Website Privacy Statement

National Cancer Institute at Frederick Scientific Library
P. O. Box B
Frederick, Maryland 21702-1201

The NCI at Frederick Scientific Library respects the privacy of users of its Web sites. This is why we have taken the time to disclose our information collection practices and our privacy policy. Please take the time to review this document.

The Scientific Library does not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about visitors unless required to do so by law. The Scientific Library automatically collects a limited amount of information about the use of its Web sites for statistical purposes, that is, to measure the number of visitors, for the following purposes: completing or supporting an activity, website and system administration, and research and development. This information may also be helpful when considering changes to make the Web site more useful.

The following information about visitors to the Scientific Library Web site is collected and stored automatically: the Internet domain from which a user has accessed the Internet; the Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer that was used to access the Internet; the name and version of the user's computer operating system and Internet browser; the Internet address of the "referring" Web site, if a user comes to from another Web site; the date, time and duration of the user's visit to the Scientific Library Web site; and the pages visited.

Federal government Web sites are generally prohibited from using persistent cookies, and this site does not employ them. When inquiries are received by e-mail, the questions and the e-mail address of the sender are stored electronically to allow time for a response to be researched, written, and sent. Unless otherwise required by law, the Scientific Library does not identify anyone who sends questions or comments to its Web site; the Web site does not collect data that can identify its visitors. The Scientific Library does not collect information that will allow users to be identified personally unless they choose to provide such information. Any information the Scientific Library acquires from voluntary information requests is kept strictly confidential. The Scientific Library Web site has links to many other external Web sites; we cannot guarantee the privacy or security of information users provide to these linked sites.

If you believe that our Web site has collected incorrect information, or if you would like to dispute any information, please contact us by using the address at the top of this page.