Terms and Conditions

By using the IOM Website https://www.avr.iom.sk and all its pages (together, the “Website”), those who access it (the “User”) agree to these Terms and Conditions of Use (the “General Terms and Conditions”).

These General Terms and Conditions may be made applicable to other IOM websites, applications, and other related services. The User may be requested to agree to additional terms and conditions governing the use of such services.

The Website

General Information:

The Website is created, owned, hosted and administered by the International Organization for Migration (hereinafter “IOM”), an organization that is part of the United Nations system.

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

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

Information regarding IOM’s collection, storage, use, and dissemination of User information is outlined in the Privacy Policy (see below).

The Website’s Materials:

The Website contains information about IOM, migration, work of IOM, media materials, publications and other content that may include, but is no limited to text, images, logos, photographs, video and audio recordings, graphics, designs, drawings and reports (hereinafter the “Materials”).

All intellectual property rights relating to the Materials on the Website shall remain vested in IOM unless otherwise stated. IOM reserves the right to assert ownership of the Materials collected on the Website.

All Materials on the Website are subject to these General Terms and Conditions.

Use of the Website’s Materials

The Website publicly provides the Materials for informative purposes only. The User has no rights, inter alia, to alter, sell, distribute, or create derivative works from the Materials. The Materials may be used for non-commercial personal or educational use. Any other use of the Materials requires the prior written permission of IOM.

Crediting IOM

The User shall credit IOM as the source as follows:

Copyright © International Organization for Migration RESPECTIVE YEAR

Third-Party Content and Links

The Website may contain third-party content, which is not created, owned, or administered by IOM. The Website or the Materials may also contain links to third-party sites.

Third-party content and links are for informational and convenience purposes only. Although IOM makes reasonable efforts to obtain reliable content from third parties, IOM does not endorse such content and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or privacy practices of third-party content or links. The third-party content on the Website may be the intellectual property of the third-party content provider, and permission to use such Materials must be requested from the copyright owner.

Other websites may link to the Website 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 Website without alteration.

IOM Name and Logo

The IOM name and logo are exclusively owned by IOM. The use of the IOM name and logo, including copying or reproducing them in any form without the written permission of IOM, is prohibited.

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

International Organization for Migration
Publications Unit
17 route des Morillons, CH-1211 Geneva, 19 Switzerland
E-mail: publications@iom.int
Fax: +41 22 798 6150


The Website and the Materials are provided on an “as is” basis, without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including warranties of merchantability, title, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. This disclaimer shall apply without limitation. IOM specifically does not make any warranties or representations as to the appropriateness, quality, reliability, timeliness, accuracy or completeness of the Materials.

Neither IOM nor any of its officials, employees, agents, information providers, or content providers shall be liable for any harm, financial or otherwise, to a User or other entity in connection with the Website or the Materials.

If the User is dissatisfied with any material on the Website or with any of the provisions of the General Terms and Conditions governing the Website, the User’s sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this Website.

Boundaries, Geographic Names and Use of Maps

The depiction and use of boundaries, territories, geographic names, and related data shown on maps and included in the Materials on the Website 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 Website may host advice, opinions, and statements of various information providers. IOM does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any such content, and any reliance thereupon shall be at the User’s own risk.

Other Users

The User specifically acknowledges and agrees that IOM is not liable for any conduct of other Users on the Website.

Bugs, Virus, Malicious Code, etc.

While IOM makes every effort to ensure the Materials available on this Websites are free of any software virus, IOM is not responsible for any loss or damage caused by malicious software and related codes, including viruses and worms.

Security Measures

The Website implements a series of technologies and security measures such as encryption and/or authentication tools 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 the User furnishes 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 the User’s personal information for improper purposes. The User should be aware that no transmission of information via the internet is ever totally secure. Transmission is therefore at User’s 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 information, it does not provide any warranties and specifically disclaims any liability whatsoever in connection with the services.


The use of the Website is at the User’s sole risk. By using the Website, the User agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless IOM, its officers, employees, content providers, information providers, and agents from and against all loss, costs, damages and expenses (including legal fees and costs), claims, suits and liabilities arising out of the use of the Website.

Contacting IOM

For any questions or comments regarding the Website or these General Terms and Conditions, Users may contact IOM Slovakia at bratislavaInfo@iom.int.

IOM attempts to respond to messages sent to e-mail addresses listed on the Website or in these General Terms and Conditions. However, IOM has no obligation to respond to any such messages.

Status of IOM

Nothing in or relating to the Website shall be deemed a waiver, expressed or implied, of any of the privileges and immunities enjoyed by IOM as an intergovernmental organization.

Dispute Resolution

Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or in relation to these General Terms and Conditions, or the breach, termination or invalidity thereof, shall be settled amicably by negotiation between the Parties.

In the event that the dispute, controversy or claim has not been resolved by negotiation within 3 (three) months of receipt of the notice from one party of the existence of such dispute, controversy or claim, either Party may request that the dispute, controversy or claim is resolved by conciliation by one conciliator in accordance with the UNCITRAL Conciliation Rules of 1980. Article 16 of the UNCITRAL Conciliation Rules does not apply.

