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About this site privacy policy : en Español

If you’re under 13 and surfing the web, the law puts you and your parents in charge of what other people know about you (the information in this law is helpful to Internet users of all ages).  Some examples include your full name, home address, e-mail address, phone number, age, or gender. Be sure to talk to your parents if you have any questions. 

You do not have to provide your name or address when you visit the web site.  

You don’t register or log in to use our site—it’s open to everyone. 

We do have links that take you to other web sites.

When leaving the web site, please be sure to check the privacy policy of each new site you visit.  If they ask for your name or address, be sure to talk to your parents.  Here are some good links to help you protect yourself:

Be sure to talk to your parents if you have any questions or before sending information over the internet.

We do collect and store some information from your computer when you visit our site.

Our computer automatically collects and temporarily stores the following information:

  • The domain name you used to access the Internet (for example, did you get on the Internet at school? or through AOL?)
  • The date and time of the visit
  • The pages visited
  • The address of the Web site you came from when you came to visit

We use this information to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.  We don’t share this information with anyone unless required to by law.


This Web site belongs to the U.S. Government. Trying to "hack" it is against the law.  Our Web logs can be used to track hackers.

Content last updated June 10, 2008

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health.