Information Automatically Collected and Stored
We collect and store the following information about your visit:
- Name of the domain you use to access the Internet (for example, “aol.com”, if you are using an America Online account, or “stanford.edu”, if you are connecting from Stanford University's domain);
- Date and time of your visit;
- Pages you visited; and
- Internet address of the website from which 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.
Personally Provided Information
You do not have to give us personal information to visit our Web sites.
If you choose to provide us with additional information about yourself through an email message, form, survey, etc., we will only maintain the information as long as needed to respond to your question or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication.
However, all communications addressed to the EDI Director or the EDI Webmaster are maintained, as required by law, for historical purposes. These communications are archived on a monthly basis, but are also protected by the Privacy Act which restricts our use of them, yet permits certain disclosures.
EDI does not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about our visitors, unless required for law enforcement or statute.
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.
- 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 employ 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
Information originally collected in traditional paper systems can be submitted electronically, i.e., electronic commerce transactions and information updates about eligibility benefits. 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, a Privacy Act Notice will be provided.
More information about NIH privacy policies can be found by visiting the NIH Office of the Senior Official for Privacy (OSOP) website. Questions may also be sent directly to OSOP via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.