Privacy policy

This is the main privacy policy for the World Energy Council. It sets out the basis on which we will collect certain non-sensitive information about you, how we will use it and how we may share it with the member committees in our network.

World Energy Council collects different types of information about visitors to our website for two main reasons:

  • To help us to monitor and improve the publications we produce for our audience
  • To audit the readership in individual countries and connect readers to the relevant WEC national member committee

We may collect and process the following data from you:

Web server logs

For all visitors we record the IP address, URL and referrer URL, any download errors, and the given browser type and version. This information is required to ensure the smooth running of the web server. It is not possible to infer the identity of an individual based solely on their IP address.


If your web browser has JavaScript enabled, Google Analytics records the browser type, URL and referrer URL, browser type and version. This involves placing a cookie on the your computer.

This information can be used to infer the pattern of traffic to, through and from the site, which is used to improve the visibility and accessibility of our website. This information is made available to us in anonymous aggregate form only, and cannot be used to identify an individual.

Contact info

When you download certain information from our website, you’re given the choice of filling in the download form. This includes your name, organisation, email address and country, as well as the URL of the file you wish to download. It does not include your IP address or browser information.  If you do not opt to enter your contact information by ticking this box, none of this information will be recorded.

Providing your information is not compulsory. We will only share your data with the national member committee of the country you have indicated. We will never share your data with third parties.

Log in

If a registered user logs in, we record the time and their IP address; and all registered users must have provided a real name and contact details. This involves placing a cookie on the computer.