Privacy Statement Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients

Our Commitment to Privacy

The CDC Foundation, owner of, respects the privacy of every individual who visits (“website”). This notice explains our online information practices. Because your privacy is important to us, we provide you with notice and choices about the collection and use of your information. To make this notice easy to find, links are provided at the bottom of our home page and on every page within our website. By visiting you accept the practices described in this Privacy Notice.

Use of Cookies

We use cookies, small files that are sent to your Web browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive, to improve your website experience. The cookie is used to speed up your access to the website and the information you wish to see, but it does not contain any personal information. Your use of a cookie also collects anonymous traffic data. The majority of Web browsers accept cookies, but the “help” menu on your browser should give you options for preventing, accepting, or receiving notice of new cookies. However, please be aware that if you block cookies, some website functionality may be lost.

Data Collection

We collect two types of information:
1. Standard Web server traffic pattern information. General traffic, site usage, browser information, and length of stay information is collected via Google Analytics. This type of information is used internally and anonymously shared with Google on an aggregated basis.
2. Personal information. We do not collect personally identifiable information from you unless you provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly.

Data Use

The main purpose for collecting any data is to create a better user experience and a more useful service from We limit the use of information provided to us on our website to the following:

Internal Use

When you sign up with us as a registered user of, we ask you to create a username and password. The username and password you create is linked to your e-mail address. Registering with your username and password will allow you to save personalized recommendations generated by this website and review them when you return to the website. We recommend that you do not divulge your username and/or password to anyone.

External Use

Unless required by law, your personally identifiable information will not be shared or released to any organization or business entity.

External Links

Our privacy policies apply only to your use of the website. This site contains links to other sites. We do not disclose personally identifiable information to those operating linked sites and we are not responsible for their privacy practices. Links to other sites do not imply an endorsement of the materials or policies on those websites. You should read the privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information that site may be collecting about you.

Contact Us

This privacy statement will be updated periodically and posted on our website. It applies only to our online practices and does not encompass other areas of the organization. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time by posting revisions. You agree to review the Privacy Policies each time you use our website so that you are aware of any modifications. By accessing or using the website, you agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions of the Privacy Policy as posted at the time of your access or use.

If you have any questions about our policy or our compliance, you may send us an e-mail at or call (404) 653-0790

Education Materials

CDC created a variety of resources for patients, caregivers and healthcare providers, including fact sheets and posters.

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