Stakeholder Group on Ageing Privacy Policy


Last Updated July 1, 2017


The Stakeholder Group on Ageing (SGA) is a member of the Major Groups and Other Stakeholders involved in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015. SGA members are non-governmental organizations working in the field of ageing at the global, regional, and national levels.  The SGA website at (“SGA website”) is operated on behalf of the SGA by AARP, a not-for-profit corporation headquartered in the United States of America.  


Although the SGA website is primarily an informational site intended to provide access to information about the SGA and its members, through the operation of the SGA website we may collect limited information (including personal data about potential member organizations and their primary contacts).  This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, and share personal data (such as name and e-mail address).  It also contains other important information, such as how we may update this Privacy Policy and how you can contact us with questions or concerns. 


1.      Why We Collect and How We Use Personal Data


We collect personal data from you in order to:

  • Review and process your SGA membership form;
  • Communicate with you and deliver information about SGA;
  • Provide you with SGA website customer support;
  • Enforce the SGA website terms of service; andPerform any other functions described to you at the time you provide your personal data.

2.      How We Collect Personal Data


We collect the contact information you provide when you submit an SGA membership form.  We may also collect other personal data when you correspond or interact with us.  In addition, although the following information is not associated directly with any individual, we may automatically collect the following types of information when you visit the SGA website:

  • Your device and browser type, your operating system version, and your language settings
  • Your Internet service provider (ISP)
  • Your internet protocol (IP) address, media access control (MAC) address, or similar device or user identifiers
  • The website that referred you to the SGA website, or that you visit upon leaving the SGA website
  • The times and dates that you visit the SGA website and the duration of such visits
  • Information about areas of the SGA website that you visited or used, as well links you clicked
  • Information collected through cookies and Web beacons
  • A “cookie” is a small data file that a website sends to and stores on your device that allows the site to recognize your browser or store information or settings.  The cookie itself does not contain personal data, but can be read by the entity that places the cookie and may allow an association to personal data.  Most browsers can be set to reject cookies or provide notice when cookies are set.  Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
  • A Web beacon (sometimes called transparent or single pixel GIFs) is a small graphic image file imbedded in a webpage or email.  Web beacons are typically used to monitor interaction with the webpage or email and send that information back to a home server.  Web beacons can help deliver cookies, count visitors, determine whether emails are opened, and perform similar functions.    

3.      How We Share Your Personal Data


Personal data collected through the SGA website is not combined with any SGA member databases or used for purposes other than supporting the SGA.  We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personal data.  We may, however, share your personal data as described below: 

  • Approved Vendors.  We may share your personal data with companies we hire to provide services related to the SGA, such as hosting the website.
  • Aggregate Data.  We may share aggregate statistics and other non-personal data with the media, government agencies, advertisers, and other third parties. These aggregate statistics will not allow anyone to identify your name or other personal data.
  •  Pursuant to Legal Requirements. We may disclose your personal data in response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request for cooperation from a law enforcement agency or other government agency; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law.
  • To Protect Our Website and Users. We may disclose your personal data when we believe disclosure is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property, or safety of our AARP, the SGA, or others, and to enforce the SGA websites terms of service.

4.      How We Protect Personal Data


We use commercially reasonable physical, procedural, and technical security measures to help prevent unauthorized access to and improper use of the personal data we collect.  For example, only authorized employees and authorized third parties are permitted to access personal data, and they may do so only for lawful purposes.  Despite these safeguards, no websites or Internet networks can be completely secure and we cannot guarantee that your use of the SGA website will be completely safe or secure.


5.       Children's Privacy


The SGA website is not intended for use by children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect personally-identifiable information from such children.  If a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information, we ask that a parent or guardian contact us so that the information can be identified and deleted.


6.      Do Not Track


We do not collect personally identifiable information about users’ online activities over time and across third-party websites and the SGA website does not process or respond to “Do Not Track” signals from your browser or other similar mechanisms. 


7.      Links to Other Websites


The SGA website may provide links or automatically redirect you to third-party websites that are not governed by this Privacy Policy.  You should review the privacy policies and terms of use of all third-party websites you access. These third-party websites may independently solicit and collect personal data and other information from or about you. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of any website that we do not control, and your interactions with such websites are governed solely by the privacy policies of the entity operating the websites.


8.      US-Based Organization


AARP is headquartered in the United States and all of our significant data processing activities occur in the United States.  The personal data you provide to us, including through the SGA website, will be transferred to, processed, and stored in the United States.  By providing your personal data or using the SGA website, you acknowledge that the United States may have different standards than your country of residence for the processing and storage of personal data, and you consent to our collection, transfer, processing, and storage of your personal data in the United States subject to this Privacy Policy.


9.      Updates

This Privacy Policy may be revised, modified, updated and/or supplemented at any time and without prior notice.  If this Privacy Policy is revised the new policy will be posted on the SGA website and we will revise the “last updated” date at the top of the Privacy Policy.  If we make any material changes in the way we collect, use and/or share your personal data, we will attempt to notify you directly, such as by sending an email to the email address you most recently provided to us (unless we do not have an email address for you) and/or by prominently posting notice of the changes on the SGA website. 

10.  Contact


If you have questions, comments, or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please email us at