Collection of personal information

For the Commonwealth your data is as personal to us as it is to you, so we will protect and respect your privacy at all times.

Online forms

As part of our efforts to ensure privacy of data received from our online forms, your details will be held securely for the purpose of updating you on our programmatic activities, allowing you confidential website access, consultancy applications  and for the delivery of our press releases and newsletters. Your details will not be passed to any third party. If you wish to stop receiving information from us via our mailing lists, please use the unsubscribe feature available in each communication.

Job opportunities

Any information provided to us via a job or consultancy application submission will be held securely and will not be shared with any third party. Any subsequent communications from us will relate only to the opportunity applied for.

Personally Identifiable Information (PII Data)

We may collect non-PII Data whenever you interact with our website. Non-PII data may include your website browser name, the type of device you are using and other technical information about your means of connection to our website, such as the operating system and your internet service provider, etc. We may use this information to understand how you, and you and others as members of a group, use the services and resources provided on our website. This can help us optimise visitor’s future experience of our website.


In relation to the above, the Commonwealth Secretariat uses something called cookies to personalise and enhance your website experience and help us analyse web traffic. Please read our Cookie statement for further information.