Privacy Policy


The Health Smart Virginia Standards of Learning resource Web site is committed to respecting the privacy of users. We strive to provide a safe, secure user experience. This Privacy Statement sets forth the online data collection and usage policies and practices that apply to this Web site (unless a different privacy statement is specifically made applicable). By using Health Smart Virginia Standards of Learning resource Web site, you consent to the policies and practices described in this statement.

Personal Information

In general, you can visit Health Smart Virginia on the Internet without telling who you are and without giving any personal information about yourself. There are times, however, when we or our partners may need information from you.

You may choose to give us personal information in a variety of situations. For example, you may want to give us information, such as your name and address or e-mail, so that we may correspond with you or provide you with information. We intend to let you know how we will use such information before we collect it from you; if you tell us that you do not want us to use this information to make further contact with you beyond fulfilling your requests, we will respect your wishes. If you give us personal information about somebody else, such as a spouse or work colleague, we will assume that you have their permission to do so.

Your data will be stored and processed in whole or in part in the United States. If you access a link on the Health Smart Virginia Web site outside the United States, your usage of that site constitutes consent to the transfer of your data out of your country and to the United States.

Linking to External Web Sites

Our sites contain links to other Web sites over which we have no control. Health Smart Virginia is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of other Web sites to which you choose to link. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those other Web sites so you can understand how they collect, use, and share your information. This Privacy Statement applies solely to the information we collect on the Health Smart Virginia Web site and does not apply to information we collect in any other fashion.

Use of Cookies

The Health Smart Virginia Standards of Learning resource Web site uses "cookies" to help personalize and maximize your online experience and time online. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard drive by a Web page server. Cookies are not used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to your computer and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

You may have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline all cookies if you prefer. Alternatively, you may be able to modify your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis. If you choose to decline cookies, however, that may hinder performance and negatively impact your experience on the Health Smart Virginia resource Web site.


The Health Smart Virginia Web site was created to be a resource for use by teachers and other adults. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children or students. If we learn that we have personal information on a child under the age of 18, we will delete that information from our systems. Health Smart Virginia encourages parents to go online with their children.

Disclosures Required By Law

Please be aware that in certain circumstances, it is possible that personal information may be subject to disclosure pursuant to judicial or other subpoenas, court orders, or legal processes. We also may choose to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

We may collect and possibly share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Health Smart Virginia Web site's terms of use or as otherwise required by law.

Policy Updates

All updates to this policy will be posted here. This was last updated on September 1, 2004.


We are committed to privacy and are actively involved in and support current industry initiatives to preserve individual privacy rights on the Internet. Protecting your privacy online is an evolving area, and the Virginia Health Smart Virginia Web site is constantly evolving to meet these demands.

If you have any comments or questions regarding our Online Privacy Policy, please contact us at While we cannot guarantee privacy perfection, we will address any issue to the best of our abilities as soon as possible.