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Privacy Statement

USAID DISP Trust Center

The USAID Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Program (USAID DISP) is committed to the preservation of privacy and the integrity of personal data of people engaging with USAID DISP. USAID DISP strives to comply with applicable data protection laws and is continuously improving its data protection policies and procedures. USAID DISP welcomes your feedback through the Data Subject Request Portal.

USAID DISP Privacy Statement

USAID DISP’s Privacy Statement is designed to provide transparency into our privacy practices and principles in a way that people can navigate, read, and understand.

Please read the USAID DISP Privacy Statement carefully as it details the ways in which USAID DISP may process your personal data. Please note that what data USAID DISP processes and how that data is processed may vary by program and/or by your engagement with USAID DISP. This statement does not apply to how third parties define personal data or how they process it. USAID DISP encourages you to read third-party privacy statements and know your privacy rights before interacting with them.

Effective Date
March 1, 2024

Note on Changes to This Statement

USAID DISP reserves the right to change this Statement and relevant policies or procedures at any time without notice to you. If you continue to engage with USAID DISP including accessing or using USAID DISP Websites after this Statement has changed, USAID DISP considers you to have accepted any changes made. USAID DISP keeps this Statement up to date on this website, where it is available and accessible to the public. USAID DISP recommends revisiting and reviewing this Statement regularly to ensure that you understand how USAID DISP may be processing your personal data.

  • USAID Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Program.
  • USAID DISP Websites refers to websites managed by USAID DISP on behalf of its own operations or sponsors.
  • Data Controller refers to the entity that determines the purposes and means of processing personal data.
  • Data Processor refers to the entity that processes personal data on behalf of the Data Controller.
  • Minor refers to people under the age of 18.
  • Parent means a minor’s parent, legal guardian, or caregiver.
  • People means identifiable, natural persons.
  • Personal Data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (data subject); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
  • PII, also known as Personally Identifiable Information, refers to any information that can be used to identify a distinct person’s identity.
  • To Process or Processing means receiving, sending, storing, referencing, accessing, or otherwise using Personal Data in any way that falls under the scope of applicable data protection laws and regulations, including any relevant international, state, or local laws.
What is the basis upon which USAID DISP processes personal data?

USAID DISP processes personal data based on consent and contractual agreements. USAID DISP also processes personal data based on pursuing USAID DISP’s legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of others. Provided that the legitimate interests below are not overridden by the data protection rights of people who are engaging with USAID DISP, personal data may be processed:

  • when applying for an USAID DISP-managed program,
  • when entering or carrying out a contract with you and/or a program sponsor to administer a program,
  • when entering or carrying out a contract with you to provide a service to USAID DISP or for USAID DISP to provide a service to you,
  • when entering or carrying out an employment relationship with you,
  • when investigating any complaints received from you or from others, about us, or our service providers, or
  • in connection with legal claims, compliance, regulatory and investigative purposes as necessary (including disclosure of such information in connection with legal process or litigation).
Confidentiality and Data Access Controls

Your personal data processed under this Statement is shared with respective personnel on a need-to-know basis and/or as necessary to provide the services you requested.

Data Security and Incident Response

USAID DISP has designed security procedures to ensure the security, integrity, and privacy of your personal data against unauthorized access or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction. USAID DISP uses reasonable security controls for handling all categories of personal data, including sensitive personal data. USAID DISP updates and tests systems and processes on a routine basis. These measures and requirements are compliant with the guidelines set forth under applicable laws.

If USAID DISP discovers a security incident that impacts personal data, USAID DISP has dedicated people, processes, and technology in place to investigate, analyze and execute appropriate response actions and remediation. USAID DISP analyzes these facts – in the context of applicable laws, regulations, contractual obligations, and USAID DISP’s commitment to data protection – to determine whether incident notification is required for affected individuals, or other relevant parties such as sponsors or regulators. USAID DISP will comply with all applicable laws that require security incident notification without undue delay.

While USAID DISP undertakes reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction to personal data, USAID DISP cannot ensure or warrant the security of data you transmit to USAID DISP, data provided online, or data stored by USAID DISP or our service providers. Personal data is submitted at your own risk. USAID DISP is not liable for disclosures of your personal data due to errors in transmission or the acts of our service providers or other third parties, which means that you accept all risks associated with any data transmission and Internet usage, including the risk that your personal data may be intercepted in-transit.

