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Privacy Policy

The SEER Web site is operated by the SEER Program of the National Cancer Institute. We respect the privacy of our visitors. The following privacy policy establishes how SEER will use information gathered from your visit to our site.

If You Visit the SEER Web Site

We collect and store access information for statistical purposes. The information collected includes standard server log information, such as your computer's domain name or IP address, the date and time you access our site, the pages you viewed, the type of browser and operating system you used to access our site, and the external Web site from which you followed a link to our site, if applicable. Our Web site logs do not contain information that can be used to personally identify an individual visitor, and we make no attempt to link them with such information.

If You Send Us E-mail

By sending us an e-mail message, you may be sending personal information (e.g., your name, address, and e-mail address). We store the message and the e-mail address information so that we can respond electronically. Unless otherwise required by statute, we do not identify anyone who sends questions or comments to our web site. We will not obtain any information that will allow us to personally identify you when you visit our site, unless you chose to provide such information to us.. Please note, however, that e-mail messages are sent over the Internet as free text and are not secure from interception by unauthorized third parties.

If You Send Us Any Other Information

The site includes fill-in forms that may require personal information in order to receive information, software, or data. Such information will not be shared with third parties unless specified on the fill-in form or required by law. Like e-mail, form contents are sent over the Internet as free text and are not secure from interception by unauthorized third parties.

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NOTICE: Information from this site resides on a computer system funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services. Anyone using this system consents to monitoring by system or security personnel.

Disclaimer of Liability

With respect to documents available from this site, neither the United States Government, nor the National Cancer Institute (NCI), nor any of their employees or contractors makes any warranty, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe on privately owned rights.

The US Government, the NCI, and their employees and contractors cannot be held responsible for the contents of any off-site pages referenced from this site.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government, NCI, or any of their employees or contractors. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government, NCI, or their employees or contractors, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Copyright Status

Documents on this site are sponsored by the NCI along with private companies and organizations. Accordingly, the appropriate parties may retain all rights to publish or reproduce these documents, or allow others to do so. All documents available from this site may be protected under the US and Foreign Copyright Laws. Permission to reproduce may be required.

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