This website seeks to conform wherever possible with the latest available guidance on website design. However, the inclusion of older material on this website may mean that some publications (in PDF format, for example) are not readily accessible to all users.
DFID is happy to supply hard copy or alternate electronic versions of documents for website users with particular requirements where this can be reasonably undertaken. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org should this be required.
DFID aims to make updated information available to website users as rapidly as possible. In the case of press releases and emergency updates, we aim to make these available online as soon as they are released for public access, normally the same day.
For contractual notices, such as those issued in the Official Journal of the European Community (OJEC), we aim to make those available once appropriate clearance has been given by OJEC for them to appear. Recruitment notices will normally appear the same day as they are published in the appropriate print media. New publications will normally be made available in PDF and/or other formats not later than one week after the publication of the print version; non-English language versions may take longer to produce.
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The material featured on this website is subject to Crown copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. You may re-use the Crown copyright protected material (not including the Royal Arms and other departmental or agency logos) free of charge in any format .
The material must be acknowledged as Crown copyright and you must give the title of the source document/publication.
The Department for International Development encourages users to establish links to this website.
Thank you for visiting www.dfid.gov.uk, the website for the Department for International Development (DFID). The following explains how we handle any/all information we collect from you during your visit to our website.
When you visit our website to read pages or download information such as reports and international agreements, we automatically collect and store the following information only:
This information is used to measure the number of visitors to different sections of our website, and to help us make our website more useful to visitors. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits. We do not enable cookies.
If you sign up for our e-bulletin or other products delivered by email, we will store the information you provide (usually your email address) on a database. In accordance with the Data Protection Act, we will not make your information available to third parties.
For more about data protection please refer to our Information Charter.
You may choose to send us personally identifying information, such as an electronic mail message, containing a request for information. In line with the Data Protection Act 1998, we use the information you provide only to help us gather the information you request and to respond to your message. Depending on the nature of your request, and in an effort to respond to it, any information you submit may be viewed by people in a variety of government departments or agencies. In other limited circumstances, DFID may be required by law to disclose information you submit.
DFID does not monitor email messages for content. However, DFID does scan them for malicious software, using an automated monitoring and detection process. Information obtained in this way is only used for the purpose of virus detection.
At no time will DFID sell, rent, loan, trade or lease any information collected on our site. Moreover, we do not create individual profiles with the information you provide.
Our website contains links to various other government departments and agencies, as well as private organisations. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the policies of the new site.
Specific situations, such as consultation exercises, where the public is invited to comment, will normally contain a notice of what DFID intends to do with data gathered.
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