Data Storage and Retention

Your personal data is stored by USAID DISP on its servers and on the servers of cloud-based, third-party hosting and service providers with whom USAID DISP engages.

USAID DISP retains personal data for as long as necessary for the purposes described in this Statement. The period for which USAID DISP retains personal data is determined by the type of data, the data subject type to whom the data relates, and the purposes for which the data was processed.

The length for which USAID DISP retains personal data is further determined by applicable legal and regulatory requirements, contractual obligations, purposes of safety, security, and fraud prevention, or by issues relating to an unresolved claim or dispute.

USAID DISP will save your personal data under the following circumstances:

  • for as long as it is necessary and relevant to perform the purposes for which the data was processed, depending on the legal basis for which that data was processed,
  • until USAID DISP has no further legitimate interest in the data and/or a claim may be made in relation to USAID DISP’s professional relationship with you,
  • until you withdraw your consent OR
  • where legal/regulatory obligations mandate that USAID DISP retain your personal data.

USAID DISP may retain some or all personal data for purposes of business analytics, record-keeping, contractual obligations or legal purposes, to enforce USAID DISP Websites Terms and Conditions, or as a result of such information being stored on USAID DISP systems through routine backup or archival processes.

Please note that USAID DISP is not responsible for removing your personal data from the lists or systems of any third-party not connected to USAID DISP who have previously been provided with your data in accordance with this Statement.

Note on International Transfers of Personal Data

USAID DISP is a global organization and may transfer personal data across national borders to other countries, in compliance with the laws that apply to that data, to perform processing activities such as those described in this Statement. Where required by law, USAID DISP has put into place appropriate mechanisms to adequately protect personal data that are transferred across borders.

Note to Parents and Children

USAID DISP considers any person under the age 18 to be a minor, regardless of jurisdiction or domicile. USAID DISP services are generally not targeted towards minors. However, personal data associated with minors may be processed if they engage with USAID DISP to apply or participate in USAID DISP programs.

USAID DISP processes personal data of minors for the purposes of providing benefits or visas for people who are dependents of people engaging with USAID DISP as employees or program participants.

Please refer to the “Who are the Data Subjects and What Personal Data is Processed by USAID DISP” section of this Privacy Statement to better understand which Data Subjects might be minors.

If you are a minor, you may request that USAID DISP remove any content you have posted to USAID DISP Websites that can be accessed by another user.

If you are a parent, legal guardian, or caretaker and believe that USAID DISP may have collected personal data from a minor without your permission and this is not acceptable to you, please submit a request via the Data Subject Request Portal, and USAID DISP will promptly address the issue.

Personal Data Categories

Please note that these categories may overlap in some cases.

Personal Data Category Personal Data Category Examples/Description
Identifiers, Online Identifiers, Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Name, Email Address, Contact Details, Passport Number, Government Issued Identification, Date of Birth, Bank Account Number, Credit Account Number
Protected Classifications, Special Categories of Personal Data, Sensitive Personal Information/Data, Health Data Gender, Sexual Orientation, Racial/Ethnic Origin, Family Structure data, Health, Criminal Convictions or Offenses, Political, Religious or Philosophical Beliefs, Trade Union Membership, Preferences, Opinions, Intentions, Interests, Bank Account data, Income
Internet or Other Electronic Activity Internet Browsing/Search History, Cookies, Application/Website Access Location and Interaction, Employee Time and Geolocation Related to use of Internet Website, Application or Physical Access to USAID DISP Office
Sensory Photographs, Audio, Electronic, Visual Recordings – usually during program engagement or employment
Professional, Employment, Education related information Work History, Job Titles, Salary, Evaluations, References, Interviews, Certifications, Education Records, Transcripts, School Attended
Inferences Any data drawn from the categories referenced above to create a profile about a person reflecting the person’s characteristics, psychological trends, preferences, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes
Who Are the Data Subjects and What Personal Data is Processed by USAID DISP

Please note that these categories may overlap in some cases.

