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Privacy Policy

CDC and the CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) respect the privacy of visitors to the STD Awareness Resource Site. We do not provide personally identifiable information to any outside organization or any Government agency.

Why is information collected?

We may collect a limited amount of information on usage of the Web site for statistical purposes in order to measure the number of visitors to the various sections of our site and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.

What information is collected?

The information collected includes standard server log information, such as the domain name or IP address from which you access the Internet, 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, if you linked to our site from another Web site, that Web site's address. We collect this information on an aggregate basis only. Our Web site logs are not personally identifiable, and we make no attempt to link them with the individuals who actually browse the site. For example, we track which pages are most popular among visitors as a whole, but pages viewed are not identified with individual users.

When inquiries are sent to us via e-mail, we store the question and the e-mail address information so that we can respond electronically.

What information is not collected?

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 choose to provide such information to us.

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