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Privacy Policy

Who We Are

We are the International Institute for Environmental Studies (IIES). IIES has grown out of international collaborations among a number of universities around the globe that have leading programs in environmental science, engineering and policy.

Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It


IIES respects your privacy and complies with all legislative requirements regarding its protection. We will never share your personal information with any outside parties.

Your personal information will be used only for the express purpose for which it was given. If at any point, you wish your personal information to be removed from our records, simply contact us and let us know.

When visitors use our site we track each visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to improve security and performance and help spam detection.

Release of Personal Information

IIES does not disclose personal information in the records we maintain except:

  • for the purpose for which it was obtained or compiled;
  • where the person to whom the information relates has consented to its disclosure;
  • for the purpose of complying with an Act of the Legislature, an Act of Parliament or a Court Order;
  • in compassionate circumstances, to facilitate contact with the next of kin or a friend of an individual who is injured, ill or deceased.


To increase speed and improve the visitor experience, when you visit our site we will set a temporary cookie if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

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.


We collect generic visitor data such as length of stay, country location and referral source in order to improve online search and to enhance security. Analytics data is for our internal use only and will not be shared publicly.

Photo/Image Release

By registering and attending any of the International Institute for Environmental Studies (IIES) events including but not limited to workshops and graduate student forums, you give permission to the IIES the irrevocable right to use your name/photograph/image/audio recording/video recording/ and likeness (“Your Image”) in all forms and manner, including but not limited to publication on Internet Websites, broadcasts, social media, and any other publications as released to or by the International Institute for Environmental Studies. You understand that the IIES cannot control the unauthorized use of Your Image by persons not associated with the IIES once Your Image has been published. You waive any right to inspect or approve any publication of Your Image by the International Institute for Environmental Studies. If you do not wish to have Your Image published as stated above, a written request must be sent to the IIES directly by email to .

Please feel free to contact us if you still have questions regarding our Privacy Policy or the protection of your personal information.

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