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Privacy Policy

Duke is committed to protecting your online privacy. In general, you can visit Duke Medicine web sites without revealing any personal information. However, you may be asked to log in to gain access to some of our content and services.

All personally identifiable data that you enter on this site is encrypted with secure server software (SSL) to protect it while it is being transferred to our servers, where it is guarded with state-of-the art security software. It is not sold or given to any third parties.

This site is intended for adults age 18 and over.

IP addresses

We collect and log the IP address (an identification number associated with your computer) of all visitors. This allows us to administer our system and gather aggregate information about how our site is being used. To maintain your anonymity, we do not associate IP addresses with records containing personal information. We will use IP address information, however, as needed to enforce our legal rights or when required to do so by law enforcement authorities.

How we use "cookies"

"Cookies" are small pieces of information that some Web sites store on your computer's hard drive when you visit them. Like many other Web sites, nursing.duke.edu uses aggregate data compiled by cookies to provide us with information about traffic to our site. Collecting this information does not allow us to personally identify you. If you modify your Web browser to reject cookies from our site, the functions and conveniences of our site may not work properly.

E-mail communications

E-mail communication that you send to us via the e-mail links on our site may be shared with the faculty, staff and/or administration that is most able to address your inquiry. We make every effort to respond in a timely fashion once communications are received.