Web Policies

Privacy Notice

This section explains how the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 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, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account, or iowa.edu 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 shopping cart feature that allows users to select and save photos for up to seven days. The shopping cart uses a cookie to store information about saved photos on the user’s computer. After seven days the file is automatically deleted. No information about the individual user is collected or saved by CCP, the Media/Materials Clearinghouse or Photoshare.

Security Notice

For SITE SECURITY purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, CCP’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 CCP (see Copyright Notice below). Please contact us for permission first. Usually, we can give permission for nonprofit educational use of CCP materials found on this website. Some materials on this website are not the property of CCP, 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 CCP.

While we make every effort to provide accurate and complete information, some information may change between site updates.

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 CCP, 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, 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, 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.

Links to this website or Its Contents

You may freely link to this website or any of its content. If you link to our website, please let us know.

Links to Other Sites

Our website has 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.

Copyright Notice

In general, content on this website is copyrighted. 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 WordPerfect). You may also use, without prior permission, text from posted press releases and, with attribution, quotations from CCP publications including Population Reports and Center Publications.

If, however, 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, please contact us for permission. In particular, to obtain and use images from the Photoshare database, you must request permission and agree to follow 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. It is the user’s responsibility to be aware of current copyright law and applications.

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 CCP.

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 website 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., Sections1001 and 1030).

Site Management

The Internet Services Group of CCP manages the overall information content, design, and organization of this website. The CCP Internet Services Group can be reached by e-mail at ccpinfo@jhu.edu.

Verification or Hard Copy of Content

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

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Center for Communication Programs
Attn: Internet Services Group
111 Market Place, Suite 310
Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
Fax: 410-659-6266
E-mail: ccpinfo@jhu.edu

 

For More Information

If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please contact CCP at the address, fax numbers, or e-mail address listed above.

 

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