This section of the page explains how the DHS Program Web site will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our Web site. The information we receive depends upon what you do when visiting our site.
Cookies and other information stored on your computer
In general, this site does NOT use the "cookies" that some Web sites use to gather and store information about your visits to their sites.
Cookies are essentially tokens of information, such as preferences and passwords, which some Web servers collect from you when you access them. That data is stored on your hard drive-not on the Web site's server. Whenever you visit a "cookie" site, the server looks for its cookie on your hard drive and, if found, then reads the information it stored there. Cookies generally are stored in your browser's directory or folder in a file named cookie.txt (MagicCookie on a Macintosh).
However, you should be aware that on a limited number of pages, this Web site uses persistent "cookies" to only authenticate the identity of the user. You will also receive a specific notice about this "cookie" on the page BEFORE the "cookie" is used or "set." This Web site uses this technology in order to:
Information presented on this Web site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied freely unless identified as being subject to copyright protection. In return, we request only that the DHS Program be cited as the source of any information, photos, and images copied from this site and that any photo credits or bylines be similarly credited to the photographer or author.
We strongly recommend that DHS Program data be acquired directly from this Web site and not through other sources that may change the information in some way or exclude material crucial to the understanding of that information. While we make every effort to provide accurate and complete information, some information may change between site updates. Substantive changes may be noted when content is next updated.
The documents posted on this Web site may contain hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links and pointers are provided for visitors' convenience. We do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any linked information. Further, the inclusion of links or pointers to Web sites other than a USAID/DHS Program-managed Web site is not intended to assign importance to those sites and the information contained therein, nor is it intended to endorse, recommend, or favor any views expressed, or commercial products or services offered on these outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites, by trade name, trademark, manufacture, or otherwise.
Reference in this Web site to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the site's visitor's, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or USAID.
The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the U.S. Government or the USAID, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.
Every effort is made to provide accurate and complete information. However, with the thousands of documents available, often uploaded within short deadlines, we cannot guarantee that there will be no errors. We make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this Web site and expressly disclaim liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this Web site.
With respect to the content of this site, neither the United States Government, nor USAID, nor The DHS Program, nor their employees and contractors make any warranty, expressed or implied or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, and the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with respect to content available from this Web site or other Internet resources linked from it. Additionally, neither the U.S. Government, nor USAID, nor the DHS Program assume any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product, or process disclosed herein nor freedom from computer virus, and do not represent that use of such information, product, or process would not infringe on privately owned rights.
You may freely link to this Web site or any of its content. We ask only that you identify that the link is to an Internet resource.
Our Web site has links to other United States Government agencies and to private organizations, who we believe are relevant to our agency's mission. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the disclaimers and security and privacy policies of the new site.
Unless a copyright is indicated, information on this Web site is in the public domain and may be reproduced, published or otherwise used without USAID/The DHS Program's permission. We request that USAID/The DHS Program be cited as the source of the information and that any photo credits or bylines be similarly credited to the photographer or author or The DHS Program, as appropriate.
If a copyright is indicated on a photo, graphic, or any other material, permission to copy these materials must be obtained from the original source.
This copyright notice does not pertain to information at Web sites other than this Web site.
Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on this Web site is strictly prohibited and is subject to prosecution under Title 18 U.S.C., Sections 1001 and 1030. (See Security Notice)
ICF International manages the overall information content, design, and, organization of this Web site.
To ask whether we keep personal data about you or to request a copy of your personal data, contact us at:
Phone: (301) 572-0851
We will provide you with a readable copy of the personal data which we keep about you within a week, free of charge (proof of your identity may be required). We allow you to challenge the data that we hold about you and, where appropriate, you may have the data:
If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please contact:
The DHS Program Data Archive
530 Gaither Road, Suite 500
Rockville, MD 20850 USA
Phone: (301) 572-0851
Fax: (301) 407-6501