Access Terms & Privacy Statement


Welcome to the Global Health Home School website available at (the “Site”). The Site is operated by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (the “Foundation”) and its service providers in collaboration with certain partners listed on the Site, which may be updated from time to time (together, “we”, “our” or “us”).  The Site was created to provide activities and information for parents and caregivers to help children understand the COVID-19 pandemic and global health generally.  For sake of clarity, the Site is not intended for minors (individuals under the age of 13, or equivalent minimum age depending on jurisdiction), and we do not knowingly collect personal data from minors. 

This page sets out the specific terms and conditions (“Access Terms”) applicable to all users’ (“you”, “your”) access and use of the Site and information about how your personal information may be used in particular ways when you use the Site (“Privacy Statement”).

These Access Terms are supplemental to the general terms and conditions  applicable to websites operated by the Foundation, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Terms of Use (“Terms of Use”). In the same way, the Privacy Statement below applies in addition to the privacy notices applicable to websites operated by the Foundation, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Privacy & Cookies Notice  (“Privacy & Cookies Notice”). The Terms of Use and the Privacy & Cookies Notice are incorporated in to and form a part of these Access Terms and the Privacy Statement.

By using the Site, you confirm that you accept these Access Terms and the Privacy Statement (including the Terms of Use and Privacy & Cookies Notice, which are incorporated by reference) and that you agree to comply with them. These terms and conditions will apply to any use of the Site, whether as a guest or a registered user, and including accessing, browsing, or registering to use the Site (where applicable). Please read them carefully and make sure that you understand them before using the Site.  If you refuse to accept these terms and conditions, you must not use the Site.

We may amend these Access Terms and/or the Privacy Statement from time to time. Please check this page regularly to ensure you understand the terms and conditions which will apply at any particular time. 

Capitalised terms used below that are not defined in these Access Terms or the Privacy Statement shall have the meanings given to them in the Terms of Use or the Privacy & Cookies Notice, as applicable.

1. Permitted Use of Content on the Site

Subject to the ‘Restrictions on Use of Content’ section of the Terms of Use, you may review, download, copy, distribute and use the Available Content for your own personal use, in addition to any governmental or charitable purposes referred to in the Terms of Use.

2. Exclusion of liability regarding healthcare information

Without prejudice to the Terms of Use (and in particular sections 7 to 10 concerning indemnification, warranties, etc., damages and remedies), the Site is not intended to provide medical advice of any kind, and we accept no responsibility to you or any third party in connection with any Content which refers to healthcare treatments, procedures, systems, methods, medicines, or any other information of a medical nature or related to health, whether such Content was posted on the Site by us or by any user of the Site.

3. Linked sites including social media

Please note that the Content featured on the Site may be replicated or supplemented on third party social media websites, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, which are governed by, and require your agreement to, different terms and conditions. You should carefully review such terms and conditions when you are redirected to such linked sites.


This Privacy Statement supplements the Privacy & Cookies Notice using the same headings (but without repeating each and every heading).

What data we collect about you

Data you provide yourself

If you wish to obtain educational content and other related communications, we will ask for the following information about you: name, country location, postcode, and email address.

How we use your data

We will use your personal information to administer the sending of the activities or information you have requested through the Site. Where you have opted in, we may also use your personal information to send you additional global health and COVID-19 related communications, information, and resources to the email address you have provided to us. You can opt out from receiving these communications using links within each email or by contacting us at [email protected].

Legal bases under the GDPR

Our processing of your personal information for the above purposes is necessary for our legitimate interests (including our interests in operating the Site, disseminating educational content), with the exception of sending you additional resources and/or communications by email, which relies on your consent.

When we share your data

Employees, agents, affiliates, service providers, and partners

We receive assistance with the administration of the Site from third party services providers who are data processors for the purposes of applicable data protection laws, including the GDPR. These services providers may only use your personal information on our behalf.