The collection and processing of personal data are necessary components of IOM’s commitment to facilitate migration movements, understand migration challenges, and respect the human dignity and well-being of migrants. IOM’s data protection policies are instituted to protect the interests of IOM beneficiaries, as well as the Organization itself. Data protection is paramount for the safe exchange, secure storage and confidential treatment of personal data.

IOM takes all reasonable and necessary precautions to preserve the confidentiality of personal data and the anonymity of data subjects. All personal data are be collected, used, transferred and stored securely in accordance with the IOM data protection principles.

Anonymous Browsing

Users can browse the websites without revealing any personal information.

Monitoring Website Traffic

IOM monitors general trends in the use of its websites.

IOM uses the information to generate statistics and measure the websites' activity in order to improve the usefulness of the websites. This information is never connected with any personal information you supply to IOM if you register for one of IOM's services, online orders or make a credit card payment.


Monitoring website traffic includes the use of cookies, small bits of code stored on your computer's hard drive. When you visit the websites, some information, such as the site that referred you to IOM, your IP address, browser and the type of machine you are using, as well as navigational information such as the files you download, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits are collected.

You are free to decline cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on the websites and may be required to re-enter information more frequently to use certain services on the websites.

Personal Information

IOM does not collect personal information, such as the name, mailing address, e-mail address, and other information of individual users, unless such information is voluntarily disclosed, for example by ordering a publication, making an online donation or subscribing to a newsletter. In such event, IOM will only use the personal information for the purpose for which it was disclosed.

IOM does not sell, distribute or rent personal information collected on its websites.

IOM relies on online service providers for the provision of services, such as hosting services, website traffic analysis, electronic newsletters, online surveys, online shopping carts and electronic payment solutions. 

If you are purchasing goods or services on the websites, you may be asked to provide your credit card details. These details are transferred to a secure online payment service provider, hosted outside IOM. IOM does not retain credit card information.

IOM does not share personal information with any third party, unless it is related to the provision of services such as purchasing a publication, completing a survey or making a donation.

IOM does not intend to either solicit or collect personal information from anyone under the age of 13 years. Individuals under the age of 13, should not use or enter information on the websites.

The privacy policy governing the personal information of job applicants is published and available at this link.