Clinical Compass Website Privacy Policy

The website is maintained as a public service to provide information on chiropractic research.

We collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us.

Information Automatically Collected and Stored

When you browse through any website, read pages, or download information, certain information about your visit can be collected. We automatically collect and temporarily store the following information about your visit, but this information does not identify you personally.

  • The name of the domain you use to access the Internet (for example, if you are using an American Online account, or if you are connecting from Stanford University’s domain).
  • The type of browser and operating system you use to access our site.
  • The date and time of your visit.
  • The pages you visited.
  • The address of the website you can from, if you were referred by another site.

We use this information for statistics on the traffic to our site, to find out about general user interest in various areas of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.

We track the keywords that are entered into our search engine and the browse terms used to measure interest in specific topics, but we do not monitor which terms a particular user enters.

Web Measurement and Customization

We use web measurement and customization technologies, such as cookies, to help our website function better for visitors and to understand better how the public is using our site.


Clinical Compass uses “cookies” to test and optimize our website design and content. A cookie is a small text file automatically placed on your computer. We use two types of cookies:

  • Session cookies are used to gather data for technical purposes, such as enabling better navigation through our website and generating statistics about how it is used. Session cookies are also used with an online survey given to improve the site. Session cookies are temporary text files that expire when you leave our website. When cookies expire, they are automatically deleted from your computer. We do not use session cookies to collect personally identifiable information (PII), and we do not share data collected from session cookies. Our use of session cookies is defined as “Tier 1” usage in accordance with the OMB Memorandum (M)-10-22 for Guidance for Online Use of Web Measurement and Customization Technologies.
  • Multi-session cookies, a.k.a. persistent cookies, are used to identify return visits for our statistics. Multi-session cookies are cookies that are stored over more than a single session on your computer. We do not use multi-session cookies to collect PII, and we do not share data collected from multi-session cookies. Our multi-session cookies are set to expire 5 years after your last visit to our website. After 5 years, they are automatically deleted from your computer. Our use of multi-session cookies is defined as “Tier 2” usage in accordance with OMB Memorandum (M)-10-22 for Guidance for Online Use of Web Measurement and Customization Technologies.

In addition, users of the AddThis social media tool may receive multi-session (or persistent) cookies from AddThis and AddThis advertisers, so they get “relevant” ads while visiting other sites. CCGPP Clinical Compass does not control these cookies and refer you to the AddThis Privacy Policy for details.

You can take actions to block cookies. Blocking these cookies from your computer will not affect your access to the content and tools on our website.

Personally Provided Information

You do not have to give us personal information to visit our website.

If you choose to provide us with additional information about yourself through an email message, form, survey, etc, we use that information only to respond to your message or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication. The information provided is handled on a confidential basis.

However, email is not necessarily secure against interception. If you message is sensitive, you may prefer to send it by postal mail instead.

Third-Party Websites

To reach beyond our standard communication channels, Clinical Compass maintains accounts on third-party website such as YouTube and Twitter and Facebook. These sites are not owned or operated by Clinical Compass.

The privacy policies of these sites may differ from that of Clinical Compass. Third-party website may share usage metrics with Clinical Compass for analysis. We do not collect any PII from those sites. However, if individuals try to use these third-party websites to communicate with Clinical Compass, they may be providing their-parties with access to PII.

To contact Clinical Compass, please use the Send Us a Message or Rapid Response Request features.


Clinical Compass does not disclose, give, sell or transfer any personal information about our visits, unless required by law enforcement or statute.

Intrusion Detection

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, we employ software programs to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Such attempts are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

System of Records

Electronically submitted information is maintained and destroyed according to the principles of the Federal Records Act and regulations and guidance from the National Archives and Records Administration, and in some cases may be subject to the Privacy Act. If information that you submit is to be used in a Privacy Act system of records, there will be a privacy Act Notice provided.

Links to Other Sites

Our website has links to other web resources. The privacy policy described here does not necessarily apply to those other sites. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that site.

Page last reviewed August 2017

Page originally created August 2017