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Privacy Notice

This section explains what information DOVE collects when you visit one of our websites, and how we handle that information.

If you visit our site to read or download information:

We collect and store only the following information about you: the IP address of the device and network you are using to access the Internet, the date and time you access our site, and which pages you view while you visit our website.

We use the information we collect to count the number of visitors to the different sections and pages of our website, to find out what information is most viewed. This information helps us make our website more useful.

This gathering/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 or a completed contact or order form:

If you decide to send us personally identifying information (such as your email address or mailing address), 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.

Cookies and other information stored on your computer

The DOVE website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your browser when you visit a website. Some aspects of website design rely on cookies to give you the best possible experience (for example, to show where you left off in a menu, or how far through a page you scrolled). We also set cookies from third-party applications such as Google Analytics (which gives us more information about site visits, without storing personally identifiable information) and AddThis (which helps us count how often website visitors share our content). This information helps us improve our website.

You can access, manage, and delete cookies yourself, from your own browser. Please keep in mind that if you disable all cookies, certain portions of our websites may not work as intended. More information about cookies and cookie management can be found on and

Security Notice

For website security purposes (i.e., to keep information on our websites secure and to protected against hacking) and to ensure that our online services remain available to all users, the DOVE Project works with website hosts and uses software programs to monitor network traffic and identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage. 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.

Restrictions on Use

Except as noted on specific pages, information and publications presented on this website may not be copied and reused without permission from the Johns Hopkins University (Copyright Notice). If you wish to republish or adapt any of our materials, contact us for permission. We typically give permission for nonprofit or non-commercial educational use of DOVE Project materials.

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).

Copyright and Permissions

In general, content on this website is copyrighted. Copyright, unless otherwise specified, is held by the Johns Hopkins University.

What you may do without permission: Without asking our permission, you are welcome to print pages from the DOVE website, to print or save search results, and to download the files that are specifically offered in downloadable format (usually, .pdf, .doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx, .xls, .xlsx). You may also use, with attribution to "The DOVE Project, copyright the Johns Hopkins University", text from posted press releases and quotations from DOVE Project publications. You may also link to DOVE websites and their 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 the DOVE website into other websites, publications, or other materials that you or others produce, contact us for permission. For all materials and information used from the DOVE website, we require that you credit original sources as given on specific pages. If no other specific source or authorship information is shown, please credit the "The DOVE Project, copyright the Johns Hopkins University".

It is the user's responsibility to be aware of current copyright law and applications. The user agrees to indemnify the Johns Hopkins University from any costs or claims for infringement or copyright in relation to copies of images or text from the DOVE website. On our sites we link out to other websites; this copyright notice does not pertain to information at websites outside the DOVE 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 the DOVE 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. We do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any linked information. Further, the inclusion of links or pointers 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, manufacturer, or otherwise.

Reference on the DOVE 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 DOVE Project, the United States Government, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), or the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Johns Hopkins University, the DOVE Project, CCP, the U.S. Government, USAID, or the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 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, the DOVE Project, CCP, the United States Government, USAID, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 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, USAID, or the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 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.

Other Disclaimers

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, the Gates Foundation, or The Johns Hopkins University. In particular, the views and opinions expressed in the DOVE Blog 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 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Johns Hopkins University, the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Center for Communication Programs, or the DOVE Project as an entity.

For More Information

If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please contact the DOVE Project:

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health |DOVE Project | 615 N. Wolfe Street | Baltimore, MD, 21205 | USA

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