Privacy Policy


This notice explains how the Research Technical Assistance Center led by NORC at the University of Chicago will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our website. The information we receive depends upon how you chose to interact with the content on our site.

If you visit our site to read or download information. We collect and store only the following information about you: the name and location of the domain from which you access the Internet; the date and time you access our site; the Internet address of the website from which linked you directly to our site, if any; and the pages you view while you visit our web site. We use the information we collect to count the number of visitors to the different sections of our website and find out what information is the most viewed in order to help us make our site more useful to visitors. This gathering and storing of information is separate from the activity described as monitoring in our Security Notice.


If you identify yourself by sending us an e-mail message through our ‘Contact Us’ Form. If you decide to send us personally identifying information, we will use that personally identifying information to respond to you. We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information to us through email sign up or information exchanged via forms. We will not share personally identifying information you provide us with any other entity.


Cookies and other information stored on your computer. The majority of this site does NOT use “cookies” to gather and store information about your visit. This website does use third party cookies via Google Analytics. Click here to opt out.

Cookies are markers of information, such as preferences and passwords, which some web servers collect from you when you access them. Those data are stored on your hard drive and not on the web site’s server. Whenever you visit a website using cookies again, the server looks for its cookie on your hard drive and, if found, reads the information stored there.



For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, Research Technical Assistance Center (web host employs software programs to monitor network traffic and identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage. Information exchanged on this site passes through HTTPS encryption.

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.

Log Data. Log data shared with Google Analytics is kept up to 50 months after your last visit.


Restrictions on Use. Except as noted on specific pages, information presented on this website may not be copied and reused without permission from the Research Technical Assistance Center (see Copyright Notice). Please contact us for permission first.


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., Sections1001 and 1030). [See Security Notice]




Content on this website is copyrighted.

What you may do without permission. Without asking our permission, you are welcome to print pages from this website, to print or save search results, and to download the files that are specifically offered in downloadable format (usually, .pdf, Word, or PowerPoint). You may also use, without prior permission, text from posted press releases and, with attribution, quotations from Research Technical Assistance Center publications. You may also link to this website and its contents without permission; kindly let us know if you have done so.


What you must request permission to do. If you want to reproduce, republish, or incorporate other text or images from this website into other websites, publications, or other materials that you or others produce, contact us for permission. For all materials and information used from this website, we ask that you credit original sources as given on specific pages. If no other specific source or authorship information is shown, please credit Research Technical Assistance Center. It is the user’s responsibility to be aware of current copyright law and applications. The user agrees to indemnify NORC at the University of Chicago from any costs or claims for infringement or copyright in relation to copies of images or text from this website. This copyright notice does not pertain to information at websites other than this website.




Links to Other Sites. This website offers links to websites of other organizations which, we believe, may offer relevant information. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the disclaimers and security and privacy policies of the new site.


Disclaimer of Endorsement. The documents posted on this website may contain links to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links 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 to other websites is not 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 website 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 visitors, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Research Technical Assistance Center, the United States Government, or the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of NORC at the University of Chicago, Research Technical Assistance Center, the U.S. Government, or USAID and shall not be used for advertising or to endorse products.

Disclaimer of Liability

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

With respect to the content of this site, NORC at the University of Chicago, Research Technical Assistance Center, the United States Government, USAID, or their employees and contractors make no 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 website or other Internet resources linked from it. Additionally, NORC at the University of Chicago, U.S. Government, or USAID assume no legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product, or process disclosed herein or freedom from computer viruses, and does not represent that use of such information, product, or process would not infringe on privately owned rights.

Other Disclaimers. The information provided on this website is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of USAID, the U.S. Government, or NORC at the University of Chicago as an entity.