Important Notices

Privacy Notices

The Global Health Security Initiative (GHSI) is committed to providing visitors with a web site that respects their privacy. This privacy statement describes the GHSI’s practices concerning the collection and disclosure of visitors’ information through the GHSI web site.

The GHSI web site does not automatically collect any specific personal information from you, such as your name, phone number or e-mail address. We would only obtain this type of information if you supply it by sending us an e-mail. The only information we collect during general browsing is from standard server logs. This includes your Internet Protocol (IP) address, domain name, browser type, operating system, and information such as the web site that referred you to us, the files you download, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits.

The information collected during general browsing of the GHSI web site is used to analyze trends and usage of the site and to improve usefulness of the site. It is not connected with, and would not reveal, any personal information about you.

Copyright/Permission to Reproduce

Materials on this web site were produced and/or compiled by the Global Health Security Initiative (GHSI) and its member countries/organizations for the purpose of providing direct access to information resources and content related to the GHSI and its activities.

Unless otherwise noted, all the materials on this site are copyrights, trademarks and/or other intellectual properties owned, controlled or licensed by the GHSI or its member countries/organizations. Such provisions serve to identify the information source and, in specific instances, to prohibit reproduction of materials without written permission. When using the material on this site the copyright and other property notices should be kept intact with the material.

Non-commercial Reproduction

Information on this site has been posted with the intent that it be readily available for personal and public non-commercial use and may be reproduced, in part or in whole and by any means, without charge or further permission from the Global Health Security Initiative (GHSI). We ask only that:

  • users exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced;
  • the GHSI be identified as the source; and,
  • the reproduction is not represented as an official version of the materials reproduced, nor as having been made, in affiliation with or with the endorsement of the GHSI.

Commercial Reproduction

Reproduction of multiple copies of materials on this site, in whole or in part, for the purposes of commercial redistribution is prohibited except with written permission from the Global Health Security Initiative (GHSI) Secretariat. To obtain permission to reproduce materials on this site for commercial purposes please email the GHSI Secretariat at

Third-party Materials

Some of the materials and graphical elements found on the Global Health Security Initiative (GHSI) web site may be subject to copyrights held by other organizations. This is particularly true of an external organization working as part of or with the GHSI in a collaborative arrangement. In such cases, some restrictions on the reproduction of materials or graphical elements may apply and it may be necessary to seek permission from the rights holder prior to reproducing the material.

To obtain information concerning copyright ownership and restrictions on reproduction on this site, please contact the GHSI Secretariat at