Privacy Policy

Last updated: 27 November 2018

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information we receive from users of this website.

The We Value Nature project and website ( is operated by a partnership comprising the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW); International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD); Natural Capital Coalition; and Oppla.

We use your personal information only for the purpose of the We Value Nature project. By using this website and filling in the sign-up form, you agree to the collection and use of information by project partners in accordance with this policy.

Information collection and use

While using our website, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name, organisation, the country in which you are based and your email address.

We will only use your personal data for a particular purpose if we have a legal basis, namely your explicit consent, to use it for that purpose.

We do not use your personal data for automated decision making or profiling.

Retention period

We keep your personal data for a period appropriate to the purpose of use. If you sign up on the website, we will keep your data for the duration of the project or until you opt out.


We may disclose information about you:

  • To the extent that we are required to do so by law
  • In connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings
  • In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk)

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

Log data

Like many website operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our site ("Log Data").

This Log Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyse this information to help us improve how we communicate.


We may use your personal information to contact you by email with updates about the We Value Nature project. You can stop receiving updates at any time by emailing


Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer's hard drive.

Like many websites, we use "cookies" to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.


The security of your personal information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of 19 November 2018 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of this website after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Policy.

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

Your rights

You may instruct us at any time to:

  • Let you know what personal data we hold about you
  • Delete any personal data we hold about you
  • Stop using your personal data for a particular purpose
  • Correct or update your personal data if it is incorrect
  • Provide your personal data to other parties


If you are unhappy with how your Personal Data is processed, you have the right to complain to the Data Protection Officer. If you remain unhappy, following the consortium's response to your complaint, you have the right to lodge a further compliant with a Supervisory Authority.

Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

Specific to the Polinode survey

By agreeing to participate in the Polinode survey, you consent to your data being used as per the below information:

In the context of their co-jointly developed project "EU Valuing nature Network of Networks", ICAEW, WBCSD, IUCN and Oppla seek to understand current existing networks and network articulations around the uptake of natural capital approaches. IUCN will use Google Form and Polinode, a cloud-based network analysis tool, to collect your data and then visualise and analyse these networks. For that purpose, IUCN will collect and process the following information: first and last names, email address, name of the organisation that you work for, the kind of stakeholder group you represent and country of residence and this information will be processed in accordance with IUCN and Polinode privacy policies here [], [] and any other applicable law(s). IUCN may share this personal information with ICAEW, WBCSD, and Oppla for the purpose of the project. Requests regarding your rights and any other general questions on data protection and privacy should be sent using this online form (

Data Protection Office

Data controller

The data controller responsible for this website is Oppla.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our treatment of your personal data, please write to us by email at or by post to Oppla, PO Box 51, 5070 AB Udenhout, The Netherlands.