This explains how the 5th Birthday website 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 only view or download presented information, we only collect
and store the following information about you: the name of the domain from
which you access the Internet; your operating system and browser type/version; the
date and time you access our site; the Internet address of the website from which
you linked directly to our site; and what information you view while you visit our
We do not collect or track any personal information through these processes. 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 help
us make our website more useful to visitors.
Information You Provide to U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
You do not have to provide any personal information to view this website. You may choose to provide your personal information to USAID in order to add identifying information to your photo and message post for the snapshot gallery. USAID will only use your personal information for the purpose for which it was provided. Any photos submitted to 5th Birthday will be considered to be in the public domain and all rights to restrict the use of the submitted photo on the 5th Birthday website or any third-party sharing and/or posting over social media channels, by the submitter or those pictured, will be considered waved. However, if a submitter or pictured individual wishes a photo removed from USAID servers or USAID moderated, publically exposed, social media and Flickr pages, 5th Birthday will do its best to accommodate this request.
Cookies and Other Information Stored on Your Computer
This site does NOT use the "cookies" that some websites use to gather
and store information about your visits to their sites.
Cookies are essentially tokens of information, such as preferences and passwords that some web servers collect from you when you access them. That data is stored
on your hard drive – not on the website's server. Whenever you visit a "cookie"
site, the server looks for its cookie on your hard drive and, if found, then reads
the information it stored there.
However, this site DOES use "session cookies," which allow quicker transfer
of information from the 5th Birthday website server to the user. A session cookie, or
"memory cookie," is a temporary block of information stored in the memory
of your computer. Regular cookies are files stored on your computer, while session
cookies are deleted when you close your browser.
Cookies – Tier 1 (single session) and Tier 2 (multisession without PII) – are used
on USAID.gov in compliance with
OMB Memorandum 10-22, Guidance for Online Use of Web Measurement and Customization
Technologies (PDF). USAID.gov does not use Tier 3 (multisession with PII)
Cookies may also be set by the following third-party providers on USAID.gov:
- Google Analytics:
A Tier 2 cookie sets when a page is loaded and is used to improve web metrics capabilities.
- YouTube: A Tier 2 cookie
sets when a video is played and is used to maintain the integrity of video statistics.
Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information.
You can remove or block cookies by changing the settings of your browser. For opt-out
instructions relating to cookies, please visit
Further, some of the links on the 5th Birthday website point to non-USAID sites, which
may place cookies on your computer. If you want to avoid such cookies, we encourage
you to set your browser to notify you when cookies are being set and allow you to
reject them. Your system's help files will explain how to do this.
For SITE SECURITY purposes and to ensure this service remains available to
all users, this computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic
to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise
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.
Information presented on this website 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 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.
Disclaimer of Endorsement
The documents posted on this website 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 websites other than a USAID-managed
website 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 those outside sites, or
the organizations sponsoring the sites, by trade name, trademark, manufacture, or
Disclaimer of Liability
Every effort is made to provide accurate and complete information. However, with
the many of documents available, often uploaded within short deadlines, we cannot
guarantee there will be no errors. We make no claims, promises, or guarantees
about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this website and
expressly disclaim liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this website.
Links to This Website or Its Contents
You may freely link to this website or any of its content. We ask only that you
identify that the link is to an Internet resource.
Links to Other Sites
The 5th Birthday website has links to United States Government agencies and to private
organizations that we believe are relevant to our agency's mission. Once you link
to another site, you are subject to the disclaimers and security and privacy policies
of the new site.
Unless a copyright is indicated, information on this website 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,
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 on websites other than this
Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on this website
are strictly prohibited and are subject to prosecution under Title 18 U.S.C., Sections
1001 and 1030).
The USAID Global Health Bureau manages the overall information content, design, and
organization of this website.
Accessing Documents in Different File Formats
Some documents on USAID.gov are in portable document format (PDF), so you can view
publications in their original format regardless of the type of computer, browser,
or operating system you use to access the Internet. In order to view, navigate through,
and print PDF documents, you must first download the free
Acrobat Reader software. For best results, you should install version 3.0
or later. Visit the
Adobe Reader Help and Support page for troubleshooting tips. If you use
a screen reader, you may want to visit Adobe's
Reader accessibility page, which has a user's guide for accessing PDF documents
with assistive technology.
