Who we are

This website, rai-rsc.org, is managed by the RAI RSC. The RSC Secretariat was established in September 2014, under a hosting agreement with the World Health Organization.

Its role is to support the functioning of the RSC by arranging regular meetings, facilitating coordination and collaboration with governments and partners, and supporting the RSC Independent Monitoring Panel.

The RSC Secretariat is led by the RSC Executive Secretary and is staffed by a small number of permanent and temporary staff.

This privacy statement explains how we collect and use your information as a result of your visit to the domain “rai-rsc.org”. It also explains the choices and rights available to you. The RAI RSC’s website is not directed at minors and we do not knowingly collect or retain any personal information regarding any minor. If you become aware of any personal data of a minor provided to us via our website, please contact rscsecretariat@who.int so that we may take steps to delete such data.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time and encourage you to stay informed by reviewing updates posted here.

What information does the RAI RSC collect and how do we use it?

In general, you can browse the RAI RSC site without telling us who you are or revealing information that could identify yourself (personally identifiable information).

Data collected by analytics and similar technologies

When you browse our website certain anonymous information is collected by a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) to help analyze the use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about the use of the website – standard internet log information (including your IP address) and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form – is transmitted to and stored by Google. We anonymize your IP address before sending it to Google. We encourage you to read and stay informed regarding their privacy policy.

Many browsers can be set to inform you when a cookie has been sent to you and provide you with the opportunity to refuse that cookie. However, refusing a cookie may in some cases preclude you from using, or negatively affect the display or function of, the website or certain areas or features of the website. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please see the Cookies section below.

Are you required to provide information?

You are not obliged to provide your information. You can browse the RAI RSC website without seeking to communicate with us. You may choose to contact us using the contact details in the website footer, by email or post.

How does the RAI RSC protect information you provide to us?

We endeavor to protect the security and integrity of the information you provide us by implementing technical safeguards designed to protect against loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration or destruction. However, due to the open and global nature of the internet, these safeguards are not a guarantee. The RAI RSC assumes no responsibility for guaranteeing the security of information.

How long does the RAI RSC keep information you provide to us?

We will store your personal data until it is no longer needed to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected. After such time, we will either delete or anonymize your personal data or, if this is not possible, we will securely store your personal data and isolate it from any further use until deletion is possible.

Whom should you contact if you have questions about your information?

Please contact rscsecretariat@who.int if you wish to update or delete your personal data. For your protection, we will only implement legitimate requests with respect to the personal data associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. Verification may require that we ask you to provide other personal data. If we are unable to verify your request, we may not be able to implement it for security reasons.

We will endeavor to respond to your request as soon as reasonably practicable. In some cases, we may need to retain certain information where important public interests require, such as the safety and security of individuals; the rights and freedoms of others; the integrity of audit, investigation, arbitral or judicial processes; and/or recordkeeping or legal purposes.

Privileges and immunities

Nothing in or related to this privacy statement may be construed as a waiver, express or implied, of the privileges and immunities accorded to the RAI RSC under international law, including international customary law, any international conventions, treaties or agreements, or any national laws.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Upon visiting this website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

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