Thank you for visiting a website maintained by the Georgia Department of
Public Health (GDPH). Our websites are designed to make it easier and more efficient for Georgia citizens and businesses to interact with their State Government. But as with all online resources, we appreciate that many visitors to our sites will be concerned about their privacy.
DPH is committed to preserving your privacy when you visit our sites.
This privacy statement addresses the collection, security and disclosure of information that may be obtained through the use of websites maintained by the Georgia Department of Public Health. This statement covers the following topics:
If you visit a website maintained by GDPH/DPH to read or download information, we may collect some or all of the following information:
- The name of your domain; for example, "xyzcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account;
- An IP address; a number automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the Internet;
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
- The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site;
- The pages you visit within GDPH/DPH's website(s); and
- The links made to other websites through this site.
This information is collected for statistical analysis using third-party or proprietary software programs to create summary statistics. The statistics are used for the purpose of determining what information is of most and least interest to all visitors and identifying system performance or problem areas. This information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes.
If, during your visit to a website maintained by GDPH/DPH, you voluntarily provide personally identifiable information, we will collect such information. Examples of personally identifiable information may include:
- An e-mail address if you are communicating to us through e-mail;
- Information you voluntarily submit for the purposes of completing or submitting an application or form online; and
- Other information volunteered, such as vendor profile/contact information, survey information or content of e-mail.
In general, please note the information collected, whether or not personally identifiable, is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video and other graphic formats you send us. Information is retained in accordance with existing laws, rules, regulations, and other policies.
As a general rule, GDPH/DPH does not disclose any personally identifiable information collected online except where you have given us permission, or where the information is public information under the Georgia Open Records Act O.C.G.A. § 50-18-70 et seq., or other applicable laws. Visitors should be aware that information collected by GDPH on its websites may be subject to examination and inspection, if such information is a public record or not otherwise protected from disclosure. Additional information regarding personally identifiable data can be found in the Policy for the Release of Protected Health Information
GDPH/DPH may occasionally use "cookies" to customize your browsing experience. Cookies are simple text files stored by your web browser and they provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to the websites, and allowing customized features such as a “shopping cart” feature for online purchasing. Cookies created on your computer by using our websites do not contain personally identifiable information and do not compromise your privacy or security. You can refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file from your computer at any time by using any one of a number of widely available methods.
Several tools, policies and protocols are used to safeguard the submission of information through websites maintained by
GDPH/DPH. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day operations of the entire operating environment as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information.
In certain instances, you will have the opportunity to receive or create a password to access or submit certain information. You should not divulge your password to anyone in an unsolicited phone call or e-mail. When you are finished with those applications that are password protected, it is always recommended that you close or otherwise exit the browser page.
Websites maintained by GDPH/DPH may contain links to other websites, including those owned or maintained by other government, private, or not-for-profit entities. Such links are provided for convenience and/or information purposes only. A link does not constitute an endorsement of content, viewpoint, policies, products or services of that website. Once you link to a website not maintained by
Information provided on websites maintained by GDPH/DPH is intended to allow the public convenient access to public information. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current and reliable information we cannot guarantee that the information will be error-free. Therefore,
GDPH/DPH and their respective employees, officers and agencies expressly deny any warranty of the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published through their websites and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance upon the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Any person who relies upon such information obtained from these websites, does so at his or her own risk.
The documents on this site contain hypertext pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. Please be aware that we do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. Further, the inclusion of pointers to particular items in hypertext is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by the author of the reference or the organization operating the site on which the reference is maintained.
Translations of any materials into language other than English is intended solely as a convenience to the non-English-reading public. We have attempted to provide an accurate translation of the original material in English, but due to the difficulties of translation slight differences may exist. References identifying the original document in English are available in most non-English documents.
Health Information Disclaimer
This website provides health information for your general knowledge. Concerns about a medical condition -- either your own or that of a family member, should always be addressed to your primary care physician for advice and care appropriate to your specific medical needs.
GDPH/DPH does not recommend self-diagnosis or self-management of health problems that should be attended to by health care professionals.
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All trademarks, service marks or copyrights appearing on this website and other linked websites are trademarks, service marks, or copyrights of their respective owners. Notice of claims of copyright infringement should be directed to email@example.com
Usage of This Website
The contents of this website are published for information purposes only and subject to change without notice.