Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting This is a contractor-operated website funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and is implemented under Task Order No. AID-OAA-TO-15-00052 by The Manoff Group, Inc. in association with Howard Delafield International, OneWorld UK, Social Impact, Inc., and Sonjara, Inc. (hereafter the “Accelerator Behaviors website team”). Accelerate is issued through the Transform IDIQ (Contract No. AID-OAA-I-14-00002). This website was developed for interactive internal usage by USAID; however, it is not an official U.S. Government website, and therefore, does not necessarily state or reflect the views or opinions of the U.S. Government or USAID.


This section explains how the Accelerator Behaviors website will handle information learned about you from your visit to this website.

Information Automatically Collected:

  • If you visit the site to browse, read, or download information without logging in: The Accelerator Behaviors website will collect and store only the following information about you: your IP address; the domain from which you are visiting the site; the time and date of visit; your browser type; and device settings or preferences.

The Accelerator Behaviors website will use this information to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of the site, to find out what information is the most viewed, and to help make the website more useful to visitors.

The information gathered is used primarily for site management described above, and may be used, in the case of suspected unauthorized activity, for law enforcement and possible criminal prosecution (see Security Notice below).

Information Voluntarily Provided and Collected:

  • If you identify yourself by sending a comment, using our contact page, or sending an email:  You have voluntarily provided the Accelerator Behaviors website with potentially personally identifiable information. The Accelerator Behaviors website may use that personally identifiable information to respond to your comment, suggestion, or question. The Accelerator Behaviors website team may forward this information to USAID.
  • If you identify yourself in order to participate as a registered user: You have voluntarily provided the Accelerator Behaviors website with potentially personally identifiable information. The registration information is collected to associate your entries with your user name and for site management purposes. It will only be shared with persons connected with administration of this site. In the case of suspected unauthorized activity, the Accelerator Behaviors website team may use this information for law enforcement and possible criminal prosecution. The type of information we will collect during the registration process is as follows:
  • Your USAID e-mail address
  • A unique username
  • A unique password (cannot be USAID password)
  • A user role type, accessible to implementing partners under the following roles: Editor; Administrator; and Data Manager
  • A user role type, accessible to USAID Missions/USAID Washington staff
  • Your first name
  • Your last name
  • Your official title with USAID
  • Your USAID Mission's location
  • Any countries you work in, related to the countries listed on the website

The Accelerator Behaviors website will not obtain personally identifiable information about you when you visit the site unless you choose to provide such information to us.

Cookies and Other Information Stored on Your Computer

This site uses temporary or "session" cookies to keep track of activities during each session. These cookies allow the system to identify the responses from users as they use site features and are deleted by the system when the user logs off or closes the browser, thereby ending the session.

This site does NOT use "persistent" cookies.

Some of the links on this site point to third-party sites not affiliated with this site that may place cookies on your computer. You should be aware that third-party sites may still place a cookie on your computer while you are reading the warning message. 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, this system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

If monitoring reveals evidence of possible criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to law enforcement personnel.

General Disclaimer

Most of the 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, it is requested that the USAID Accelerator Behaviors website 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.

Some information will be identified as private or confidential – this information will be clearly marked. This information must not be shared beyond USAID staff for official use only.

This website does not state or reflect the views or opinions of the U.S. Government or USAID. If you require official USAID information, please obtain it directly from and not through other sources that may change the information in some way to exclude material crucial to the understanding of that information.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

The information 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. The Accelerator Behaviors website team does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any linked information. Further, the inclusion of links or pointers to other websites 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 visitors, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the U.S. Government or USAID.

The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not state or reflect those of the U.S. Government or USAID and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Disclaimer of Liability

Every effort is made to provide accurate and complete information. With respect to the content of this site, neither the United States Government, 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 website or other Internet resources linked from it.

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 Other Sites

Our website has links to other U.S. Government agencies and to private organizations. 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, much of the information on this website is in the public domain and may be reproduced, published, or otherwise used with express permission from the Accelerator Behaviors website team. The Accelerator Behaviors website team requests only that the USAID Accelerator Behaviors website be cited as the source of the information and that any photo credits or bylines be similarly credited to the photographer or author as appropriate.

This copyright notice does not pertain to information on websites other than this website.

Site Management

The Manoff Group, Inc. in association with Howard Delafield International, OneWorld UK, Social Impact, Inc., and Sonjara, Inc., 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 Sonjara, Inc.