Privacy Policy

Foundation for NIH (FNIH) is committed to safeguarding your privacy. The FNIH believes the best way to protect people's privacy is to tell you what information we gather and ensure that you understand and consent to our uses of such information. We may occasionally modify the Privacy Policy and will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it.

Demographic Information

While using the Internet, your web browser transmits some information to any website you are visiting, including the time and date, your IP address, geographic location, type of Web browser and referrer. Our servers are not set up to track, collect or distribute personal information (e.g. names and addresses) about our visitors. Unless specifically stated, no additional information will be collected about you. We compile statistics that show the daily number of visitors to our site, the daily requests for particular files on the site, the countries that requests are coming from, and browser and operating systems used. This information is used internally to help us improve the content and scope of the site. The statistics contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information.

Inquires and Comments

When inquires are emailed to us, we store the question and the email address so we can respond electronically. We do not identify publicly individuals who send questions or comments to our website. Information or opinions, whether the information is learned directly or incidentally, are kept confidential. Access to inquiries and comments are limited to the FNIH’s staff.

Information Collection

The FNIH maintains control of any names, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, or email addresses submitted by users of its website. When a donation is made, the donor is asked to provide their name, contact information, and credit card billing information. All of this information is encrypted using SSL, an industry standard secure technology. This encryption is designed to prevent the theft or interception of the information you provide. SSL encryption is indicated on the donor’s Web browser by the display of a lock or key on the browser status bar. The FNIH collects your email address for the purpose of sending donation confirmations. In addition to utilizing SSL encryption for all transactions, credit card numbers and passwords, as well as other donor information, are stored encrypted on servers that are kept in a physically secure environment with strict policies that minimize staff access to the information contained therein. 

If your personal information changes or you would like to review the personal information we may have on file, please email us with the new information or your review request at

The FNIH does not rent, sell, or otherwise share its donor mailing list.

Links to Other Websites

Please note that our website contains links to and from other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites and the information practices of those websites are not covered by this Privacy Policy.

Third Parties

We have no third party advertisers on our website, and we DO NOT share personal information with third parties. The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health is a 501c(3) not-for-profit organization; all contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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