These terms and conditions govern the use of the IOM Global website and other IOM-branded websites.

By using the websites, the user agrees to the terms and conditions contained herein.


The International Organization for Migration ("IOM") provides all materials (the "materials") published on its websites including but not limited to texts, documents, logos, designs, visual materials, photographs and videos for informational purposes only. 

IOM reserves the exclusive right, at its sole discretion, to alter, limit or discontinue its websites without notice, and shall have no obligation to take the needs of any user into consideration in connection therewith.

IOM reserves the right to deny, at its sole discretion, any user access to its websites or any portion thereof without notice.

Intellectual Property

All intellectual property rights relating to the materials shall remain vested in IOM, unless otherwise stated.

IOM reserves the right to assert ownership of information collected on the websites.

Copyright and Permissions

All materials are copyright of the International Organization for Migration, unless otherwise stated.  The materials may be viewed, downloaded, shared and printed for personal and non-commercial use only, without any right to sell, resell, redistribute with commercial purposes or create derivative works therefrom.

With the notable exception of media information, any other use including extraction, translation, reproduction, and distribution, in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, or otherwise, require the explicit prior written permission of IOM.

Permission to use materials which are not owned by IOM, must be requested from the copyright owner.

Media Information

Press Releases, Stories and Press Briefing Notes may be reproduced freely without the right to sell or charge for its use, provided IOM is specifically and clearly identified as the source of the materials.

Videos may be shown, reproduced and/or broadcasted freely without the right to sell or charge for its use, unless otherwise stated. For non-IOM copyright video materials in broadcast quality, please refer to shot lists for information on access and restrictions.
IOM should be credited as the source, unless otherwise stated. The user must include the URL of the materials, as well as the following credit line: © International Organization for Migration (IOM) 20xx.

Mention of IOM as the source of the materials shall not be made in any way that would implicitly or explicitly assert or suggest endorsement, sponsorship or affiliation by IOM.

IOM Publications

To request permission to extract, translate, copy or reproduce any materials contained in an IOM publication for commercial or non-commercial purposes, please complete the "Permission to Reproduce" form and send it to:

International Organization for Migration
Publications Unit
17 route des Morillons, CH-1211 Geneva, 19 Switzerland
Fax: +41 22 798 6150

For permission to copy, translate or reproduce an article published in IOM's International Migration Journal, please contact:

Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
9600 Garsington Road, Oxford OX4 2DQ, United Kingdom

IOM Photographs

To request permission to use a photograph, please contact:

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Image Library
Manila Administrative Centre, 25th Floor Tower 6789,
Ayala Avenue, 1226 Makati City, Philippines
Fax: +63 2 848 1257

To request permission to use photographs from the IOM Image Library, please use the Library's electronic permission form.

IOM Logo

To request permission to use the IOM logo, please contact:

International Organization for Migration
Publications Unit
17 route des Morillons, CH-1211 Geneva, 19 Switzerland
Fax: +41 22 798 6150

Other Materials

To request permission to use any other materials, please contact:

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Online Communications Unit
Manila Administrative Centre, 25th Floor Tower 6789,
Ayala Avenue, 1226 Makati City, Philippines
Fax: +63 2 848 1257

Linking to the IOM Website 

Other websites may link to IOM websites without seeking the permission of IOM. However, such links must clearly identify IOM as the source of the information displayed and preserve the integrity of the IOM web pages without alteration.

Privacy Policy

Anonymous Browsing

Users can browse the websites without revealing any personal information.

Monitoring Website Traffic

IOM monitors general trends in the use of its websites.

IOM uses the information to generate statistics and measure the websites' activity in order to improve the usefulness of the websites. This information is never connected with any personal information you supply to IOM if you register for one of IOM's services, online orders or make a credit card payment.


Monitoring website traffic includes the use of cookies, small bits of code stored on your computer's hard drive. When you visit the websites, some information, such as the site that referred you to IOM, your IP address, browser and the type of machine you are using, as well as navigational information such as the files you download, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits are collected.

You are free to decline cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on the websites and may be required to re-enter information more frequently to use certain services on the websites.

Personal Information

IOM does not collect personal information, such as the name, mailing address, e-mail address, and other information of individual users, unless such information is voluntarily disclosed, for example by ordering a publication, making an online donation or subscribing to a newsletter. In such event, IOM will only use the personal information for the purpose for which it was disclosed.

IOM does not sell, distribute or rent personal information collected on its websites.

