Privacy and Security

Aqaba Community and Economic Development Program “ACED II” is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by AECOM International Development. The information provided on this Web site is not official United States Government information and does not represent the views or positions of USAID or the United States Government.

Privacy Notice
This section of the page explains how the Aqaba Community and Economic Development (ACED II) Program will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our website. The information we receive depends upon what you do when visiting our site.

If you visit our site to read or download information:
We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example,, if you are connecting from an America Online account, or if you are connecting from the University of Iowa's domain); the date and time you access our site, the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site; and what information you view while you visit our website.
We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, find out what information is the most viewed, and to help us make our website more useful to visitors. This gathering and storing of information is separate from the activity described as monitoring in our Security Notice.
The information gathered is used for two purposes: site management and, in the case of suspected unauthorized activity, for law enforcement and possible criminal prosecution (see Security Notice).
If you identify yourself by sending us an email using our contact page:

You also may decide to send us personally-identifying information, for example, in an email message. We use personally-identifying information to respond to your comment or suggestion. In certain instances, your comment or suggestion may be forwarded to others if they are in the best position to respond to your message.
We want to be very clear: We will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information to us.
Cookies and Other Information Stored on Your Computer

In general, this site does NOT use the "cookies" that some websites use to gather and store information about your visits to their sites.
Cookies are essentially tokens of information, such as preferences and passwords, which some web servers collect from you when you access them. That data is stored on your hard drive-not on the website's server. Whenever you visit a "cookie" site, the server looks for its cookie on your hard drive and, if found, then reads the information it stored there. Cookies generally are stored in your browser's directory or folder in a file named cookie.txt (MagicCookie on a Macintosh).
Further, some of the links on the ACEDII Program website point to non-USAID sites which may place cookies on your computer. If you want to avoid such cookies, we encourage you to set your browser to notify you when cookies are being set and allow you to reject them. Your system's help files will explain how to do this.

Security Notice
For SITE SECURITY purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, the system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
We generally will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. See also Privacy Act Notice.
If monitoring reveals evidence of possible criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to law enforcement personnel.

General Disclaimer
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 ACED Program be cited as the source of any information, photos, and images copied from this site and that any photo credits or bylines be similarly credited to the photographer or author.
We strongly recommend that the ACED Program data be acquired directly from this website and not through other sources that may change the information in some way or exclude material crucial to the understanding of that information. While we make every effort to provide accurate and complete information, some information may change between site updates. Substantive changes may be noted when content is next updated.

Disclaimer of Endorsement
The documents posted on this website may contain hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links and pointers are provided for visitors' convenience. We do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any linked information. Further, the inclusion of links or pointers to websites other than a USAID-managed website is not intended to assign importance to those sites and the information contained therein, nor is it intended to endorse, recommend, or favor any views expressed, or commercial products or services offered on these outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites, by trade name, trademark, manufacture, or otherwise.
Reference in this website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the site's visitor's, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the U.S. government, USAID or the ACED Program.
The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the U.S. government, USAID or the ACED Program, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Disclaimer of Liability
Every effort is made to provide accurate and complete information. However, we cannot guarantee that they will be error-free. 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 U.S. government, nor USAID, nor their employees and contractors make any warranty, expressed or implied or statutory, 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 USAID website or other Internet resources linked from it. Additionally, neither the U.S. government nor USAID 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.

Links to this Web Site or Its Contents
You may freely link to this website or any of its content. We ask only that you identify that the link is to an Internet resource.

Links to Other Sites
Our website has links to U.S. government agencies, Jordanian government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private organizations, who we believe are relevant to our project's mission. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the disclaimers and security and privacy policies of the new site.

Copyright Notice
Unless a copyright is indicated, information on this website is in the public domain and may be reproduced, published or otherwise used without ACED II Program's permission. We request that the ACED II Program be cited as the source of the information and that any photo credits or bylines be similarly credited to the photographer or author or ACED Program, as appropriate.
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 at websites other than this website.

Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on this website are strictly prohibited and is subject to prosecution under Title 18 U.S.C., Sections 1001 and 1030. [See Security Notice]

Site Management
The ACEDII Program manages the overall information content, design, and, organization of this website.

For More Information
If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please contact ACED II Program at the address or phone or fax numbers listed in the Contact Us page, or email us.