Data Subject Data Subject Description Personal Data Category Source of the Personal Data
People who Visit USAID DISP Websites People, including minors, who access or provide data to or engage in any way with USAID DISP Websites · Identifiers, Online Identifiers, PII· Internet or Other Electronic Activity· Sensory People who visit USAID DISP Websites
People who Receive Marketing Communications from USAID DISP People who provide their data or whose data was collected for the purposes of receiving promotional and marketing materials from USAID DISP · Identifiers, Online Identifiers, PII People who visit USAID DISP Websites, attend USAID DISP events, whose publicly available information has been processed and who might be interested in USAID DISP services, and/or who provide their personal data to USAID DISP
People who Represent Business Partners USAID DISP processes personal data of individuals and representatives of organizations who do business with USAID DISP such as sponsors, donors, members, vendors, service providers, other partners, and potential partners · Identifiers, Online Identifiers, PII· Internet or Other Electronic Activity (if accessing USAID DISP systems, networks, or applications) People who Represent Business Partners
People who Engage with USAID DISP Programs People, including minors, who engage with any program administered by USAID DISP · Identifiers, Online Identifiers, PII· Protected Classifications, Special Categories of Personal Data, Sensitive Personal Information/Data, Health Data· Sensory· Professional, Employment, Education· Inferences Refer to: With whom does USAID DISP receive or share personal data associated with the program lifecycle?
People who are Dependents of People who Engage with USAID DISP Programs People, including minors, whose legal guardian, family member or spouse is engaging with USAID DISP programs · Identifiers, Online Identifiers, PII· Protected Classifications, Special Categories of Personal Data, Sensitive Personal Information/Data, Health Data People who are Engaged with USAID DISP Programs and/or People who are Dependents of People who Engage with USAID DISP programs
Data Subject Notices

Please refer to the appropriate data subject notice, based on how you are engaging with USAID DISP, to understand the purposes and types of personal data USAID DISP processes, how USAID DISP shares your personal data and your privacy rights.

People Who Visit USAID DISP Websites

USAID DISP Websites includes this website and any other websites that USAID DISP maintains on behalf of program sponsors. Please refer to USAID DISP Websites Terms and Conditions.

Personal Data and Its Purposes of Processing on USAID DISP Websites
Website Interaction Logs

USAID DISP Websites automatically collect certain information and store it in log files. The information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, the region or general location where your computer or device is accessing the internet, browser type, operating system, and other usage information about the use of the USAID DISP Websites, including a history of the pages you view. USAID DISP may use this information to help design the sites to better suit your needs. USAID DISP may also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer USAID DISP Websites, analyze trends, track visitor movements, and gather broad demographic information that assists in identifying your preferences.

USAID DISP has a legitimate interest in understanding how people engage with USAID DISP Websites. This assists USAID DISP with providing more relevant content, communicating value to our participants, sponsors, and corporate members, and providing appropriate staffing to meet stakeholder needs.


When you visit an USAID DISP Website, the site may ask your browser to store a small piece of data (text file) called a cookie on your device to remember information about you, such as your login information or user preferences. Cookies are commonly used to recognize your computer in the future.

USAID DISP may also use cookies to determine the popularity of content and analyze site traffic and trends. Those cookies are set by USAID DISP and called first-party cookies.

USAID DISP Websites may also use third-party cookies, which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting, for advertising and marketing efforts, to deliver and measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns, and generally understand the online behaviors and interests of people. These third-party entities may use cookies and other technologies to identify the devices used by visitors to USAID DISP Websites, as well as when they visit other online sites and services.

Cookies may also be set by the following third-party providers on

Google Analytics: A tier 2 cookie sets when the page is loaded – used to improve web metrics capabilities.

You may see USAID DISP advertisements on other websites because USAID DISP uses third-party advertisement services. Through use of such services, USAID DISP can tailor messaging to people, considering demographic data, the target audience’s inferred interests, and browsing context. Advertisement services use this information to show advertisements that may be tailored to their users’ individual interests. The information these services may collect includes data about your visits to websites that serve USAID DISP advertisements, such as the pages or advertisements you view and the actions you take on the websites.

How to Control and Delete Cookies
Consent Tool

USAID DISP has constructed the that describes the cookies used on this website and provides information on how users can accept or reject them. Please refer to the cookie policy of any other USAID DISP Website you are visiting for more information specific to that website.

Using Your Browser

Many of the cookies used on USAID DISP Websites can be enabled or disabled via the consent tool or by disabling the cookies through your browser. To disable cookies through your browser, follow the instructions located within browser menus. Please note that disabling a cookie or category of cookies does not delete the cookie from your browser unless manually completed through your browser function.

Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information. You can remove or block cookies by changing the settings of your browser. For Opt-out instructions relating to cookies, please visit:

Other Personal Data Processed

You may visit USAID DISP Websites without being required to provide your name, email address or other personal data. Some features of USAID DISP Websites may include features or services that permit you to enter personal data.

When you communicate your personal data to USAID DISP through USAID DISP Websites, USAID DISP will inform you at each collection point what data is required and the purpose of its collection. You can choose not to enter some or all personal data, but if you do so, USAID DISP may not be able to adequately respond to your inquiry, communicate further with you and/or provide requested services.

Depending on why and how you communicate with USAID DISP via USAID DISP Websites, USAID DISP will use your personal data in the following way(s):

  • To answer your questions and/or provide requested information if you inquire about USAID DISP programs or services,
  • To advise when USAID DISP needs your personal data to execute an agreement with you or your organization or to comply with a legal obligation or if you inquire how your organization could support or work with USAID DISP,
  • To respond to your inquiry if you are a member of the public with questions about USAID DISP employment and/or general inquiries,
  • To verify your identity, organization and/or role if USAID DISP is not yet familiar with you or your organization, or
  • To share information about our programs, services, news, and events if you opt-in to receive marketing communications. When you share your contact details for this reason, you will have consented that USAID DISP may contact you for these purposes.
Note on Public Forums

People who visit USAID DISP Websites are solely responsible for the content they post online in public forums. Public forums may include, but are not limited to, social media applications, chat rooms, bulletin boards, blogs or other publicly accessible forums that may be viewed and used by anyone with available access. Please be aware that when you voluntarily disclose and transmit personal data within a public forum, your personal data may be collected and used by others. USAID DISP cannot control such uses of your personal data and by using such services, you assume the risk that whatever personal data you provide may be viewed and used by third parties.

You may withdraw your consent for USAID DISP to use your personal data on Public Forums administered by USAID DISP by amending or deleting your comment or by submitting a request via the Data Subject Request Portal. If you withdraw your consent, it will not change how USAID DISP processed your personal data before you withdrew consent, but the comment will not be displayed in the future.

With whom does USAID DISP share your personal data?

USAID DISP may share your personal data with:

  • Data controllers related to specific program websites which are sponsored by the controller;
  • USAID DISP offices and affiliates,
  • USAID DISP service providers and other third parties that make USAID DISP Websites available, enhance its functionality or otherwise provide services to USAID DISP or its service providers,
  • any other person or entity that USAID DISP mentions when you provide your personal data, or
  • any other person or entity necessary for protecting the rights or safety of USAID DISP or others.

USAID DISP will not share or otherwise distribute your personal data to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this Statement. USAID DISP will not sell, market, or rent your personal data unless USAID DISP has received your specific consent. Except as otherwise expressly stated in this Statement, USAID DISP will release personal data to another person or company only with your consent or if required or permitted by law. If your personal data is disclosed to any other recipients than are stated in this Statement, USAID DISP will inform you at the time your personal data is collected and will obtain your consent.

People Who Receive Marketing Communications from USAID DISP

When you opt-in to receive marketing communications from us, you are granting consent for your personal data to be used to contact you by email, direct mail and/or phone to deliver personalized USAID DISP Website experiences and to share information about relevant products, services, best practice information, industry news and events, funding needs, and/or send surveys or other information about products or services developed or provided by us or our business partners.

USAID DISP will not give your personal data to another party to promote products or services directly to you without your specific consent.

If you opted-in to receive marketing emails, and you later decide you do not want to receive this correspondence from us, simply click the “Unsubscribe” link provided in that email message or reach out directly to the email sender and request that no more communications be sent to you.

Withdrawing your consent will not affect USAID DISP’s use of the personal data prior to your withdrawal, but it signifies that USAID DISP will not contact you in the future. There may be a brief delay between when you submit your request to “opt-out” and when it is processed and reflected in USAID DISP systems, so you may continue to receive certain communications from USAID DISP for a limited time after you unsubscribe. USAID DISP apologizes for any inconvenience and appreciates your patience.

Please note that USAID DISP may continue sending non-marketing emails related to any account you have, any application you have submitted, or any transaction or contractual agreement you have with USAID DISP.

Except for personal data submitted as part of an application, purchase or donation, any communication or material you transmit to us by email or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like, is, and will be treated as, non-confidential.

If you are not satisfied with the “Opt-Out” options, please submit a request via the Data Subject Request Portal, and USAID DISP will promptly address the issue.

