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Privacy policy

Privacy policy

Your privacy on the Internet is of utmost importance to the Regional Cholera Platforms in Africa. This privacy statement describes Regional Cholera Platforms in Africa’s policy concerning the gathering and sharing of visitors’ information through the Regional Cholera Platforms in Africa web site.

What information does Regional Cholera Platforms in Africa collect?

Normal web site usage

In general, you can browse the Regional Cholera Platforms in Africa site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. The only information we gather during general browsing is from standard server logs. These include your IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system, and information such as the web site that referred you to us, the files you download, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits.

Collection of personally identifiable information

If you register for a newsletter, log on to Regional Cholera Platform in Africa sites, order a book, request information, provide feedback, join a discussion group or join an electronic mailing list, you will be asked to provide personal information such as your name, postal address and e-mail address.

This information is collected only with your knowledge and permission, and is kept in various Regional Cholera Platform in Africa databases and mailing lists.

Regional Cholera Platforms in Africa sites with specific requirements to collect personal information may publish a privacy policy specific for that site. In these cases, the site-specific policies will be complementary to this general Regional Cholera Platforms in Africa privacy policy, but will give additional details for that particular site.

For certain Regional Cholera Platform in Africa site, registering or supplying personal information sets a cookie*. By setting this cookie, Regional Cholera Platform in Africa will remember your details the next time you visit, so you don’t have to re-enter the information. This helps us to provide you with a better service.

What does Regional Cholera Platforms in Africa do with the information it collects?

Normal web site usage

The information gathered during general browsing of the “” domain is used to analyse trends and usage of the Regional Cholera Platforms in Africa site and to improve the usefulness of the site. It is not connected with any personal information.

Personally identifiable information

Regional Cholera Platforms in Africa may use the personal information you provide to:

Contact you – either in response to a query or suggestion, or to mail newsletters, documents, publications etc. to you;

Statistical analysis.

What if I don’t want to provide personal information?

Providing personal information on the Regional Cholera Platforms site is optional. If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still browse and use the Regional Cholera Platforms site, but you will not be able to carry out certain actions such as register for a newsletter.

Opting out and changing your information

At any time, you can cancel or modify your information by returning to the web page where you first provided the information and contacting the focal point for that page. Where contact details are not provided on the page, you can contact us here for further information.


We do not sell or share any personally identifiable information volunteered on the Regional Cholera Platforms site to any third party. Any information provided to Regional Cholera Platforms by users of the Regional Cholera Platforms site is held with the utmost care and security and will not be used in ways other than as set forth in this privacy policy, or in any site-specific policies, or in ways to which you have explicitly consented. Regional Cholera Platforms employs a range of technologies and security measures to protect the information maintained on our systems from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

All our employees who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of official business matters, including personal data.

The Regional Cholera Platforms site contains links to sites external to the domain. Regional Cholera Platforms is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.

Notification of changes

Changes to this privacy policy will be posted on the Regional Cholera Platforms home page at


For questions or queries regarding this privacy policy, please contact us at

A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent from a web server to your browser. It is normally used to assign a unique identification to your computer and securely store information such as user IDs, passwords, preferences, and online profiles.

It is stored on the hard drive of your computer. You can choose not to have cookies delivered by websites by changing your browser settings. Different web sites can send their own cookies to your computer. To protect your privacy, your browser only allows a web site to access the cookies it has already sent you, not the cookies sent by other sites.