Privacy

The Development Gateway is committed to protecting the privacy of the users of this Online Resources Portal. Please read our privacy policy below to learn more about how we collect, use and protect your personally identifiable information.

1. Overview

The privacy practices of this statement apply to our services available under the domain and subdomains of http://www.developmentgateway.org, owned by the Development Gateway, Inc. By visiting this website ("Portal") or registering as a member of Zunia, a subdomain of this website, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree, please do not use or access our Portal.

2. Information Collection

Personally Identifiable Information: In general, you can browse the Portal without telling us who you are and without revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself. When we ask for personally identifiable information, it is used only to provide the information you have requested as well as other key announcements from Development Gateway. For example, when you register to become a member of Zunia, you are required to provide some contact information (name, email and country of residence). Where possible, we indicate which fields are required and which fields are optional. No other personally identifiable information is collected without your consent.

Statistical Data: We collect statistical information based upon the behavior of users of our Portal. We use this information only to do internal research on our users' demographics, interests and preferences, and to better understand, protect and serve you and our community. None of this information can identify you as an individual. This information may include referring URLs (such as search engines), the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on the Portal or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on the Portal or not), the time you spent on your Portal, which country you accessed our Portal from, your computer browser and browser language, operating system information, your resolution/screen size and your IP address.

3. Personal Preference Settings

If you decide to personalize your visits to this Portal by setting user preferences, we store those preferences in a text file called a 'cookie' in the browser files of your computer. This cookie lets our Portal remember your personalized settings between visits. This information is stored on your computer, not on our servers.

4. Use and Disclosure of Information

Personally Identifiable Information: When you are on an area of http://www.developmentgateway.org and are asked for personally identifiable information, such as during the registration process for Zunia, you are providing that information to Development Gateway.

We use your personally identifiable information to facilitate the services you request (e.g., groups’ newsletters, email alerts and member directory). Development Gateway staff members monitor personally identifiable information to facilitate interaction between users. If you choose to display your user profile when registering to Zunia, your profile information (except for your e-mail address) may also be accessed and viewed by other members. Further you agree that Development Gateway may use your name, photograph and country information for the purpose of promoting Zunia membership within our own Portal and in other Development Gateway marketing materials. You may opt out of this upon registration. You may change the setting for the public display of your user profile at "My Profile."

As a matter of policy, we do not rent or sell any of your personally identifiable information to any third parties. Due to the existing regulatory environment, we cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other personally identifiable information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this privacy policy. By way of example (without limiting the foregoing), we may be forced to disclose personally identifiable information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Therefore, although we use industry standard practices to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personally identifiable information or private communications will always remain private.

Statistical data: We are currently using and have contracted with a company called Omniture, a third party, to track and analyze non-personally identifiable usage and volume statistical information from our users to administer our website in order to constantly improve the website quality. All data collected by Omniture on behalf of Development Gateway is owned and used by Development Gateway. Omniture is legally bound not disclose such information to any third party. Omniture uses cookies to help track visitor behavior and sets cookies on behalf of Development Gateway, which will be listed under the domain 2O7.net. For more information about Omniture's privacy policy go to www.omniture.com.

Development Gateway reserves the right to publish non-personally identifiable, summary information regarding our visitors and users for promotional purposes and as a representative audience for potential sponsors of our work. Please note that this is not personally identifiable information, only general summaries of the activities of our visitors and customers and no one will be able to identify or contact you on account of that information.

5. Accessing, Reviewing and Changing of Personally Identifiable Information

For registered members of Zunia, we offer you the ability to review and directly change the information you submit to us by logging into Zunia and going to the “My Account” section of the page called "My Profile." You must promptly update your personally identifiable information if it changes or is inaccurate. You can deactivate your registration and contact information from our active database by clicking on "Unsubscribe temporarily or permanently".

We will retain in our files some personally identifiable information to resolve technical problems, enforce our Terms and Conditions and comply with legal requirements as is permitted by law. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your personally identifiable information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests.

6. Other Information Collectors

Except as otherwise expressly included in this privacy policy, this policy only addresses the use and disclosure of information that we or Omniture collect from you. The Portal contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other websites. To the extent that you disclose your information to other parties, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to them. Since Development Gateway does not control the privacy policies of third parties, you are subject to the privacy policies of that third party.

7. Security

Our Portal has stringent security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of information under our control. Your information is stored on Development Gateway servers located in the United States. We use procedural and technical safeguards to protect your personally identifiable information against loss or theft as well as unauthorized access and disclosure to protect your privacy.

While we strive to protect your personally identifiable information, no data transmission over the Internet is guaranteed to be 100% secure. Thus, Development Gateway cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information during transmission to or from our Portal, and you submit information to us at your own risk. However we do our best to ensure the highest level of security on our systems.

8. Notice

We may amend this privacy policy at any time by posting the amended terms on the Portal. Your continued use of this Portal following the posting of changes to Privacy Policy will mean that you accept these changes.

9. Questions, inquiries or concerns

For any further questions, inquiries or concerns regarding our privacy practices please contact legal@dgfoundation.org.