Information Collected and Stored Automatically
If you visit our site to read or download information, such as resources in the library or information about registered organizations, we may store some or all of the following:
- the IP address from which you accessed our site
- the date and time
- the URL of the website from which you linked to our site
- the name of the file or words you searched for
- the pages you visited on our site
- the items clicked on a page
- the browser and operating system used
- Other anonymous sites statistical data
This type of user data information gathered is used for site management, including analyzing site traffic, improving our site, for other administrative purposes, and, in the case of suspected unauthorized activity, for law enforcement and possible criminal prosecution.
In addition, WorkWithUSAID.gov might collect personally identifiable information you voluntarily provide at various points through the Site. For example, if you identify yourself by creating a profile. If you choose to provide us with information, we may use that information to contact you, respond to your message, or provide you the information or services you requested.
You should be aware that you are providing us with personally identifying information when you send us an email (for example, asking us a question), register yourself or your organization, sign up for our newsletter, use our website to take the pre-engagement assessment, submit a request to be featured on the directory, or engage with any of the other activities on this site. We collect this information to respond to your question, comment or suggestion and to authenticate your identity while you are on sections of the website that require you to register or log in. We will never ask for your social security numbers, date or place of birth. In certain instances, your comment or suggestion may be forwarded to other U.S. government agencies or departments if they are in a better position to respond to your message.
In certain instances, such as blog comments or the Partner Directory, the information you provide may be visible to the public. Please do not share any personal information that you do not want made available to the public. WorkwithUSAID is not responsible for how other participants may use your information,
We want to be very clear: We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information to us. We maintain the information we collect in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, where applicable.
When you voluntarily submit information, it constitutes your consent to the use of the information for the purpose stated. When you click the “Submit” button on any of the Web forms found on our sites, you are indicating your voluntary consent to the use of the information you submit, for the stated purpose.
WorkwithUSAID.gov uses single-session cookies to serve technical purposes, like providing seamless navigation through our site. WorkwithUSAID.gov also uses multi-session cookies to help us understand how people use the site, and how we can make it better. Traffic statistics are collected anonymously and aggregated, and no information is traceable to any specific individual. We take the safeguarding of any personally identifying information very seriously. Any information collected using “cookies” will be used only in connection with the administration of your profile and any activities linked to it on WorkwithUSAID.gov. We will not share any information associated with this cookie with parties not connected with the administration of this website.
Cookies-Tier 1 (single session), Tier 2 (multi-session without PII), and Tier 3 (multi-session with PII) -are used on WorkwithUSAID.gov in compliance with OMB Memorandum 10-22, Guidance for Online Use of Web Measurement and Customization Technologies (PDF).
Cookies may also be set by the following third-party providers on WorkwithUSAID.gov
Google Analytics: A tier 2 cookie sets when the page is loaded - used to improve web metrics capabilities.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analysis is the gathering, collection, and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects from which website a data subject has come, in this case, to WorkwithUSAID.gov’s website (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were accessed, and/or how often and the duration a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and for the analysis of content viewed on the website.
The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
As IP anonymization is activated on our website, your IP address will be sent and shortened by a Google server within the United States. In some cases, your IP address will be shorted by Google in Member States of the European Union or other states in agreement with the European Economic Area. On behalf of the operator of the website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity, and to provide further services related to website and internet use to us. The IP address transferred through your browser to Google Analytics will not be combined with other data held by Google.
In addition, this website uses the Analytics feature UserID to track interaction data. This User ID will be additionally anonymized and encrypted and will not be linked with other data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible.
In addition, you may prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.
Further information and Google‘s applicable privacy regulations can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en and https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/ The following link provides a further explanation of Google Analytics https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/.
YouTube: A tier 2 cookie sets when the video is played - used to maintain the integrity of video statistics
Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information. You can remove or block cookies by changing the settings of your browser
If you want to avoid such cookies, we encourage you to set your browser to notify you when cookies are being set and allow you to reject them. Your system’s help files will explain how to do this.
For site security purposes, and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system uses software to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload information, change information, or otherwise cause damage.
Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information to us by registering on the website or contacting us directly (for example, sending us an email or chat).
If monitoring reveals evidence of possible criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to law enforcement personnel.
Information presented on this website 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 WorkwithUSAID.gov 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.
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 updated.
Disclaimer of Endorsement
The documents posted on this website 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. When users select a link to an outside website, they are leaving WorkwithUSAID.gov and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website. The managers of this site:
- Do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of the information contained on a linked website;
- Cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked websites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked website;
- Are not responsible for transmissions users receive from linked websites;
- Do not guarantee that outside websites comply with Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act.
Further, the inclusion of links or pointers to websites other than a USAID-managed website is not intended to endorse or favor any views expressed, or commercial products or services offered on these outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites.
Reference in this website 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 visitors and does not constitute an 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 USAID and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.
We strongly recommend that you review the policies of any outside websites you visit from this site, since you will be subject to the privacy and security policies of those other sites, once you leave WorkwithUSAID.gov.
Disclaimer of Liability
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 website and expressly disclaim liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this website.
With respect to the content of this site, neither the United States Government, nor USAID, 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 USAID website or other Internet resources linked from it.
Additionally, neither the U.S. Government nor USAID assumes 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.
Links to This Website or Its Contents
You may freely link to this website or any of its content. We ask only that you identify that the link is to an Internet resource.
Links to Other Sites
Our website has links to other sites we believe are relevant. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the disclaimers and the security and privacy policies of the new site. Our link does not mean that we endorse the other site’s sponsor, any views expressed on that site, or any products or services offered.
Unless a copyright is indicated, information on this website is in the public domain and may be reproduced, published, or otherwise used without permission. WorkwithUSAID.gov should be cited as the source of the information and that any photo credits or bylines be similarly credited to the photographer or author, as appropriate.
If a copyright is indicated on a photo, a 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 websites other than this website.
Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on this website is strictly prohibited and is subject to prosecution under Title 18 U.S.C., Sections 1001 and 1030). [See Security Notice.]