See the topics below for detailed information on Alzheimers.gov policies and notices.
The public may reproduce without permission information from the Alzheimers.gov website, except for documents that state another copyright policy applies to them. Restrictions on the reproduction of a document may arise if a private party has sponsored it. Information presented on the Alzheimers.gov website is authored and owned by the federal government, and that content is in the public domain.
However, using the Alzheimers.gov website, you may encounter documents, illustrations, photographs, or other information resources contributed or licensed by private individuals, companies, or organizations that may be protected by U.S. and foreign copyright laws. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use as defined in the copyright laws requires the written permission of the copyright owners. See Copyrighted Materials section for further details.
Any information that is reproduced from this site should contain proper acknowledgement of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Alzheimers.gov as the originator and the Alzheimers.gov website (www.alzheimers.gov) as the source.
Some information on the Alzheimers.gov website may be subject to copyright restrictions. This information includes documents, images, or multimedia in which another copyright policy applies to them. This information may include but not limited to:
Note: United States law does not require a copyright notice, and therefore, not all copyrighted material available on the Alzheimers.gov website will be necessarily marked in these ways. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the person/agency using or copying the information to research whether the information is copyrighted and under what laws the material falls as well as what restrictions for use may be applicable.
If a page is copyrighted, transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use as defined in federal copyright laws may require written permission of the copyright owners.
Learn more about HHS Digital Strategy, including information on governance and data publication processes.
Read the Open Government Plan from HHS, our parent Agency.
On May 15, 2002, President Bush signed into law the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation (No FEAR) Act (Public Law 107-174) to increase federal agency accountability for acts of discrimination or reprisal against employees. The No FEAR Act became effective on October 1, 2003.
This act requires that federal agencies post on their public websites certain summary statistical data relating to equal employment opportunity complaints filed against the respective agencies.
Statistical information in accordance with the No FEAR Act relating to HHS equal employment opportunity complaints is available on the HHS website.
When you visit our websites, we use Google's Universal Analytics software to automatically gather and temporarily store a variety of information about your visit. Of the information we learn about you from your visit to the Alzheimers.gov website, we store only the following: the domain name from which you access the internet, the date and time you access our site, your location at the time of your visit, down to city level, and the internet address of the website from which you direct-linked to our site. This information is used to measure the number of visitors to the various sections of our site and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. Unless specifically stated otherwise, no additional information will be collected about you.
When inquiries are emailed to us, we store the question and the email address so that we can respond electronically. Unless otherwise required by statute, we do not identify publicly who sends questions or comments to our website. We will not obtain information that will allow us to personally identify you when you visit our site unless you chose to provide such information to us.
To protect your privacy, be sure to close your browser completely after you have finished visiting the Alzheimers.gov website. If you are concerned about the potential use of information gathered from your computer by cookies, you can set your browser to prompt you before it accepts a cookie. Most web browsers have settings that let you identify and/or reject cookies.
As part of the OMB Memo M-10-06, Open Government Directive, Alzheimers.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, open-source software communities, and more. Third-party websites and applications (TPWAs) are web-based technologies that are not exclusively operated or controlled by Alzheimers.gov, such as applications not hosted on a .gov domain or those that are embedded on Alzheimers.gov webpages. Users of TPWAs often share information with the general public, user community, and/or the third-party operating the website. These actors may use this information in a variety of ways. TPWAs could cause personally identifiable information (PII) to become available or accessible to Alzheimers.gov and the public, regardless of whether the information is explicitly solicited or collected by Alzheimers.gov.
For any Alzheimers.gov TPWA that collects PII, the list below also includes details on the information Alzheimers.gov collects and how we will protect your private information.
For more information on the uses of social and news media for which the U.S. General Services Administration has negotiated a federally-friendly Terms of Service Agreement, visit the HHS Center for New Media.
Questions about Alzheimers.gov privacy policies should be sent to the NIH Privacy Act Officer.
This website is part of a federal computer system used to accomplish federal functions. Computer software programs as well as other methods are used to monitor network traffic on this website for security purposes. By accessing this website, you are expressly consenting to these monitoring activities.
Unauthorized attempts to defeat or circumvent security features; to use the system for other than intended purposes; to deny service to authorized users; to access, obtain, alter, damage, or destroy information; or to otherwise interfere with the system or its operation are strictly prohibited. Evidence of such acts may be disclosed to law enforcement authorities and may result in criminal prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996, as codified at Section 1030 of Title 18 of the United States Code, or other applicable criminal laws.
The HHS website, healthdata.gov, makes health data available to entrepreneurs, researchers, and policy makers in the hopes of better outcomes for all.
HHS is committed to ensuring the security of the American public by protecting their information from unwarranted disclosure. This policy is intended to give security researchers clear guidelines for conducting vulnerability discovery activities and to convey how to submit discovered vulnerabilities to HHS. This policy describes what systems and types of research are covered under this policy, how to send vulnerability reports, and how long HHS asks security researchers to wait before publicly disclosing vulnerabilities. Read the HHS Vulnerability Disclosure Policy.
If you are a reporter, please send questions to the NIA Office of Communications and Public Liaison through standard channels rather than by submitting questions as comments.