People who Represent Business Partners (Individuals & Representatives of Organizations)

USAID DISP values its business relationships and processes personal data of Business Partners for contractual reasons. If any USAID DISP business partner feels that this is not reflected in our business practices, please submit a request via the Data Subject Request Portal, and USAID DISP will promptly address the issue.

USAID DISP will not sell, market, or rent your personal data unless your specific consent is received. USAID DISP will not send you mailings on behalf of other organizations unless requested.

USAID DISP may collect professional contact details, payment information, billing address and other information necessary to process a gift, event registration, send payment or receive payment. USAID DISP may share reports about progress, activities, and other program-related information.

USAID DISP may use your data to comply with the law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the requirements of law or comply with legal process served.

If you access USAID DISP devices, systems, and networks throughout the business relationship with USAID DISP, the USAID DISP Acceptable Use Policy applies to you. USAID DISP systems users should have no expectation of privacy on USAID DISP-managed devices, systems, and networks. Non-business use of USAID DISP assets is strongly discouraged to maximize data protection by separating business data from personal data that is not needed to carry out the business relationship.

People Who Engage with USAID DISP Programs

USAID DISP is contracted by sponsoring organizations, acting as data controllers, to carry out the administration of programs. The data controller funds and sets the high-level directive, goals, and purpose of the program. USAID DISP manages some or all administrative operations of the program under the general direction of the data controller, acting as the data processor. The data controller may also carry out its own data processing.

USAID DISP also sponsors its own initiatives and is the data controller for these USAID DISP sponsored programs.

People, including minors, who engage with USAID DISP programs are classified as one of the following Data Subject Types due to different data retention requirements according to the level of program engagement:

  • Program Applicants with an Unsubmitted Application
  • Program Applicants with Submitted Application but Not Selected to a Program
  • Program Participants and Alumni

Except for background checks, USAID DISP does not use automated means when participating in application selection or to make any other decisions that may have a legal or other significant effect on you. All selection decisions require substantive human input.

If you have questions or concerns, please use our Data Subject Request Portal.

What are the purposes for processing personal data associated with the lifecycle of a program?

USAID DISP will only process personal data when it is necessary and required for the purposes listed or if you choose to provide it to us voluntarily.

Please note that the most common scenarios for USAID DISP processing special categories of personal data are when medical data is collected in order to review your medical history to determine eligibility to participate in a program; your criminal history when USAID DISP is required to run a background check; and information concerning minors, if you are bringing dependents with you and we are required to process their data for visa sponsorship or other purposes. In most cases USAID DISP only processes other types of sensitive information if you voluntarily provide it, such as referring to religious or political views in an application essay.

Process Process Description
Alumni Management Managing data of participants whose programs have ended, including the production of statistical reports, alumni correspondence and organizing alumni events
Application/Selection Collecting and reviewing applications for the purpose of selecting potential program participants and/or notification of their selection for a program. Please note that USAID DISP programs do not use automatic data processing for this process
Background Check Automated screening of government watch lists and background information for regulatory compliance purposes
Emergency Management Assisting, corresponding, and handling emergencies during program participation
Event Management Planning and/or executing events including registration, scheduling of participants, or any other event-related activities for purposes including program enrichment or external engagements by USAID DISP
Financial Verification Verifying availability of funds or income to cover program-related costs/expenses, financial need, or other financial requirements of a program
Insurance/Health Benefit Enrollment and or Management Enrolling a participant in a health benefit plan to ensure coverage for medical issues or emergencies while on program
Medical Review Reviewing medical data for the purpose of determining visa eligibility, identifying any issues that could affect participation in a program or activity, or would require additional accommodations to be arranged
Participant Agreements Drafting, sending, or receiving an agreement document such as Terms of Agreement, Terms of Appointment, Program Contracts, or any other type of agreement document with program participants
Participant Advising and Progress Management Collecting and analyzing any academic, employment or other data to ensure a participant is meeting the requirements of a program or on track for successful completion of an award
Payment Processing Processing payment transactions to or from participants, vendors or other payees using a bank transfer such as ACH, EFT, wire payments, checks or other methods
Program Evaluation Reporting, exporting, or compiling of data for the purposes of understanding or evaluating the state of the program/participants, impact, or any other legitimate interest related to administering the program
Program Promotion and Outreach Promoting USAID DISP and/or USAID DISP programs, including soliciting applications to programs or email marketing
Program Reporting Producing and sharing reports about progress, activities, and other program-related information
Record Creation/Management Creating and maintaining a record in USAID DISP’s systems, electronic or otherwise, to administer USAID DISP programs
Social Media Management Engaging with people via social media
Taxes If applicable, withhold taxes and issue tax forms to participants
Travel Management Planning or booking of domestic or international travel by USAID DISP or vendors on behalf of USAID DISP
Visa Sponsorship Creating, monitoring and/or maintaining a SEVIS/Visa Sponsorship record
With whom does USAID DISP receive or share personal data associated with the program lifecycle?

