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Privacy Notice

The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health (Gates Institute) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health collects some information when you visit our site. 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: 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, if any; and which pages you view while you visit our website.

We use this information to count the number of visitors to different sections of our site, to find out what information is the most viewed, and to help us make our website more useful to visitors. This gathering and storing of information is separate from the activity described as “monitoring” in our Security Notice below.

If you identify yourself by contacting us

If you decide to contact us with personally identifying information in your message, we will use that personally identifying information to respond to your comment or suggestion, and to count the number of people sending us comments.

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 websites collect from you when you access them. Those data are stored on your hard drive and not on the website’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.


Security Notice

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, the Gates Institute 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 website 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 Gates Institute (see Copyright Notice below). If you wish to reuse materials from a member posting, please contact the original source 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 Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health. 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 above).


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, print or save search results, and download the files that are specifically offered in downloadable format (usually PDFs, Word documents, or PowerPoint files). You may also use, without prior permission, text from posted press releases and, with attribution, quotations from blogs. 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 original 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 The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health.

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 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 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 Gates Institute.

The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Johns Hopkins University or the Gates Institute 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 or the Gates Institute or their employees and contractors make no warranty, expressed, implied or statutory, including, but not limited to, the warranties of non-infringement of third-party rights, title and merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to content available from this web site or other Internet resources linked from it. Additionally, the Johns Hopkins University assumes 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 does not represent the views or positions of the Johns Hopkins University or the Gates Institute. In particular, the views and opinions expressed in the Gates Institute discussion forums are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily represent the views or positions of  Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, or the Gates Institute.



This website was developed by the the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


For More Information

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

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health
615 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, Maryland, 21205 USA

Tel: +1 410-955-2232