Privacy Policy

The University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Pennsylvania's Early Developmental Screening Database website——and governs data collection and usage. By using this website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of Your Personal Information

This website collects personally identifiable information, such as names, and relationships.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Pitt. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Pitt for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Pitt website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Pitt public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Pitt does not read any of your private online communications.

Pitt encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Pitt is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of

Use of Your Personal Information

Pitt does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. In addition, Pitt may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Pitt, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Pitt does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Pitt keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within, in order to determine what Pitt services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Use of Cookies

The website use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Pitt services or websites you visit.

Security of Your Personal Information

Pitt secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Pitt secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. If personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to This Statement

Pitt will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Pitt encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how the University is protecting your information.

Contact Information

The Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy.

If you believe that The Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center has not adhered to this Statement,
please contact The Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center technical support. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.