Privacy Policy

This explains how the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Program neglecteddiseases.gov website 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 only view or download presented information, we only collect and store the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet; your operating system and browser type/version; 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 view while you visit our website.

We do not collect or track any personal information through these processes. We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, find out what information is most viewed, and help us make our website more useful to visitors.

Information You Provide to the NTD Website

You do not have to provide any personal information to view this website.

Cookies and other information stored on your computer

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. That data is stored on your hard drive-not on the website's server. Whenever you visit a "cookie" site, the server looks for its cookie on your hard drive and, if found, then reads the information it stored there.

However, this site DOES use "session cookies," which allows quicker transfer of information from the neglecteddiseases.gov website server to the user. A session cookie, or "memory cookie," is a temporary block of information stored in the memory of your computer. Regular cookies are files stored on your computer, while session cookies are deleted when you close your browser.

Cookies – Tier 1 (single session) and Tier 2 (multisession without PII) – are used on neglecteddiseases.gov in compliance with OMB Memorandum 10-22, Guidance for Online Use of Web Measurement and Customization Technologies (PDF). Neglecteddiseases.gov does not use Tier 3 (multisession with PII) cookies.

Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information. You can remove or block cookies by changing the settings of your browser. For opt-out instructions relating to cookies, please visit http://www.usa.gov/optout_instructions.shtml.

Further, some of the links on the neglecteddiseases.gov website point to non-USAID 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.

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 the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

We generally will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us.

If monitoring reveals evidence of possible criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to law enforcement personnel.

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 USAID be 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.

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 a USAID-managed 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.

Disclaimer of Liability

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

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.

Links to Other Sites

The neglecteddiseases.gov provides external links solely for our readers’ information and convenience. When readers select a link to an external website, they are leaving the neglecteddiseases.gov site and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the external website. External links will be indicated using this icon found at the end of the link.

The NTD Program:

  • Does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on a linked website.
  • Does not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked websites or the views they express or the products/services they offer
  • Cannot and does not authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked websites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked website. NOTE: neglecteddiseases.gov uses many copyrighted photos so users must check captions/ALT tags to determine source of photos. Only USAID photos are in the public domain.
  • Is not responsible for transmissions users receive from linked websites.
  • Does not guarantee that external websites comply with Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act.

Copyright Notice

Unless a copyright is indicated, information on this website is in the public domain and may be reproduced, published or otherwise used without USAID's permission. We request that USAID be cited as the source of the information and that any photo credits or bylines be similarly credited to the photographer or author or USAID, 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 original source.

This copyright notice does not pertain to information at websites other than this website.

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., Sections 1001 and 1030.

Social Media

The NTD Program contributes to USAID profiles on third-party social media sites. We are present on these sites in order to tell the story of the NTD Program to the American public and to host-country audiences.

While we encourage commenting and conversation on our social media profiles, please remember that they are a public forum and any information provided will be visible to the public. Please do not include personal details such as your telephone number, email address, or any other personal information that you do not want available to the general public.

While some Personally Identifying Information (PII) may become available to the NTD Program through your use of social media (i.e. we can see your name and picture if you post a comment), we will not be collecting, sharing, or storing that information.

Our presence on social media sites is not intended to endorse, recommend, or favor any third-party company or service provider.

Embedded Third-Party Content

The NTD Program makes use of third-party embeddable content and applications (widgets). When content is embedded from a third-party provider, we will clearly label the source of the content. Embedded videos may set a cookie when they are played.

Site Management

The NTD Program manages the overall information content, design and organization of this website.

Accessing Documents in Different File Formats

Some documents on the website are in portable document format (PDF), so you can view publications in their original format regardless of the type of computer, browser, or operating system you use to access the Internet. In order to view, navigate through, and print PDF documents, you must first download the free Acrobat Reader software. For best results, you should install version 3.0 or later. Visit the Adobe Reader Help and Support page for troubleshooting tips. If you use a screen reader, you may want to visit Adobe's Reader Accessibility page, which has a user's guide for accessing PDF documents with assistive technology.

Accessibility

The NTD Program is committed to providing access to all individuals seeking information on neglecteddiseases.gov.  To provide this information, this site has been built to comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (as amended). Section 508 requires that all individuals with disabilities (whether federal employees or members of the general public) have access to and use of information and data, comparable to that provided to individuals without disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on us. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, Braille reader, etc.) and have trouble accessing information on this site, please contact us with the nature of the problem, the URL (web address) of the information you tried to access, and your contact information. We will contact you as soon as possible and do what we can to provide you with the information you need.

Verification or Hard Copy of Content

If you would like verification or a hard copy of information released on this website, contact us:

Knowledge Management Services II (KMS II)
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW 
Suite 440
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202-660-1860
Fax: 202-216-0990
Contact Us.

For More Information

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