ROS Privacy Policy

The website is provided as a public service by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIA complies with requirements for privacy and security established by NIH, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Collection of private personal information is authorized under 42 U.S.C. 241. The primary use of this information is to process and fulfill orders. When you create an account, you may be asked to enter personally identifiable information (PII) such as your name, email, business mailing address, or phone number. The Rodent Ordering System platform is used to process orders for animals from the NIA aged rodent colonies that are available to investigators at academic and nonprofit research institutions.

Automatically Collected Information

We strive to provide the best website experience for you. We do not collect any PII about you during your visit to unless you choose to provide it to us. However, in accordance with the NIA privacy policy, we do collect some data about your visit to to help us improve website design, presentation, and system performance.

NIA follows OMB Memorandum 10-23, Guidance for Agency Use of Third-Party Websites and Applications (PDF, 103K), and the institute assesses the use of third-party websites and applications, like, to ensure these uses protect privacy. To learn more, visit the NIH Privacy Policy.