Website Privacy and Usage Policy Statement

1.Privacy Notice

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 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 you linked directly to our site, and the information you viewed while visiting our website.

We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, find out what information is the most viewed, and help us make our website more useful to visitors. The information gathered is used for two purposes: site management and, in the case of suspected unauthorized activity, for law enforcement and possible criminal prosecution.

If you identify yourself by sending feedback using our contact page, submitting your email for the newsletter subscription, or an e-mail from the “Contact Us” page, you also may decide to send us personally identifying information. For example, in an e-mail with an inquiry about the Asian Preparedness Partnership (APP) or providing us with a comment or suggestion.

We want it to be very clear that we will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information to us.

This site may use cookies for event registration, and to allow you to ‘remember’ progress when viewing curriculum content. 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 website’s server. Some of the links on this site point to external sites which may place cookies on your computer. 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.

2.Security Notice

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to 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 applicable laws. We generally will not obtain personally identifying information when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information to us (see also ‘Privacy Notice’). If monitoring reveals evidence of possible criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to law enforcement personnel.

3.General Disclaimer

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 APP is 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.

4.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. We do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any linked information. Further, the inclusion of links or pointers to websites other than this website 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 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 visitor’s and does not constitute an endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by APP, the United State’s Government, or United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (the foundation), or other donors.

5.Disclaimer of Liability

Every effort is made to provide accurate and complete information. However, with the number 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.

Concerning the content of this site – APP, the United States Government, USAID, the foundation or other donors, 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 for content available from this website or other Internet resources linked from it. Additionally, neither APP nor USAID 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.

The content for this website is based on funding in part by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The contents do not necessarily reflect the positions or policies of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

6.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.

7.Links to Other Sites

Our website has links to other agencies and to other public and private organizations, who we believe are relevant to our mission. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the disclaimers and security and privacy policies of the new site.

8.Copyright Notice

Unless a copyright is indicated, information published on this website is in the public domain and may be reproduced, published, or otherwise used without APP’s permission. We request that the APP 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, graphic, or any other material, permission to copy these materials must be obtained from the source before posting. This copyright notice does not pertain to information at websites other than this website. Before uploading copyrighted documents, users should obtain prior permission from relevant parties to post copyrighted documents.

9.Computer Fraud and Abuse

Only registered users are authorized to upload content to this website. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this website are strictly prohibited and are subject to prosecution under applicable laws.

10.For More Information

If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please contact us by email at