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Bioversity International (also known as IPGRI)
(effective as of December 19th, 2012)

This privacy notice tells you about the information we collect from you when you use our website. In collecting this information, we are acting as a data controller and, by law, we are required to provide you with information about us, about why and how we use your data, and about the rights you have over your data.

Who we are

We are Bioversity International. Our address is Via dei Tre Denari 472/a, 00054, Fiumicino, Rome, Italy. You can contact us by post at the above address or by email at

We are not required to have a data protection officer, so any enquiries about our use of your personal data should be addressed to the contact details above.

When you use our website

When you use our website a number of cookies are used by us and by third parties to allow the website to function, to collect useful information about visitors and improving your user experience.

Your rights as a data subject

By law, you can ask us what information we hold about you, and you can ask us to correct it if it is inaccurate. If we have asked for your consent to process your personal data, you may withdraw that consent at any time.

To submit a request regarding your personal data by email or post, please use the contact information provided above in the Who Are We section of this policy.

Your right to complain

If you have a complaint about our use of your information, we would prefer you to contact us directly in the first instance so that we can address your complaint. However, you can also contact the Italian Data Protection Authority via their website at or write to them at:

  • Piazza di Monte Citorio, 121 – 00186 Roma, Italy

Updates to this privacy policy

We regularly review and, if appropriate, update this privacy policy as our services and use of personal data evolves. If we want to make use of your personal data in a way that we haven’t previously identified, we will contact you to provide information about this and ask for your consent.

We will update the version number and date of this document each time it is changed.

What are cookies and how and why we use them?

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, in order to keep the same settings whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

Cookie analysis and performance.

Cookies are used to collect and analyze traffic and use the site anonymously. These cookies, even without identifying the user, allow, for example, detecting if the same user returns at different times. They also allow monitoring the system to improve performance and usability.

Third Party Cookies

Users of our web site may receive cookies from the main site ("first party"), and/or from websites maintained by other organizations ("third party").

Social Plugins Cookies

In our site, we use "social plugins" for Facebook, Twitter and Google+. The most common use of these social plugins is to share content on social networks. They also transmit cookies to and from our site to the third party service. To know more about the information collected by "third parties" used please go to: 

Facebook information:
Facebook (setting): log into your account > Section privacy.

Twitter information:
Twitter (setting):

Google+ information:
Google+ (setting):

Google Analytics Cookies

This site does not use Google analysis tools to track or collect personally identifiable information. For more information, please go to

You can selectively disable the action of installing Google Analytics on your browser component of the opt-out provided by Google. To disable the action of Google Analytics, please go to

Other third party cookies

In addition to the above listed cookies users of our web site may receive also cookies from the following services:


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How to control cookies?

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

Disabling "third party" cookies will not decrease web site usability. Each web site or application can have its own cookie settings. Furthermore the best browsers allow defining different settings for cookies "first party" and "third party". For example, in Firefox through the menu Tools-> Options -> Privacy, you can access a control panel where you can specify whether or not to accept the different types of cookies and remove them.



Internet Explorer:




Last updated: 15 May 2019