IOM relies on online service providers for the provision of services, such as hosting services, website traffic analysis, electronic newsletters, online surveys, online shopping carts and electronic payment solutions. 

If you are purchasing goods or services on the websites, you may be asked to provide your credit card details. These details are transferred to a secure online payment service provider, hosted outside IOM. IOM does not retain credit card information.

IOM does not share personal information with any third party, unless it is related to the provision of services such as purchasing a publication, completing a survey or making a donation.

IOM does not intend to either solicit or collect personal information from anyone under the age of 13 years. Individuals under the age of 13, should not use or enter information on the websites.

The privacy policy governing the personal information of job applicants is published and available at this link.


The materials are provided on an "as is" basis, without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. IOM specifically does not make any warranties or representations as to the appropriateness, quality, timeliness, accuracy or completeness of the materials.

While IOM cannot make any warranties that there are no errors on the websites, it does endeavour, where appropriate, to correct errors that are drawn to its attention.

The use of the websites are at a user's sole risk. By using the websites, the user agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless IOM, its employees, information providers and content providers from and against any losses, damages, expenses (including legal fees and costs), claims, suits and liabilities to the extent arising out of or resulting from the use of the websites.

Neither IOM nor any of its employees, information providers or content providers accept any responsibility whatsoever for the appropriateness, quality, accuracy, timeliness and completeness of the materials.

Neither IOM nor any of its employees, information providers or content providers shall be liable to any user or anyone else for any inaccuracy, error, omission, interruption, timeliness, incompleteness, deletion, defect, failure of performance, computer virus, communication line failure, alteration or use of any content published on the websites, regardless of cause, or for any damages resulting therefrom.

If a user is dissatisfied with any material on the websites or with any of the terms and conditions governing the websites, a user's sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the websites.

Boundaries and Geographic Names

The depiction and use of boundaries, geographic names, and related data shown on maps and included in lists, tables, documents, and databases on the websites are not warranted to be error free nor do they imply judgment on the legal status of any territory, or any endorsement or acceptance of such boundaries by IOM.

Advice, Opinions, and Statements

The websites may contain advice, opinions, and statements of various information and content providers. IOM does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other information provided by any information provider or content provider, any user of the websites or any other person or entity. Reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, or other information shall be at a user's own risk.

Other Websites

IOM does not necessarily support policies and beliefs of organizations and individuals listed or referred to in materials held on the websites.

IOM does not provide any warranties and specifically disclaims any liability whatsoever in connection with third party websites or links. IOM provides linked sites only as a convenience and the inclusion of a link or reference does not imply the endorsement of the linked site by IOM.

Other Users

A user specifically acknowledges and agrees that IOM is not liable for any conduct of any user.

Bugs, Virus, Malicious Code, etc.

While IOM makes every effort to ensure the materials available on its websites are free of any software virus, it cannot guarantee that the materials are free from any or all software viruses. IOM is not responsible for any loss or damage caused by software and related codes, including viruses and worms.

Security Measures

The websites implement a series of technologies and security measures, such as encryption and/or authentication tools, in order to safeguard the information maintained on IOM's systems from misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or loss.

Although IOM applies reasonable means to ensure that the information you furnish is not used by third parties for purposes other than that for which it was provided, IOM cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat security measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. You should be aware that no transmission of information via the internet is ever totally secure. Transmission is therefore at your own risk.

Online Service Providers

While IOM has a strong interest in the integrity of its online service providers, particularly with a view towards their reliability and the protection of personal and credit card information, it does not provide any warranties and specifically disclaims any liability whatsoever in connection with services. IOM further disclaims any liability of any nature for any loss or damage howsoever caused in connection with using any of the services.

Electronic Messages

IOM attempts to respond to electronic messages sent to e-mail addresses listed on the websites. However, IOM is under no obligation whatsoever to respond to any or all such messages.


The websites are best viewed with Internet Explorer 6.0, Firefox 2.0 and Safari 3.1 or higher versions using 1024 x 768 pixels screen resolution and maximized browser window.


If you have any questions or concerns about these terms and conditions please contact:

Online Communications Unit
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Manila Administrative Centre, 25th Floor Tower 6789,
Ayala Avenue, 1226 Makati City, Philippines
Fax: +63 2 848 1257

Notification of Changes

IOM reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time, without notice.
IOM will post changes to these terms and conditions at: terms-conditions


Nothing in these terms and conditions affects the privileges and immunities enjoyed by IOM as an intergovernmental organization.