Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting This is a website operated by Implementer-Led Design, Evidence, Analysis and Learning (IDEAL), an activity funded through a Leader with Associates Cooperative Agreement by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This website was developed for interactive public use, it is not an official U.S. Government website, and therefore, does not necessarily state or reflect the views or opinions of the U.S. Government or USAID. Any data collected, maintained, or stored within this website is owned and controlled by Save the Children Federation, Inc. (or “SCUS”), the Prime Partner for IDEAL, not USAID. Individuals seeking USAID information should visit the agency's official government website at

Privacy Notice

This section explains how we will handle information learned about you from your visit to this website:

Information Automatically Collected:

When you visit the FSN Network website, we may collect some or all of the following information:

  • The date and time
  • The URL of the website from which you navigated to our site
  • The IP address from which you accessed our site
  • The name of the file or words you searched for
  • The pages you visited on our site
  • The items clicked on a page and resources downloaded from the page
  • The browser and device type (desktop or mobile) used to visit the site

We do not collect or track any personal information through these processes. We use this information, in the aggregate, to make our website more useful to visitors— to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology used to detect operational problems, and to improve the website's overall security.

Information Voluntarily Provided and Collected

You do not have to provide any personal information to view this website.

You may choose to provide your contact information to FSN Network in order to participate in our online community.

FSN Network will only use your personal information for the purpose for which it was provided, such as to submit a resource or post an event.

You may voluntarily provide personally identifiable information in order to electronically receive updates and information about our work and newsletters. The information you provide will only be used for the stated purpose and will not be disclosed to other parties. will not obtain personally identifiable information about you when you visit the site unless you choose to provide such information to them.

Cookies and Other Information Stored on Your Computer uses single-session cookies to serve technical purposes, like providing seamless navigation through our site. These cookies do not permanently record data, and they are not stored on your computer's hard drive.’s session cookies are only available during an active browser session. When you close your browser, the session cookies disappear. also uses multi-session cookies to help us understand how people use the site and how we can make it better. Traffic statistics are collected anonymously and aggregated, and no information is traceable to any specific individual. does not collect personally identifiable information (PII) such as social security numbers, date or place of birth.

Cookies-Tier 1 (single session) and Tier 2 (multi-session without PII) are used on The site does not use Tier 3 (multi-session with PII) cookies.
Cookies may also be set by the following third-party providers on

  • Google Analytics: A tier 2 cookie sets when the page is loaded - used to improve web metrics capabilities.
  • YouTube: A tier 2 cookie sets when the video is played - used to maintain the integrity of video statistics
  • Mailchimp:  A tier 2 cookie sets when a subscription form is loaded, submitted, or closed.

Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information. You can remove or block cookies by changing the settings of your browser. For opt-out instructions relating to cookies, please visit

Security Notice

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

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

General Disclaimer & Copyright Notice

This website does not state or reflect the views or opinions of the U.S. Government or USAID. If you require official USAID information, please obtain it directly from and not through other sources that may change the information in some way to exclude material crucial to the understanding of that information.

Information presented on this website is considered public information and may be distributed or copied freely unless identified as being subject to copyright protection. In return, we request only that the FSN Network website be cited as the source of any information.

If a copyright is indicated on a photo, graphic, or any other material, permission to copy these materials must be obtained from the original source.

This copyright notice does not pertain to information on websites other than this website.

Disclaimer of Liability

Every effort is made to provide accurate and complete information. However, with the thousands of documents available, often uploaded within short deadlines, we cannot guarantee that there will be no errors. 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, neither the United States Government, funder of this site, nor SCUS — Prime Partner on Implementer-Led Design Evidence, Analysis and Learning (IDEAL) activity, responsible for supporting, their respective employees, contractors, and Sub-Partner organizations — make any warranty, expressed or implied or statutorily, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title and the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with respect to content available from this website or other internet resources linked to or from it.

Additionally, neither the U.S. Government nor SCUS assume any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, product or process disclosed herein, nor freedom from computer virus; and do not represent that use of such information, product or process would not infringe on privately owned rights.

Disclaimer of Endorsement
The information posted on includes content and links to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. This site provides these solely for our users' information and convenience. When users select a link to an outside website, they are leaving and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website. The managers of this site:

  • Do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on a linked website;
  • Do not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked websites and do not endorse the views they express or the products/services they offer;
  • Cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked websites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked website;
  • Are not responsible for transmissions users receive from linked websites;
  • Do not guarantee that outside websites comply with Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act. 

We strongly recommend that you review the policies of any outside websites you visit from this site since you will be subject to the privacy and security policies of those other sites, once you leave the FSN Network website.

Links to this Website or Its Contents

You may freely link to this website or any of its content. Please use the full URL and identify that the link is to a public Internet resource when linking to this website.

Site Management

SCUS manages the overall information content, design, and organization of this website.

Social Media
FSN Network maintains blogs, discussion forums and profiles on several third-party social media sites. We are present on these sites in order to better share FSN Network content with a global audience.

While we encourage commenting and conversation on our social media profiles, please remember that they are a public forum and any information provided will be visible to the public. Please do not include personal details such as your telephone number, email address, or any other personal information that you do not want available to the general public.

While some personally identifiable information (PII) may become available to FSN Network through your use of social media (i.e. we can see your name and picture if you post a comment), we will not be collecting, sharing or storing that information.

Our presence on social media sites is not intended to endorse, recommend or favor any third-party company or service provider.
Twitter Notice
FSN Network’s Twitter feed provides information for the public. Because Twitter is not owned and operated by SCUS, we cannot control what personal information is being collected or how it is being used by Twitter. For more information, please refer to Twitter's Privacy Notice for what information they are collecting about you and how it is being used.

Mailchimp Notice
FSN Network uses Mailchimp as its newsletter provider. Visitors to will only receive the FSN Network newsletter if they sign up to receive it. Please refer to Mailchimp’s Privacy Policy for what information Mailchimp collects on newsletter subscribers.

Discourse Notice
FSN Network uses to provide an online platform where the food security community can hold discussions and share knowledge with each other. Because is not owned and operated by SCUS, we cannot control what personal information is being collected or how it is being used by For more information, please refer to’s Privacy Notice for what information they are collecting about you and how it is being used.

Medium Notice
FSN Network’s Medium blog account provides information for the public. Because Medium is not owned and operated by SCUS, we cannot control what personal information is being collected or how it is being used by Medium. For more information, please refer to Medium's Privacy Notice for what information they are collecting about you and how it is being used.

LinkedIn Notice
FSN Network’s LinkedIn page provides information for the public. Because LinkedIn is not owned and operated by SCUS, we cannot control what personal information is being collected or how it is being used by LinkedIn. For more information, please refer to LinkedIn’s Privacy Notice for what information they are collecting about you and how it is being used.

Embedded Third-Party Content makes use of third-party embeddable content and applications (widgets). When content is embedded from a third-party provider, we will clearly label the source of the content. Embedded videos may set a cookie when they are played. For more information please see our cookie policy.

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