Privacy Policy Statement for ITU iLibrary

As at 26 June 2017 

Privacy Protection 

The ITU iLibrary website (itu-ilibrary.org) has been developed and is managed by OECD in its capacity as administrator of the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) iLibrary website. This policy establishes how the information learnt about you when you visit the website is handled by OECD. The ITU does not receive and is not involved in the collection or processing of personally identifiable information of users of the website. 

Purpose Specifications and Data Collection 

In general, you can browse the website without disclosing any information about yourself. If you visit the website to read or download information, the following information that is automatically recognised is collected and stored by OECD: the date and time, the originating IP address, the domain name, the type of browser and operating system used (if provided by the browser), the URL of the referring page (if provided by the browser), the object requested and the completion status of the request. For more details on these data and the reason why they are logged by OECD, please see Information automatically recognised and logged

Cookies and Other Technologies 

As described above, anonymous information from visits to the website are sometimes collected by OECD to help provide better customer service. For example, the domains from which people visit are tracked and visitor activity on the website is also measured, but it is done in ways that keep the information anonymous. The information collected is used to measure the number of visitors to the different areas of the website, and to help make the website more useful to visitors. This includes analysing these logs periodically to measure the traffic, the number of pages visited and the level of demand for pages and topics of interest. The logs may be preserved indefinitely and used at any time and in any way to prevent security breaches and to ensure the integrity of the data. 

The anonymous information mentioned above is collected through the use of various technologies, one of which is called "cookies". A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive. 

Also, when personal data from you is collected in connection with a transaction, some information about that transaction maybe extracted in an anonymous format and combined with other anonymous information. 

This anonymous information is used and analysed only at an aggregate level to help understand trends and patters. None of this information is reviewed at an individual level. If you do not want your transaction details used in this manner, you can either disable your cookies or opt-out at the order or request stage. OECD collects the personal data that you volunteer on registration, for order, survey, competition, or other forms, or by email. For more details on these data and the reason why OECD processes them, see Other personal data volunteered and processed

The information stored in a visitor's cookie is not associated with any other personal data about that visitor. 

Individual Participation / Access 

You can ask OECD whether personal data about you is being kept, and you can also request to receive a copy of that personal data. Before sending you any personal data, you will be asked to provide proof of your identity. If you are not able to provide proof of your identity, the right is reserved to refuse to send you the personal data. 

Every effort will be made to respond in a timely manner to your requests to the previous questions or to correct inaccuracies in your personal information. At any time, you may request the deletion or correction of your personal information. For such requests, please contact . 


Every intention is made to protect the quality and integrity of your personal information. Technologies and security policies are in place to protect the stored personal data of users from unauthorised access, improper use, alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction and accidental loss. Enhancement will continue to be made to security procedures, as new technology becomes available. All OECD employees and processors who have access to personal data are obliged to respect the privacy of our visitors and the confidentiality of their personal data. 


The website may contain links to third party websites. Neither ITU nor OECD is responsible for the privacy policies or content on these third party websites and you are encouraged to review their privacy statements. 

Notifications of Changes 

As new services are created that may generate a need to amend this privacy statement, such changes will be highlighted on this page ‘Privacy Policy concerning ITU iLIbrary’. 


If you have any inquiries about this Privacy Policy, please contact .

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