When you visit health.gov, we do not collect any personal information about you unless you choose to provide that information to us. You do not have to give any personal information to visit this website.
If you choose to give information about yourself in an email message, form, or survey, we will only keep the information as long as needed to respond to your question.
Information Automatically Collected and Stored in Web Server Logs
When you browse through any website, some information about you can be collected. Our web server software automatically collects and temporarily stores the following information about each visit:
- The domain you use to access the Internet
- The date and time of the visit
- The pages you visit
- The website you came from, if any
We use this information for statistical purposes and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. We don’t collect your email address. We don’t collect any other information without your knowledge.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), of which ODPHP is a part, does not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about website visitors, unless required for law enforcement or by law.
This site is maintained by the U.S. Government. It is protected by various provisions of Title 18, U.S. Code. Violations of Title 18 are subject to criminal prosecution in federal court.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, we use software programs to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. In the event of authorized law enforcement investigations, and pursuant to any required legal process, information from these sources may be used to help identify an individual.
Systems of Records
Electronically submitted information is maintained and destroyed pursuant to the Federal Records Act, and in some cases may be subject to the Privacy Act. If information that you submit is to be used in a Privacy Act system of records, there will be a Privacy Act Notice provided.