2.4 Policy and legal matters
FAO holds copyright on all its media, including Web sites, unless otherwise stated. However, FAO offers its information for the benefit of people and organizations interested in its efforts to combat hunger in the world. For this reason, FAO actively encourages the re-use of its material, particularly for educational and non-commercial purposes.
All information products issued by FAO, whether printed or electronic, should therefore carry the standard copyright clause. Each page of your Web site should contain a copyright mark and the current year (i.e. © FAO, 2010) which, when clicked, links to the following page in the appropriate language:
If you are producing an FAO product that might be subject to particular copyright conditions not covered by the standard clause, a specific copyright notice should be drafted in consultation with the Publishing Management Service. To publish non-FAO copyright material on the FAO Web site, formal permission is required from the copyright owner. For more details please contact the Publishing Management Service.
Scams implying association with FAO
FAO is aware of various correspondence being circulated either by e-mail, from Internet Web sites, and by regular mail or fax, falsely claiming that they are issued by or in association with FAO.
These scams may be crafted to look like they originate from FAO, such as by using the FAO logo or a FAO e-mail address, and seek to extract money and/or personal details from the recipients of such correspondence.
FAO policy on privacy
In general, users can browse the FAO site without telling us who they are or revealing any personal information about themselves.
This information is only used internally for Web site traffic analysis.