Notices & Disclaimers

This site is provided as a public service by the U. S. Agency for International Development, Office of Inspector General (USAID/OIG). Except as otherwise authorized, this site is intended to be used by the public for viewing and retrieving information only. Unauthorized attempts to access, upload, change, or delete information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by criminal and civil penalties (see Monitoring & Unauthorized Use below).

USAID/OIG maintains this server to enhance public access to OIG information. Our web site is continually under development. While we try to keep the information timely and accurate, we make no guarantees. We will make an effort to correct errors brought to our attention.  

The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the U.S. Government or the USAID/OIG, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Privacy Statement

This section of the page explains how the USAID/OIG 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, such as country information or information about one of our projects:

We collect and store only the following information:

  • 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 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; 

  • what information you view while you visit our web site.  

We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, find out what information is the most viewed, and to 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.

The information gathered is used for two purposes: site management and, in the case of suspected unauthorized activity, law enforcement and possible criminal prosecution (see Security Notice).

If you identify yourself by sending us a comment using our contact page or an E-mail: Please note the following.

We use personally-identifying information to respond to your comment or suggestion, and to count the number of people sending us comments. In certain instances, your comment or suggestion may be forwarded to other U.S. government agencies or departments if they are in the best position to respond to your message.

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.

Links to non-USAID/OIG pages:

The USAID/OIG web pages contain links to other Federal and non-Federal web pages. We have provided these links as a convenience to our customers.

The USAID/OIG does not create or maintain any other Federal or non-Federal web pages. Consequently, neither the USAID/OIG nor its employees:

• Make any representation as to the accuracy of information on linked-to sites
• Guarantee the relevance, timeliness or completeness of outside information
• Necessarily endorse any views expressed or information presented on linked-to sites
• Endorse any commercial products or private interests that may be advertised or available on linked-to sites

Reference in this Web site 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 visitor's, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or USAID/OIG.

Please be advised that once you link to a non-USAID/OIG site, you are subject to the disclaimers, security, and privacy policies of the that site.

Disclaimer of Liability

Every effort is made to provide accurate and complete information. We make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this Web site and expressly disclaim liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this Web site.

Neither the U.S. Government nor USAID assume any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product, or process disclosed herein nor freedom from computer virus, and do not represent that use of such information, product, or process would not infringe on privately owned rights.

Copyright Notice

Unless a copyright is indicated, information on this Web site 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.

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.

Monitoring & Unauthorized Use:

Information from this server resides on a computer system funded by USAID/OIG. The use of this system may be monitored for computer security purposes. Any unauthorized access to this system is prohibited and is subject to criminal and civil penalties under Federal Laws including, but not limited to, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on this Web site is strictly prohibited and is subject to prosecution under Title 18 U.S.C., Sections1001 and 1030.