NIH Privacy Notice
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
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.