NIH Web 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
Many NIH sites are now running customer satisfaction surveys that employ
persistent cookies. Participation in this data collection effort is completely
voluntary, and failure to respond will in no way affect the visitor's
ability to access information. This information will be used by NIH solely
for the purpose of improving our public Web sites.
To protect your privacy, be sure to close your browser completely after
If you are concerned 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.