DOI websites (e.g. DOI.gov) may use third-party embedded code, provided that certain procedures are followed:
According to DOI’s PIA, any IP address passed from our users to the analytics provider will have its final octet masked to allow limited geolocation-based reporting but will both prevent the IP address from being considered PII and deal with certain privacy concerns.
NOTE: OS No longer uses AddThis. Our replacement code “NCShare” (No Cookie Share) is available on GitHub (https://github.com/usinterior/ncshare).
DOI has approved the AddThis social media "share" button service. This does not imply any endorsement of AddThis, merely that TOS and PIA have been completed for this service.
DOI has approved limited YouTube embedding, under certain conditions. Please see our Services section for details.
DOI has approved SlideShare embedding, under certain conditions. Please see our Services section for details.
A widget is a portable piece of computer code that can be executed within a Web page to allow content from one site to be presented dynamically within another. Widgets often take the form of on-screen tools (clocks, event countdowns, auction tickers, stock market tickers, flight arrival information, daily weather, etc).
At present, limited “widget” code has been approved for use. Please see the individual entries for various services in this Guidebook, as well as Requirements F (above).
QR codes don’t really fit our definition of website-embedded services; but they’re close, and we get plenty of requests for advice about them, so here is our current advice:
If you’re still considering using a QR code, even after the warnings above, please watch this YouTube video. Please notice that we provided a traditional hyperlink to the video, and not a QR code.