Privacy policy


This policy (together with the Cookie Policy) explains how we will use any personal information we collect from you when you use this site. By using this site you agree to our use of your personal information as described.

International IDEA is compliant with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with regards to processing personal data. International IDEA (We) does not sell, trade, rent, loan, or lease any personal information collected online or offline. 



We collect personal information from you when you:

sign up to our newsletter and project updates

  • If you choose to sign up to our newsletter and project updates, we collect your name and e-mail address.
  • We use this to send you the newsletter and project updates

register to attend an event

  • If you register to attend an event, we collect personal information, including your name and e-mail address.
  • We use this information to invite you to the event and provide you with other related information


We use ‘cookies’ to collect the information about how you use the site. Cookies are small data files which gather information about your use of the site and help us to provide you with a good experience. Please see our Cookie Policy if you would like detailed information on the types of cookies we use, the purposes for which we use them, how you can disable and enable the use of certain cookies and the consequences of doing so.



We do not sell, trade, rent, loan, or lease any personal information collected online or offline. We may, however, disclose information about you to the following, for the express purposes set out below, if:

you use certain of our Data or Tools

  • to our employees, agents and third party hosters of those resources

you sign up to our newsletter

  • to our employees and agents for them to send you our newsletter

you register to attend an event

  • to our employees and third parties that may be hosting the event

for legal or regulatory requirements

  • if we are required to comply with any applicable law or valid legal process or if we have to enforce our Terms, we may disclose your personal information for those purposes

If we do give your information to the third parties set out above, we will always require they they use your information in a way that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Aggregated statistics data

We may share non-personal aggregated statistics data about visitors to the site with third parties and download and traffic patterns with our publishing partners and other third parties. Just to be clear, this information does not identify users in any personal capacity; it just gives generalised information about the users of the site.



We only keep your information for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which we collected the data.

Under applicable data privacy legislation and with regards to the processing of personal information, the controller of your personal data is: INTER PARES | Parliaments in Partnership, International IDEA to EU office, Avenue des Arts 41, 1040 Brussels, Belgium.


We may transfer your information to, or store it in, countries located outside the European Economic Area (‘EEA’) which do not have as developed data protection laws. For example, if you are applying for a vacancy in one of International IDEA’s offices outside Sweden, the information you have provided will be shared with the hiring managers and the staff members in the selection panel for the vacancy in that country.

Please do not send us your information if you do not want it to be transferred to or stored outside the EEA. By providing your information to us you agree and consent to us transferring to, and storing your information at, a destination outside the EEA.



As required by Swedish Data Protection laws, including the Personal Data Act (1998:204), we follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information which you have given to us, to prevent unauthorized access. In particular, we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to encode your personal information. SSL encrypts your contact details as it travels through the Internet.

Despite using this technology, we cannot guarantee the security of the information that you disclose to us. You accept the inherent risks of providing information and dealing on-line and will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless this is due to our negligence or wilful default.

If you have any concerns about security, please email us at



We want to make sure that your personal information and your choices are accurate and up to date.


If you no longer wish to receive newsletters, either contact us at asking to unsubscribe or click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each of our newsletters.

Updating your details

If you wish to update any other information we hold for you, e.g. your e-mail address to receive newsletters or an address for delivery of a print publication, please login to your profile and make the necessary changes or contact us at

Your personal data

You have the right to obtain a copy of the personal information that we hold about you, whether collected through your use of this site or through any communications that you have had with us. You will need to provide us with a written signed request (e-mails are not accepted). We will provide this information free of charge for one request per calendar year. If you require more frequent copies of your information, we reserve the right to charge a reasonable administrative fee to cover our costs for providing this information. If you have any queries about your right or wish to make such a request, please contact us by post addressed to the Head of Programme, International IDEA, Rue des Arts 41, Brussels, Belgium and we will do our best to resolve these within a reasonable time.




We may make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time by sending you an email with the modified terms or by posting a copy of them on the site. Any changes will take effect immediately after the date of our email or the date on which we post the changed policy on the site, whichever is the earlier. Your continued use of the site after that period expires means that you agree to be bound by the changed policy.

How to contact us

We welcome questions, comments or requests concerning this Privacy Policy. Please e-mail us at

Contact us

This site is owned and operated by International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA).

International IDEA
SE-103 34 Stockholm


The registered company number of International IDEA is 9020000098 (registered as an organization in Sweden).

Posted: 1 May 2020