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Sanitation and Water for All offers its information on the Internet essentially for the benefit of individuals interested in its efforts to catalyze political leadership and action, improve accountability and use scarce resources more effectively and work towards a common vision of universal access to safe water and adequate sanitation

If you wish to mirror, reproduce, republish or translate any of the information for wider dissemination, please email

SWA reserves all copyrights on material on its Web pages, including photographs and graphic designs. In the case of some publications, SWA has licensed the rights to third parties.

The use of SWA Internet material for any purpose, including repackaging in hard copy or compilation for CD-ROM or any other electronic media, is prohibited unless prior written permission is obtained.

The unauthorized use of the SWA name and logo is against international law and is expressly forbidden.


Privacy policydirectdown

Your privacy on the Internet is of utmost importance to Sanitation and Water for All (SWA). This privacy statement describes SWA’s policy concerning the gathering and sharing of visitors’ information through the SWA web site. It applies to all “SWA sites” – that is, all sites within the “” domain name. You should note that through this site you may reach or be directed to other sites that relate to SWA such as the sites of our partners, all these sites have their own privacy statements which are similar to this one but may vary slightly. By visiting the SWA website you are accepting the practices described in this policy.


What information does SWA collect?

Normal website usage

In general, you can browse the SWA site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. The only information we gather during general browsing is from standard server logs. These include your IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system, and information such as the web site that referred you to us, the files you downloaded, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits.

Collection of personally identifiable information

If you register for a newsletter, log on to certain SWA sites, request information, provide feedback, apply for a job, join a discussion group or join an electronic mailing list, you will be asked to provide personal information such as your name, postal address and e-mail address. This information is collected only with your knowledge and permission, and is kept in various SWA databases.

SWA sites with specific requirements to collect personal information may publish a privacy policy specific for that site. In these cases, the site-specific policies will be complementary to this general SWA privacy policy, but will give additional details for that particular use.

For certain SWA sites, registering or supplying personal information sets a cookie.* By setting this cookie, SWA will remember your details the next time you visit, so you don’t have to re-enter the information. This helps us to provide you with a better service.

Joining electronic discussion groups may mean that other participants of the discussion group (including non-SWA employees) will see personal information that you have volunteered. For open discussion groups, this information will be public.


What does SWA do with the information it collects?

Normal web usage

The information gathered during general browsing of the “” domain is used to analyse trends and usage of the SWA site and to improve the usefulness of the site. It is not connected with any personal information. However, if you have registered with SWA in connection with any activity on the SWA site, the information we collect about your normal web usage will be identifiable to you.

Personally identifiable information

SWA may use the personal information you provide to:

• Contact you – either in response to a query or suggestion, or to mail newsletters, documents, publications, etc. to you

• Manage and process your job application;

• Help you quickly find information that is relevant to you based on your interests, and help us create site contents most relevant to you;

• Undertake statistical analysis.

What if I don’t want to provide personal information?

Providing personal information on the SWA web site is optional. If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still browse and use the SWA site, but you will not be able to carry out certain actions such as purchasing items, registering for a newsletter, or applying for a job.

Opting out and changing your information

At any time, you can cancel or modify your information by returning to the web page where you first provided the information and contacting the focal point for that page/relevant SWA department. Where contact details are not provided on the page, you can contact us for further information.


We do not sell or share any personally identifiable information volunteered on the SWA site to any third party without prior consent. Any information provided to SWA by users of the SWA site is held with the utmost care and security, and will not be used in ways other than as set forth in this privacy policy, or in any site-specific policies, or in ways to which you have explicitly consented. SWA employs a range of techniques and security measures to protect the information maintained on our system from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

However, neither Sanitation and Water for All nor UNICEF (as host of the Sanitation and Water for All Secretariat) assume any responsibility for the security of information

The SWA site contains link to sites external to the domain. SWA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.

Notification of changes

Changes to this privacy policy will be posted here and will be available via the SWA home page at


For questions or queries regarding this privacy policy, please contact us

* cookies: a Cookie is a small amount of data that is sent from the web server to your browser. It is normally used to assign a unique identification to your computer and securely store information such as user IDs, passwords, preferences, and online profiles. It is stored on the hard drive of your computer. You can choose not to have cookies delivered by SWA sites by changing your browser settings. Different web sites can send their own cookies to your computer. To protect your privacy, your browser only allows a web site to access the cookies it has already sent you, no the cookies sent by other sites.