USAID DISP may send your personal data to or receive it from third parties to carry out the processes listed above. These third parties may include:

  • Academic credential evaluation companies
  • Educational testing services
  • Academic and research institutions
  • Employers
  • Insurance and health providers
  • Program and award sponsors
  • Commissions and posts
  • External interview panelists and award selection committees
  • Travel management companies
  • Background check and watchlist providers
  • Translation services
  • Governmental agencies

Additional third parties may include legal counsel representing USAID DISP, courts, tribunals, regulators, government authorities and law enforcement officials if required by law or for USAID DISP’s legitimate interest in compliance with applicable laws/regulations.

How does USAID DISP respond to requests for deletion of program lifecycle personal data?
Data Subject Type Data Retention Comments Response to Request for Deletion
Program Applicants with an Unsubmitted Application Personal data and associated data are deleted
Program Applicants with Submitted Application but Not Selected to a Program The duration of processing is determined by the sponsor and follows the U.S. government guidelines on data retention Personal data are anonymized Demographic information is retained for analytics and/or research purposes
USAID DISP will retain and use anonymized data only in that format and will not attempt to re-identify Data Subjects associated with anonymized data
Participants and Alumni The duration of processing is determined by the sponsor and follows the U.S. government guidelines on data retention. Additionally, USAID DISP must retain all records related to the Inbound participants’ exchange visitor program for at least three years per U.S. Federal regulations Retain according to retention period
People who are Dependents of People who Engage with USAID DISP Programs

USAID DISP processes personal data of Data Subjects, which includes minors in some cases, described by this category, related to background check, visa sponsorship and to provide health insurance benefits.

Relevant information is shared with government agencies for background check and visa sponsorship-related matters and health insurance companies for the purpose of administering benefits.

Data Subject Rights
What are Your Data Subject Rights
Data Subject Right You have the right to:
Access access personal data that USAID DISP processes about you and obtain information about how USAID DISP processes it
Erasure ask USAID DISP to erase personal data where you have withdrawn your consent or where there is no other reason for USAID DISP to process your personal data
Object to Processing object to USAID DISP processing your personal data
Portability request that USAID DISP provide a copy of your personal data to you
Rectification correct personal data that USAID DISP processes about you
Restrict Processing request that USAID DISP limit processing of your personal data
Withdraw Consent withdraw consent you have previously given to USAID DISP to process your personal data

If fulfilling your request would reveal personal data about another person, or if you ask USAID DISP to delete information that USAID DISP is required by law to maintain, USAID DISP may not be able to fulfill your request. USAID DISP may retain a record of the existence of a professional relationship with you, to the extent that and for so long as it is legally required. For example, USAID DISP will retain a record of your personal data erasure request.

Please note that restrictions you impose on the use, disclosure or processing of your personal data may result in losing eligibility for certain services where processing that personal data is needed for your participation.

How to Exercise Your Data Subject Rights

Please submit your request using USAID DISP’s Data Subject Request Portal. Once you have confirmed your email address, USAID DISP will verify your identity and then process your request as soon as possible.

How USAID DISP Processes Data Subject Requests

After you submit your Data Subject Request, you will receive an email to the email address provided asking you to confirm your email address. If your email is not confirmed, USAID DISP will not process your Data Subject Request.

Once the email address is confirmed, USAID DISP will route the request to the appropriate team to perform Identity Verification and confirm that USAID DISP is processing your personal data.

USAID DISP will then address your request appropriately. You will receive all notifications and communication through the Data Subject Request Portal.

Contact Us

USAID DISP Data Protection Officer/Grievance Officer

USAID DISP Data Subject Request Portal

If you have any questions or concerns regarding USAID DISP’s Data Privacy posture, please email

Please note that this portal is for data subject requests only.

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