Terms of Service
Creative Commons Licenses (adapted from MIT OCW)
GHIP incorporates a variety of Creative Commons licenses on its site based on the wishes of the author. Please read these licenses carefully to understand what freedoms you have with regard to the work you are using. If an author has reserved his or her copyright to a particular material, please respect those protected rights. Typically the license will be stated on the main project page, or will be presented to the user next to or within the work in question.
Unless otherwise noted, the content on the GHIP website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, which allows users to copy, distribute, display, perform and create derivatives of the content on this site under the condition that the user provides attribution to GHIP for GHIP created work.
Suspected Copyright Violation (adapted from MIT OCW)
GHIP, prior to making any materials publicly available, has reviewed all material extensively to determine the correct copyrights of the material and obtain the appropriate licenses to make the material available on GHIP.net. The U.S. Congress passed The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998 to protect the rights of copyright holders in this digital age. GHIP values copyright law and protects its own as well as the rights of others. GHIP will promptly remove any material that is determined to be infringing on the rights of others.
To file a DMCA notification, you must be either the copyright holder of the work or an individual authorized to act on behalf of the copyright holder. If you believe your copyright protection has been infringed on the GHIP web site, please contact us at email@example.com.
To best address your concerns, please include the following information in your notification:
- A physical or electronic signature of the copyright holder (NOTE: If an agent is providing the notification, also include a statement that the agent is authorized to act on behalf of the holder.)
- Contact information for the holder or agent.
- Identification of the copyrighted work(s) in question.
- Web address (URL) of the site containing the alleged copyright infringement.
- A statement that the copyright holder or authorized agent has a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright holder, agent, or the law.
- A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information in the notification is accurate.
Use of Global Health Informatics Partnership Name (adapted from MIT OCW)
"GHIP", "Global Health Informatics Partnership", and its logos are trademarks of the Global Health Informatics Partnership. Except for purposes of attribution as required by our Creative Commons License, you may not use GHIP’s names or logos, or any variations thereof, without prior written consent of GHIP. You may not use the GHIP name in any of its forms nor GHIP logos for promotional purposes, or in any way that deliberately or inadvertently claims, suggests, or in GHIP’s sole judgment, gives the appearance or impression of a relationship with or endorsement by GHIP.
Opinions and Conduct of Contributors
The opinions expressed by contributors to designated areas of the GHIP website are solely those of the individual writers and authors and do not reflect the opinions of GHIP staff or the members of the GHIP Board of Directors.
GHIP expects contributors to the GHIP website to conduct themselves in a respectable manner and according to law. GHIP reserves the right to modify or remove content or change or terminate access of contributors who fail to comply with these policies.
Links to Other Websites
At certain places on this GHIP Internet site, live links to other Internet addresses can be accessed. GHIP does not endorse, approve, certify or control these external Internet addresses and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness or correct sequencing of information located at such addresses. When users select a link to an external Web site, they are leaving the GHIP Web site and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the external site.
GHIP protects the privacy of individual web site users. GHIP does not disclose to third parties any information that may be associated with a particular individual gathered as a result of interaction with the GHIP website. GHIP does assign a cookie to each site visitor so we can identify that user each time he or she returns to the website. This cookie is used only to 1.) keep track of how many unique users visit the GHIP Web site, and 2.) assist the site's collaborative filtering software in making more accurate content recommendations.
We provide this website as service for the global health informatics community. We do not collect personal information about you when you visit our websites unless you choose to provide that information to us.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
GHIP automatically collects a limited amount of information about the use of its website, primarily for statistical purposes (that is, to measure the numbers of visitors to various sections of the site). This information may also be helpful when considering changes to www.GHIP.net, to make the site more useful to visitors. Of the information we learn about you from your visit to the GHIP Web site, we store only the following: 1.) the IP address from which you access the Internet, 2.) the date and time, 3.) the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site, 4.) the name of the file or the words you searched, and 5.) the browser used to access our site. This information is used to measure the number of visitors to the various sections of our site and identify system performance or problem areas. GHIP periodically deletes its Web logs. GHIP does not provide this information to third parties.
A "cookie" is a small file that a Web site transfers to your computer's hard disk allowing our server to remember specific information about your session. While visiting certain pages you may occasionally encounter a Web page that employs cookies to make it easier to use the dynamic features of these Web pages. We use session cookies for certain functions. The cookie and the information about your session will be destroyed automatically shortly after you close your browser-it is not permanently stored on your computer. You can set your browser to disable cookies or prompt you before a cookie is accepted. If you do not want to receive cookies, you will still be able to use the GHIP site, but will be unable to use cookie-dependent features. In exceptional circumstances persistent cookies may be employed, but they are never used for tracking users' queries or navigation through the site.
Personally Provided Information
If you choose to provide us with personal information by sending an email, or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it through our website, we use that information to respond to your message and to help us provide you with information or material that you request. If provided, personally identifiable address and email information is maintained in a database that is regularly purged.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, we use software programs to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
You do not have to give us personal information to visit our Web site. We will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. We collect personally identifiable information (name, email address, or other unique identifier) only if specifically and knowingly provided by you for a specified transaction (such as registering for a GHIP event).
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the Web site, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally.
The GHIP website, www.GHIP.net, is a service that is intended to provide useful information for the global health informatics community, in furtherance of GHIP's mission as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. While it is GHIP's intent to always present accurate information, for documents and information available from this site, GHIP does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed. Care has been taken in the compilation of this web site. The statements contained on this site are believed to be correct. If you are aware that any of the information here contains mistakes or needs updating, please tell us. Reference in this website to any specific commercial products, process, service, manufacturer, or company does not constitute its endorsement or recommendation by GHIP.
Contacting the Web site
The names and contact information on this Web site are published to facilitate contact among those listed for GHIP purposes only.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, GHIP's Web site practices, you can contact us by e-mail at Info@ghip.net.