Privacy Policy
  1. This website is provided as a public service by Naval Health Research Center.
  2. Information presented on this service not identified as protected by copyright is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline, photo, and image credits is requested.
  3. For site management, information is collected [Example] for statistical purposes. This computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.
  4. For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, software programs are employed to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
  5. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations and national security purposes, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits beyond DoD websites. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration Guidelines.
  6. Web measurement and customization technologies (WMCT) may be used on this site to remember your online interactions, to conduct measurement and analysis of usage, or to customize your experience. The Department of Defense does not use the information associated with WMCT to track individual user activity on the Internet outside of Defense Department websites, nor does it share the data obtained through such technologies, without your explicit consent, with other departments or agencies. The Department of Defense does not keep a database of information obtained from the use of WMCT. General instructions for how you may opt out of some of the most commonly used WMCT is available at
  7. Cookies:

    A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first party cookies. We also use third party cookies, which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting, for analytics efforts.

    More specifically, we use cookies to store your site preferences and assist with your navigation of our websites, such as storing your Subject ID, which makes it easier for you to complete authentication procedures. We also use third party cookies to analyze your use of our websites and applications, which provide us feedback to help make decisions regarding our websites.

    We classify cookies in the following categories:

    • Strictly Necessary
    • Site Preferences
    • Analytics

    You can opt-out of each cookie category (except strictly necessary cookies) when presented with our cookie consent window.

    If you have already selected your cookie preferences and would like to change them, please click here to make changes.

  8. Use of Third-Party Tracking Service:

    This website uses the Google Analytics third-party tracking service to monitor site usage and trends. We use the information compiled by Google Analytics to help us make our site more useful to you. Through this service, we are able to monitor the number of visitors to the site, which features/pages are most popular, the general location (region/country/city) of site visitors, and visitors' web browser type and version. These metrics are not tied to any specific site visitor, but are instead used for aggregate visit analysis.

    Google Analytics utilizes web browser "cookies" to track non-personally identifiable information about visitors. You may decline Google's cookies by setting your web browser's preferences to disallow third-party cookies. If you choose to allow the usage of third-party cookies, Google will use them to collect general information about your visit (including your IP address, pages visited, and documents downloaded), which they will store on their servers in the United States. Google's general privacy policy is available on the Google Privacy Policy page. Additional information about Google Analytics data collection and usage is available on the Google Analytics Privacy Policy page.

    For enhanced privacy, this website uses Google Analytics with IP Anonymization enabled.

  9. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this site are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1987 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act (18 U.S.C. ยง 1030).
  10. If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please forward them at the website Contact Form.