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Website Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting the Virtua Web Site and reviewing our privacy policy. Here is how we handle information about your visit to Virtua:

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the web site, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:

  1. The Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com") and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our web site
  2. The type of browser and operating system used to access our site
  3. The date and time you access our site
  4. The pages you visit
  5. If you linked to the Virtua web site from another web site, the address of that web site

We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors, to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. Currently we are using Google Analytics to analyze the audience of the Web site to improve our content. No personal information is collected from Google Analytics. For further information on the privacy policy concerning Google Analytics, please visit www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

If You Send Us Personal Information

If you choose to provide us with personal information, as in an e-mail or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it to us through our web site, we use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested. We treat e-mails the same way we treat letters sent to Virtua. We do not share the information you give us with any other company. We do create individual profiles with the information you provide to allow us to contact you in the future with any marketing information relating to your request.

Links to Other Sites

Our web site has links to other health information sources as well as other web pages. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that site, which may be different from that of the Virtua site.

Children's Privacy

We at Virtua are especially concerned about protecting children's privacy. We hope parents and teachers are involved in children's Internet explorations. It is particularly important for parents to guide their children when children are asked to provide personal information on line. The Virtua home page for kids encourages children to send e-mail messages to Virtua. We ask children to type their name, e-mail address, and home mailing address as part of their message so that we can respond personally to them. Providing this information is entirely optional. We specifically ask children to get their parents' permission before providing any information on line at our site, and hope parents will always be involved in those decisions. Most importantly, when children do provide information through the Virtua web site, it is only used to enable us to respond to the writer, and not to create profiles of children.

If you have questions about privacy at this site please contact info@virtua.org