The Rural Health Research Gateway (RHRG) provides this website as a public service. RHRG does not collect personal information about you when you visit this website, other than automatically collected information and any information you choose to provide.

Automatically Collected Information

When you browse through the Rural Health Research Gateway website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors -- to learn about the number of visitors to our site, the types of technology our visitors use, and potential areas for website improvement. This data is collected and analyzed using Google Analytics.

Personally Provided Information

You do not have to provide any personal information to visit the RHRG website.

If you choose to provide RHRG with personal information by sending an email, or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it through this website, RHRG staff will use that information to respond to your message and provide you with the information or material that you request. Any personally identifiable information provided will be stored in a database. This information will be used solely for the purpose of improving the efforts of the Rural Health Research Gateway and keeping all users both past and present abreast of rural issues.


RHRG does not give, share, sell, or transfer any personal information to a third party unless required by law.

Links to Other Sites

The RHRG site links to other Internet sites that provide information about rural health and human services. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site. The RHRG site also provides email addresses for certain contacts outside of the RHRG office. Correspondence sent to email addresses outside of is subject to the privacy policy of the contact’s organization.


For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, RHRG uses software programs to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. In the event of authorized law enforcement investigations, and pursuant to any required legal process, information from these sources may be used to help identify an individual.