Privacy policy

The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL ("us", "we", or "our") operates the Organic Market Development in Ukraine website (the "Site"). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site. We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Information collection and use

While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name ("Personal Information").

Cookies

Our website makes use of so-called cookies in order to recognize repeated use of our website by the same user/internet connection subscriber. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser downloads and stores on your computer. They are used to improve our website and services. In most cases these are so-called "session cookies" that are deleted once you leave our website.

To an extent, however, these cookies also pass along information used to automatically recognize you. Recognition occurs through an IP address saved to the cookies. The information thereby obtained is used to improve our services and to expedite your access to the website.

You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website.

Server Data

For technical reasons, data such as the following, which your internet browser transmits to us or to our web space provider (so-called server log files), is collected:

  • type and version of the browser you use
  • operating system
  • websites that linked you to our site (referrer URL)
  • websites that you visit
  • date and time of your visit
  • your Internet Protocol (IP) address.

This anonymous data is stored separately from any personal information you may have provided, thereby making it impossible to connect it to any particular person.

Use of the web analysis service Matomo

Matomo, an open-source tool for web analysis, collects and saves data on this website for reasons of marketing and optimization. User profiles using a pseudonym can be generated from this data by using so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the user’s browser. Cookies enable the user’s browser to be recognised. Unless the user specifically granted the cookies permission, the collected data is not used to identify the user personally, nor connected with personal data of the user behind the pseudonym. We will not pass on cookie-generated information about the use of this website to third parties.
You can change the use of cookies in the browser settings (“No tracking allowed”); however, it might be that not all functions of the website are available. If you do not want your data to be saved and analysed, you can deactivate this at any time afterwards. In this case, your browser caches a cookie that deactivates Matomo, stopping it from collecting any data during the session. Note: if you delete your cookies, you will also delete the cookie that deactivates Matomo, which means you will have to reactivate it.

Security

The security of your personal information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100 % secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of 5 April 2018 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page. We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us: helga.willer(at)fibl.org. This document was last updated on 5 April 2018.