(as of July 30, 1999)
Thank you for visiting the HHS OIG web
Our policy is clear:
We collect no information about you, other
than information automatically collected
and stored (see below), when you visit our
web site unless you choose to provide that
information to us.
(NOTE: For information
on the Medical Privacy Rule, please visit http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/.)
Information Automatically Collected and
When you browse through any web site, certain
personal information about you can be collected.
We automatically collect and temporarily
store the following information about your
the name of the domain you use to access
the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you
are using an American Online account, or
stanford.edu, if you are connecting from
Stanford University's domain);
the date and time of your visit;
the pages you visited; and
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.
Personally Provided Information:
You do not have to give us personal information
to visit our web site.
If you choose to provide us with additional
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.
HHS OIG does not disclose, give, sell or
transfer any personal information about
our visitors, unless required by law enforcement
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
For site security purposes and to ensure
that this service remains available to all
users, we employ software programs to monitor
traffic and 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
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 maintained in a Privacy
Act system of records, there will be a Privacy
Act Notice provided.
Data Council's HHS Privacy Committee