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Protecting Data & Privacy



Your privacy is very important to the GIC. We take great care to protect it. The GIC follows privacy and data security rules. The rules lay out the best ways to keep your information private and safe. They also guide how we collect data and work with participants.

Here are some specific ways we protect your privacy:

  • We remove names and other identifying information from participants' data before researchers can see it.

  • We follow all federal, state, and local laws and regulations for data sharing and for keeping information safe.

  • We have strict internal policies and procedures to prevent misuse of data.

  • We store information on protected computers. We limit and keep track of who can see it.

  • To work with your health data, researchers must agree to a number of rules. This includes promising they will not try to find out who you are.


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