Privacy Policy

The Scaling Readiness Development Team – henceforth referred to as Scaling Readiness which abides by the policies and terms of use of the CGIAR (, as the administrator of this Site collects, stores and uses certain types of information about the users of the Site, in accordance to the following terms:

1. Type of information to be collected

1.1 Personal Contact Information

Access and use of this site and its content may be done without providing any personal contact information. Your personal contact information, such as your name (first name and last name), email address, telephone number and your organizations name shall only be collected only for contact purpose. 

1.2 Non identifiable Information

Scaling Readiness may record and analyze information about your interaction with this Site. This may include your IP address, the URL/domain name of any referring website, the time and date of your visit to the Site and the type of pages visited, among other; some of this information may be collected by using cookies. This information provides statistics about the geographical distribution of visitors to our Site, the technology they use to access the Site, most visited pages in this Site and preferred content shared in our Site, which helps us understand the preferences of the Site users and improve the Site.

This information cannot be traced back to a particular individual and is never connected to the personal contact information you provide to us.

We share non-personal information within the System Organization and with companies and/or consultants involved in our communications activities.

2. Use of collected information

Scaling Readiness may collect certain information as describes above (Point 1) for the following purposes:

  1. To provide the information that is most of your interest.
  2. To provide news and updates with regards to the site and its content
  3. To evaluate your professional profile in relation to job opportunities inside RTB
  4. To diagnose and get statistic of the site’s traffic and to solve issues with the sites functionality to improve it.
  5. To follow up with you and respond to requests or questions.


3. Time we may retain your personal information

Scaling Readiness  may retain your personal contact information during the time needed for providing the requested services and permitted by applicable law. Confidentiality, integrity and availability of information are protected.


4. Third Party Sites

This Site may include content from third party sites and its corresponding links. This Privacy Policy does not apply to such content nor its links, which are govern by their own privacy policies.


5.  Use of cookies

As explained before, Scaling Readiness  may record and analyze non identifiable information by using cookies, in accordance to its Cookies Policy. When first accessing to this Site you will be asked to accept or deny the use of our cookies, and when even accepted, and if permitted by your browser, you can always decline our cookies. If our cookies are decline, you may not be able to use all certain features on this Site.


5.1 General

The Scaling Readiness Development Team – henceforth referred to as Scaling Readiness which abides by the policies and terms of use of the CGIAR ( – manages the Website and uses cookies in your interaction as user in this website. Thus, by accessing and using this website you automatically consent to the use of cookies.

This Cookie Policy will explain what are cookies, which cookies we use, under what basis we use them and how you can manage and decline the use of cookies.

Scaling Readiness reserves the right to modify this cookie policy at any time, being effective as soon as posted. Please consult it therefore regularly.


5.2 What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on the hard drive of the device you use to visit a website. Cookies are generally used to enable websites to operate, to make site navigation easier and more user-friendly. For instance, cookies can make it possible for a website to recognize your browser in order to speed up and customize the use of the website as you revisit that site. They can also remember your personal settings and preferences. For instance, if you revisit a website, you will not have to reselect language. Some cookies can be placed by a third party, for example Google Analytics, to help analyze the use of the Website (third party cookies).

Even if the Website is only visited, information on the use of the Website will be collected by means of cookies.

There are different types of cookies which can be distinguished according to their origin, function and duration. The cookies used by Scaling Readiness are described under “What kind of cookies do we use?”


5.3 Why do we use cookies?

Scaling Readiness uses cookies to:

  • Improve the use and functionality of the Website;
  • Analyze how the visitors of the Website use the Website (e.g. how many times a page is visited…); and/or
  • Compile statistics.

The information collected via cookies is not used by Scaling Readiness to identify individual visitors of the Website.


5.4 What kind of cookies do we use?

Scaling Readiness uses only the following cookies on the Website: 

  • Performance cookies , that collect data on the performance of the Website, such as the number of visitors, the time spent by visitors on the web page and error messages. These performance cookies are session cookies (this means that these are automatically deleted when shutting down your browser) or persistent cookies (these files stay in one of your browser’s subfolders until you delete them manually or your browser deletes them based on the duration period contained within the persistent cookie’s file).

Below follows an overview of the specific performance cookies Scaling Readiness uses on the Website, with its purpose and legal ground:



  • Purpose cookie: This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to.
  • Type of cookie: Persistent
  • Third party cookie
  • Storage period: 1 minute


  • Purpose cookie: This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in the Website and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.
  • Type of cookie: Persistent
  • Third party cookie
  • Storage period: 2 years


  • Purpose cookie: This cookie appears to store and update a unique value for each page of the Website visited.
  • Type of cookie: Persistent
  • Third party cookie
  • Storage period: 1 day


    5.5 How can you manage cookies?

    Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you before a cookie is set or to reject cookies. More information on how your browser can be set,  can be found via the ‘Help’ button on your browser.

    If you use multiple devises to access the Website, you should make sure that your cookie preference is set on each device’s browser. The cookies can also easily been deleted at any time via the browser settings.

    Depending on your browser, you can change your cookie preferences via one of the links below:

    Internet Explorer:

    Google Chrome:




    5.6 Contact information

    If you have any further questions about this Cookie Policy and use of cookies in our website, please contact  Scaling Readiness at


    6. Changes

    Scaling Readiness hereby reserves the right to modify this privacy Policy as it may deem necessary at any time, and will be effective as soon as posted.


    7. Contact information for requests and managing your personal information

    In case you want to limit the use or disclosure of your personal data or to exercise your right to access, rectify, cancel or oppose to the treatment of your personal information, please contact us  with your request by:


    Dr Marc Schut

    Senior Innovation and Scaling Scientist

    International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)/ Wageningen University

    Kacyiru, KG 563 Street #3

    P.O. Box 1269, Kigali, Rwanda

    Tel: +250 782 497 615