Privacy & Terms

Privacy Policy

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

Overview

The privacy practices of this statement apply to our services available under the domain and subdomains of http://www.developmentgateway.org, owned by Development Gateway, Inc. (“Development Gateway”). By visiting these websites 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 sites.

Information Collection

Personally Identifiable Information: In general, you can browse the sites 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.

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 website or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on the website or not), the time you spent on our website, which country you accessed our website from, your computer browser and browser language, operating system information, your resolution/screen size and your IP address.

Use and Disclosure of Information

Personally Identifiable Information: When you are on an area of http://www.developmentgateway.org or a subdomain and are asked for personally identifiable information, such as when subscribing to the Development Gateway newsletter, you are providing that information to Development Gateway.

We use your personally identifiable information to facilitate the services you request (e.g., to receive the Development Gateway newsletter). 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 Google Analytics 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. Google Analytics uses cookies to help track visitor behavior. For more information about the Google Analytics privacy policy go to http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

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.

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 Google Analytics collect from you. The website 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.

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’s 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 website, 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.

Notice

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

Questions, Inquiries, or Concerns

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

Terms and Conditions

Access to these sites is provided to you, the User, subject to the following terms and conditions which may be updated by us from time to time. Also, use of certain areas of the sites is subject to additional posted guidelines or rules applicable to such areas, and those guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into these terms and conditions.

Development Gateway maintains the Development Gateway website at http://www.developmentgateway.org and various information services portals as a courtesy to those who may choose to access these sites (“Users”). The Development Gateway web site features information about Development Gateway. Development Gateway provides information and services for the development community.

Use of Site Content 

The Development Gateway web site contains information, text, graphics, software, and other content (the “Site Content”). The Site Content is protected under the copyright laws of the United States and of other countries. Unless indicated otherwise on the Site Content, we ask that you contact us at info@developmentgateway.org for permission for any reproduction, modification, or distribution of such Site Content. Some Site Content has been submitted by the Development Gateway’s partners, Users, and by third parties, and may be subject to more specific restrictions, as indicated on such Site Content.

Copyright Notice

If you believe in good faith that your copyrighted work has been reproduced on the Development Gateway web site, including the portals’ services or Forums, without authorization in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please proceed as outlined in our Copyright Notice.

Trademarks and Logos

“Development Gateway” and the Development Gateway logo are registered trademarks of Development Gateway. Development Gateway encourages cross linking with other organizations’ sites. However, Development Gateway’s trademarks should not be associated to any event or product without the prior consent of Development Gateway. Requests for permission to use Development Gateway’s trademarks should be addressed to info@developmentgateway.org. Rigorous respect of the Development Gateway branding identity (in particular use of color and font) is required in the use of the logo. Only the most recent version of the Development Gateway logo should be used at all times.

Disclaimer of Warranties

While Development Gateway endeavors to provide current and accurate information, site content is provided "as is" and "as available." Development Gateway does not warrant the availability of the Development Gateway website, nor the accuracy, completeness, or currency of the site content or any material provided through the Development Gateway website or its services, and does not warrant that the Development Gateway website operate error-free, nor that defects, errors, or omissions will be corrected or that the Development Gateway website is completely secure. Development Gateway expressly disclaims any and all warranties of any kind, including but not limited to implied, express or statutory warranties as to non-infringement of intellectual property rights, or third party tights, title, latent defects, uninterrupted service, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and freedom from computer viruses. 

Disclaimer of Liability

In no event will Development Gateway be liable to you for any damages, including without limitation, direct or indirect, special incidental, moral or consequential damages, loss of profits, opportunities or information or for expenses arising in connection with your use of the Development Gateway website or its services, even if Development Gateway is advised of the possibility of such damages, losses or expenses. 

Disclaimer of Endorsements 

Development Gateway web site contains links to third-party web sites. The linked sites are not under the control of Development Gateway, and the Development Gateway is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. The appearance on the Development Gateway web site of the name or logo of another entity, or the appearance of a link to another entity’s site, does not indicate endorsement or referral by Development Gateway of the other entity or its products and services, and Development Gateway expressly disclaims any such endorsement or referral.

Governing Law, Choice of Jurisdiction

This Agreement will be interpreted and enforced in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia, United States of America. User agrees to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the District of Columbia.

Acknowledgements

Site design by District Design Group. Homepage image courtesy of Doug Greenall.