Privacy Policy

This section explains how USAID PACE-D will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our Web site. 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 activities:
We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet; the date and time you access our site; the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site; and 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, for law enforcement and possible criminal prosecution. (See Security Notice.)

If you identify yourself by sending us a comment using our contact page, an E-mail or by completing an online form:

You also may decide to send us personally-identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message asking a question or providing us with a comment or suggestion, or in an online form associated with requesting or downloading details about tender or other opportunities. We use personally-identifying information to respond to your question, comment or suggestion, to count the number of people sending us comments, and/or to respond to your requests for information. In certain instances, your comment or suggestion may be forwarded to 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.

Security Notice

For SITE SECURITY purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, the 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 information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

We generally will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us.

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


General Disclaimer

Information presented on this Web site 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 USAID PACE-D be cited as the source of any information, photos, and images copied from this site and that any photo credits or bylines be similarly credited to the photographer or author.

We strongly recommend that USAID PACE-D data be acquired directly from this Web site and not through other sources that may change the information in some way or exclude material crucial to the understanding of that information. While we make every effort to provide accurate and complete information, some information may change between site updates. Substantive changes may be noted when content is next updated.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

The documents posted on this Web site may contain hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links and pointers are provided for visitors’ convenience. We do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any linked information. Further, the inclusion of links or pointers to Web sites other than a USAID-managed Web site is not intended to assign importance to those sites and the information contained therein, nor is it intended to endorse, recommend, or favor any views expressed, or commercial products or services offered on these outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites, by trade name, trademark, manufacture, or otherwise.

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

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


Disclaimer of Liability

The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not necessarily represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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 Web site and expressly disclaim liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this Web site.

With respect to the content of this site, neither the United States Government, nor USAID, nor their employees and contractors make any warranty, expressed or implied or statutory, 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 Web site or other Internet resources linked from it. Additionally, neither the U.S. Government nor USAID, nor their employees and contractors 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.

Links to this Web Site or Its Contents

You may freely link to this Web site or any of its content. We ask only that you identify that the link is to an Internet resource.

Links to Other Sites

Our Web site has links to United States Government agencies, International Government agencies, non-governmental organizations and private organizations, who we believe are relevant to our project’s mission. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the disclaimers and security and privacy policies of the new site.

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 the permission of the USAID PACE-D. We request that USAID PACE-D 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 PACE-D, 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.

This copyright notice does not pertain to information at Web sites other than this Web site.

Computer Fraud and Abuse 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., Sections 1001 and 1030). (See Security Notice.)

Surveillance and the Fight against Crime

Warning to all users, site surveillance may be conducted by various government entities and we shall not be responsible for your privacy or safety.

Changes to this Policy

We reserve the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes.

Governing Law

This policy and the use of this site are governed by the State of New Jersey, United States of America. Any claim related to the site or this policy shall be brought within one year after the claim arises. You agree no such claim may be brought as a class action. In the event case of any conflict between the terms of this policy and the terms of any electronic or machine readable privacy policy, the terms of this written policy shall control.

Site Management

PACE-D, funded by USAID, manages the overall information content, design, and, organization of this Web site and coordinates release of USAID PACE-D information on the Internet.

For More Information

If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please contact USAID PACE-D by sending an email to info@pace-d.com.

DISCLAIMER :
This web site is made possible by the support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of Nexant, Inc. and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government. This website was prepared under Contract Number AID-386-C-12-00001.

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency disclaims liability for any personal injury, property, or other damages of any nature whatsoever, whether special, indirect, consequential, or compensatory, directly or indirectly resulting from the publication, use of, application, or reliance of information provided on this website.