SHARE Disclaimer, Privacy, and Security Information
Updated October 2019

Thank you for visiting SHARE. This is a contractor-operated website funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) under the USAID/South Africa Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning Activity contract. This website was developed for interactive public use and is in the public domain; 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 the website is owned and controlled by the contractor, Panagora Group, and not USAID. Individuals seeking USAID information should visit the agency’s official government website at www.usaid.gov.

Privacy notice
This section explains how Panagora Group and its contractors will handle information we learn about you from your visit to this website. The information we receive depends upon what you do when visiting this site.

To report any irregularities with your account, notify [email protected] immediately.

The privacy of our users is important to Panagora Group. Panagora Group and its contractors will act reasonably to ensure that any information you provide to us is not accessed by unauthorized persons. We do not sell, rent, share, or otherwise willfully disclose to any third party, email addresses or other personally identifiable information shared on this site.

  • Your personal information is not required to visit our site. If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still visit SHARE pages.
  • Access to some areas of our site may require appropriate authorization. In that case, your unique user ID (email address) and password is required.
  • Access to some areas of our site may require some of your personal information. In that case, this personal information will only be collected if specifically and voluntarily provided and authorized by you.
  • Panagora Group may collect personally identifiable information only if specifically and voluntarily provided and authorized by you.
  • Panagora Group may use third-party services or programs to collect or maintain any voluntary personal information you may choose to provide us.
  • Personally identifying information collected will be used only in connection with SHARE, or for such purposes as are described at the point of collection.
  • Some information collected is for statistical purposes only. Panagora Group performs analyses of user behavior in order to measure customer interest in the various areas of our sites.
  • Panagora Group will make every reasonable effort to protect the personal information that you share with us as outlined in our Internet Security Policy.
  • You do not need to have cookies enabled to visit SHARE (see Cookies).

Panagora Group will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information.

Panagora Group will not be held responsible for ensuring that users comply with their own organizations’ security and disclosure policies.  

If you visit our site to only read or download information:
We 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 our site, the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site, if any; and which pages you view while you visit our website.

We use the information we collect to count the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, find out what information is the most viewed, and so help us make our website 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 email message or a completed profile:
If you decide to send us personally identifying information, we will use that personally identifying information to respond to your comment or suggestion, to count the number of people sending us comments, and to hopefully provide you with content that better meets your unique needs.

Cookies and other information stored on your computer
A cookie is a small piece of information that is sent to your browser, along with a web page, when you access a website. A cookie might track the pages you've visited, and the date when you last looked at a specific page. There are two kinds of cookies. A session cookie is a line of text that is stored temporarily in your computer's memory. Because a session cookie is never written to a drive, it is destroyed as soon as you close your browser. A persistent cookie is a more permanent line of text that gets saved by your browser to a file on your hard drive.

SHARE uses cookies to count the number of visitors and to improve the usability of our websites. We have set our software so that your browser will only return cookie information to the domain where the cookie originated (in this case, hivsharespace.net). No other site can request it. Note: Regardless of the particular uses for cookies on SHARE, we will not share any cookie information with any third parties.

Security notice
Panagora Group takes reasonable efforts to safeguard any voluntary personal information you provide us by using physical, electronic and procedural safeguards based on industry standards and best practices.

While we may use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software in some cases to protect the security of your information during transmission, you should know that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed absolutely secure.

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, SHARE’s computer systems use software programs to monitor network traffic and identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage.

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.

General disclaimer
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, it is requested that SHARE 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.

This website does not state or reflect the views or opinions of the U.S. government or USAID. If you require official USAID information, please obtain it directly from www.usaid.gov and not through other sources that may change the information in some way to exclude material crucial to the understanding of that information.

Not medical advice
The content contained on this site is not intended to and does not constitute medical advice, and no doctor/patient relationship is formed. The accuracy, completeness, adequacy, or currency of the content is not warranted or guaranteed. The use of information on the site or materials linked from the site is at the user's own risk.

The contents of the site, such as text, graphics, images and other materials are for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Users should always seek the advice of physicians or other qualified health providers with any questions regarding a medical condition. Users should never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something on the site. The site does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that might be mentioned on the site.

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 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 Panagora Group, 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 the Panagora Group, the U.S. Government, or USAID, and shall not be used for advertising or to endorse products.

Limitations of liability
Every effort is made to provide accurate and complete information, but this website is provided on an ‘as is’ basis. We cannot guarantee that there will be no errors, however. 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. Panagora Group disclaims all responsibility for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage of any kind resulting from, arising out of, or any way related to any errors in or omissions from this website and the content, including but not limited to, technical inaccuracies and typographical errors. Panagora Group does not warrant or present that the information available on or through the site will be correct, accurate, timely, or otherwise reliable. Panagora Group may make improvements and/or changes to its features, functionality, or content at any time.

With respect to the content of this site, Panagora Group, 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, Panagora Group, the 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.

Links to this website or its content
You may freely link to this website or any of its content. If you link to our website, please let us know.

Links to other sites
Our website has 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.

Copyright notice
Unless a copyright is indicated, information on this website is in the public domain and may be reproduced, published, or otherwise used without permission. Panagora Group requests only that the SHARE website be cited as the source of the information and that any photo credits or bylines be similarly credited to the photographer or author as appropriate. 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 website.

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). [See Security]

The SHARE website is managed through the USAID/South Africa Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning Activity contract, implemented by Panagora Group. Every effort is made to ensure accessibility for content generated under the contract in line with USAID’s own accessibility policy.

As a community site, SHARE encourages external contributors to make their content equally accessible for those with disabilities. However, we are unable to guarantee accessibility for content produced by third parties. Please contact the content author or organization if content is not accessible. If you are unable to locate this information, please contact us and we will make every effort to put you in contact with the content author. To learn more about Section 508 Compliance, please click here.

For the sake of timeliness, we may occasionally post resources immediately while we work to create an equivalent accessible version. In most cases, an accessible version will be made available within 10 business days of original posting. Please contact us directly at [email protected] if you find USAID/South Africa Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning Activity-generated content to be inaccessible and indicate the page URL and problem you found. We will make every effort to resolve the issue within 10 business days.

For more information
If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please contact the Panagora Group via mail at the address or email address listed below.
Panagora Group
Attn: SHARE website
8601 Georgia Ave. 
Suite 905
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Email: [email protected]