In the event that such conciliation is unsuccessful, either Party may submit the dispute, controversy or claim to arbitration no later than 3 (three) months following the date of termination of conciliation proceedings as per Article 15 of the UNCITRAL Conciliation Rules. The arbitration will be carried out in accordance with the 2010 UNCITRAL arbitration rules as adopted in 2013. The number of arbitrators shall be one and the language of arbitral proceedings shall be English, unless otherwise agreed by the Parties in writing. The arbitral tribunal shall have no authority to award punitive damages. The arbitral award will be final and binding.

The present General Terms and Conditions as well as the arbitration agreement above shall be governed by the terms of the present General Terms and Conditions and supplemented by internationally accepted general principles of law for the issues not covered by the General Terms and Conditions to the exclusion of any single national system of law that would defer the General Terms and Conditions to the laws of any given jurisdiction. Internationally accepted general principles of law shall be deemed to include the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts. Dispute resolution shall be pursued confidentially by both Parties. This Article survives the expiration or termination of the present General Terms and Conditions.

Notification of Changes

These General Terms and Conditions may be reviewed periodically. IOM reserves the right to change the General Terms and Conditions at any time, without notice. Any changes made to these General Terms and Conditions will be posted on this page for the Users’ information.

Governing Language

These General Terms and Conditions are provided in English. In the event if these General Terms and Conditions are translated into another language(s), English text will prevail. The User may experience some limitations in features though accessing Materials in different languages as not all of them are made available in all official languages of IOM.


IOM seeks to ensure that any personal information processed through the IOM Website (hereinafter the “Website”) is handled with the utmost care and confidentiality. Data privacy is a human right and is essential to human dignity.

This Privacy Policy explains how IOM collects, registers, stores, uses, shares or otherwise processes your information on this Website. By accessing and using this Website, you agree to the terms in this Privacy Policy.

What information do we collect, and how do we use it?

Information collected from normal Website use:

If you browse the Website without choosing to disclose any information, the only information we gather is standard data from server logs, including:

  • IP (Internet Protocol) Address
  • Browser type
  • Device type
  • Operating system
  • The website that referred you to our website
  • Files Downloaded
  • Pages on the website visited, with dates and times
  • Data from our cookies (see how we use cookies below)

We use this information to monitor the overall usage of the Website, which helps us make the Website more user-friendly. With the exception of the IP Address, none of the data is linked to any personal information.

IOM will not share your personal data with third parties without your express consent.


To improve your browsing experience, IOM uses cookies that collect information on your browsing behavior when you use our Website. Cookies enable IOM to better tailor our Website to your needs and preferences. By using the IOM Website, you agree that we can place cookies on your browsing device. You can switch off cookies by changing your browser settings, but doing so may affect the functionality of certain areas of the Website.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files placed onto your device when you visit the IOM Website. The data that cookies collect are different than any personal information that you choose to disclose to us for a specific purpose. They identify your browsing device to our servers via your IP address and provide a variety of information, such as the area(s) of the website you visit and for how long. If you return to the IOM website, we can determine whether you previously visited a given page based on the cookie from your previous visit. The use of cookies is very common because cookies help website administrators meet the needs of the User(s).

How does IOM use cookies?

IOM uses cookies to improve your browsing experience when you revisit our Website. Particularly, IOM uses cookies to:

  • ensure the Website is working efficiently;
  • track the effectiveness of our awareness campaigns;
  • to measure and improve the Website’s performance and content impact;
  • learn which areas of IOM’s work are important to you so we can develop these topics on the Website for your future visits;
  • measure the impact of IOM’s social media posts; and
  • learn the location from which the you are accessing the Website and in what language.

How do we collect and analyse cookies?

IOM uses a to collect information on your preferences from your visits to our websites and to analyses your preferences from cookies already stored in your browser.

To obtain this information, IOM enables Google Analytics to analyse the traffic on IOM websites through a series of cookies that are already stored in your browser and that compile data from your browsing preferences. You can see the types of cookies used by Google and learn more about the different categories in the Google Privacy & Terms.

IOM may change its specialist service provider at any time without notice to you and will update this Privacy Policy as necessary at that time.

Third-Party Cookies:

The Website may contain embedded third-party content or plugins such as a YouTube video, a Facebook like button, links to online news platforms, or other content. Third parties delivering this content will often install cookies on your browsing device, and we use these cookies for the same purposes we use our own cookies.

IOM does not govern the installation, settings, or use of any third-party cookies. Therefore, we recommended that you visit these websites directly to learn more about their privacy policies and use of cookies.

IOM cannot be held responsible for protecting the privacy of data collected by third party cookies, even if they link to IOM’s Website through embedded content or plugins. Most modern web browsers permit users to disable cookies from third parties.

Managing Cookies: Enabling and Disabling Cookies?

If you want to limit the use of cookies, you can set your browser to notify you before any cookies are installed on your device, giving you the choice to accept or reject the cookie. You can also set your browser to disable cookies altogether. Most modern browsers also allow you to disable only third-party cookies while enabling cookies on the host site.

Be advised that if you disable the cookies, you may not be able to use certain features on the Website, and you may be required to re-enter information to use certain Website services.

How is IOM accountable to you?

Deleting Information:

At any time, you may request that IOM delete any information you have disclosed by contacting IOM Bratislava at bratislavaInfo@iom.int.

Notification of Changes

IOM will post any changes to the Privacy Policy directly to this page, so you are always aware of what information we collect and how we process it.

Contacting IOM:

For any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact IOM at:

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Grösslingová 35
811 09 Bratislava
Slovak Republic
E-mail: bratislavaInfo@iom.int