Privacy Statement

This privacy statement applies to the website of:

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Division of Extramural Activities (DEA)
6116 executive Blvd.
Bethesda, Maryland 20892

We respect your privacy. This is why we have taken the time to disclose our information collection practices and our privacy policy. Please take the time to review this document.

Collecting information provides specific benefits to our website visitors:

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) respects the privacy of users of its Web sites. NCI does not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about visitors unless required to do so by law. NCI automatically collects a limited amount of information about the use of its Web sites for statistical purposes, that is, to measure the numbers of visitors. This information may also be helpful when considering changes to make the site more useful to visitors. The following information about users of the NCI Web sites is collected and stored automatically: The Internet domain from which a user has accessed the Internet. The Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer that was used to access the Internet. The name and version of the user's computer operating system and Internet browser. If a user comes to '' from another Web site, the Internet address of the "referring" Web site. The date, time, and duration of the user's visit to '', and the pages visited. Federal government Web sites are generally prohibited from using persistent cookies and this site does not employ them. When inquiries are received by e-mail, the questions and the e-mail address of the sender are stored electronically to allow time for a response to be researched, written, and sent. Unless otherwise required by law, NCI will not identify anyone who sends questions or comments to its Web site. NCI does not collect information that will allow users to be identified personally unless they choose to provide such information. If children send questions or comments to NCI web sites and include their name and/or home mailing address as part of their message, the information will be used only to respond to them personally. Providing this type of information is optional, and NCI suggests that children obtain their parents' permission before providing any information online, to NCI Web sites or any other Web sites. NCI Web sites have links to many other Web sites. NCI cannot guarantee the privacy or security of information users provide to linked external Web sites.

We collect information for the following purpose(s):

• Completing or supporting an activity
• Website and system administration
• Research, analysis, reporting

Who has access to the information we collect?

Of the information we do collect, we allow our visitors the following access to the information:

The website does not collect data that can identify its visitors.

If you believe that our website has collected incorrect information or if you would like to dispute any information, please contact us using the address at the top of this page.