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AIDSinfo Web Privacy Statement

Of the information we learn about you from your visit to AIDSinfo, we store only the following:

   Bullet  the domain name from which you access the Internet (such as ''),
   Bullet  the date and time you access our site,
   Bullet  the type of operating system and browser used,
   Bullet  the Web pages accessed,
   Bullet  terms entered into our search engine, and
   Bullet  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. We do not attempt to associate this information with individual users. 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. If you complete a request form on our Web site, we will store the information for as long as it takes to adequately process the request. We periodically purge identifying information associated with form submissions.

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.

E-mail sent to AIDSinfo may be seen by a number of people who are responsible for answering questions. If the information specialist who answers the mail does not know the answer to your question, your query may be forwarded to another AIDSinfo employee more experienced in that area.

On occasion, we may conduct a study concerning the types of questions sent to us. These studies involve coding the queries to see if there are recurring problems that users are having in finding information and to identify commonalities. The knowledge gained by these studies is used to improve the AIDSinfo Web site in order to make it more responsive to the needs of our users.

We do not forward your mail outside of AIDSinfo nor do we collect your name and e-mail address for any purpose other than to respond to your query. Nevertheless, you should be aware that e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception. If your communication contains sensitive or personal information, you may want to send it by postal mail.

We do not give, share, sell or transfer any personal information to a third party.

About "Cookies"

A "cookie" is information stored on your computer by a Web server and used to customize your Web service in some way. The AIDSinfo Web site does not send cookies; however, some sites to which it links (e.g., PubMed) may send cookies. You can set your browser software to disable cookies or to prompt you before a cookie is accepted.