Revised December 2019
Third-Party Web sites and Applications (TPWA) are Web-based technologies that are not exclusively operated or controlled by NIH, such as non-.gov hosted applications and those embedded on an NIH Web pages that could cause personally identifiable information (PII) to become available or accessible to NIH, regardless of whether NIH solicits or collects it.
As part of the Open Government Directive, NIDA uses a variety of new technologies and social media options to communicate and interact with citizens. These sites and applications include popular social networking and media sites, open source software communities and more. The following list includes the Web sites and applications we use and their purposes. For any sites or applications that collect PII, this list also includes details on information collected and how NIH protects your private information.
Data Safeguarding and Privacy
Data Retention and Access Limits NIDA will retain data collected using the following technologies long enough to achieve the specified objective for which they were collected. The data generated from these activities falls under the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) General Records Schedule (GRS) 20-item IC "Electronic Records," and will be handled per the requirements of that schedule.
Third-Party Web Sites and Applications
Drupal Blog: NIDA uses the Drupal Blog platform to support its Teen Drugs & Health Blog and Nora’s Blog. Registration is not required to post comments to these blogs. If you choose to include your name or supply any other personal information when posting comments to either of the blogs, the information will appear along with the post. Please do not post any information that you are not comfortable revealing to the public at large. Please also see our Comment Policy to understand what criteria are being used to determine if a comment will be posted.