Knowledge Gateway Privacy and Copyright policy

Knowledge Gateway is committed to protecting your privacy as a member and visitor of this Web site and a user of its resources. Because of that, Knowledge Gateway operates by the following principles.

Knowledge Gateway and its services are the owner of the information provided/collected on this Web site. We will not sell, disseminate, disclose, trade, transmit, transfer, share, lease or rent any personally identifiable information to any third party not specifically authorized by you to receive your information except as we have disclosed to you in this Privacy Policy.

Information Collection

When you request membership within the system, we will ask for information that personally identifies you. This information will include your name, location, and email address. This information will be provided to the system coordinators so they can create your account. Your personal details will be available in the contacts section of your Knowledge Gateway community and accessible only by community members of communities you are member of.

Your email address will be used as the primary channel for Knowledge Gateway communicating alerts, news, discussions, new developments, and resources. At no time is communication within the system anonymous.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data that is stored on a visitor's hard drive while they are visiting this Web site. We may utilize a short-lived form of cookie when you visit this site. For Knowledge Gateway, a cookie is only used to identify one unique visitor from another visitor during a particular session. A session is the period of active site-use while that unique visitor is linked to our server. We may use cookie technology during a session as a tool to carry forward your input information during use of the system. No personally identifiable information is stored on the cookie. The cookie expires and is deleted from the visitor's computer as soon as they close their browser or if they are not actively browsing our Web site. Should a previous visitor to our Web site return for a new session, they will be issued a new cookie and in no way will they be recognized as a visitor from a previous visit or session.

Third Party Links

This Web site may contain links to third party Web sites that are not controlled by the owners and management of Knowledge Gateway. These third party links are made available to you as a member of the relevant Knowledge Gateway service(s) and you agree to use these links at your own risk. Please be aware that owners and administrators of Knowledge Gateway cannot be held responsible for the content of third party Web sites nor are we responsible for the privacy policy or practices of those third party Web sites. Our Privacy Policy only applies to information we collect from you for navigation purposes while you are on the Knowledge Gateway Web site. If you should link to a third party Web site from the system, we strongly encourage you to review and become familiar with that Web site's privacy policy.

Changes in Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy without providing you with advance notice of our intent to make the changes. I you have any queries, please contact your community administrator.

Knowledge Gateway Code of Conduct

Knowledge Gateway is a restricted information service offered free of charge to its users.

If and when granted, access to Knowledge Gateway services is restricted to the authorized member only and for the intended use. Use of Knowledge Gateway is subject to the acceptance of the below code of conduct.

Copyright Code of Conduct

Knowledge Gateway is a collaborative project. Copyright of any material made available by the Knowledge Gateway services is held by the a relevant service hosted by Knowledge Gateway. Applications for reuse of materials and all other inquiries should be addressed to the relevant service administrator. Copyright in individual working documents and resources made available on Knowledge Gateway and its services rests with the original publishers of these documents. The copyright-holders alone are responsible for the contents of their documents. When granted, access to service(s) and use of information provided via Knowledge Gateway are subject to the specific license agreements of the individual Knowledge Gateway services.

Information provided by Knowledge Gateway is made available for non-commercial use only.

The information presented is protected under the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literature and Artistic works, under other international conventions and under national laws on copyright and neighboring rights. Extracts of the information in the web site may be reviewed, reproduced or translated for research or private study but not for sale or for use in conjunction with commercial purposes. Any use of information in the web site should be accompanied by an acknowledgment of the relevant Knowledge Gateway service as the source, citing the uniform resource locator (URL) of the web source. Reproduction or translation of portions or all of the information posted on this web site, require explicit, prior authorization in writing.

Applications and enquiries should be addressed to administrator(s) of the relevant Knowledge Gateway service. The designations employed and the presentation of the information in this web site do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the World Health Organization concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The mention of specific companies or of certain manufacturers' products does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by the Knowledge Gateway or the World Health Organization in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned. Errors and omissions excepted, the names of proprietary products are distinguished by initial capital letters. The World Health Organization does not warrant that the information contained in the web site is complete and correct and shall not be liable whatsoever for any damages incurred as a result of its use.

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Liability Disclaimer

This system contains submissions from parties outside the World Health Organization. The views expressed in these submissions are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the World Health Organization. The designations employed and the presentation of the information on this system do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the World Health Organization concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The mention of specific companies or of certain manufacturers' products does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by the World Health Organization in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned. Errors and omissions excepted, the names of proprietary products are distinguished by initial capital letters. The World Health Organization does not warrant that the information contained in the web site is complete and correct and shall not be liable whatsoever for any damages, including any general, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use of this system. The authors of contributions to discussion forums are alone responsible for their contributions.