We collect no personal information about you when you visit
our website unless you choose to provide this information
to us when you become a member. However, we collect and
store certain information automatically. Here is how we
handle information about your visit to our website.
We Collect and Store Automatically
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the
website, read pages, or download information, we will gather
and store certain information about your visit automatically.
This information does not identify you personally. We automatically
collect and store only the following information about your
1. IP address from which you access our website
(an IP address is a number that is assigned to each computer
connected to the Internet);
2. Type of browser and operating system used to access our
3. Date and time you access our site;
4. Pages you visit; and
5. If you linked to our website from another website, the
address of that website.
use the information we collect to count the number and type
of visitors to the different pages on our site, and to help
us make our site more useful to visitors like you.
If You Choose to Provide Personal Information
You may choose to provide us with personal information on
this website, including name, organization, and e-mail.
This information is collected only if specifically and knowingly
provided by you. Personally identifying information you
provide will be used by USAID/EGAT/LRM only in connection
with FRAME or for such other purposes as are described at
the point of collection. We do not give, sell or transfer
any personal information to a third party. Members of the
community/network must respect other members’ privacy
and may not use personal information outside of the context
This website uses personal information for four purposes:
If you choose, you may have new information from FRAME sent
to your email address. This subscription service is optional
and may be turned off at any time by editing your profile
in the "My Options" section.
2. If you choose, you may have your personal information
displayed in the "Network" of the Community of
Practice groups in this site. This information will be displayed
only to members of this website. Your listing in the Profile
may be turned off at any time by editing your profile in
the "My Options" section.
3. If you choose, you may become a member of a network with
other practitioners in your discipline; this is done by
editing your profile in the “My Options” section.
4. EGAT/LRM designed this site to maximize participation
of multiple parties in the Community of Practice. If you
choose to submit your email address on this site, EGAT may
contact you via email regarding this planning process, including
notifications of public meetings, follow-up surveys, and
other forms of outreach. If you would not like to be contacted,
please notify the site administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You Send Us E-mail
may choose to provide us with personal information as an
e-mail with a comment or question. We use the information
to improve our service to you or to respond to your request.
Sometimes we forward your e-mail to other government employees
who may be better able to help you. Except for authorized
law enforcement investigations, we do not share our e-mail
with any other outside organizations
A "persistent cookie" is a small text file that
is stored on your computer and makes it easy for you to
move around a Web site without having to continually re-enter
your name, password, preferences, etc. Our website does
not use persistent cookies. A “session cookie”
is a small text file that is not stored on your computer,
but is kept in memory while you are connected to our Web
site and is erased when you close your browser. We use session
cookies only to make your visit more productive for you.
Securing the Information We Collect Online
We are committed to properly securing the information we
collect online. To help us accomplish this, we take the
We employ internal access controls to ensure that only people
who see your information are those with a need to do so
to perform their official duties;
2. We train relevant personnel on our privacy and security
measures so that our personnel know what is required for
3. We regularly back up the information we collect online
to insure against loss;
4. We use technical controls to secure the information we
collect online, including: encryption, firewalls, password
5. We periodically test our security procedures to ensure
personnel and technical compliance; and
6. We employ external access safeguards to identify and
prevent unauthorized attempts or outsiders to hack into,
or cause harm to, the information in our systems.
with this web site is against the law. If anyone tries to
tamper with it, they may be punished under the Computer
Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information
Infrastructure Protection Act.
Links to Other Sites
website has links to a limited number of public and private
organizations. When you link to another site, you are no
of the new site.