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Terms of use & Privacy Policy

Welcome to the ECE Accelerator website!

The site has been created to provide you with a global toolkit to support the inclusion and strengthening of early childhood education (ECE) in the context of Education Sector Planning processes. The content of this site is for your general information and use only.

Please take a moment to read the following Terms of Use. These Terms of Use constitute an agreement between you and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). By using this site, you agree that you have read, understood, and accepted the terms and conditions contained below. If you do not agree to any of these terms and conditions, please do not use this site.

These Terms of Use are subject to change, so please make sure you check out this page from time to time. The date of the most recent version of these Terms of Use will appear at the bottom of this page. If you continue to use this site, this means that you accept any changes to these Terms of Use.

Your privacy is very important to us – please also read our Privacy Policy, which will walk you through how UNICEF collects, stores, and uses the information that you provide to us. By using this site, you are confirming to us that you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy.

As used in these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy, “we,” “us,” and “our” refers to UNICEF. The terms “you,” “your”, “yours” and “user” refer to you as the individual or organization accessing or using this site.

Terms of use



    The site is open to and welcomes people from around the world. UNICEF aims to create an environment on the ECE Accelerator website where every person feels comfortable, no matter their nationality, gender, cultural background, religion, sexual orientation or political conviction.

    You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of this site by, any other party.

    You acknowledge that, for the purpose of this site, your sole relationship with us is as defined in these Terms of Use. You agree that we have the right to cancel or modify the site at any time.

    UNICEF reserves the right to seek all remedies available by law for any violation of these Terms of Use, including any violation of UNICEF's rights in the UNICEF name, logo and emblem and its rights in connection with the information, artwork, text, video, audio, pictures or other content of the site.


    Creating an account is optional but doing so you’ll be able to use the tools online and save your progress, and then return to it at a later time to complete it. If you choose to create an account, you will be asked to provide username and create a password. We encourage you to select a username that does not disclose your real name or other information that could identify you. 

    You are responsible for keeping your password secret and your account secure. You are responsible for all uses of your account, even if your account is used by someone else. If UNICEF determines that your use of your account violates the Terms of Use, we may decide to suspend or delete your account. You may not use another person’s account without permission.

    If you have any reason to believe that your account is no longer secure – if your password has been stolen, for instance – you should change your password as soon as possible. If you cannot access your account to change your password, notify us at


    We intend to make certain content and resources available on this site for use in accordance with these Terms of Use. We grant you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use the content and resources for your own personal use.

    The content and resources and all other parts of this site are the property of UNICEF and/or are licensed by UNICEF and are protected by copyright, patent and/or other proprietary intellectual property rights under national and international law. We and/or our licensors reserve all rights to the resources and this site that are not expressly granted in these Terms of Use.

    You must not:

    • use any part of the content or resources on the site for commercial purposes without obtaining a license to do so from us first;
    • transfer the content or resources to another person or "mirror" the content or resources on any other server;
    • reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise access the source code for any software that may be used to operate this site;
    • remove any copyright, license or other notices on any resources or otherwise on this site.

    The site may include links to other websites that are not under UNICEF’s control. UNICEF provides these links merely as a convenience and the inclusion of such links does not imply an endorsement or approval by UNICEF of any website, product or service. If you decide to access linked third-party websites or applications, you do so at your own risk. UNICEF does not assume any responsibility or liability in respect of such websites, including, for example, responsibility or liability for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements made on those websites.


    The UNICEF name and logo are the exclusive property of UNICEF. Use of the UNICEF name and logo without UNICEF’s express prior written permission is prohibited.

    All other trademarks, service marks and logos used on this site, with or without attribution, are the trademarks, service marks or logos of their respective owners.


    Your use of this site, and any of its contents or resources, is entirely at your own risk.

    UNICEF provides this site and its content and resources “as is”. UNICEF disclaims any liability or responsibility arising from the use of this site or its content and resources. UNICEF, its officials, employees, consultants, agents and contractors, will not be liable for any financial or other consequences whatsoever arising from the use of this site and its content, including the inappropriate, improper, or fraudulent use of such content.

    UNICEF does not warrant that the functions contained in the content or resources on this 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 represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the content or resources. No representations or warranties of any kind concerning this site are given, including responsibility for any infection by virus or any other contamination or by anything which has destructive properties.

