Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
Strengthening Capacity to Manage Ecosystems Sustainably for Human Well-Being

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Website Privacy Notice

On this page: Our Commitment To Privacy | The Information We Collect | How We Use Information | How To Access Or Correct Your Information | How To Contact Us

Effective December 1, 2003

Our Commitment to Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

The Information We Collect

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Millennium Assessment website. On some pages, you can download documents or register to stay informed about the Millennium Assessment's activities. The types of personal information collected on these pages are:

  • Email address
  • Name
  • Title, department, and organization
  • Address
  • Phone and fax numbers
  • Country of residence
  • Profession

How We Use Information

If you ask to receive updates of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment's activities, you are only required to provide us with your email address. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment will only send you information about the MA project and its products. We will not share this email address with other organizations or use it for any other purposes without your explicit permission. We may use other information you provide (for example, country of residence) in a non-identifying and aggregate manner, in order to better understand the demographics of our website audience. Emails that you receive from the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment will include information on how you can unsubscribe from the MA mailing list.

If you download any part of the publication “Ecosystems and Human Well-being: A Framework for Assessment,” you will be required to indicate your (a) country of residence, and (b) profession. You may provide other contact information if you choose to do so. This non-identifying and aggregate information is used by the Millennium Assessment, in collaboration with Island Press, to determine the pattern of use of the on-line MA publications to help facilitate future access for users to the MA publications.

If you ask to receive notification of new Millennium Assessment publications, or other Island Press publications from Island Press, the Millennium Assessment will provide your contact information and email address to Island Press. Island Press will not share this information with any other parties and will use it only for the purpose of providing you with the information you have indicated you wish to receive.

We never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above.

How You Can Access or Correct Your Information

You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by going to /public/myaccount.aspx . On this page you can also change your preferences for receiving email from the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

How to Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please contact:

  • Valerie Thompson
    c/o World Resources Institute
    10 G St., NE, #800
    Washington, DC 20002 USA
    Tel: +1 (202) 729 7600
    Fax: +1 (202) 729 7775