How This Site Uses Third-Party Web Sites and Applications
Third-party Web sites and applications are Web-based technologies that are not exclusively operated or controlled by NCCAM, such as non-Government-hosted applications and those embedded on an NCCAM Web page that could cause personally identifiable information to become available or accessible to NCCAM, regardless of whether NCCAM solicits or collects it.
As part of the Open Government Directive, nccam.nih.gov uses a variety of new technologies and social media options to communicate and interact with citizens. These sites and applications include popular social networking and media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Below, we outline the applications NCCAM uses, and their purposes. If any applications collect your private information, we describe how NCCAM protects your information.
Data Safeguarding and Privacy
Data Retention and Access Limits
NIH will retain collected data long enough to achieve the specified objective for which they were collected. The data generated from these activities falls under the National Archives and Records Administration General Records Schedule 20—item IC Electronic Records, and will be handled per the requirements of that schedule.
Third-Party Web Sites and Applications
Facebook: NCCAM has one Facebook page located at www.facebook.com/nccam. NCCAM staff post news and other items of interest to citizens. If you have a Facebook account and “like” NCCAM's Facebook page, you can post comments or click on the “like” option for individual entries. If you comment or click on the “like” button, personally identifying information will be visible to NIH staff and other Facebook site visitors. The amount of visible personal information will depend on your own Facebook privacy settings. You can completely avoid displaying any personally identifiable information by not creating an account, not posting comments, and not clicking on the “like” options on the NCCAM Facebook page. NCCAM staff does not collect, use, or disclose any information about visitors who comment or “like” the NCCAM Facebook page.
GovDelivery Subscription Management: NCCAM uses GovDelivery to send e-newsletters, alerts, and other information to subscribers. To subscribe to this service, users must provide an e-mail address and indicate their subscription preferences, including the topics they want to receive. Subscribers may also answer an optional question about how they describe themselves using broad categories; NCCAM uses this information to better understand its subscribers.
Pinterest: NCCAM uses Pinterest to share graphics and content from NCCAM websites. To subscribe to Pinterest, you may provide your name, email address, and gender. If you link your Facebook or Twitter account to Pinterest, Pinterest may obtain additional information from those accounts (e.g., your friends or contacts).
NCCAM may collect, save, and post transcripts from its monthly Twitter Chats. The archived transcript will include messages posted by chat participants and participants’ Twitter account username and profile image. You may request to have this information removed from the transcript by e-mailing NCCAMTwitter@mail.nih.gov. Any personally identifying information collected during these conversations will not be used or sold by NCCAM in any way, except for sharing information.
Note: NCCAM may “follow” or “Like” non-government organizations through the above 3rd-party sites. This does not indicate endorsement of that organization or of its views or site content.
Related Link: How NCCAM Collects and Uses Information