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Evaluating Internet Health Information Tutorial

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Privacy—Part 2 of 3

On the other example website for the Institute for a Healthier Heart, there is also a Privacy Policy available.

The example website for the Institute for a Healthier Heart has a link to their privacy policy in the footer area of their site, between a link for About This Site and a link to Contact Us.
In this example, they make the link to their Privacy Policy clearly visible.


The Institute collects information about everyone who visits their Web site.

On the Privacy Policy page for the example website for the Institute for a Healthier Heart, it states 'While you browse the site, we will collect certain information about you. This information includes which Internet browser you are using, your IP address, and the URL of the Web site you visited before coming to the Institute's Web site. We may also use “cookies” that are erased once you exit your browser. We may use this information to improve our site and to enhance the regular operations of the Institute.'
In this example, they indicate that they are passively collecting information on your visit, though initially it is not personally identifiable to you specifically.
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