is a free gateway to reliable consumer health and human services
information developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
When you visit our Web site, we do not collect any information about you
unless you choose to provide that information to us (other than
information automatically collected and stored in the Web server's logssee
below). As a gateway Web site, healthfinder®
links to other Web sites, and once a user
leaves the healthfinder®
You do not have to provide any personal information to visit this Web site.
If you choose to provide us with information about yourself through an
e-mail 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.
information automatically collected and stored in Web server logs
When you browse through any Web site, certain personal information about you
can be collected. Our Web server software automatically collects and temporarily
stores the following information about each visit for statistical purposes:
- the 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)
- the date and time of the visit
- the pages visited
- the address of the Web site you came from when you came to visit
We use this information for statistical purposes 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.
The U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services, of which the healthfinder®
Web site is a part, does not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal
information about visitors, unless required for law enforcement or by 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.
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, there will be a Privacy Act Notice provided.
IHC disclosure statement
healthfinder® also provides an IHC
disclosure statement as recommended by the Science Panel on
Interactive Communication and Health.
You may also wish to review our disclaimer.