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The Unnayan Onneshan (UO) holds the copyright for the content of this website and UO publications available to download through the site, unless otherwise stated. These are subject to Bangladesh copyright law.

UO also uses content made available through Creative Commons Licence, with full attribution and links to the original pieces – rights on this content are reserved as indicated in the attributed files.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of this site or any materials you have printed or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Reproduction and dissemination
UO wants to ensure that the research carried out by its staff reaches a wide audience, contributing to debate and research on critical development issues. We welcome requests for non-commercial dissemination and reproduction of our work. UO does not permit the reproduction of its publications for commercial gain, whether direct or indirect.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material must always be acknowledged.

Publications and downloads
Many of our documents are downloadable in PDF format, free of charge for non-commercial purposes. We ask other organisations and media to create links to our PDFs, rather than storing our PDFs on their own systems. This helps us to track the use of our publications, providing vital information for our publications programme.

The reproduction of UO publications must be accompanied by a full credit, as follows:

Author or Editor, with last name first;
Year of publication (in brackets);
Full title in italics;
Place of publication;
Unnayan Onneshan;
Pages cited.

Example: Smith, John (2004) How Aid Works, London: Unnayan Onneshan, pp 31-32.
Contact details

For all other queries about reproducing UO publications, please contact:

Unnayan Onneshan
16/2 Indira Road, Farmgate
Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh
G.P.O Box #2251
Tel: (+88 02) 8158274, 9110636
Fax: (+88 02) 8159135
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Privacy Policy

Unnayan Onneshan (UO) is committed to ensuring that your personal details are protected when you use our websites or subscribe to our mailing lists. This privacy policy sets out how we use and protect any information that you provide. It includes:

1. What information UO may collect about you;
2. What UO does with the information we gather about you;
3. When UO may use your details to contact you;
4. Whether UO will disclose your details to anyone else;
5. Your choices regarding the personal information you have provided; and
6. UO's commitment to keeping your details secure.

1. General terms
Whenever you provide personal information to us, we are legally obliged to use this information in accordance with all laws concerning the protection of personal information in Bangladesh.
Be aware that UO's website contains links to other websites of interest operated by third parties. These third-party websites have their own privacy policies, including cookies, and we recommend that you review them as they will govern the use of personal information you submit whilst visiting these websites. We do not accept any liability for the privacy practices of such third-party websites.

2. What information will UO collect about me?
Information will be requested from you when you subscribe to receive one of our newsletters, or sign up to attend any UO events. By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable UO and its service providers to deliver the services you select. We may collect the following information:

1. Name;
2. Contact information, including email address;
3. Preferences and interests;
4. Other information relevant to user surveys.

The website uses traffic logs and cookies to identify which pages you visit or files you download. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.

3. How will UO use the information they collect and when will they contact me?
UO will use your personal information to:

1. Periodically send you email announcements about new publications, meetings or other information you may find interesting;
2. Pass to a selection panel for consideration (in the case of online job applications);
3. Invite you to participate in or contribute to specific research projects being undertaken by UO researchers (participation is always voluntary).

Where UO proposes using your personal information for any purpose other than that for which you originally signed up, we will ensure to notify you first. You will also be given the opportunity to withhold or withdraw your consent for use other than those listed above.

4. Will UO share my personal details with anyone else?
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or disclosure is required by law.

5. How will UO keep my information secure?
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
While we strive to keep the information that you supply secure, because of the nature of the internet, we cannot guarantee that your information will remain 100% secure at all times.

6. How long will UO keep my personal information?
The personal information you provide will be kept on our database for as long as is reasonably required for the purpose(s) for which it was submitted. If you delete your account or request to be removed from a particular mailing list, your profile is tagged as inactive' and, while people cannot use the personal information, it stays on the system for a period of one year for administration purposes before being deleted automatically.

7. How can I contact UO about this policy?
If you have any comments or questions about the UO's privacy policy you can contact us:

By email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
By post: 16/2 Indira Road, Farmgate, Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh. G.P.O Box #2251
By phone: (+88 02) 8158274

Please address all queries to the Head of IT.

9. Changes to UO's privacy policy
UO reserves the right to amend this policy by updating this page. For this reason, you may want to check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 29 May 2013.

Acceptable Use of this Website

You may not use our site:

  • In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
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  • For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;
  • To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material that does not comply with our content standards;
  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam);
  • To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programmes or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

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Contact us

16/2 Indira Road, Farmgate
Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh
G.P.O Box #2251

Tel: (+88 02) 58150684, 9110636
Fax: (+88 02)  58155804
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