The COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN) provides this website as a public service. The information on this website is not in the public domain and may not be distributed or copied. All images on this website are copyrighted and may not be reused without permission.
Protecting your privacy is very important to CoVPN. We do not collect personally identifiable information (PII) about you during your visit to the CoVPN website unless you choose to give it to us.
CoVPN uses Google Analytics to collect information about your visit for statistical purposes and to make it more useful to visitors. Types of information collected include, but are not limited to, include:
Websites can automatically place small text files, known as “cookies,” on the computers of their visitors. So long as they do not expire or get deleted, cookies are used to identify the unique browser used by the visitor. On each subsequent visit to the website, the visitor’s browser will retrieve the cookie, allowing us to aggregate the number of return visitors. CoVPN uses “cookies” to test and optimize our website design and content. We do not use the information associated with cookies to track individual user activity on the Internet outside this website.
We use two types of cookies on our websites:
On some portions of our website we have enabled Universal Analytics (UA), and other third-party software, to provide aggregate demographic and interest data of our visitors. This information cannot be used to identify you as an individual.
CoVPN occasionally uses ad platforms to provide online advertisement delivery and tracking. CoVPN may employ tools to support display advertising, data collection via advertising cookies and anonymous identifiers, geofencing, and/or demographics and interest reporting. In general, this means that third-party vendors, may show CoVPN ads on sites across the Internet based upon visits to CoVPN websites. To implement these tools, CoVPN and third-party vendors, use first-party cookies and third-party cookies together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on past visits to CoVPN websites. Data collection via advertising cookies and anonymous identifiers will be hosted but will not distribute any Personal Identifiable Information (PII).
You can take actions to block cookies by opting out. Blocking session cookies from your computer will not affect your access to the content and tools on our website. Blocking multi-session or persistent cookies may affect the personalization of information on websites
The U.S. government maintains the CoVPN website. It is protected by various provisions of Title 18, U.S. Code. Violations of Title 18 are subject to criminal prosecution in federal court.
For website security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, we use 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 a person.
Visitors do not have to give us personal information when visiting the CoVPN website.
If visitors choose to give us additional information about themselves through an email message form, etc., CoVPN keeps the information only as long as needed to respond to questions or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication.
CoVPN does not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about our website visitors, unless required for law enforcement or by statute.
Third-party websites and applications are Web-based technologies that are not exclusively operated or controlled by CoVPN. These include applications hosted on non-government sites and those embedded within an CoVPN Web page.
As part of the Open Government Directive, we use a variety of new technologies and social media tools to communicate and interact with our audiences. By using some of these applications, your personally identifiable information (PII) can become available or accessible to CoVPN, regardless of whether we solicit or collect it.
Content last reviewed on May 18, 2021