Flu Near You is open to anyone for browsing. Any individual living in the United States or Canada, 13 years of age or older, can register to complete brief, weekly surveys that help all of us learn more about the flu.
This effort is supported with private funds to demonstrate its utility for multiple sectors who must work together for pandemic preparedness if data is openly shared. The information on the site will be available to public health officials, researchers, disaster planning organizations and anyone else who may find this information useful.
As we describe below, your participation in this project will remain confidential. Submissions will be anonymized and posted in aggregate with other submissions. IP addresses are routinely recorded but will also remain confidential.
Your contact information will not be shared with any third party except as required by law.
We collect personal information such as, but not limited to, your email address, age, gender and Internet Protocol address. We reserve the right to use this information internally, including but not limited to research purposes, quality assurance purposes, and correspondence with you, but we will not sell, share, rent, or otherwise reveal this information to any third party except as required by law, or to address issues of noncompliance. We may share aggregate data with third parties in a manner that will not identify you.
All data exchanged with this site is protected by SSL encryption, the same standard used to protect the transmission of credit card information and other sensitive data over the internet.