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Privacy Notice

This section explains how the K4Health Project at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Communication Programs (CCP) 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 of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example,, if you are connecting from an America Online account, or if you are connecting from the University of Iowa’s domain); the date and time you access our site, the Internet address of the website from which you linked 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, find out what information is the most viewed, and so 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 or a completed order form:

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.

Cookies and Other Information Stored on Your Computer

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.

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. Cookies generally are stored in your browser’s directory or folder in a file named cookie.txt (MagicCookie on a Macintosh).

The Photoshare database includes a “Photo Basket” feature (i.e. shopping cart) that allows users to store and edit Photoshare selections up to 30 days prior to submitting a request. The Photo Basket uses a cookie to store information about basket contents on the user’s computer. After 30 days, or after the user submits a request (whichever occurs first), the basket will automatically be emptied. No information about the individual user is collected or saved by The K4Health Project or Photoshare.

Security Notice

For SITE SECURITY purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, the K4Health Project’s computer system employs 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 presented on this website may not be copied and reused without permission from the Johns Hopkins University (see Copyright Notice). Please contact us for permission first. Usually, we can give permission for nonprofit educational use of the K4Health Project materials found on this website. Some materials on this website are not the property of the Johns Hopkins University, 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 the Johns Hopkins University.

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 K4Health Project 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: In general, 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 require that you credit original sources as given on specific pages. If no other specific source or authorship information is shown, please credit 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 this website. This copyright notice does not pertain to information at websites outside the K4Health web portfolio (which includes,,, and

Specific conditions for use of images from Photoshare ( To obtain and use images from the Photoshare database (part of the K4Health web portfolio), you must request permission and agree to the following conditions of use:

  1. All images must be properly credited to the photographer/agency.
  2. All images must be used for non-profit educational purposes only.
  3. Permission must be sought and given from the K4Health Project before each and every use of the image.
  4. It is the user’s responsibility to be aware of current copyright law and applications. The client agrees to indemnify the K4Health Project from any costs or claims for infringement of copyright in relation to copies of images supplied to the user.
  5. It is the user’s responsibility to provide the K4Health Project with publication details and to inform the K4Health Project when and how an image has been used. If this information is not provided, it will be assumed that all photos supplied have been used in the manner requested.
  6. Photos supplied by the K4Health Project may not be copied or stored by any means, electronic or otherwise, except for the purpose for which they were originally supplied.
  7. Copies of any material in which photos provided by the K4Health Project have been used must be sent to the K4Health Project.

Specific conditions for Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers ( The publishers welcome requests to translate, adapt, reprint, or otherwise reproduce the material in Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers for the purposes of informing health care providers, their clients, and the general public and improving the quality of sexual and reproductive health care worldwide. Inquiries should be addressed to WHO Press, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland (fax: +41 22 791 48 06; e-mail: and the Knowledge for Health Project, CCP, 111 Market Place, Ste 310, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, USA (fax: +1 410 659-6266; e-mail:


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 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, 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 K4Health 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 K4Health Project, CCP, 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, the K4Health Project, 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.

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, or The Johns Hopkins University. In particular, the views and opinions expressed in the K4Health 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 Johns Hopkins University, the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Center for Communication Programs, or the K4Health Project as an entity.

For More Information

If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please contact the K4Health Project:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Center for Communication Programs
Knowledge for Health Project
111 Market Place, Suite 310
Baltimore, MD, 21202
Tel: 410-659-6300 | Fax: 410-659-6266

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