Making sure your information is kept private is important to us. You may visit the 3Gs study website without providing any personal information. If you chose to participate in the study, your identifying information will be kept confidential by study staff using federal privacy guidelines for research studies.

No names or addresses will appear on the questionnaires. Each study participant will be assigned a study identification number and only this ID number will be used on study materials. The DNA, blood, urine and saliva samples will also be coded with ID numbers and no names will appear on the tubes. All study documents will be stored in locked file cabinets in restricted-access areas. Data files will be created for statistical analyses and all information will be identified by study ID number only. When we publish study results, only statistical summaries will be presented and study participants will never be identified by name.