InfoDev Privacy Po...

Privacy Policy

Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. Because we gather certain types of information about the users of the infoDev site ( and services, we want to ensure that you fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it. This privacy policy applies to all infoDev sites - that is, all sites within the "" domain name.

What Information Does infoDev Collect?

Personal information

If you register for an email newsletter , RSS feed or our social media outlets, you will be asked for personal information, such as your name, email address, and organization. The information provided is used for technical and customer administration of the site only and isn't shared with third parties.

Non-personally identifiable information

Information collected is non-personally identifiable, and only summaries of visitor's behavior are produced. Examples of this type of information include statistics on which pages are most popular and which are least popular. The information collected cannot be traced back to a particular individual.

The purpose of this data collection is so that infoDev can better understand the preferences of its visitors and improve its site and services. This information collected is never connected with any personal information you supply to us if you register on our website.

Use of cookies

When you register for one of our services, infoDev sets a cookie, a small bit of code stored on your computer's hard drive that enables you to manage your subscriptions and online profile. By setting this cookie, infoDev will remember you the next time you visit and won't have to bother you by asking questions you have already answered (like address information).

You are always free to decline our 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.

IP Addresses

In addition, infoDev 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. This information is never connected with the personal information you supply to us if you register on our website.

What If I Don't Want to Share My Information?

Registering on our site or our social media channels is optional. If you choose not to register or provide personal information, you can still use infoDev's web site. However, you will not be able to receive email newsletters and other updates. infoDev views user information that it collects as a trusted asset for which we take great care in not misusing.

If you register for a newsletter, forum, our Facebook or Twitter pages, or conference infoDev will not share, sell, distribute or rent your information to anyone.


infoDev employs a range of technologies to protect the information maintained on our systems from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

Security Notice

For SITE SECURITY purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to 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 by law.

If monitoring reveals evidence of possible criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to law enforcement personnel.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about infoDev Privacy Policy, please contact us at

Notification of Changes

If there are any changes to this privacy policy, we will post them on our web site at: so that you are completely aware of how the changes will affect you.

Access to Information

infoDev is part of the World Bank Group, and therefore the World Bank's policy on Access to Information applies.

The World Bank policy on Access to Information sets forth a groundbreaking change in how the World Bank makes information available to the public. Now the public can get more information than ever before-information about projects under preparation, projects under implementation, analytic and advisory activities, and Board proceedings.

Underlying the new policy is the principle that the World Bank will disclose any information in its possession that is not on a list of exceptions. More information can be found here.

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