Privacy policy

The Gillings School of Global Public Health appreciates blog readers and respects your right to privacy. Thus, we explain below what kind of information is collected about those who read and/or comment on this blog and how the information will be used.

Visiting and reading

When you visit and read the blog, information that is not personally identifiable – such as the operating system you are working on, the Internet browser you are using, the domain name of your Internet service provider, and the Web sites you visit directly before and after your visit to my blog – may be collected.

The School’s systems administrators monitor and analyze these data for systems and security purposes. This non-personally identifiable information also may be shared in an aggregate statistical format with members of the School’s advisory, planning and/or leadership committees and councils for the purposes of planning and design.


The essence of commenting on a blog is to reach a public audience. When you submit a comment, any identifiable information that you have written in your comment will be collected and stored on the Gillings School of Global Public Health server. Information that you provide within your comment may be posted on the blog or may inadvertently appear on Web sites beyond the School’s control.

We may also use your personal information to contact you about your comment for clarification or positive identification, but we won’t distribute your information to other entities.

Because this blog is intended for an adult audience, the School will not knowingly collect personal information from any child under the age of 13.

Other Web sites and blogs

Other entities, including other schools and media, may, however, link to this blog from their Web sites and blogs, making your comment accessible to the world from multiple locations. Blog readers and others also may pull this blog content through an RSS feed onto their personal Web pages. The School cannot control the actions of blog readers and advises you to use your judgment when disclosing personal information about yourself in a comment. If you don’t want others to see such information, don’t submit it.

This blog may also link periodically to other Web sites outside of the School’s domain. The School and blog author is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these other Web sites.


The School reserves the right to share your private information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request, court order or subpoena, or when illegal activities, fraud, or threats to the physical safety of another person are suspected.

Contact information

If you have any questions or comments about this privacy statement, blog or School communications, you may provide feedback at