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Privacy Statement

When you visit any official Web site of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the following information is stored:


  • The page you visited at the NIAAA Web site
  • The date and time you accessed NIAAA's Web site
  • The Internet Protocol (IP) from which you accessed our Web site
  • The type of browser you used to direct-link to the NIAAA Web site

This information (stored for 31 days) is used to measure the number of visitors to the various sections of our site(s) and to help us make our site(s) more useful to visitors. Unless it is specifically stated otherwise, no additional information will be collected about you.

When an inquiry is sent via E-mail, we store the inquiry 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(s). We will not obtain information that will allow us to personally identify you when you visit our Web site(s), unless you choose to provide such information to us.

Questions about NIH privacy policies should be sent to the NIAAA Privacy Act Officer through NIAAA Web Master niaaaweb-r@exchange.nih.gov.

Use of Cookies

Certain APIS Web pages use "cookies," which are small amounts of information stored by your Web browser software on your workstation. In all cases, this information is temporary in nature (called "session cookies") and is deleted as soon as you leave the APIS Web site. The use of temporary cookies is solely for the purpose of allowing the user to interact with the APIS Web site in an effective manner.

Contact Information

No portion of this site requires you to provide personally identifying information. If you choose to provide such information when using the Feedback Form or sending an email, your contact information will be stored only as long as needed to send you a response and follow-up properly on your request or comment.

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