This is a partner-operated website funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Food Security. This website was developed for interactive public use. It is not an official U.S. government website, and therefore, does not necessarily state or reflect the views or opinions of the U.S. government or USAID. Any data collected, maintained, or stored within this website is owned and controlled by Partnering for Innovation, not USAID. Individuals seeking USAID information should visit the agency's official government website at www.usaid.gov.
Collection and Storage of Information
If you visit the site to browse, read, or download information, Partnering for Innovation will collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account, or iowa.edu, if you are connecting from the University of Iowa's domain); the date and time you access the site, the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site; and what information you view while you visit the site. Partnering for Innovation will use this information to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of the site, to find out what information is the most viewed, and to help make the website more useful to visitors. This gathering and storing of information is separate from the activity described as monitoring in the Security Notice. The information gathered is used primarily for site management described above, and may be used in the case of suspected unauthorized activity, for law enforcement and possible criminal prosecution (see Security Notice below).
If you identify yourself by sending a comment, using our contact page, or sending an email, you have voluntarily provided potentially personally identifiable information. Partnering for Innovation may use that personally identifiable information to respond to your comment, suggestion, or question. Partnering for Innovation may forward this information to USAID. If it is determined another party is in a better position to respond to your correspondence, Partnering for Innovation may forward it to them for response. In aggregate, the information may be used to count the number of people corresponding with us. If you identify yourself in order to receive information electronically, such as project-related email notifications or newsletters offered from this website, you have voluntarily provided potentially personally identifiable information, which will be used to fulfill your request for information. If you identify yourself in order to participate as a registered user, you have voluntarily provided potentially personally identifiable information. The registration information is collected to associate your entries with your user name and for site management purposes. In the case of suspected unauthorized activity, Partnering for Innovation may use this information for law enforcement and possible criminal prosecution. If you identify yourself in order to participate in a social networking community of practice, discussion forum, or other collaborative space: You have voluntarily provided potentially personally identifiable information. In addition, the potentially personally identifiable information you provide in your profile may be visible to other registered users or participants. Partnering for Innovation is not responsible for how other participants use the information provided.
Finally, when you communicate with Partnering for Innovation we will collect and store certain personal information in our stakeholder database. This information could include any of the contact or demographic information you provide us, including your name, address, phone number, email address, zip code, or affiliation. "Cookies" may also be used to recognize you and give you access to our site. And if you apply to one or more of our solicitations, your correspondence is maintained by us as required by regulation and good business practices.
Use of Information
Partnering for Innovation will use the information you provide us to help us better provide our services to you, and to tell you about other services and resources that may be of interest. In addition, Partnering for Innovation may share personal contact information and demographic information about our students and inquirers with reputable business partners. However, we do not share our email addresses. We also do not share your private applications without explicit permission, except as may be required by regulation.
You may review and approve the information about you collected upon your registration. Upon request, we will change or correct personal information that is erroneous. You may also request that Partnering for Innovation not disclose your personal contact information to third parties. However, you should understand that information about you in our database may come from a number of sources, including previous contacts or orders made by you and third party mailing lists.
For SITE SECURITY purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.If monitoring reveals evidence of possible criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to law enforcement personnel.
Partnering for Innovation maintains profiles on several third-party social media sites. We are present on these sites in order to increase the reach of our knowledge sharing activities. Though we encourage commenting and conversation on our social media profiles, please remember that they are public forums and any information provided will be visible to the public. Please do not include personal details such as your telephone number, email address, or any other personal information that you do not want available to the general public. Some Personally Identifying Information may become available to Partnering for Innovation and USAID through your use of social media (i.e., we can see your name and picture if you post a comment); however, we will not collect, share, or store that information. Our presence on social media sites is not intended to endorse, recommend, or favor any third-party company or service provider.