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We collect no personal information about you when you visit this Web site, unless you choose to provide this information to us by filling in the user registration form. However, we collect and store certain information automatically, such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address for the domain from which you access the Internet

  • the date and time you access our site,
  • the pages you access,
  • the Internet address of the site from which you linked to our site,
  • the type of browser and operating system used to access our site.

Similar information may be gathered when you log in as a registered user or access the download site to obtain software or lessons.

This information is used to help us make the website useful to visitors, and to provide summary statistics about the access to the site, and about the number of times the software and/or lessons are downloaded. This information is protected in keeping with applicable data protection laws.

User registration

Information provided by you when you choose to become a registered user is kept in a secure data base and used only for internal Bilko purposes. This includes providing summary statistical information such as the number of registered users, sorted by country, user type, study area, etc. No personal information will be released by us to a third party, without first obtaining your consent.

From time to time we may use your e-mail address to send you an e-mail update on recent developments such as a new teaching module or a major software upgrade.

Comments sent by e-mail

You may choose to provide us with personal information in an e-mail containing your comments or questions. We use this information to improve our service to you or to respond to your request. There may be times when your message is forwarded, as e-mail, to members of the International Bilko Executive Steering Team (IBEST), to others within UNESCO or to one of the Bilko authors who may be better able to help you. We do not normally share our e-mail with outside organisations unless it is deemed necessary for security purposes or when required by law. However, you should remember that e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception, and avoid including information of a sensitive nature.

Bilko Forum and News

If you choose to use the Bilko Forum to ask questions or provide information for Bilko News whether about yourself, your work or the organisation to which you belong, this information will be available to other Bilko users who access these pages.

Resources on this site

Software, lessons, images and other resources including background information and references are provided as part of UNESCO-Bilko's role in distributing educational material to registered users and other visitors to the site. We aim to ensure that all information and other resources are accurate, current and fit for the purpose intended. However it does not constitute legal or other professional advice. Neither UNESCO, nor the Bilko Project Office or any of the lesson authors or sources of data or other information provided on the site shall be responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the use of or results obtained from the material provided.

Links to and from this site

Links connecting this site with other sites are for convenience only and do not mean that UNESCO-Bilko endorses or approves them. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of linked pages.

It is the responsibility of the Internet user to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information found at sites linked from this Web site

Copyright status

UNESCO-Bilko software, lessons, data and background information are free for use in education and research and may freely be distributed subject to the conditions discussed in more details in Conditions of use for Bilko software and teaching materials.

UNESCO-Bilko is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages referenced on this site.

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