    The mention of names of specific companies or products on this site does not imply any intention to infringe proprietary rights, nor should it be interpreted as an endorsement or recommendation on the part of UNICEF.

    The use of particular designations of countries or territories or maps on this site does not reflect a position by UNICEF on the legal status of such countries or territories, of their authorities and institutions or of the delimitation of their boundaries. 


    Nothing in or relating to these Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy or this site shall be deemed a waiver of any of the privileges and immunities of UNICEF under the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations or otherwise under international or national law.

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Last Updated: 21 January 2021

Privacy Policy


What does this Privacy Policy cover?

Taking care of your information is important to us. This Privacy Policy sets out how we collect, use and store your personal information on this site and what steps we take to protect your personal information.

Please read our Privacy Policy carefully before using our site and refer back to it regularly to check for updates. Remember, by accessing and using this site, you agree to all provisions of this Privacy Policy. 

What is Personal Information?

For the purposes of this policy, “Personal Information” is any information that enables us to identify you, directly or indirectly, by reference to any standard identifiers such as your name or email address identification number, location data, or any online identifiers or one or more other factors specific to you as an individual that would allow us to identify you.

In brief: How do we protect your Personal Information?

  • We will not use your Personal Information other than for the purposes described in this Policy.
  • We will not sell your Personal Information.
  • We will not keep your Personal Information for longer than is necessary for the stated purposes except to the extent required by law.
  • We will take all reasonable and necessary technical and organizational measures to protect your Personal Information. For example, we use third parties to host our website and provide services to us and have put into place the necessary contractual arrangements with the aim of ensuring the confidentiality and security of your personal data we share with them.

    Account Information

    In order to create an account on this site, certain types of Personal Information will be captured, such as username and password. We encourage you to select a username that does not disclose your real name or other information that could identify you. 

    Newsletter and alerts

    If you have elected to receive our newsletter or to receive alerts or other notices from us, we will ask you to provide your name and email address.

    Surveys, Events

    We may collect information from you when you participate in surveys or events posted on this site.


    If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you. For example, when you contact our UNICEF team, we may receive your name, email address, phone number, the contents of a message or attachments that you may send to us, and other information you choose to provide. We remind you to never communicate your password by email, even with the UNICEF team or another UNICEF staff member.


    We will use your Personal Information only for the purposes indicated below and only when it is strictly necessary to:

    • Communicate with you (e.g. updates and system notifications) to provide you with services, such as “password reset” options;
    • Inform you about latest developments and offerings from the ECE Accelerator. You may unsubscribe from any of these communications at any time;
    • Share with you updates on the latest news and events related to the ECE Accelerator Toolkit;
    • Solicit your feedback and suggestions on the use of the ECE Accelerator Toolkit;
    • Enforce our Terms of Use, to defend our legal rights, and to comply with our legal obligations and policies.

    We generally do not share your Personal Information. We may share it only for the purposes indicated below and only when it is necessary.

    Why and how do we share your Personal Information?

    • We may share your Personal Information with third service providers to maintain and improve the site. For example, hosting providers and database providers (for data storage purposes) and other specialist information security and development providers (for enhancement of the security or other functionality of the website).
    • We may also share your Personal Information with our agents or relevant authorities if necessary in order to enforce our Terms of Use, to defend our legal rights, and to comply with our legal obligations and policies.
    • We may also disclose your Personal Information with your permission. We may seek your permission in various ways. For example, we may present you with an “opt-in” prompt when you set up an account or access certain content.

    We will only transfer your Personal Information to trusted third parties who provide sufficient guarantees that your Personal Information will be kept secure.

    Some of the third parties mentioned in this Privacy Policy may be located in countries outside your country of residence. Where we transfer your Personal Information outside of your country, we take steps to ensure that your Personal Information is treated securely. You agree to us handling your Personal Information in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy and that the obligations imposed by privacy laws in other countries may be less stringent than the requirements established by the privacy laws in your country. Where we transfer your Personal Information internationally, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that your Personal Information is treated securely and the means of transfer provides adequate safeguards.

    We will never sell your Personal Information.

