Privacy Notice

Thank you for visiting the Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project (FANTA) website. Your privacy and security are very important to us. Please be aware that neither FHI 360 nor USAID collects personal information when you visit our website, unless you choose to provide that information. However, we do collect some technical information about your visit.

We would like to make you aware of a law that provides to you with certain rights concerning your personal information. This is described in the Privacy Act of 1974 (as amended by 5 U.S.C. 552a) governing Federal Records. This law concerns any information held in a Privacy Act System of Records that can be retrieved by a personal identifier such as name, social security number, or other identifying number or symbol. An individual is entitled to access to his or her records and to request correction of these records if applicable. The Privacy Act prohibits disclosure of these records without the written consent of the individual(s) to whom the records pertain unless one of the twelve disclosure exceptions enumerated in the Act applies. The actual Act can be found at this link: http://www.justice.gov/opcl/privstat.htm.

This is how we handle information about your visit to our website:

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

When you visit fantaproject.org, we may store some or all of the following:

  • The IP address from which you accessed our site
  • The date and time
  • The URL of the website from which you linked to our site
  • The name of the file or words you searched for
  • The pages you visited on our site
  • The items clicked on a page
  • The browser and operating system used

We do not collect or track any personal information through these processes. We use this information, in the aggregate, to make our website more useful to visitors - to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology used, to detect operational problems, and to improve the website's overall security.

Information You Provide

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

You may choose to provide your contact information to FHI 360/FANTA in order to receive information such as our email newsletter or to participate in an online collaboration forum.

FHI 360 will use your personal information only for the purpose for which it was provided, such as to respond to your message or to provide subscriptions you have chosen. In certain instances, your comment or suggestion may be forwarded to other departments if they are in the best position to respond to your message.

Our newsletters are sent using a third-party email distribution system. In these cases, the email privacy policy will be available to you at the time you sign up for the newsletter. A link will be provided at the bottom of each newsletter with instructions on how to unsubscribe.

In certain instances, such as blog comments or discussion groups, the information you provide may be visible to the public. Please do not share any personal information that you do not want made available to the public. FHI 360 and USAID are not responsible for how other participants may use your information.

When you voluntarily submit information, it constitutes your consent to the use of the information for the purpose stated. When you click the “Submit” button on any of the Web forms found on our sites, you are indicating your voluntary consent to the use of the information you submit, for the stated purpose.

Security Notice

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government 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 or change information on this site are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act (Title 18 U.S.C., Sections 1001 and 1030).

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

Cookies

When you visit some websites, their web servers generate pieces of information known as cookies. Cookies are commonly used to recognize your computer in the future.

Fantaproject.org uses single-session cookies to serve technical purposes, like providing seamless navigation through our site. These cookies do not permanently record data, and they are not stored on your computer's hard drive. Session cookies are only available during an active browser session. When you close your browser, the session cookie disappears.

Fantaproject.org also uses multi-session cookies to help us understand how people use the site, and how we can make it better. Traffic statistics are collected anonymously and aggregated, and no information is traceable to any specific individual. FHI 360 does not collect PII (personally identifiable information) such as social security numbers or date or place of birth.

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

Cookies may also be set by the following third-party providers on fantaproject.org.

  • Google Analytics: A Tier 2 cookie that sets when a page is loaded - used to improve web metrics capabilities.
  • YouTube: A Tier 2 cookie that sets when a video is played - used to maintain the integrity of video statistics

General Disclaimer & Copyright Notice

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 FHI 360/FANTA be cited as the source of any information copied from this site and that any photo credits or bylines be similarly credited to the photographer or author.

Disclaimer of Liability

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

With respect to the content of this site, neither FHI 360 nor USAID or its employees and contractors make any warranty, expressed or implied or statutorily, 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 USAID website or other Internet resources linked to or from it.

Additionally, neither FHI 360 nor USAID assumes any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product, or process disclosed herein, nor freedom from computer virus; and does not represent that use of such information, product, or process would not infringe on privately owned rights.

Accessibility

FHI 360 and USAID are committed to providing access to all individuals seeking information on our websites. 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 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.

Accessing Documents in Different File Formats

Most documents 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 10.x 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.

Verification or Hard Copy of Content 

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

Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project (FANTA)
FHI 360
1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
Phone: 202-884-8000
Fax: 202-884-8432
Email: fantamail@fhi360.org

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