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Privacy Policy and Disclaimer

Thank you for visiting Parenting IS Prevention and reviewing our privacy policy. Our privacy policy is clear. We collect NO personal information about you when you visit our web site unless you choose to provide the information to us.
Here is how we handle information about your visit to our web site.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

The Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from a university’s domain) 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 site;
The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
The date and time you access our site;
The searches you make
The pages you visit; and
If you linked to Parenting IS Prevention 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, what part of the site they are interested in, how long they use Parenting IS Prevention and types of technology our visitors use.


We do sometimes write a small file on your computer – a "cookie." This cookie file allows our web server to facilitate your visit to our site if you visit again within the next 60 days. If you do not return, the cookie automatically expires after 60 days. Other than this cookie, and the 6 items described above, we do not obtain any information from you or the computer you use to access Parenting IS Prevention.

If You Send Us Personal Information

If you send us e-mail, or send a message via our "feedback," your identity and the contents of your message is covered by The Privacy Act. Be assured that:

The information will not be shared with anyone not on the staff of Parenting IS Prevention or the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information.
Your e-mail address will not be provided to any third party or used for any electronic mailing lists – Government or private.
We do not create individual profiles with the e-mail information you provide or to give it to any other organizations.
The e-mail material, including your e-mail address and/or name will in no way be correlated or linked to the material that is automatically collected as described above.
Parenting IS Prevention does not collect information for commercial marketing.
The only exception to the above 5 points would be pursuant to a bona fide Court Order.
We will use your information to:

Consider your suggestions.
Possibly respond directly to you for clarification.
Try to answer your questions.
If you choose to send us names and photos of your family, we will use that information exclusively for posting on the Parenting IS Prevention web site.
Links to Other Sites

Our web site has links to many other sites. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.


The Parenting IS Prevention site is designed for parents only. We urge parents and teachers to be 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.

Intrusion Detection

This site is maintained for the Department of Health and Human Services of the United States Government. It is protected by various provisions of Title 18, U.S. Code. Violations of Title 18 are subject to criminal prosecution in federal court.

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, we employ software programs to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. In the event of authorized law enforcement investigation and pursuant to any required legal process, information from these sources may be used to help identify an individual.

Questions About Parenting IS Prevention

If you have any questions about Parenting IS Prevention, The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, or our privacy policy, please feel free to contact either:

Dr. Lewis Eigen or Mr. John Noble at
P.O. Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20847-2345


Ms. Sue Rusche or Ms. Paula Kemp at
2957 Clairmont Road, N.E.
Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30329

Use Our Material Information

All text materials on the Parenting IS Prevention web site are in the public domain. CSAP and ONDCP encourage copying or any other utilization of the text. Some of the graphic materials on Parenting IS Prevention are in the public domain and other graphics are used with permission, but that permission does not necessarily extend to all. If you have any permission questions, please contact [email protected]

hose children have become healthy, drug-free, productive adults.

Last Updated 03.07.2002 | Email Parenting is Prevention | Privacy Policy
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Substance Abuse Prevention