Privacy Policy

The Military Kids Connect® (MKC) website is designed to enhance resiliency, provide support and facilitate family readiness for military youth dealing with the unique psychological challenges of military life. In addition, it assists in mitigating the negative aspects of traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress disorder and other psychological health issues on military families. The website was created and is operated by the National Center for Telehealth and Technology, a component center of the Defense Center of Excellence (DCoE) and the Department of Defense (DoD). Please be advised of the following Privacy Policy information as required by law.

  1. MKC is provided as a public service by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command (USAMRMC).

  2. Information presented on this website not identified as protected by copyright is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline, photo, and image credits is requested.

  3. The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
    This website complies with all COPPA requirements concerning websites directed to children under age 13. MKC (“we”) does not collect personally identifiable information (PII) from children or parents. We do not collect information for commercial marketing or give information to any private organizations. During the course of a child’s session on the website, certain potentially personally identifiable information may be provided to us but this information is removed and never stored.
    Questions about our Privacy Policy may be directed to:
    Military Kids Connect
    9933 West Hayes Street
    Box 339500 MS34
    Joint Base Lewis McChord
    Tacoma, WA 98433-9500
    (253) 968-1914
  4. Privacy Act Statement - If you choose to provide us with personal information — like filling out a Contact Us form with an e-mail address — we only use that information to respond to your message or request. While you must provide an e-mail address for a response other than those generated automatically in response to questions or comments that you may submit, we recommend that you NOT include any other personal information, especially Social Security numbers. The Social Security Administration offers additional guidance on sharing your Social Security number.

  5. For site management, information is collected for statistical purposes. This U.S. Government computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.

  6. For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, software programs are employed to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

  7. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations and national security purposes, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits beyond DoD websites. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration guidelines.

  8. Web measurement and customization technologies (WMCT) may be used on this site to remember your online interactions, to conduct measurement and analysis of usage, or to customize your experience. The Department of Defense does not use the information associated with WMCT to track individual user activity on the Internet outside of Defense Department websites, nor does it share the data obtained through such technologies, without your explicit consent, with other departments or agencies. The Department of Defense does not keep a database of information obtained from the use of WMCT. General instructions for how you may opt out of some of the most commonly used WMCT is available at

  9. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this site are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1987 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act (18 U.S.C. § 1030).

  10. If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please forward them to our webmaster at

Use of Third-Party Tracking Service

This website uses the Google Analytics third-party tracking service to monitor site usage and trends. We use the information compiled by Google Analytics to help us make our site more useful to you. Through this service, we are able to monitor the number of visitors to the site, which features/pages are most popular, the general location (region/country/city) of site visitors, and visitors’ web browser type and version. These metrics are not tied to any specific site visitor, but are instead used for aggregate visit analysis.

Google Analytics utilizes web browser “cookies” to track non-personally identifiable information about visitors. Read more about Google Analytics cookie usage on websites. You may decline Google’s cookies by setting your web browser's preferences to disallow third-party cookies or follow Google’s opt-out browser add-on instructions. If you choose to allow the usage of third-party cookies, Google will use them to collect general information about your visit (including your IP address, pages visited, and documents downloaded), which they will store on their servers in the United States.

Google’s general privacy policy is available on the Google Privacy Policy page.



Information Collected from this website for Statistical Purposes -- [28/Jan/2008:00:00:01 -0500] "GET /Defense/news/nr012708.html HTTP/1.0" 200 16704 Mozilla 3.0/

  • (or -- this is the host name (or Internet protocol (IP) address) associated with the requester (you as the visitor). In this case, the requester is coming from the address. Depending on the requester's method of network connection, the host name (or IP address) may or may not identify the user's specific computer. Connections via many Internet Service Providers (ISP) assign different IP addresses for each session, or only connect to the Internet via proxy servers, so the host name may only identify the ISP. The host name (or IP address) may identify a specific computer if that computer has a fixed IP address.
  • [28/Jan/2008:00:00:01 -0500] -- this is the date and time of the request
  • "GET /Defense/news/nr012708.html HTTP/1.0" -- this is the location of the requested file
  • 200 -- this is the status code - 200 is OK - the request was filled
  • 16704 -- this is the size of the requested file in bytes
  • Mozilla 3.0 -- this identifies the type of browser software used to access the page, which indicates what design parameters to use in constructing the pages
  • -- this indicates the last site the person visited, which indicates how people find the requested file.

Requests for other types of documents use similar information. Unless otherwise stated, no personally-identifiable information is collected.