Data Privacy and Terms of use

The purpose of RCCE Collective website aims to strengthen the RCCE community of practice. RCCE Community of practice is defined as:

  1. To develop a central kiosk for all RCCE-related material which can help practitioners, researchers and RCCE experts: guidance tools and resources, existing platforms and crucial data visualisation space.
  2. To provide a repertoire of dashboards, databases and sites, and provide digital community feedback datasets, community-based survey results or dedicated studies developed across the RCCE Collective Service network and partnership.

Information contained in this web site is Copyright © 2021 The Collective Service on behalf of The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, United Nation Children’s Fund and World Health Organization. All rights reserved.

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Many of the documents accessible through this site are stored elsewhere and may be governed by different usage policies. Please see the host site for details.

Your privacy and security

This website is operated by The Collective Service. Users are subject to the following privacy policy. This policy does not apply to pages hosted by other organizations we link to, which have their own privacy policies. We take your privacy and the security of your personal information – i.e. any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual – seriously. Please take a moment to read this policy and learn about our general privacy and information security principles.

Use of personal information; Choice/Opt Out

As a general rule, the Collective Service will not disclose any information identifying you personally, except with your permission or where required by law. Information you provide will not be sold to third parties or used in a manner inconsistent with the aims and intentions of the website.

Non-personal information (cookies)

Cookies are text files that contain small amounts of information that we may store on your device when you use our site. Cookies enable us to monitor site traffic and estimate our audience size and usage pattern as well as allowing us to store information about your preferences to allow us to customise our site according to those preferences. They also help us to improve our site and deliver a more personalised service. We use the following types of cookies in connection with our site:

Strictly Necessary: These cookies enable our site to function correctly and deliver the services and products visitors have requested. These cookies do not gather information about the visitors that could be used for marketing or remembering sites that visitors have visited on the internet.

Performance and Functionality: These cookies can remember a visitor’s preferences and may associate a user to any forms they use to enable pre-completion of subsequent forms. 

Analytical: These cookies help us analyse how our site is used, such as allowing us to compile reports on website activity and providing us other services relating to website activity and internet usage. 

User Authentication: These social media cookies allow visitors to login to share and promote their activities via social media. 

Our site will issue cookies to your device when you visit the site. Cookies may either be permanent (i.e., remaining on your device until you delete them) or temporary (i.e. remaining only until you close your browser or after a predetermined period of time). Most browsers permit you to reject or delete cookies.

If you do choose to block cookies, you may not be able to use certain features on our site and/or may be required to re-enter information more frequently to use certain services on the site.

Level of security and disclaimer

The Collective Service has deployed a secure system with appropriate technical and organisational measures to safeguard your personal information and protect it against unauthorised or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction, or damage. While we take reasonable measures to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted on our site. You submit your personal information to us at your risk. 

In addition, our policy is to only permit authorised personnel with a legitimate business purpose to access personal information submitted to our site. Where personal information is shared with third parties, for example to assist in their understanding of the Site’s users, we will take reasonable measures to ensure that your personal information is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy. These steps may include requiring those companies to implement no less than equivalent security measures.

You should be aware that information sent to us using the site may not be secure in transmission. Please be aware of this when sending any communications.  We cannot – and do not – guarantee absolute security. 

Notification of any change to this privacy policy will be posted on this web site.

Access to Your Data 

Where permitted by law, you may request access to personal information we hold about you. An access request may be subject to a small fee to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you. Should you wish to access the information held about you, please let us know by contacting:

. We will process that request in line with any local laws and our policies and procedures in place for dealing with such requests. There may be circumstances where we are unable to provide access to your personal information. We may deny or restrict access for legally permissible reasons, such as where it cannot be disclosed for legal, security or other commercial proprietary reasons. Where appropriate, we will advise you of any reason for denying or restricting an access request.

Further, if your personal information changes or if you have any queries about how we use your information, please let us know.

Privileges and Immunities

Nothing in or relating to this privacy policy or this site shall be deemed a waiver of any of the privileges and immunities of the Collective Service.

Terms of use

This website is provided and operated by the Collective Service on behalf of The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO). It is hosted by:

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Health and Care Department
Collective Service
Chemin des crêts 17
1209 Geneva,

These terms and conditions (the ‘Terms’) explain how you may use this website ( or, the ‘Site’) which is provided to you free of charge.

