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You are welcome to download material available on this site for your personal, non-commercial use. You may also copy, reproduce, communicate to the public and make this site and any of its contents available, including by linking, without further permission from GAIN provided that:

• the copy, reproduction or link is solely for the purposes of private study, research, criticism, review or education or for other non-commercial purposes;
• you exercise due diligence to ensure the accuracy of what is copied, reproduced or linked;
• you include a statement with the materials copied, reproduced or linked to identify GAIN (or the relevant content owner) as the copyright owner as follows: “© Copyright GAIN – Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition 2010. Used by permission” or “© Copyright [content owner] 2010. Used by permission”;
• the following citation is used: Home Fortification Technical Advisory Group (HF-TAG) website; Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). Geneva, Switzerland, 2010;
• a hyperlink to the HF-TAG website ( is included if any information from this site or about GAIN is posted on an internet site; and
• the reproduced material is not represented as an official version of the HF-TAG website or as having been reproduced with the support of or endorsed by GAIN.

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GAIN does not control the content posted on or accessible through this site. You accept all risks from using this site including downloading or using any material available on it. GAIN shall not be held liable for any kind of damages (including damage caused by viruses), whether direct or indirect, resulting from your use of or your reliance on this site or its contents. GAIN shall not be liable for the conduct of any user of this site.

You may only use this site for lawful purposes. You must not: (a) interfere with or disrupt the operation of the site; (b) alter, modify, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the site for any purpose; (c) use the site for spamming or unsolicited advertising or promotion; or (d) upload, post, email or transmit any material to the site, or use this site in any way, that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, or an invasion of privacy, an infringement of any intellectual property rights of another party, or in breach of the law.

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This site includes material from and opinions of other organisations and individuals. The views expressed in this site do not necessarily reflect the views of nor are they necessarily endorsed by the Home Fortification Technical Advisory Group or any of its partners, or of GAIN or GAIN’s donors or partners.

The views posted within the online forums on this site are solely those of the authors, who accept total responsibility for the contents of their posts. Under no circumstances shall GAIN be liable for any content posted on the online forums and GAIN shall not be responsible for monitoring every message that is posted within the online forums. If you consider any post to be offensive or objectionable, please contact GAIN at If GAIN determines that the removal of a post is required, GAIN will make reasonable efforts to do so in a timely manner. GAIN reserves the right to remove any postings to the online forums at any time, including without limitation any postings that contravene the terms of this Statement, which contain expletives or foul or defamatory language, which are considered to be discourteous or which GAIN otherwise considers to be inappropriate for inclusion in the forums, and this may be done without prior notice to the person who contributed to the relevant posting.

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This site may contain links to other independent third party sites. Links to other sites are provided as a service, but these third party sites are not under GAIN’s control, responsibility, liability or endorsement. If you use any such third party site, you do so at your own risk and GAIN shall not be responsible for nor guarantee the availability, the content or the privacy practices of such site.

Information provided on this site about other organisations and activities are not necessarily endorsed by GAIN or the Home Fortification Technical Advisory Group and vice versa.

GAIN reserves the right to change or amend this Statement without prior notice. Any changes will be notified on this site and will apply with immediate effect. If you do not wish to accept the updated Statement you should not continue to use this site.

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Privacy Policy

GAIN is committed to the protection of personal data. GAIN maintains personal data in accordance with the Swiss Federal Law on Data Protection.

Where possible, GAIN gives you the opportunity to use this site anonymously. In general, you can access and browse this site without revealing any personal information.

During general browsing, GAIN collects information on the number of visitors who access the site and patterns of access. This information is used to understand how the site is used and how the site can be improved.

To access all of the functions of this site, you may be required to provide GAIN with personal information. You will be required to provide GAIN with personal information when registering with the site or signing up for a user account, when making a donation to GAIN, when subscribing to newsletters or if you submit a request for information. GAIN will only collect personal information that you choose to share with GAIN. If you provide any personal information, you agree to only provide information about yourself that is true, accurate, current and complete.

Any personal data collected by GAIN is only used for GAIN’s internal purposes, for the specific reason you submitted the personal data or as otherwise authorised by you. GAIN does not keep your personal data unless you expressly agree to such conservation. GAIN does not share user information with third parties other than where required by law, nor will GAIN use your contact information for other purposes than specified. You have the right to ask for the amendment or deletion of your personal information at any time.

All reasonable steps are taken by GAIN to ensure that all information is treated confidentially and kept secure and protected against unauthorized use, modification or disclosure.

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