NIH News in Health Web Privacy Policy

During your visit to "newsinhealth.nih.gov," we do not collect any personal information about you. We only collect data about the domain name you’ve used to access the Internet, the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the website you came from when you direct-linked to our site. We use this information 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 about you.

When inquiries are mailed to us, we store the question and the email 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 website. 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.

Privacy Policy for Third-Party Websites and Applications:

AddThis: newsinhealth.nih.gov uses the AddThis service to allow visitors to bookmark and share the NIH News in Health website content on a variety of social media sites. Visitors who use the AddThis service to share content do not need to register or provide any personal information. The AddThis service providers collect non-personal data, including the aggregate and summary statistics on browsers and usage patterns. AddThis also uses non-personal data to manage the service efficiently and diagnose server problems. Although AddThis offers some analytics and usage data to NIH, these reports do not include any personally identifiable information. The reports are password protected and only available to NIH.gov managers, members of the NIH.gov Communications and Web Teams, and other designated staff requiring this information to perform their duties. The AddThis Privacy policy is available at: https://www.addthis.com/privacyExternal link, please review our exit disclaimer.

Facebook: We post links to new stories and other alerts at the NIH News in Health Facebook pageExternal link, please review our exit disclaimer. . If you have a Facebook account or 'Like' NIH Facebook pages, you can post comments or click on the 'like' option for individual entries. If you comment or click on the 'like' button, personally identifying information will be visible to NIH staff and other Facebook site visitors. The amount of visible personal information will depend on your own Facebook privacy settings. You can completely avoid displaying any personally identifiable information by not creating an account, not posting comments and not clicking on the 'like' options in Facebook. NIH staff does not collect, use or disclose any information about visitors who comment or 'like' the NIH Facebook sites. Facebook collects and reports on non-personally identifiable information about activities on Facebook pages. This information is password protected and only available to NIH.gov managers, members of the NIH.gov Communications and Web Teams, and other designated staff who require this information to perform their duties. The Facebook privacy policy is available at: https://www.facebook.com/policy.phpExternal link, please review our exit disclaimer.

GovDelivery Subscription Management: NIH uses GovDelivery to send e-newsletters, alerts and other messages to visitors who subscribe to them. To subscribe to an NIH product, you must provide an email address and indicate your subscription preferences, including the items you want to receive. The email subscriber lists are password protected by GovDelivery. Only the NIH managers who send newsletters, alerts or memos via GovDelivery and staff members who monitor the results of email initiatives have access to the subscriber lists. GovDelivery never allows access to the subscriber lists to anyone outside of NIH or for any purpose. GovDelivery collects and provides non-identifying information about the number of messages sent, clicks and open rates. This information is password protected and only available to NIH.gov managers, members of the NIH.gov Communications and Web Teams, and other designated staff who require this information to perform their duties. The GovDelivery privacy policy is available at: https://www.govdelivery.com/privacyExternal link, please review our exit disclaimer.

For more information:

NIH Web Privacy Notice: https://www.nih.gov/about/privacy.htm

NIH Web Privacy Policy Part 2: Third-Party Sites and Applications: https://www.nih.gov/about/privacypolicy_parttwo.htm