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The Web site is designed and maintained by the O’Neill Institute. Staff add content to and maintain the functionality of the site. Please contact the O’Neill Institute staff should you have questions about the information contained in the site.


Information included in this site has undergone review to ensure accuracy and currency. However, since standards in the field change rapidly, some of the information may be out of date. Users are advised to consult other sources to confirm information included in this site. The O’Neill Institute and Georgetown University do not assume responsibility for omissions or inaccuracies in information included in this site nor for any consequences resulting from the use of this information.

Information included in this site is not intended to replace health care guidance offered by a physician or other health professional. The O’Neill Institute and Georgetown University are not liable for damages resulting from information obtained from this site. The O’Neill Institute’s Web site contains links to other independently run Web sites sites outside the domain. The O’Neill Institute and Georgetown University are not responsible for the privacy practices, activities, or content of such independent sites.


Any links to external Web sites and/or non-Georgetown University information provided on the O’Neill Institute pages are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Georgetown University.


The information included in the O’Neill Institute Web site is copyrighted and is protected by Georgetown University’s copyright policies, unless otherwise stated. If you would like to report a copyright infringement on the O’Neill Institute Web site, please contact the O’Neill Institute staff or Georgetown University’s DMCA agent.


When you browse through any Web site, certain personal information about you can be collected. We automatically collect and temporarily store the following information about your visit:

  • the name of the domain you use to access the Internet (for example,, if you are using an American Online account, or, if you are connecting from Stanford University’s domain);
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  • the pages you visited; and
  • the address of the web site you came from when you came to visit.

We use this information for statistical purposes and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. Unless it is specifically stated otherwise, no additional information will be collected about you.


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