Terms of usedirectdown

Use of this Web site, and all pages in this domain (together, the “SWA Web Site”), constitutes acceptance of the following terms and conditions. SWA reserves the right to seek all remedies available by law for any violation of these terms of use, including any violation of SWA’s rights in the SWA name and emblem and its rights in connection with the information, artwork, text, video, audio, or pictures (together, the “Content”) of the SWA Web Site.

The SWA Name and Emblem

The SWA name and emblem are the exclusive property of SWA. They are protected under international law. Unauthorized use is prohibited. They may not be copied or reproduced in any way without the prior written permission of SWA. Requests for permission should be sent to us using the copyright permission option our feedback form.

The SWA Web Site

The SWA Web Site is provided by SWA for personal use and educational purposes only. Any other use, including reproduction or translation of anything more than a de minimis portion of the Content of the SWA Web Site, or any use other than for personal or educational purposes, requires the express prior written permission of SWA. Requests for permission should be sent to us using the copyright permission option on our feedback form, specifying full details of the proposed use. All Content of the SWA Web Site is protected by law including, as applicable, copyright laws.

The Content of the SWA Web Site is selected on the basis of SWA’s own criteria and in its own sole discretion. SWA reserves the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the SWA Web Site, including but not limited to these terms of use, hours of availability and equipment needed for use.

The use of particular designations of countries or territories does not imply any judgment by SWA as to the legal status of such countries or territories, of their authorities and institutions or of the delimitation of their boundaries. The mention of names of specific companies or products (whether or not indicated as registered) does not imply any intention to infringe proprietary rights, nor should it be construed as an endorsement or recommendation on the part of SWA.

Sanitation and Water for All disclaim all liability or responsibility arising from the use of the SWA Web Site or the Content of the SWA Web Site. Sanitation and Water for All, members of its staff, and its contractors, shall not be liable for any financial or other consequences whatsoever arising from the use of the Content of the SWA Web Site, including the inappropriate, improper, or fraudulent use of such Content. (This disclaimer applies equally to UNICEF as host of the Sanitation and Water for All Secretariat)”.

No representations or warranties of any kind concerning the SWA Web Site are given, including responsibility for any infection by virus or any other contamination or by anything which has destructive properties.

Other Web Sites

The SWA Web Site may be linked to other web sites that are not under SWA’s control. SWA provides these links merely as a convenience and the inclusion of such links does not imply an endorsement or approval by SWA of any web site, product or service. SWA does not assume any responsibility or liability in respect of such web sites, including, for example, responsibility or liability for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements made on those web sites.

Working Papers

The SWA Web Site may contain Working Papers or discussion drafts of SWA Policy Papers. Comments and responses are welcome, but these should in all cases be addressed directly to SWA and not uploaded to the SWA Web Site. These documents are provided by SWA as a contribution to discussion on important issues affecting children and families, and to assist SWA by broadening and deepening the range of the consultations engaged in by the Organization. Such documents do not represent the Organization’s definitive position on the issues covered and are not to be represented as such. Working papers may not be quoted or otherwise used outside the SWA Web Site.

Interactive Parts of the SWA Web Site

The SWA Web Site may contain bulletin boards, chat rooms, access to mailing lists or other message or communication facilities. The user agrees, when taking advantage of such facilities, not to do any of the following: (a) defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal, moral, or human rights of others (such as rights of privacy and publicity); (b) publish, post, distribute or disseminate any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information; (c) upload or attach files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy) unless the user owns or controls the rights thereto or has received all necessary consents; (d) upload or attach files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programmes that may damage the operation of another’s computer; (e) delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded; (f) falsify the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded; (g) advertise or offer to sell any goods or services, or conduct or forward surveys, contests, or chain letters; or (h) download any file posted by another user that the user knows, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner. SWA reserves the absolute right to delete any material posted to the SWA Web Site without notice to the user.

SWA accepts no responsibility or liability in respect of the conduct of any user in connection with such facilities, or for any material submitted by users and carried on the SWA Web Site including, for example, responsibility or liability for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements made in such material.

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