PPPLRC Copyright/Disclaimer Statement
All text, images, logos and information contained on official PPPLRC Web sites are the intellectual property of PPPLRC unless otherwise registered and are protected under the U.S. Copyright Act 17 U.S.C. 101-810. Copyright gives the owner exclusive right to reproduce, distribute, perform, display, or license a given work.
Whether or not a Web site includes a statement about copyright, the US copyright act provides protection for such works, and they may not be used or reproduced without permission. It is the responsibility of all parties storing materials on Web sites with World Bank domain addresses to ensure that such material does not violate other parties' proprietary rights and does not otherwise violate law or applicable World Bank policy. PPPLRC reserves the right to delete or make inaccessible files that contain material that is in violation of law or of applicable World Bank policy.
The design, pictures, and logos used on Web sites directly managed by the World Bank Group may not be copied and used or posted by any other person or entity. This includes but is not limited to the PPPLRC's home page, all secondary Web pages and maps. Links may be directed to these pages, but images, logos, maps, may not be copied and/or posted for any reason.
For more information, visit the World Bank site on Access of Information.
World Bank Copyright Policy
Unless otherwise noted the copyright in all artworks depicted in this web site remain with the individual artists. All images and text on this Web site are copyrighted and may not be reproduced, transmitted, or distributed in any format, without the prior written permission from The World Bank Art Program, the artist, artist's estate, or otherwise noted copyright holder, however non-commercial, educational uses are permitted. We ask that you kindly inform us by email of such uses. Reproduction, duplication, transmission, or commercial exploitation of such copyrighted materials are protected by United States copyright laws and international treaties. Nothing in this Web site grants any license, whether by implication or otherwise, to use, copy, distribute or publicly perform or display any of this Web site's contents for any purpose.
Questions may be directed email@example.com.
Links to Other Sites
Provision of links from official PPPLRC Web sites to sites located outside of the World Bank or the PPPLRC domain does not imply endorsement or credibility of the service, information, or product offered through the linked sites. PPPLRC recommends that you seek information from the persons responsible for those sites directly to ensure that you know under what policies and practices they operate.
I. What Information Does the World Bank Collect?
If you register for an email newsletter, buy a book, post to a blog or join a discussion group, you may be asked for information that helps to identify you, such as your name, email address, and organization. The information you are asked to provide is used for technical and customer administration of the site only and is not shared with third parties.
If you have ordered a publication or made other purchases online, the Bank uses a contractual fulfillment vendor to process and ship orders, and a credit card processing service to bill users. These companies do not retain, share, store or use identification information for any secondary purposes. These parties are not allowed to use such information except for the purpose of providing these services.
Non-personally identifiable information
The World Bank has contracted with a third-party vendor to track and analyze information about the usage of World Bank sites. None of this information can be used to identify individual site visitors. All data collected by the vendor, Omniture, is owned and used by the World Bank. Omniture has a Products and Services Privacy Statement page where they declare “All such information is and will remain customer property, and will be treated by Omniture as proprietary and confidential information of each customer, respectively. As such, and subject to the remainder of this paragraph, Omniture will not disclose such information to any third party, unless specifically and rightfully instructed or directed to do so by the customer, or unless it is transferred among our Subsidiaries solely for the purposes of processing such instructions or directions. Omniture will not review, share, disclose, distribute, print, or reference any such information except as requested or directed by the customer or as may be required by law.”
Only summaries of visitors’ behavior are produced. Examples of this type of information include statistics on most popular and least popular pages. The information collected cannot be traced back to a particular individual.
The purpose of this data collection is so that the World Bank can better understand the preferences of its visitors and improve its site and services. This information is never connected with any personal information you supply to us if you register on our website.
You are always free to decline our cookies, and Omniture’s cookies, if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on the site and may be required to re-enter information more frequently to use certain services on the website.
In addition, the World Bank also records your IP address, which is the Internet address of your computer, and information such as your browser type and operating system. This information helps us learn about the geographical distribution of our website visitors and the technology they use to access our site.
The World Bank operates Youthink!, a website that provides information on global issues that matter to today's youth.
To participate in the discussion forums, users are required to disclose their name and email address. This information is not used for commercial purposes, is not shared with third parties and is only used for site administration. Parents have the right to request removal of any personal information provided by their children. To remove information about their children from Bank systems, parents can send an email to the firstname.lastname@example.org with the full name and age of the child, where the child is registered, and a statement that the sender is the child's parent or legal guardian.
II. What If I Don't Want to Share My Information?
Registering on our site is optional. If you choose not to register or provide personal information, you can still use the World Bank's web site. However, you will not be able to purchase items or receive email newsletters.
If you register for a newsletter, post to a blog, or contribute to a forum, consultation, or conference the Bank will not share, sell, distribute or rent your information to anyone. On an occasional basis, and with your specific authorization, the Bank may share your mailing address information if you enter into a transaction on our Publications. Your information will only be shared if you indicate that you would like to receive information from UN agencies, multilateral banks or international organizations. Your e-mail address will never be shared with any outside party for marketing purposes and will be kept strictly confidential.
The World Bank Group employs a range of technologies to protect the information maintained on our systems from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
IV. How to Contact Us
V. Notification of Changes
Cookie: A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a website's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive. Each web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Once the user has closed the browser the cookie will no longer be accessed during that session.
Demographic Information: This may include your gender, age, postal code, interests, and other information you provide to us voluntarily. We use this information to provide you with personalized services and to analyze trends to ensure the information provided by the sites meets your needs. For example, we could offer personalized News or reminders about upcoming events if you tell us which programs and topics you're interested in.
IP Address: When your web browser or email application requests a web page or email from another computer on the Internet, it automatically gives that computer the address where it should send the information. This is called your computer's "IP address." (IP stands for "Internet protocol.") For many users accessing the Internet from a dial-up Internet service provider (ISP), the IP address will be different every time you log on. The World Bank does this to learn about the geographical make-up of its web site traffic.
Web Beacons: Also known as "clear gifs," "web bugs" or "pixel tags," these are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to allow us to count users who have visited certain pages and to help determine the effectiveness of promotional or advertising campaigns. When used in HTML-formatted email messages, web beacons can tell the sender whether and when the email has been opened. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, web beacons are embedded invisibly on Web pages.