You should read the Terms carefully before using the Site.

By accessing or using the Site or otherwise indicating your consent, you agree to be bound by these Terms and the documents referred to in them.

If you do not agree with or accept any of these Terms, you should stop using the Site immediately.

If you have any questions about the Site, please contact us at editorial team  

We reserve the right to change these Terms at any time.

Intellectual Property rights

This Site and all intellectual property rights in it, including but not limited to any text, images, video, audio or other multimedia content, or other information or material on the Site (‘Content’), are owned by IFRC, UNICEF and WHO, our licensors or both (as applicable). Intellectual property rights means rights such as copyright, trade marks, domain names, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights of any kind whether or not they are registered or unregistered (anywhere in the world).

We and our licensors reserve all of our and their rights in any intellectual property in connection with these Terms. This means, for example, that we and they remain owners of them and free to use them as we and they see fit.

The following intellectual property rights restrictions apply to your use of this Site:

– Commercial use or publication of any or all of the Content is strictly prohibited without prior authorisation from us. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any licence to use any item displayed, other than as necessary to enable you to access the Site.

– The Red Cross and Red Crescent, UNICEF and WHO emblems are protected trade marks under international and national laws. Use of these trade marks is strictly prohibited without prior authorisation from us or the relevant trade mark owner.

– You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) of our Site for your personal private use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to Content posted. However, you must not modify the paper or digital copies of any Content you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

– Images from UNICEF WeShare courtesy of  UNICEF and IFRC ShaRED platform courtesy of IFRC. Other than as set out above, use of these images is strictly prohibited without prior authorisation from the copyright owner.

– Icons are designed by Pixel perfect and Freepik from Flaticon

Data Portal

  1. Collective Service’s Data Portal is gathering published data, and data shared by partners and organisations would allow access and use of data.
  2. All data used through our data  portal refers to original data sources, authors or organization and where possible is linked with the owner website.
  3. If a data source disagrees with it being shared, the data source should contact
     to request that the data be removed.
  4. Collective Service are not responsible of data collection but endeavors to the extent possible, that all data was collected in a legal, ethical and responsible manner, including:
    1. Obtaining informed consent from individuals or communities when possible.
    2. When informed consent cannot be obtained, that data is gathered with appropriate safeguards, including a privacy impact assessment.
    3. Efforts are made to avoid duplication of data collection in order to not place an unnecessary burden on affected individuals and communities.
  5. Collective Service does not allow data that includes personally identifiable information (PII) to be shared publicly through the site. All data shared publicly must be sufficiently aggregated or anonymized so as to prevent identification of people or other harm to affected people and the RCCE community.
  6. Collective Service endeavors not to facilitate the sharing of data that includes community identifiable information (CII) or demographically identifiable information (DII) that may put affected people at risk. Learn more on Data responsibility here.
  7. The use of shared data or visualizations from the site does not need prior permission, but does require attribution.


Incoming links

You may link to our Site, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

Outgoing links

The Site may contain links or references to websites operated by other organisations. Any such links or references are provided for your convenience only. We do not control such websites, and are not responsible for their contents. Our inclusion of links or references to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators. You are responsible for evaluating the accuracy and completeness of any information contained on third party websites, and also the value and integrity of any goods and services offered.

The provision of a link from the WHO website to other sites does not indicate endorsement of those sites by WHO, and WHO accepts no responsibility for the validity or accuracy of their content.

Your use of a third party website may be governed by the terms and conditions of that third party site.

Accuracy and availability 

While we try to make sure that the Site is available, accurate, up-to-date and free from bugs, we do not warrant that provision of the Site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this Site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs.

The Site is provided “as is”. We do not promise that the Site will be fit or suitable for any purpose. The Site and the Content are provided for your general information purposes only and to inform you about us and our activities, news, services and other websites that may be of interest. The Content does not constitute technical, financial or legal advice or any other type of advice and neither the Site nor the Content should be relied upon for any purposes.

We may suspend or terminate operation of the Site at any time as we see fit.

We recommend that you take appropriate safeguards to protect against viruses before downloading any Content.