This page explains how the Compass led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP)'s Breakthrough ACTION project will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our website. The information we receive depends upon what you do when visiting our site.
If you visit our site to read or download information:
We collect and store only the following information about you: the name and location of the domain from which you access the Internet; the date and time you access our site, the Internet address of the website from which linked you directly to our site, if any; and which pages you view while you visit our web site.
We use the information we collect to count the number of visitors to the different sections of our site and find out what information is the most viewed in order to help us make our web site more useful to visitors.
This gathering and storing of information is separate from the activity described as monitoring in our Security Notice.
If you identify yourself by sending us an e-mail message:
If you decide to send us personally identifying information, we will use that personally identifying information to respond to your comment or suggestion and to count the number of people sending us comments.
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 through email sign up or information exchanged via forms.
We will not share personally identifying information you provide us with any other entity.
The majority of this site does NOT use the “cookies” that some websites use to gather and store information about your visits to their sites.
This site does use 3rd party cookies. Examples of services we may be using are:
Cookies are essentially tokens of information, such as preferences and passwords, which some web servers collect from you when you access them. Those data are stored on your hard drive and not on the web site’s server. Whenever you visit a “cookie” site again, the server looks for its cookie on your hard drive and, if found, then reads the information it stored there.
For SITE SECURITY purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, our web host employs software programs to monitor network traffic and identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage. Information exchanged on this site passes through HTTPS encryption.
Unauthorized attempts to upload information 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.
Log data shared with Google Analytics is kept up to 50 months after your last visit.
Restrictions on Use
Except as noted on specific pages, information presented on this website may not be copied and reused without permission from Breakthrough ACTION (see Copyright Notice). Please contact us for permission first. Usually, we can give permission for nonprofit educational use of Breakthrough ACTION project materials found on this website. Some materials on this website are not the property of Breakthrough ACTION, however. These materials are clearly identified. Please contact the original sources, at the address given, for permission for use of these materials. We ask that original sources be cited as the source of any information obtained from this site. If no other source is indicated on or with the information you are using, please credit Breakthrough ACTION.
While we make every effort to provide accurate and complete information, some information may change between site updates.
Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on this website are strictly prohibited and are subject to prosecution under Title 18 U.S.C., Sections1001 and 1030). [See Security Notice]
COPYRIGHT AND PERMISSIONS
In general, content on this website is copyrighted.
What you may do without permission: Without asking our permission, you are welcome to print pages from this website, to print or save search results, and to download the files that are specifically offered in downloadable format (usually, .pdf, Word, or PowerPoint). You may also use, without prior permission, text from posted press releases and, with attribution, quotations from Breakthrough ACTION publications. You may also link to this website and its contents without permission; kindly let us know if you have done so.
What you must request permission to do: If you want to reproduce, republish, or incorporate other text or images from this website into other websites, publications, or other materials that you or others produce, contact us for permission.
For all materials and information used from this website, we ask that you credit original sources as given on specific pages. If no other specific source or authorship information is shown, please credit Breakthrough ACTION.
It is the user’s responsibility to be aware of current copyright law and applications. The user agrees to indemnify Johns Hopkins University from any costs or claims for infringement or copyright in relation to copies of images or text from this website. This copyright notice does not pertain to information at websites other than this website.
Links to Other Sites
This website offers links to websites of other organizations which, we believe, may offer relevant information. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the disclaimers and security and privacy policies of the new site.
Disclaimer of Endorsement
The documents posted on this website may contain links to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links 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 to other websites is not 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 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 endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the [name of site or project], the United States Government, or the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Johns Hopkins University, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, Breakthrough-ACTION,, the U.S. Government, or USAID and shall not be used for advertising or to endorse products.
Disclaimer of Liability
Every effort is made to provide accurate and complete information. We cannot guarantee that there will be no errors, however. 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, the Johns Hopkins University, Breakthrough ACTION, CCP, the United States Government, USAID, or their employees and contractors make no 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 website or other Internet resources linked from it. Additionally, the Johns Hopkins University, the U.S. Government, or USAID assume no legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product, or process disclosed herein or freedom from computer viruses, and does not represent that use of such information, product, or process would not infringe on privately owned rights.
The information provided on this website is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Government, or Johns Hopkins University. In particular, the views and opinions expressed in Springboard discussions and Compass comments, are those of the individual contributors; are not official U.S. Government information; and do not necessarily represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Government, The Johns Hopkins University, the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Center for Communication Programs, or the Compass as an entity.
For More Information
If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please contact the Compass at the address, fax numbers, or e-mail address listed below.
Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs
111 Market Place, Suite 310
Baltimore, Maryland, 21202 USA