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About SciPICH Icon  Privacy and Confidentiality of Submissions

The Science Panel on Interactive Communication and Health (SciPICH) has created this statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices of the SciPICH Web site. 


  • This site does not use cookies.  A "cookie" is a short piece of data, not code, which is sent from a Web server to a Web browser when that browser visits the server's site.  The cookie is stored on your machine, tells the server when you have visited before, and can coordinate your access to different pages on its Web site.1

E-mail & Customer Feedback

  • This site offers a feedback form, an IHC resource nomination form, and an e-mail link on every page so that you can communicate with us.  Comments sent to the panel are reviewed and addressed to ensure that the informational needs of visitors to this site are best served.  You have the option to voluntarily provide your e-mail address and request a reply to your question(s) from the panel.  Your information is used internally for communication and customer service functions and not shared with outside parties.

External Links

  • This site contains links to other sites. Any reference or links to a specific product, company, or organization noted on this Web site does not imply endorsement by the Science Panel on Interactive Communication and Health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or any of the Panel members' affiliated institutions.

IHC Application Registration

  • Developers are invited to voluntarily submit an IHC application to this site using the online version of the Evaluation Reporting Template.  Contact information, an e-mail address, and a password are required to register the IHC application, confirm the registration, and permit a user to update or delete an IHC application submission. There are several questions registrants are asked to answer so users of this site can browse the database for IHC applications that apply to selected topics of interest.  Please note that submitted IHC applications will be available to the public.

Contacting this Web Site

  • If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact us.

The Science Panel on Interactive Communication and Health
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 738G
Washington, DC 20201

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1 Source: The U.S. Department of Energy Computer Incident Advisory Capability, March 12, 1998, GMT Number I-034

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