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    We encourage indigenous organizations and communities to upload their data to the portal and use it for advocacy in the future.


Privacy Issues

The data you choose to upload to the Indigenous Navigator, either through our CMS system, or via the Global Data Portal will contribute to a pool of data of direct relevance for the implementation of indigenous peoples’ rights. The data allows indigenous peoples to compare their situation with that of other indigenous communities across the world.

Uploading data to the Indigenous Navigator Data Portal requires community consent.

When you respond to and submit the online questionnaires, your data will automatically be included into the Indigenous Navigator bank of data.

The questionnaire, however, gives you the opportunity to upload data without making them public. Nevertheless, the data will contribute to showing global trends. One of the first questions in the questionnaires will ask you whether or not you will allow us to publish your data online. Only if you answer yes will your data be publicly available. Otherwise, the data will remain private within the data portal. 

If you don’t want to share your data in any form, you can choose to print and fill out the questionnaires and keep the result to yourself. Apart from gathering global data, the Indigenous Navigator is intended as an internal tool for indigenous communities and organisations to monitor their rights. The objective being that surveys and data are used by indigenous communities and organisations to monitor and document their situation, and used for planning and advocacy in the ways they see themselves see fit.

If you intend to carry out a survey in your community, we recommend that the specific purpose that the data will serve within the community is discussed and agreed with the whole community from the outset. Records should be kept by the data collector to ensure FPIC and consent have been obtained.

In order to avoid misrepresentation of communities, there should always be an identified respondent to the questionnaire. This could be a person or an organization authorized by the community to upload the data. The user can choose to publicly disclose their identity online or not. If the respondent will prefer not to disclose, his/her identity will remain anonymous.

Privacy statement

The Indigenous Navigator project understands the importance of individual privacy and we are committed to protecting the privacy of our partners, donors and website visitors.

This privacy statement covers your use of The Indigenous Navigator’s website. The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to inform you of our commitment to protecting your privacy and making it clear how we may use your information. By continuing to access the website you accept and agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Statement.

About The Indigenous Navigator

The Indigenous Navigator is a framework and set of tools for and by indigenous peoples to systematically monitor the level of recognition and implementation of their rights. By using the Indigenous Navigator, indigenous organisations and communities, duty bearers, NGOs and journalists can access free tools and resources based on community-generated data.

Do we collect any of your personal information?

When connecting to any website on the Internet your IP address may be visible and could be tracked by the Internet Service Provider or external hosting partners. Although this information may be captured by our website, this information is not used in any form by The Indigenous Navigator nor our partners.

When you are using our website, we may collect limited automatic information using “cookies” which are strictly necessary for the functionality of the website and which allow us to improve its effectiveness.

We don't disclose your personal information. The Indigenous Navigator does not collect any of your personal information in order to provide you with the website. We do not pass your personal information on to third parties. Our website is purely a portal to inform you about The Indigenous World's work and activities.

The Indigenous Navigator uses personal data provided by you for the following: 

1. Personal data provided by you

We collect and process personally identifiable data when you create a user profile strictly related to the functioning of the Global Portal, When you subscribe / sign-up for the Indigenous Navigator's newsletter, and to respond to General inquiries via, for example, forms on our website or regarding the data portal. 

2. Statistics on your visits to our website

When you visit the Indigenous Navigator's website, our web server registers your visit using cookies, i.e. small data files with a unique ID that allows us to recognise revisits. The web server primarily stores general information about your visit, for example the pages on our website you have visited, the time of the visit and the length of the visit. We use this information to calculate statistics about the traffic on our website. We do not register your computer's IP address. 

If you subscribe to our newsletter, we also collect data on whether the newsletter has been opened and on the use of links in the newsletter to continuously improve the newsletter. 

Erasure of personal data

Your personal data will be erased when we no longer needed to process it for one or more of the purposes above. However, we may process and store statistical data longer in anonymised form.

Security and storage of personal information and data

We have taken technical and organisational measures to prevent your data from being accidentally or illegally erased, published, lost or impaired, or from being disclosed to unauthorised persons, abused or otherwise processed contrary to legislation. 

Data entered on the website is transferred in encrypted form between the user's browser and the website. Https:// is the default connection method within the website and on the data portal. 

Disclosure of data

We use a number of suppliers to store and process data, for example suppliers host the website and administrate subscribers to newsletters. These suppliers only process data on our behalf and may not use this data for their own purposes. 

Access and complaints

You are entitled to be informed about what personal data we process about you. Moreover, you can object to the data being used at any time. You can also withdraw your consent to processing of your personal data.

If your personal data is inaccurate, you are entitled to have it rectified or erased. For any inquiries, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


We may collect limited automatic information using “cookies” which are strictly necessary for the functionality of this portal and which allow us to improve its effectiveness.

A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while the user is browsing the website. There is no personal information stored in the cookies on this website, the cookies cannot extract any information from the user’s computer and they cannot contain a virus.

The cookies will be deleted after a period time. Session cookies will be deleted as soon as the user closes the browser while persistent cookies will typically be stored on the computer for between 12 and 24 months, but the duration of persistent cookies can vary. All cookies will be renewed at each visit.

Cookies can be first or third-party cookies. First party cookies are set by the website a user visit, while third-party cookies are set by a domain other than the visited website. Third party cookies used on this website is set by Google Analytics to measure traffic for enhancement of usability. It is possible to block the cookies from Google Analytics through this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Read more about opting out of Google Analytics by using 'Googles Opt-out plugin'. Read  Google's guidelines on how to block statistics cookies.

Cookies are widely used because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device and therefore allow enhanced functionality.

This website uses cookies for the following purposes:

-Registration of user settings to ensure technical functionality
-Registration of traffic, to measure how many visit the website and for what purpose.
Find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.

How to reject use of cookies

You can set your browser so that it will not store cookies on your computer. However, note that you may not be able to use all of the website's features if you do so. We hope that you will allow our cookies, because they help us to improve the pages.

How to delete cookies

You can always delete cookies that have been stored on your computer. You do this by following the:

You can read more about cookies and the rules on cookies in the Executive Order on Cookies on the Danish Business Authority website.

Links to external websites

Our website contains links and/or references to other websites to which this Privacy Statement does not apply. These links may be to individual websites of IWGIA members, or may be operated by external third parties.

The Indigenous Navigator is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites, and we recommend that you contact the administrators of other websites, should you have any questions about their privacy policy. If You submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their terms. We recommend that, where available, you read the privacy policies of each website that You visit.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

The Indigenous Navigator reserves the right to modify this Privacy Statement at any time. We recommend that you review it periodically.

Contact us

Should you have questions about this Privacy Statement or The Indigenous Navigator's collection of information, use and disclosure practices, please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The Indigenous Navigator provides a set of tools for indigenous peoples to systematically monitor the level of recognition and implementation of their rights.