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AFP Privacy Policy

Advance Family Planning (AFP) – based at the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, with the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health – collects and stores some information when you visit our site, fill in a contact form, and/or subscribe to our monthly AFP Newsletter mailing list. The information we collect depends on what you do when visiting our site.

This policy may be changed at any time, in which case the revised Privacy Policy will apply to information collected after the date it is posted. By accessing the AFP website or subscribing to the Mailing List, you agree that you have read and understand the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy.

AFP has servers located in the United States and is subject to the applicable state and federal laws of the United States. If you choose to visit our site, you consent to the use and disclosure of information you provide in accordance with this Privacy Policy and subject to such laws.

Our site is not intended for, and should not be used by, children under 13 years of age. AFP does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13, and in the event that AFP learns that the personal information of a child under 13 has been collected or received, it will be deleted.

If 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. 

Newsletter/Mailing List

If you sign up for the AFP Mailing List to receive our monthly newsletter or other updates, you will be able to opt-out at any time through the Unsubscribe link in the newsletter.

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 website’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

Log data shared with Google Analytics is kept up to 26 months after your last visit.

Security Notice

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, AFP’s web host 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 AFP are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

Restrictions on Use

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 “Advance Family Planning.” While we make every effort to provide accurate and complete information, some information may change between site updates.

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., Sections1001 and 1030). [See Security Notice above]

Copyright and Permissions

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 website, 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 blogs and, with attribution, quotations from AFP publications. You may also link to this website 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 Advance Family Planning.

It is the user’s responsibility to be aware of current copyright law and applications. The user agrees to indemnify AFP and its affiliates, servants, agents and employees 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.


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 AFP, its partners or the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health within the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Johns Hopkins University, AFP, the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, or the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 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, AFP, the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, or the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 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, AFP assumes 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.

Other Disclaimers

The information provided on this website does not represent the views or positions of the Johns Hopkins University. In particular, the views and opinions expressed in AFP social media forums are those of the individual contributors; and do not necessarily represent the views or positions of Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health or AFP.


This website is maintained by Advance Family Planning.

For More Information

If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please contact Advance Family Planning at the address, fax numbers, or e-mail address listed below.

Advance Family Planning (AFP)
Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health
Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205