We are committed to the privacy of our visitors. We collect no personal information about
you when you visit our Web site unless you choose to provide that
information to us.
Here is how we
handle information about your visit to our Web site.
Information Collected and
Stored Automatically: If you do nothing during your visit but browse
through the Web site, read pages or download information, we will gather
and store certain information about your visit automatically. This
information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect
and store information like the following concerning your visit.
- The Internet domain (for
example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access
account, or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from a
- Your IP address (an IP
address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer
whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our Web site;
- The type of browser and
operating system used to access our site;
- The date and time you
access our site;
- The pages you visit; and
- If you linked to our Web
site from another Web site, the address of that Web site.
We use this information
to help us make our site more useful to visitors—to learn about the
number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains
available to all users, this computer system employs software programs
to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload,
download or change information, or otherwise cause damage. If such
monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such
evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials.
Unauthorized attempts to upload, download or change information on this
server are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer
Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure
Protection Act or other law.
You Voluntarily Provide
We do not collect personally-identifiable information unless you choose
to provide it to us. If you provide us with personally identifiable
information, for example by sending an e-mail or by filling out a form
and submitting it through our Web site, we use that information only to
respond to your message and to help us provide you with the information
and services that you request. We do not sell or SPAM your email
information constitutes your consent to the use of the information for
the stated purpose. When a user clicks the "Submit" button on
any of the Web forms found on our site they are indicating voluntary
consent to use of the information they submit for the stated purpose. We
do not collect or use information for commercial marketing.
We destroy the information we collect when the purpose for which it was
provided has been fulfilled unless we are required to keep it longer by
statute or official policy. Electronically submitted information is
maintained and destroyed according to the principles of the Federal
Records Act and the regulations and records schedules approved by the
National Archives and Records Administration, and in some cases
information submitted to us may become an agency record and therefore
might be subject to a Freedom of Information Act request.
Links to Other
This site may have links to the Web sites. Once you go to another
"Cookies" are small bits of text that are either used for the
duration of a session ("session cookies"), or saved on a
user's hard drive in order to identify that user, or information about
that user, the next time the user logs on to a Web site
("persistent cookies"). One or more of our component sites may
use session cookies to provide streamlined navigation.
Your Rights Under
the Privacy Act
More information about the Privacy Act can be found at the following
off-site link. http://www.cftc.gov/foia/foiprivacyact.htm