    Aggregate Data

    We may de-identify (i.e. anonymize), aggregate and share information collected through the site with third party providers for statistical analysis and other lawful purpose to help us understand the usage of the site and improve the operation of the site, including maintenance and administration. The aggregated and anonymized data may be also shared with third parties, such as our partners, supporters, educators and researchers through conferences, journals, and other publications.


    You can edit most of your profile details at any time by logging into your account and selecting account management.

    You can request deletion of your account by writing to

    Please note that we have no control over re-posts of your content on other sites. Therefore, if we delete your Personal Information from our database, it does not mean that your information will be deleted from the Internet.

    If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive newsletters or other communications from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of those communications. You may also opt out from receiving communications from us by sending your request to us by email at Please be aware that, even after you opt out from receiving newsletter or marketing communications from us, you may continue to receive administrative messages from us regarding this site.


    We will only use and store your Personal Information for as long as we need to. How long we need your Personal Information depends on the purposes it was collected for and the requirements of UNICEF’s retention policy. For example, we retain your Personal Information as long as necessary to comply with our obligations, resolve disputes, or enforce our agreements and rights. If we no longer need your Personal Information, we will delete it or make it anonymous by removing all details that identify you. If we asked for your permission to use your Personal Information and you withdraw your permission, we will delete your Personal Information (aiming to do so within two months of your withdrawal).


    We are committed to protecting your Personal Information through the implementation of encryption methods, firewalls, regular security patches and antivirus. Unfortunately, such precautions may not be sufficient to guarantee complete security of your data. It is always a possibility that third parties may unlawfully intercept or access your Personal Information or private communications. So, although we work extremely hard to safeguard your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee that your information or communications will always remain private. 

    We also ask that you do your part to safeguard your Personal Information. Select and protect your password appropriately. Make sure you keep your password confidential. Limit access to your account and sign out of your account once you have finished using this site. Also, be careful about connecting to the site using an insecure Wi-Fi. Public Wi-Fi, for example, is inherently insecure — so be cautious.

    Should you have reasons to question the integrity of this site or your data, please do promptly contact us at


    This site contains links to other websites that are not covered by this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy applies only to the processing of your Personal Information on this site. It does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information, or other practices of any third parties, including any third party operating any site or service to which this site links. The inclusion of a link on this site does not imply endorsement of the linked site or service by us. Please be aware that the terms of this Privacy Policy do not apply to these outside websites or content, or to any collection of data after you click on links to such outside websites.


    If we make changes to our privacy practices, we will post a notification to this site alerting that the Privacy Policy has been amended. Such changes will be effective immediately upon posting them to this site. For this reason, we encourage you to check our Privacy Policy frequently. The “Last Updated” date at the bottom of this page indicates when this Privacy Policy was last revised. Your continued use of this site following these changes means that you accept the revised Privacy Policy.


    When you use this site, we and our third-party service providers may collect information about you and your device through automated means, such as cookies and web server logs. Cookies are small text files which identify your computer, phone, and other devices to our server. By using this site, you consent to the placement of cookies and similar technologies in your browser in accordance with this Privacy Policy. The information collected in this manner includes your IP address, network location, what browser you are using, device IDs and characteristics, operating system version, language preferences, referring URLs, and information about the usage of this site.

    We use this information, for example, to ensure that the site functions properly, to determine how many users have visited certain pages, or to prevent fraud. We use IP address information to derive location of the device used to access the site. We also work with analytics providers, such as Google Analytics which use cookies and similar technologies to collect and analyze information about use of the site and report on activities and trends. This service may also collect information about the use of other websites, apps, and online resources. You can learn more about Google’s practices by going to

    The table below identifies the cookies we may use on this site and explains the purposes for which they are used. Please note that we may update the information contained in this table from time to time.



    Google Analytics


    Understands and tracks engagement of users. The GA cookie we use is anonymous.


    Used to manage authentication to the site and details and preferences related to your visit (e.g. selected language)

    Needed to use the site

    If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, most browsers allow you to automatically decline cookies or be given the choice of declining or accepting the transfer to your computer of a particular cookie (or cookies) from a particular site. You may also wish to refer to for more general information about cookies. If, however, you do not accept the UNICEF’s cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of this site. In order to use the site, you will need to ensure that your browser is configured to accept cookies from the site. You can delete cookies after each visit, if you wish to.


    If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at


Last Updated: 21 January 2021