Privacy and Security Notice

How we handle the information we gather when you visit our website

Thank you for visiting Our privacy policy is clear: Unless you choose to provide additional information to us, we will collect no personal information about you other than the information (below) which is automatically collected and stored when you visit our site.

Information automatically collected and stored

We collect only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example,; the date and time of your visit; the pages you visit on; and the Internet address of the website you came from if it linked you directly to

If your browser accepts cookies, we may use a session cookie to decide if you are a repeat or a new visitor. We also use session cookies so we can learn how many different visitors come to We use this information for statistical purposes and to help us make our site more useful to you. When we look at these data, they are always presented in an aggregate form. We do not track or look at an individual's use of our site.

If you send us personal information

If you send us personal information (e.g., in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment) or fill out a form that e-mails us this information, we use this information only to respond to your request. We may forward your e-mail to the government employee who can best answer your questions. We do not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about our visitors, unless required for law enforcement or by statute.

We want to make clear that we will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide that information to us. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, or as otherwise required by law, we do not share any information we receive with anyone else.

Links to other sites

The pages on may include hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links and pointers are provided for our visitors' convenience. does not control or guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of any information from sites. The inclusion of links and pointers to other websites is not intended to assign importance to those sites or to the information contained on those sites. It is also not intended to endorse or recommend any views expressed or products or services offered on those sites.


For site security purposes and to ensure that this service on remains available to all users, webservers use industry-standard methods to monitor network traffic, to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on servers are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

Privacy Act of 1974

The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a) protects the personal information submitted and retained in The Privacy Act regulates how the government can disclose, share, provide access to, and maintain the personal information that it collects. Not all information collected online is covered by the Privacy Act. The Act's major provisions require agencies to:

  • Publish a Privacy Act Notice in the Federal Register explaining the existence, character, and uses of a new or revised System of Records (SOR)
  • Keep information about you accurate, relevant, timely, and complete to assure fairness in dealing with you
  • Allow you to, upon request, access and review your information held in a SOR and request amendment of the information if you disagree with it

For additional information on submitting comments on, see the FAQ page.

Paperwork Reduction Act - Public Comments to OIRA

Comments may be submitted to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) through, or by any method specified in the information collection's 30-day notice published in the Federal Register, for the first 30 days of OIRA's review. Comments may be posted on when the review is completed. The information and material(s) you submit to OIRA through may be seen by various people. Any personally identifiable information (e.g., name, address, phone number) included with the comment or in an attached file will be provided to OIRA and may be publicly disclosed on

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