Your Privacy

We take your privacy very seriously. We have taken steps to keep the information you provide on this website ( and our questionnaire website ( secure during and after transmission. The completed questionnaires and registry participant information will be kept secure to the degree permitted by the technology used. Specifically, no guarantees can be made regarding the interception of data sent via the Internet by third parties, but we have taken the following steps at UCSF to protect your responses:

  • We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to help ensure a secure Internet connection for any responses that you submit on the questionnaire website.
  • We store your responses on computer servers that have been specifically designed to keep sensitive medical information secure.
  • Your questionnaire responses are kept confidential according to the policies of the University of California, San Francisco's Committee on Human Research ( These policies ensure that ONLY researchers directly involved with this registry will have access to any personally identifiable information. We will NOT share your contact information or responses with other third parties without your permission.

A brain CT Scan showing a stroke in the middle cerebral artery territory.

What if I am not eligible for the current research studies?
We will keep your questionnaire responses on file. If we identify a future stroke study that you may qualify for, we will contact you using the information that you provide in the questionnaire.
How do I find out if I might be eligible for current research studies?
Click here to take the Eligibility Questionnaire.