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Kids' Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting one of the National Institute on Drug Abuse Web sites. We hope you have done so with the help of a parent or teacher, because that's one of the best ways to explore the Internet and make sure that the sites you visit are educational and fun.

We do not collect any information about you, but we do collect some information from your computer, such as:

  • How you found us: through your school Web site, a search engine like Google, or AOL.
  • When you visited our Web site—our computer calendar and clock tell us the day and time of your visit.
  • Which of our pages you visited and which you viewed the longest.
  • What type and version of software you are using to view our site, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or something else.
  • If you came to us from a page at a different Web site, and which one it was.

We are very interested in what you have to say. If you write to us, we use the email address from your message to respond. It's up to you whether you tell us who you are and where you live, but make sure it's okay with a parent or guardian first—get permission any other time you provide information online. If you're not sure it's okay with them, you can always come back and visit the site again later, when you have their permission.

While we cannot respond to your message without your email address, you can still write to us and visit the rest of this Web site without providing any information about yourself.

Computers and the Police

We won't tell anyone anything that you or your computer tells us. The only time we can't keep this promise is if someone breaks the law and tries to mess up our pages. Then, the police will need information from us.

Remember! Although, we don't keep information on you, some computers might. They have to tell you first if they are going to keep information about you, and they should tell you why and for how long they keep the information. Make sure your parents know about these websites before you give any information about yourself!

NIDA Web sites use Google Analytics measurement software to collect certain information about your visit (see NIDA Privacy Policy for details). No personally identifiable information is collected. NIDA staff analyzes the data from Google Analytics to determine how the Web sites are being used by visitors (i.e., which pages get the longest visits). The reports are only available to NIDA Web staff and other designated staff who require this information to perform their duties. NIDA retains this data as long as needed to support the mission of the NIDA Web sites.

Please see NIDA's official Privacy Policy Notice for details on the information we collect and maintain.