NIH Web Privacy Notice
Last Modified: 2/5/2004
Of the information we learn about you from your visit to "NIH.gov," we
store only the following: the domain name from which you access the Internet, the
date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the web site from
which you direct-linked to our site. This information is used to measure the number
of visitors to the various sections of our site and to help us make our site more
useful to visitors. Unless it is specifically stated otherwise, no additional information
will be collected about you.
When inquiries are E-mailed to us, we store the question and the E-mail address
information so that we can respond electronically. Unless otherwise required by
statute, we do not identify publicly who sends questions or comments to our web
site. We will not obtain information that will allow us to personally identify you
when you visit our site, unless you chose to provide such information to us.
While visiting sites within the NIH.GOV domain, you may occasionally encounter a
Web page that employs "cookies". A cookie is a small file that a Web site
transfers to your computer’s hard disk allowing our server to "remember"
specific information about your session while you are connected.
Requests to send cookies from NIH Web pages are not designed to collect information
about you, but only about your browser "session." The cookie makes it
easier for you to use the dynamic features of these Web pages. The cookie and the
information about your session will be destroyed automatically shortly after you
close your browser--it is not permanently stored on your computer. Unless an NIH
web page specifically notifies you otherwise, we will not collect and maintain personal
information about you.
To protect your privacy, be sure to close your browser completely after you have
about the potential use of information gathered from your computer by cookies, you
can set your browser to prompt you before it accepts a cookie. Most Internet browsers
have settings that let you identify and/or reject cookies.
Questions about NIH privacy policies should be sent to the
NIH Privacy Act Officer .