and your country as public information which we can share with decision-makers. We also share this information publicly on our website to encourage other like-minded people to show their support by signing the petition. If you wish to remain anonymous, please do not sign the petition.
However, we will never publicly disclose your email address, phone number or any other personal information you share with us.
If you have checked the box to receive more information from us
If you have checked the box to receive more information from us about UNICEF’s work, including progress of the petition’s campaign, fundraising appeals and other ways you can support children, then UNICEF will use the information you have given us to contact you about subjects we think will be of interest to you. We may do that directly or through one of our UNICEF partner organizations in your country.
If you have not checked the box to receive more information from us, then we will not share your information with any other person and will only contact you (if at all) for administrative purposes.
If you are under 13 years old
If you are under 13 years old, please do not give us your personal details and do not sign the petition. Our petitions are not aimed at children under 13 and we do not knowingly solicit information of any kind from children under 13.
It is possible that by some error or fraud we receive information relating to children under 13. If we are notified of this, as soon as we verify the notification, we will immediately obtain parental consent or otherwise delete the information from our systems. If you want to notify us of our receipt of information by children under 13, please contact us.
We may share your information with selected agents or service providers, for example external contractors working to maintain our websites, for the sole purpose of helping us do our work. These partners will only act under our instruction and will not use your information for their own purposes.
If you no longer want us to contact you or hold your information
As explained above, when you sign a petition, we treat your name and country as public information. That information cannot be removed from the petition.
However, if you would like us to remove your other personally identifiable information from our systems, or if you checked the box to receive more information from us, but have changed your mind and wish to unsubscribe, please contact us. Our policy is to retain a minimum amount of information about you after you unsubscribe solely to ensure that we have a record of your decision.
More information about how we keep your information safe
You can find our more about how UNICEF keeps your information safe in UNICEF’s general privacy statement.