Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the I Want the Kit website, administered by Johns Hopkins University, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, International STD Research Laboratory. Our website is designed to make it easier and more efficient for you to find important information about sexually transmitted infections.  As with all websites, we appreciate that many visitors to our site will be concerned about their privacy.  We are committed to preserving your privacy when you visit our site.

If you visit our website to read or download information, our web server automatically recognizes visitor domain names and other general information.  This information is collected for statistical analysis using standard third-party software programs to create summary statistics.  The statistics are used for the purpose of determining what information is of most and least interest to all visitors and for identifying system performance or problem areas.  This information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes, and Johns Hopkins does not sell information collected online for commercial marketing purposes.

If, during your visit to the I Want the Kit website, you voluntarily provide personally identifiable information, we will collect such information and will use your contact information only to respond to you or provide you with the requested information.  Examples of personally identifiable information may include:

Public Disclosure

As a general rule, we do not disclose any personally identifiable information collected online except where you have given us permission.  If you have any questions or comments about the information presented in this Privacy Policy, you can contact Johns Hopkins University at the following:

Charlotte A. Gaydos, DrPH
Johns Hopkins University
phone: (410) 614-0932


To better serve you, we occasionally use "cookies" to customize your browsing experience.  Cookies are simple text files stored by your Web browser and they provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to the websites.  Cookies created on your computer by using our website do not contain personally identifiable information and do not compromise your privacy or security.  We use the cookie feature to store a randomly generated identifying tag on your computer.  You can refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file from your computer at any time by using any one of a number of widely available methods.

Link Disclaimer

I Want the Kit and Johns Hopkins provide links to websites of other organizations in order to provide visitors with certain information.  A link does not constitute an endorsement of content, viewpoint, policies, products or services of that website.  Once you link to another website not maintained by Johns Hopkins, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website, including but not limited to its privacy policy.


Information provided or discussed on this site does not constitute medical, legal or professional advice and is provided for educational and informational purposes only.  Consult your own physician or healthcare provider regarding care for sexually transmitted infections or a medical condition or concern.