Children's Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Earthquake Hazards Program Earthquakes for Kids webpages and reviewing our Kids Privacy Policy. The Earthquakes for Kids webpage which you visited is a gateway to other information which you may enjoy. That means that when you click on our list of links, you will be leaving our site. As a gateway we are not responsible for writing or maintaining the information on the sites that we link to. If you have questions or comments about the information, you should use the email links or forms that site has provided.

Kids' Privacy on Our Site:

Earthquakes for Kids does not ask for or collect personal, individually-identifiable information from kids. We do use computer logfiles so we can see how many visitors we have, but we can't tell personal information from them. If any visitor to the site chooses to provide us with personal information, as in an email inquiry, that information will be used only to respond to the message. The information will not be used for any purpose other than to respond to the inquiry. We do not create individual profiles from the information provided or distribute the information to other organizations.

Message to Parents and Guardians:

Earthquakes for Kids is a gateway that will take your children to other sites. Many of the links we provide will take your children to other government sites or academic websites, and all sites have been reviewed and deemed appropriate. It is important that you monitor your children's communication on-line to insure that they do not provide personally identifiable information to websites that you feel are unacceptable. Tell your children to ask you or another adult to look at what they are doing first if they wish to provide their name, address, telephone number, or email address to a website.

The following is how we will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our website. The information we receive depends upon what you do when visiting our site.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically:

We will collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us. We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example,, if you are connecting from an America Online account, or if you are connecting from Princeton University's domain); the date and time you access our site; and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site.

We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.

If You Identify Yourself by Sending an E-mail:

If you send us personal identifying information by e-mail (for example, in a message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a form that e-mails us this information), we use it to respond to your requests. We may forward your e-mail to other Government employees or contract personnel who are better able to answer your questions. We do not keep or distribute lists of e-mail addresses to any parties outside of the Department except as necessary to conduct official U.S. Government business. In no event, do we distribute lists of e-mail addresses to non-Government entities.

We want to be very clear: We will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us.

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