USAID is committed to providing access to all individuals seeking information on
USAID.gov. To provide this information, this site has been built to comply with
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (as
amended). Section 508 requires that all individuals with disabilities (whether federal
employees or members of the general public) have access to and use of information
and data, comparable to that provided to individuals without disabilities, unless
an undue burden would be imposed on us. If you use assistive technology (such as
a screen reader, Braille reader, etc.) and have trouble accessing information on
this site, please contact us with the nature of the problem, the URL (web address)
of the information you tried to access, and your contact information. We will contact
you as soon as possible and do what we can to provide you with the information
Third-Party Websites and Applications
5th Birthday maintains a Facebook presence. The privacy policies for Facebook are located
on its pages.
On each of the 5th Birthday Facebook pages, 5th Birthday staff post news and other items of
interest to users. If you have a Facebook account or “Like” 5th Birthday
Facebook pages, you can post comments or click on the “Like” option
for individual entries. If you comment or click on the “Like” button,
personally identifying information will be visible to 5th Birthday staff and other Facebook
site visitors. The amount of visible personal information will depend on your own
Facebook privacy settings. You can avoid displaying any personally identifiable
information by not creating an account, not posting comments, and not clicking on
the “Like” options in Facebook.
5th Birthday staff do not collect, use, or disclose any information about visitors who
comment or "Like" the 5th Birthday Facebook pages. Facebook collects and
reports on non-personally identifiable information about activities on Facebook
pages. This information is password protected and only available to 5th Birthday managers
5th Birthday maintains a moderated image-sharing photostream on Flickr.com. 5th Birthday communications
staff share and post photos, educational images, event promotions, and campaigns
on the 5th Birthday Flickr photostream. We use Flickr analytics to demonstrate the frequency
with which images are viewed. The information is used internally by 5th Birthday communications
staff. You can view images in the Flickr photostream without creating a Flickr account.
In this case, no personally identifiable information is collected unless provided
by you in our Add Photo form. Photos you provide using the Add Photo form will be held
on 5th Birthday servers for the purpose of facilitating the transfer to Flickr only.
These photos may be displayed on the 5th Birthday website only if chosen by the moderator
and will otherwise be deleted and used for no other purpose. If you create a Flickr
account, you must give some personal information to Flickr, such as your name, user
name, password, and e-mail address. You have the option to provide additional personal
information, including a short biography, location, or a picture. 5th Birthday staff never
access or use the personal information of Flickr members. 5th Birthday does not collect,
maintain, disclose, or share any information about people who subscribe to the 5th Birthday
5th Birthday uses Twitter to send short messages (up to 140 characters) or “Tweets”
to share information about 5th Birthday with our audiences and respond to comments
and inquiries sent via Twitter to 5th Birthday. While users may read the 5th Birthday Twitter
feeds without subscribing to them, users who want to subscribe to (or follow) 5th Birthday
Twitter feeds must create a Twitter account at http://www.twitter.com.
To create an account, you must provide some personal information, such as your name,
user name, password, and e-mail address. You have the option to provide additional
personal information, including a short biography, location, or a picture. Most
information you provide for a Twitter account is available to the public, but you
can modify how much of your information is visible by changing your privacy settings
on the Twitter website.
5th Birthday staff members monitor the number of subscribers and respond to comments
and queries via Twitter, but they never use the personal information of 5th Birthday
Twitter followers. 5th Birthday does not collect, maintain, disclose, or share any information
5th Birthday videos introduce users to many different aspects of the research that 5th Birthday
supports and connect them to our research-based information resources. Some videos
feature stories from researchers, patients, and caregivers. Others describe 5th Birthday
major research programs. Most of these videos are available on the 5th Birthday website
To be notified when 5th Birthday adds new videos, users with YouTube accounts can subscribe
to the 5th Birthday channel. 5th Birthday staff members monitor the number of subscribers
and may respond to comments and queries on YouTube, but they do not collect, maintain,
disclose, or share any information about people who follow 5th Birthday on YouTube.
Verification or Hard Copy of Content
If you would like verification or a hard copy of information released on this website,
contact our staff:
U.S. Agency for International Development
Washington, D.C. 20523-1000
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