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The HVO KnowNET is an online forum for the exchange of information and ideas and is considered a Health Volunteers Overseas member benefit.  Access to the HVO KnowNET is granted and maintained through the HVO organization either through the direct request of an individual or through the implicit request made through joining and/or volunteering with Health Volunteers Overseas. When a HVO KnowNET account is established, personal information, including your name and email address that you have provided to HVO, is entered into a community profile, and you are sent an email informing you of the creation of the profile to the address you have provided the organization. This information may be visible to other HVO KnowNET users.  A username and email address are required for your HVO KnowNET profile; to change or limit the other information available, update your profile form or contact us to limit your information. Profiles may be updated from time to time for administrative purposes and are subject to deletion without notification. If you have questions or concerns about your HVO KnowNET profile, please contact

By logging into the HVO KnowNET, you agree to our Terms of Use (listed above) and to the posting of your name and email on the HVO KnowNET website.  User profile information is available only to HVO staff and HVO KnowNET users, and HVO will take what steps it can to limit the public availability of your personal information.  The creation and deletion of HVO KnowNET accounts remains at the sole discretion of the Health Volunteers Organization, though you can request removal from the HVO KnowNET at any time.  Requests for deletion will be honored within a reasonable timeframe. HVO will not sell, exchange or release users’ personally identifying information to any third party, except to the extent necessary to comply with applicable laws or valid legal processes, to protect the rights and property of HVO, or to provide the services or information a user has requested. The information we collect is used to:

  1. provide improved online content and services;
  2. customize the content and/or layout of our site for each individual user; and
  3. to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our website and protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our website.

The Use of “Cookies” on the HVO KnowNET

HVO uses “cookies” or small information files stored by a visitor’s web browser, to collect anonymous data about website visitors. The information is of a non-personal nature.  For example, we may collect IP addresses, browser types and access times. HVO may aggregate such information to provide summaries of use of the HVO KnowNET and to better understand the interests of users as a group.

The HVO KnowNET is managed WordPress site. HVO is not responsible for the privacy policy or terms of use of any third party.