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Except as noted on specific pages, information presented on this website may not be copied and reused without permission from Breakthrough ACTION (see Copyright Notice below). If you wish to reuse materials from a member posting, please contact the original source for permission for use of these materials. We ask that original sources be cited as the source of any information obtained from this site. If no other source is indicated on or with the information you are using, please credit Springboard. While we make every effort to provide accurate and complete information, some information may change between site updates.
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In general, content on this website is copyrighted. What you may do without permission: Without asking our permission, you are welcome to print pages from this web site, print or save search results, and 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 Breakthrough ACTION publications. You may also link to this web site 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 original 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 Breakthrough ACTION.
It is the user’s responsibility to be aware of current copyright law and applications. The user agrees to indemnify the Johns Hopkins University 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.
This section explains how Springboard – supported by Breakthrough ACTION, led by Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) – will handle information obtained from your visit. The information we receive depends upon what you do when visiting our site.
When you visit our site to 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; 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 this information to count the number of visitors to different sections of our site, to find out what information is the most viewed and to 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 below.
If you identify yourself by contacting us:
If you decide to contact us with personally identifying information in your message, we will use that personally identifying information to respond to your comment or suggestion, and to count the number of people sending us comments. We will only ask for personally identifying information about you if you register to be a Springboard member, not when you visit our site without signing in.
If you register for the Springboard community:
If you decide to register as a member of Springboard, we will use that personally identifying information to tailor content to your stated area(s) of interest. We will not share your personal information with any other parties. You can unsubscribe from Springboard at any time. We may report aggregate data on member engagement to Breakthrough ACTION’s funder and partners; none of this will be personally identifiable. You may request an export of your personal data stored on the site by emailing us.
Content on Springboard labeled ‘Compass’ comes from another website Breakthrough ACTION manages, compassforsbc.org. If you click on a resource from the Compass page, no identifying information is captured, only the action (i.e. link clicked.)
You are able to log in to our site using sign-in services such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, or your personal email. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign-up form.
Cookies and Other Information Stored on Your Computer
The majority of this site does NOT use the “cookies” that some websites use to gather and store information about your visits to their sites.
This site does use 3rd party cookies. Examples of services we may be using are:
Cookies are essentially tokens 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 “cookie” site again, the server looks for its cookie on your hard drive and, if found, then reads the information it stored there.
Log data shared with Google Analytics is kept up to 50 months after your last visit.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, Springboard’s web hosting provider employs 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 Springboard are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on this web site are strictly prohibited and are subject to prosecution under Title 18 U.S.C., Sections1001 and 1030. [See Security Notice above]
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 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 Breakthrough ACTION, 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 Johns Hopkins University, Breakthrough ACTION, CCP, 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. 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.
With respect to the content of this site, the Johns Hopkins University, Breakthrough ACTION, CCP, the United States Government, USAID or their employees and contractors make no warranty, expressed, implied or statutory, including, but not limited to, the warranties of non-infringement of third-party rights, title and merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to content available from this web site or other Internet resources linked from it. Additionally, the Johns Hopkins University, 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.
The information provided on this website is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the Johns Hopkins University, the U.S. Government or USAID. In particular, the views and opinions expressed in Springboard for Health Communication discussions are those of the individual contributors; are not official U.S. Government information; and do not necessarily represent the views or positions of USAID, the U.S. Government, Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, CCP or Breakthrough ACTION.