Our Website Privacy Policy

The icvcm.org website is owned by the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market. This privacy policy describes how The Integrity Council uses and protects any information that you give us. We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. If you provide us with personal information through icvcm.org, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, The Integrity Council collects non-personally identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The Integrity Council’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The Integrity Council’s visitors use its website. From time to time, The Integrity Council may release non-personally identifying information in the aggregate, e.g. by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Gathering of Personally Identifying Information

Certain visitors to icvcm.org choose to interact with icvcm.org in ways that require icvcm.org to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that WordPress.org gathers depend on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who use our forms to provide a username, email address and phone number.

In each case, The Integrity Council collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with icvcm.org. The Integrity Council does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities such as signing up to the newsletter.

All of the information that is collected on icvcm.org will be handled in accordance with GDPR legislation.

Protection of Certain Personally Identifying Information

The Integrity Council discloses potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information only to those project administrators, employees, contractors, and affiliated organisations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The Integrity Council’s behalf or to provide services available through icvcm.org, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.

The Integrity Council will not rent or sell potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information to anyone. Other than to project administrators, employees, contractors, and affiliated organisations, as described above, icvcm.org discloses potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information only when required to do so by law, if you give permission to have your information shared, or when The Integrity Council believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of icvcm.org, third parties, or the public at large.

Use of Personal Information 

We use the information you provide to register interest in our services or job role, or sign up to receive marketing emails.

We will not sell or lease your personal information to third parties, unless we have your permission, or are required by law to do so.

We would like to send you email marketing communication, which may be of interest to you, from time to time. If you have consented to marketing, you may opt-out later.

You have a right, at any time, to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email or email [email protected] asking to unsubscribe.

Legal Grounds for Processing Personal Information 

We rely on one or more of the following processing conditions:

  • our legitimate interests in the effective delivery of information and services to you;
  • explicit consent that you have given;
  • legal obligations.

Access to Data

You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email [email protected]

Retention of Personal Information

We keep contact information (such as mailing list information) until a user unsubscribes or requests that we delete that information from our live systems. If you choose to unsubscribe from a mailing list, we may keep certain limited information about you, so that we may honour your request.