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Terms and conditions

This website is provided as a public service by the Private Sector in Health Consortium (the Consortium) subject to the following terms and conditions. Your use of the site is subject to these terms – if you do not agree to them, please leave the site.

Disclaimer of liability
In the preparation of this website, every effort has been made to offer the most current, correct, and clearly expressed information possible. Nevertheless, inadvertent errors may occur. In particular, but without limiting anything here, we disclaim any responsibility for typographical errors and accuracy of the information that may be contained on these web pages. We also reserve the right to make changes at any time without notice.

The information and data included on these web pages has been compiled from a variety of sources. Unless expressly stated otherwise, opinions given on this website are those of the individuals making them, and not those of the Consortium or its funders: the Consortium and its funders are not responsible for such opinions or any claims resulting from them. Further, the Consortium makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the quality, content, completeness, or adequacy of such information and data. In any situation where printed publications differ from the text contained in this system, the printed documents take precedence.

Unacceptable use
You must not use any part of the website for any purpose which is illegal, immoral, offensive to others or in breach of others' rights, or submit any content of that nature. This includes, but is not limited to any content or purpose which is discriminatory or harassing on the grounds of race, gender, religion, age or any other personal attribute, foul language, inciting hatred, sexually explicit, abusive, defamatory, in breach of copyright or other rights and such other activity as the Consortium may from time to time determine is unacceptable. We may remove or block access to any content or communication for any purpose. If you feel that your rights are infringed by anything on this site, please contact the Consortium Communications Team (details below) giving a full description of the offending items and reasons. We will investigate and, if we agree, remove or block such content.

Disclaimer of reliability
While every effort is made to ensure that this website operates reliably, the Consortium make no representations or warranties regarding the condition or functionality of this website, its suitability for use, or that the service it provides will be uninterrupted or error-free.

Disclaimer of damages
By using this website, you assume all risks associated with its use, including any risk to your computer, software or data being damaged by any virus, software, or any other file which might be transmitted or activated via this website. The Consortium shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, including, without limitation, lost revenues or lost profits, resulting from the use or misuse of this website or the information contained in this website.

Disclaimer of endorsement
Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by the Consortium. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Consortium, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Links to other websites
Links from the website may take you to other websites that are not controlled by us. While such links are provided in good faith, we do not approve or endorse the websites to which we have established links in any way. Links are provided for your convenience only and the Consortium is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of any other website linked to or from the Consortium website. Use of any such links will not render the Consortium liable to you or any other person for loss or liability of any kind.

We have tried to ensure that links to off-site materials are clearly indicated. If we have linked to your material and not clearly indicated that the content is non-Consortium, please let us know so that we can resolve the matter by making the link clearer, or removing the link.

Copyright
The Consortium holds the copyright to all Consortium publications and Consortium website content but encourages reproduction of these materials for non-commercial purposes. Proper attribution is requested, stating the original source of the material. Permission to make digital or hard copies of part or all of this work for teaching or not-for-profit use is hereby granted without fee and without a formal request provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage and that full attribution appears on the first page. Copyright for web content and publications not owned by the Consortium must be honoured and permission pursued with the copyright holder. Copying in any other circumstances, including but not limited to any commercial use, re-use in commercial publications, or for translation or adaptation, is not permitted without prior written permission from the Consortium for which a fee may be payable.

To request permission to reprint or republish material from this site, or if you are unclear who is the copyright holder, please contact the Consortium Communications Team (details below).

Storage and use of personal information
The Consortium is committed to protecting your privacy. If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please e-mail j.knezovich@ids.ac.uk.

When you visit the Consortium website, we log non-personally-identifiable information including IP address, profile information, aggregate user data, and browser type. We use this data to monitor usage and improve our website services.

In cases where you have provided the Consortium with personal data, this may be used internally to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the services we provide. We may also use this information to contact you in the future unless or until such a time that you say you do not wish us to do so.

We will not share your personal information with third parties, except when your information is provided to the financial institution that processes our credit card transactions. They receive your name, address, telephone number, credit card number and expiry date solely for the purpose of verifying the credit card number and processing the transaction in a secure environment. They employ industry standard security technology to ensure the confidentiality of your transactions.

Our online order processing systems enable you to make safe purchases. We use the latest encryption technology to ensure that no one can read your information as it travels through our ordering system.

Use of 'cookies'
We want to ensure that our website is easy to use and reliable. This sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your computer, including small files known as cookies. These files cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve our services for you by, for example:
enabling a site to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
measuring how many people are using our sites, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast

How you can control cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see AboutCookies.org. You can delete all the cookies already on your computer and you can set most browsers to block them being placed. But if you do this, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit the site.

What we use cookies for
We use cookies which allow us to measure visitor numbers and website usage. Again, these cookies do not identify you personally but simply assist us with trends of web pages being read and influencing new content and improved visitor usability. 

Consortium Communications Team
Consortium Communications Team
Jeff Knezovich j.knezovich@ids.ac.uk
The Institute of Development Studies
University of Sussex
Brighton
BN1 9RE